DRINKING urine is just one of the bizarre “cures” people have tried to help ease back pain, a study found.
Others have tried applying industrial WD40 lubricant and hanging from doorframes, the British Chiropractic Association said.
A poll of 2,004 adults found some believe their pain is worse when there is a full moon.
But only one third of the 2,004 adults quizzed are aware that simply keeping well hydrated can help prevent back pain.
Rishi Loatey, from the BCA said “Whilst moderate physical activity and gentle stretching can help some back pain, I wouldn’t recommend that this takes the form of hanging off door-frames.”
The NHS says most cases of back pain are not caused by something serious and get better over time.
They advise people to stay as active as possible, continue daily activities and try exercises or stretching, such as walking, swimming or yoga.
Anti-inflammatory painkillers or hold and cold compression packs can also be used.
The NHS suggests people seek help if the pain does not ease after a few weeks.
The BCA added the DIY fixes were “worrying”.
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