Esther Gokhale has developed the Gokhale Method, a series of posture-changing classes with the idea of retraining the body to learn how to sit, bend and stand correctly, with the aim of reducing back pain.

Sports Injury Consulatant Mr Egoscue argues that traditional doctors always blame some spinal defect for back pain, when it is really postural imbalances that lead to the spinal defects in the first place.

“If you intervene with in­­j­ections or surgery it may mitigate the symptoms but because you didn’t treat the cause, the symptoms will return,” he says.

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