Summer Holiday Countdown: Are You Giving Your Back that TLC?

By now many of us will be planning our summer holidays.  A week or two of rest and relaxation under the blue, cloudless skies…bliss! But is your spine healthy enough to withstand those long days of lounging on the beach and endless evenings of dancing? Even if you don’t suffer from back pain, can you assume…

How to Deal with a Back Injury

Experiencing a back injury can be troublesome, but with the right care and attention from your chiropractor and medical team you can give yourself the best chance of making a full recovery. Here our chiropractor in Stoke on Trent shares essential advice on what to do following an injury to your spine. Evaluate Asses the…

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It’s Festival Season ! But Is Your Back Up To It?

With great live music, scrumptious food and hours upon hours of dancing, festivals can be an exciting day out or a fun camping weekend. But if you suffer from back pain, it’s crucial that you follow safety advice to keep those aches and niggles at bay. As festival season is about to get into full…

Upper Back Pain: What’s the Cause?

Though more uncommon than lower back pain, muscle pain in the upper back is becoming a a familiar complaint among people who work at computers for long periods of the day. Quite often, upper back pain also presents with neck and/ or shoulder pain and discomfort. Our Stoke on Trent chiropractor warns that the large…

“Text Neck” and the “Heads Down” Generation

There’s a new “buzzword” circulating the health news: Text Neck – a term used to describe pain and damage in the neck caused by looking down at a mobile phone. Text Neck is on the rise! But why is this modern condition causing pain and discomfort when people have always bent their necks to read?…

Obesity and Back Pain

The health risks of being overweight or obese are rarely out of the media spotlight, but many people are still alarmingly unaware of the direct link between carrying excess weight and back pain. According to our chiropractor in Stoke on Trent, many overweight patients see a significant reduction in back symptoms by losing weight alone.…

The Link Between Chronic Back Pain and Mental Health

Some medical professionals suggest depression could be the most common emotion associated with chronic back pain. Medically known as major depression or clinical depression, the mental symptoms that patients experience go beyond the normal emotions of sadness that everyone feels at some point or another. Clinical or major depression is more likely to be diagnosed…

Can Expressive Writing Help Back Pain?

Getting things “out of your head and down on paper” is an expressive technique that’s been long used for many psychological problems. But can it really work when it comes to physical conditions such as chronic back pain? A news article published on the Backcare.org.uk website recently highlights a book written by an orthopedic surgeon…

CBT Used to Relieve Back Pain

For people living with chronic pain, a large part of successful treatment means learning how to manage the pain and discomfort they feel. According to our chiropractor in Stoke on Trent, cognitive behavioural approaches can be extremely effective in the treatment of chronic back pain.  When implemented alongside your physical treatment plan, cognitive behaviour therapy…

What’s That Tingling Feeling All About?

Most of us will have experienced the sensation of ‘pins and needles’ at some point or another – it’s a pretty common occurrence that happens when excess pressure is applied to a part of the body, such as when you sit on your knees rest your head on your arm. For the majority of people,…