Tag Archives: backpain

What can be done to help sciatica and what is sciatica? The word sciatica is often used to describe leg pain that is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. Some people experience numbness and tingling, weakness or burning, alongside the pain. Symptoms will vary person to person. The pain may make it difficult to […]

Rucksacks and Bags….pack them well to avoid pain and question….do I REALLY need this today? Rucksacks are a great way to carry school and work ESSENTIALS when used and packed well. Sadly we see many people in practice with the after effects of BRP (bag related pain) mostly from either excessive contents or poor wearing. […]

Getting to the point of the matter: medical acupuncture with Chris Brooks at the BOP Medical acupuncture, which is sometimes referred to as ‘dry needling’, is a modern adaptation of traditional Chinese acupuncture. It was formed using the principles of evidence-based medicine and incorporates modern knowledge of anatomy and physiology. It is used by doctors, […]

1-Acupuncture is a powerful natural painkiller. There is more medical research about how and why acupuncture so successfully treats pain than any other condition. Numerous studies describe how acupuncture boosts your body’s production of natural painkillers, such as endorphins[1]  that are 200 times more potent than morphine. And many researchers agree acupuncture is just as […]

There is no time during the life of a woman who chooses to have children when she will experience such rapid physiological and anatomical changes as both during and after pregnancy. Of course, we all experience great change during childhood, but at this stage we have few demands on us other than sleeping, eating, drinking […]

Osteopathic manipulative treatment for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (BMC Musculoskeletal Disorder / Pub Med) Abstract Background Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a distinctive modality commonly used by osteopathic physicians to complement their conventional treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Previous reviews and meta-analyses of spinal manipulation for low back […]

United kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: cost effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care (BMJ) Abstract Objective To assess the cost effectiveness of adding spinal manipulation, exercise classes, or manipulation followed by exercise (“combined treatment”) to “best care” in general practice for patients consulting with low back […]

Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (Spine) Abstract Study design A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Objective To evaluate the totality of evidence in relation to the effectiveness of acupuncture for nonspecific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP). Summary of background data Acupuncture has […]

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an therapy with origins in ancient China but slowly over time it’s success has moved from east to west. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body called meridians. There are 365  points mapped along 12 major Channels. More than 1,000 points are found on your hands, […]

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