Back Care Advice

Back Care Advice

Back pain will affect most of us at some point in our lives. Here are some useful tips on posture, back care advice and the latest facts and figures.

Why Choose a Putnam’s Kneeling Chair
Why Choose a Putnam’s Kneeling Chair

Kneeling chairs are known to help promote good posture which can contribute to a healthy back. Putn...more»

Memory Foam Mattress Advice - Plymouth
Memory Foam Mattress Advice - Plymouth

Putnams of Plymouth are one of England’s leading Memory Foam Mattress Manufacturers, we have been...more»

The causes of Coccyx Pain
The causes of Coccyx Pain

Coccyx pain or Coccydynia is very common and causes discomfort and pain at the base of the spine (t...more»

Our Best Memory Foam Pillow
Our Best Memory Foam Pillow

At Putnams we have been manufacturing for over 30 years, we are extremely proud of our quality ...more»

Memory Foam Bed Wedge Benefits
Memory Foam Bed Wedge Benefits

Many people prop themselves up to sleep at night using pillows and other methods such as quilts et...more»

Memory Foam Back Support
Memory Foam Back Support

Memory Foam Back SupportAt Putnams we have been specialising in back care for over 30 years, we beli...more»

Good posture with Back Support
Good posture with Back Support

Do you suffer from back pain? Posture is a particularly important factor when it comes to keeping a ...more»

Targeted Back Pain care 'cheaper and better for patients'
Targeted Back Pain care 'cheaper and better for patients'

A recent article found on the BBC that will make interesting reading to those suffering from back pa...more»

NHS Top 10 Tips For A Healthy Back
NHS Top 10 Tips For A Healthy Back

Top 10 tips for a healthy back, including lifting advice, how to sit properly and back-strengthening...more»

Back Care Facts and Figures.
Back Care Facts and Figures.

Back pain is common and usually not linked with any serious diseases or problems.80% of the populati...more»

Types Of Back Pain
Types Of Back Pain

There are many different types of back pain, here are a few of them:Acute or ChronicThere is a disti...more»

The Back Pain Show
The Back Pain Show

The Back Pain Show takes place from 24th Febuary 2011 until 25th Febuary 2011 at Olympia London.The ...more»

Back Care Glossary
Back Care Glossary

Below is a list of the medical terms you might hear mentioned by health professionals talking about ...more»

Top Tips on Posture

A good posture can greatly improve and prevent back problems.  Follow these simple rules.

How To Stand:
  • Don't round your back - imagine you are being lifted by a string fixed to the top of your head.
  • Avoid hunching your shoulders and tensing your neck when stressed.
  • Wear comfortable, low heeled shoes - high heels put more pressure on the back.
 How To Sit:
  • Use an upright chair that supports your lower back.
  • Support the small of your back with a small cushion.
  • Stand up and stretch every 20 to 30 minutes.
  • How To Lift:
  • Always look for alternatives to lifting - can you push or pull?
  • Lift only what you can handle and get help if you need it.
  • Bend your knees and keep your back straight and your feet apert when lifting.
  • Bend your knees and not your back when putting a load down.