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Steve Hatherley

San Francisco, California
My name is Steve Hatherley and I suffer from lower back pain. I first started suffering lower back pain when I was 27 (just after I bought my first house, although I think that was just a coincidence), and has continued on and off ever since.
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Pilates - not just exercise for your back pain by Steve Hatherley Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I currently attend a weekly pilates class, and while it's difficult to say whether its fixing  my back or not, it is certainly making me more flexible. Pilates is very si ... Read on »
Walking back pain away by Steve Hatherley Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I have found that my back pain is lessened the more walking I do. And by walking, I don't mean just mooching around the shopping mall or around town - I mean getting up into ... Read on »
Exercise for free by Steve Hatherley Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I find that the more active I am, the more exercise I get and the less my back aches. Unfortunately I lead a relatively sedentary life. I have a job that means I'm behind ... Read on »
10,000 steps by Steve Hatherley Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain 10,000 steps. That's what you should aim for every day for a fit and healthy life and to ward off obesity. I'm not quite sure where that figure of 10,000 steps comes from, b ... Read on »
Bed rest for back pain by Steve Hatherley Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain They don't prescribe bed rest for back pain any more, but they used to. These days, if you go to your local GP complaining about back pain, he (or she) is more likely to ... Read on »
Spine Surgery by Steve Hatherley Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I haven't had any surgery on my back (thankfully!) so I'm pleased to report that I don't have much to write about for this page. window.google_render_ad(); However, I ... Read on »
Long Term Effects by Steve Hatherley Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I think the thing that really drove me away from painkillers were their reported long-term effects. Reading around, the most frequentyly reported side effect of ibuprofen an ... Read on »
Painkillers by Steve Hatherley Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I really don't recommend painkillers as a way of controlling back pain - for the simple reason that they don't work. I know this from experience... window.google_render_a ... Read on »
My back problem in a nutshell by Steve Hatherley Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Here's my back as I understand it. window.google_render_ad(); My hips are tilted forward, which gives me a bit of a paunch (unattractive, I know), and also causes my l ... Read on »
My lower back pain problem by Steve Hatherley Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain This is, I think, how I ended up with a lower back pain problem... I was never the sporty one in my family. My younger brother and sister are both more sporty than I am. ... Read on »