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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 […]

Could acupuncture be used as part of a treatment protocol for anxiety? Please note this information comes directly from the British Acupuncture Council.  Anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (NICE 2007; Clinical Evidence 2007). They can be chronic and cause considerable distress and […]

Can acupuncture help painful periods? Dysmenorrhoea is painful cramps originating in the uterus just prior to or during menstruation. It can be primary (i.e. without any organic pathology) or secondary (i.e. associated with a pathological condition, such as endometriosis or ovarian cysts). The pain usually lasts between 8 and 72 hours.(Fraser 1992) Adolescent girls are […]

Self help-How can I help to keep my muscles relaxed is a common question we get asked at Broadwater Osteopaths, Worthing. Spikey massage balls may be an answer to this.  Many of you may have noticed in the clinic, our lovely spikey balls. Some have commented that they use similar in their tumble dryer, but […]

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 […]