Ratgeber: The back

What helps combat back pain? What treatment can help? The guide answers these questions and more – and shows why back fitness is so important for our health.

From herniated discs to lumbago

Is your back giving you trouble? You’re not alone. Over 80% of the Swiss population experience back pain at least once in their lives. Most people with acute back pain will be pain-free again within a few weeks. However, around 30% of patients develop chronic complaints.

Find out what the most common back problems are, which specialists can help – and how you can relieve pain.

The Helsana Ratgeber magazine

The Ratgeber magazine is published twice a year on a specific topic. Each issue centres around background knowledge, tips and inspiration. The articles are straightforward and feature attractive illustrations. All the content is created in collaboration with specialists and experts.

Please note: Ratgeber is not available in English, but in German, French and Italian.

Strong back muscles protect us

There are a few preventive measures you can take against back pain: conditioned back muscles protect us from complaints like tension, wear and tear of the joints and bones or herniated discs – and they ease pain. That is why it makes sense to strengthen your back muscles with regular strength training.

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