Kinesiophobia – the fear of movement following back pain:

After having experienced severe pain due to movement, it is not uncommon for an individual to be reluctant to engage in activities that exacerbate the discomfort. This phenomenon is referred to as ‘kinesiophobia’, i.e. a fear of moving.



Movement is essential to keep the discs in the spine healthy:

However, lack of movement can have a negative effect and aggravate back pain. The pressure differences that occur during movement allows nutrients to enter the intervertebral discs. This process of nourishment is essential to maintain a healthy spine.



What is similar between the Eye and the discs in your back:

This process can be compared to the metaphor of blinking of the eyes. The act of blinking moistens the eye by providing water and oxygen, which is essential in keeping the eye healthy. Just like this, movement of the back sustains the intervertebral discs.

Created and designed by Dr. George Ampat, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Disclaimer: Dr. Ampat has a commercial interest in Feet and Spine which sells ergonomic office chairs, sit-stand tables, orthotics and comfort shoes.