Why So Many People Suffer with Back Pain

We regularly treat patients who are suffering from acute or chronic back pain. But why is back pain such a common complaint? And is there a definitive answer? There are many contributory factors that can lead to back problems developing, many of which are often preventable. Being overweight, physically unfit and having weak back or…

Common Myths About Back Pain

If you suffer from chronic back pain, you’ve probably scoured the internet plenty of times in search for advice on how to manage your condition. You’ve also probably stumbled across a myth or two. Today we highlight three common myths when it comes to dealing with back pain. Myth No 1: Exercise Worsens Back Pain While…

Is Your Neck Pain a Result of Dehydration?

Do you find that you tend to suffer with a stiff or sore neck more frequently than others? Does your neck discomfort come on even when you’re doing seemingly low-intensity activities? If so, it could be time you looked at your water intake. Maintaining good hydration habits may help to prevent cervical disc degeneration, which…

Why Winter Is a Pain in The Joints!

The poet, George Herbert said, “Every mile is two in winter”. Your Great Aunt always said she could “feel” a storm was brewing… if you suffer from joint pain those words probably resonate with you during the cold winter months. But why do joints feel stiffer and more painful in cold weather? Why is it…

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It’s The Month for Romance, But Is your Back Pain Affecting Your Relationships?

It may be the time of year for chocolate hearts and roses, but if you’re suffering from chronic back pain, romance is probably the last thing on your mind. But is your back pain having a long-term negative effect on your relationships? Chronic back pain can cause major changes in your personal relationships, especially your…

Spring Garden Project? The “Do’s and Don’ts” To Keep Your Back Safe

With warmer days, longer evenings and the blossom of spring just around the corner, many of us are turning our attention away from our cosy living rooms and out into our gardens. And quite rightly so. Why wait until the summer to get our gardens into ship-shape? After all, that’s the time when we’re meant…