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Lifting – a pain in the back?

Did you know that approximately 80% of people will experience pain in their backs at some point in their lives.  One sure way way to end up with an aching back is lifting something the wrong way.  Do you know how to lift a heavy package that arrives at your door or how to lift […]

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

A recent study concluded that increasing your Magnesium intake may reduce pain and improve mobility in people suffering from chronic lower back and nerve pain! Magnesium is a mineral that is vital for more than 300 enzymatic processes in the body.  It plays a role in everything from muscle movements to hormone production. This mineral […]

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Golf – bring back pain to the Fore!

Golf – one of the U.K.’s all time favourite sports – is becoming more popular than ever!  This increased popularity may be due to the fact that technology is producing golf equipment that makes the game easier or that we have more time and disposable income – whatever the reason, golf is enjoying a surge […]

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Flying – How to avoid back pain!!

Its Summer!! Most of us will be jetting off to sunnier climes or having a well earned staycation!  However if you already suffer with back pain, flying can be quite a daunting prospect! Back pain is one of the most common ailments there is, with millions of sufferers in the U.K. alone.  Travelling with back […]

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Back Pain and common Myths

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work in the UK, and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  It is easy for people to get confused about this condition with it being so common, so is it any wonder that misconceptions arise!   We know that the easiest way to tackle this […]

Six Benefits of Strength Training for the Over 50's

Six Benefits of Strength Training for the Over 50’s

Strength training doesn’t necessarily mean lifting heavy weights or building big muscles. It can do, if that’s what you’re looking for. But it can also involve using light weights for greater repetitions, using weight machines at the gym, going to a strength training exercise class, or just doing body weight exercises. This means there’s a type of […]

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Mums with Back Pain

Having a new-born baby is hard work. Bending down to pick up things, carrying supplies, changing nappies and breastfeeding all put extra pressure on your back. Although, the majority of new mums with back pain isn’t debilitating, it can take 2 to 3 months for back pain to ease after the baby is born. Chiropractor’s […]

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Chronic Pain and Depression

Chronic pain and depression are unpleasant sensations that play an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and informs you to take care of the damaged body part afterwards. Chronic pain, on the other hand, has no time limit, often […]

Hot and cold therapy? Ice? or Heat?

Hot and cold therapy? Ice? or Heat?

Hot and cold therapy vs cold and hot therapy?! Firstly I would like to clarify one major point and that is the massive misconception of the phrase hot and cold therapy. During this post I will be referring to the treatment as hot and cold therapy as that is what it is most commonly known […]