March 31, 2022 2 min read

Back pain is very common and affects many adults. In most cases, it isn't anything to worry about and will likely ease after a while. However, back pain can sometimes interfere with everyday tasks if it causes you pain and discomfort, or is a reoccurring issue.

Back pain causes;

It's often hard to pinpoint the cause of backaches and discomfort but some common reasons can include;

  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Slipped disc
  • Sciatica

Back pain prevention;

  • Staying active (*always make sure you are exercising mindfully and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort)
  • Avoid sitting for long periods of time
  • Correct posture when using a computer, laptop or watching TV
  • Ensure office chair has good back support
  • Back supports or cushions
  • Ask your GP or pharmacist about over the counter painkillers

​Speak to a GP if the pain continues for a few weeks and/or you are in a lot of pain.


At Phelans Pharmacy we have a great selection of supports, cushions, hot and cold packs, creams and more to help ease and prevent back pain.


Back Friend

The Back Friend is a comfortable, ergonomic back support combining a back rest and seat. It is designed to provide optimal lumbar comfort and thoracic support. The back is height adjustable to suit the individual.

Back Friend | Back Ache | Back Pain


Harley Slimline Coccyx Wedge

 The Harley Slimline Coccyx Wedge is designed to level the seat, allowing the spine to remain in its natural position. It incorporates a coccyx cut-out to provide relief to the lower back and is ideal for use in the car where headroom is limited.


Harley Slimline Coccyx Wedge | Lower back pain

Harley Batwing Pillow

The Harley Batwing Pillowis specially shaped into three sections to hold you snugly. The lumbar section gently supports your back and the side sections give fantastic lateral support. Use in bed or your favourite chair.