65+

While your pain may not be serious, in your age group the risks are higher from conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis. But with the correct treatment and exercises, you can still lead a better quality of life. It is important to understand your spine and what exercise suits your makeup.

50-64

Even if your pain is not serious, at your age the risks are higher from conditions such as posture change and osteoporosis. But with the correct treatment and exercises, you can still lead a great quality of life or even completely bounce back.

35-49

You are laying down the foundations for later life, and it can be hard to get a work/lif/family balance. But issues such as poor posture and repetitive strain can cause long term issues if not addressed.

25-34

You are at peak risk from spine overload from lifting and sport. But issues such as poor posture and repetitive strain can cause long term issues if not addressed, especially in sedentary occupations or high strain jobs like roofers or plumbers.

18-24

At your age the likelihood of bouncing back from back pain are higher. You are are at low risk from conditions such as sciatica and osteoporosis which affect older age groups. But issues such as poor posture and repetitive strain can cause long term issues if not addressed. Injuries are commonly either action bases or from not enough exercise.

Yes, over the counter

Relieving pain with pain killers is a normal reaction. But these drugs can mask the signals that the pain affected area of your body is trying to send to your brain. We advise against pain killers as a long term pain management strategy as they can have adverse affects on your body. Make sure you understand the side effects. Discuss with the pharmacist, they are experts at this.