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Low Back Pain – Are you getting the right treatment?

I am sure you have seen over the last few days that many of the papers and news programmes are picking up on the recent papers published by the Lancet regarding the management of low back pain.Low back pain has now been listed as the leading cause of disability world wide, with evidence suggesting 1 in 4 of us are affected at any one time. In most cases low back pain lasts a relatively short a...
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Tips on how to survive Christmas shopping.

Black Friday / Cyber Monday - so many of us now do our Christmas shopping online. It seems so much easier to sit on your sofa & scour all the deals on offer to find that top of the list desirable present for your loved ones, however the age of technology should come with a health warning. Christmas Shopping in the Past Before Christmas become a commercial event we would head out in to th...
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The weather is changing, can you really feel it in your bones?

Ok it isn't snowing yet, but many of my patients are telling me that as the weather changes the pain in their joints is flaring up. Is this an old wives tale?Scientists have been trying to understand how the weather can affect arthritic pain for thousands of years, Hippocrates in 400BC wrote about the effect of wind and rain on chronic disease. Whilst there is no scientific agreement as to...
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World Spine Day 2017 – “Your Back In Action”

Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.Research has demonstrated that poor posture and inactivity are m...
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Back Care Awareness Week – Tips for improving posture & reducing back pain

A quarter of all children will complain of back or neck pain regularly. This is often due to poor posture, or carrying heavy school bags. If we can encourage them to look after their backs now, then they will be less likely to experience back problems in the future.Children benefit from the fact that generally they heal faster than adults and that they are naturally more active. However it is ...
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Back Care Awareness Week – 2nd – 6th October

Back Pain in Education The annual Back Care Awareness Week, run by BackCare, the UK’s leading charity for those impacted by back or neck pain, is to take place between 2 and 6 October.The theme this year is Back Pain in Education.Back pain is one of the top common causes of absence from work throughout the country. It costs the UK economy around £15 billion every year as over four mil...
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Cycling – advice to help you prepare for your rides

Both Danny and I are supporting long distance cycle rides this weekend, providing osteopathic treatment as the cyclists proceed along their route, to ensure that they can keep those wheels turning.Most of these cyclists are not members of cycling clubs, and don't cycle these sorts of distance regularly, so we have prepared a guide on the sorts of exercises and stretches that they should be doi...
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First Aid tips for low back pain

You have back painDo any of these sound familiar? Are you doing the sock dance (struggling to get your clothes on because you can't bend) in the morning? Struggling to get out of the car after a 20 minutes drive? Staggering around like a 90 year old after resting for a few minutes?You have back pain. 49% of UK adults have back pain for at least 24 hours in a year. F...
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