Irish singer Brian McFadden, 38, fell on his back and damaged his rotator cuff in recent rehearsals for Dancing on Ice. The former Westlife member is continuing to train but is having physiotherapy to help with his injuries. A spokesperson for Dancing On Ice told Express.co.uk last week: “Brian has a bad back and is currently being monitored by our show physio.” Last month, McFadden had to temporarily pull out of rehearsals after partially dislocating his shoulders. Back pain – the 10p vegetable you should add to your shopping list
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Prior to this, McFadden had spoken about some “body issues” he had and how he hoped appearing on Dancing On Ice would fix them.
“I would like by the end of it to be a lot fitter, a lot stronger,” said McFadden.
He continued: “I’ve got a lot of body issues, I’ve got a lot of injuries and stuff – I’m weak in places.
“I’ve already spoken with the physio and she said that this show will probably strengthen my legs and my arms and I think what a fun way to get yourself in shape!”
Following the latest injuries to his back, a show source told the Sun: “Brian has been throwing himself into training but is finding it really tough as his back is giving him issues.
“He has been to see the show’s physio, but it’s looking increasingly unlikely that he will have to pull out of the show.
“Obviously he’s determined to keep trying but he knows there’s only so much he can do without inflicting a serious injury and causing long-term damage."
How do you treat back pain?
Back pain is a very common problem. Depending on what has caused back pain and the severity of it, it normally improves within a few weeks or months.
Pain in the lower back is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine.
“In most cases the pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time,” said the NHS. Back pain: Three exercises you must avoid
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SIx simple exercises to alleviate back pain In those instances back pain can be treated by keeping active and exercising the affected area, taking anti-inflammatory painkillers and using hot or cold compression packs.
If back pain is caused by an injury, it may require medical attention, so see a doctor if you think you have injured your back.
People who suffer back injuries often have physiotherapy afterwards until their back is fully recovered.
Back pain can also be due to a medical condition like sciatica or a slipped disc.
Sciatica refers to irritation of the nerve that runs from the pelvis to the feet; a slipped disc happens when a disc of cartilage in the spine presses on a nearby nerve.
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