Tag Archives: back pain

NICE guidelines for low back pain and the role of manual therapy explored. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.  They updated their guidelines for the assessment and management of low back pain and sciatica in November 2016. Their main recommendations were: A group exercise […]

Osteopathy- what do osteopaths do and can they help me? (Please note, this article is taken directly from the institute of osteopathy website.) Today’s society places ever increasing demands on our time. With the pressures of juggling a career, domestic tasks, managing the finances, and caring for those we love, it can be difficult to concentrate […]

You can take an active role in controlling your back pain with a DIY massage, which is available to you any time for little to no cost. Please note that this advice is a guide only and is not suitable for everyone with back pain. Please ask your GP or osteopath before you complete any […]

Osteopathy for work The health and safety executive estimate that in 2013/14 there were 526,000 cases of work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) – about 42% of all work related illnesses MSDs are the second biggest cause of absence from work, effecting over 1m people at a cost to the economy (estimated in 2007) of £7bn. […]

Back Pain and Children Like adults, children can suffer from back pain as a result of a variety of lifestyle activities.  And like adults, there are number of things that parents and carers can do to prevent issues arising. If your child does complain of back pain, it is important to seek advice from qualified […]

How can rehabilitation and Tui Na be used for pain and injury and what benefit might it offer you? Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M) is becoming more popular for many people seeking alternative ways to treat many general health conditions.  T.C.M approaches a person as a whole, addressing both the symptoms and any underlying constitutional imbalances […]

Is ice or heat best for back pain and what are the benefits of both and when is it best to use either modality. A question we get commonly asked in clinic is when should I use heat and when should I use cold for my injury. Although there is not a hard and fast […]

Is medication an answer to pain or chronic pain and is it the only or best option. After reading a recent article which examined medication and the use of painkillers across the UK, I was somewhat shocked to learn that over a 1/3rd of the people questioned took painkillers in order to feel well enough […]

Is my chair causing my back pain? Sit less move more…..that’s the key!  This is one of the most common questions I get asked in clinic. There is no ‘best chair’ where one size and shape fits all. In my opinion you could spend £10 on a chair or £200 on a chair and still […]

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