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Arthritis – Eat to Beat Pain!

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK alone, more than 10 million people have arthritis pain or other similar conditions that affect the joints.  Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. The most common types of arthritis are:- Osteoarthrits – the most common type of…

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Snap, Crackle and Pop

We’ve all experienced joint noises, knees that snap when we stand up, feet that pop when we move them and a neck that cracks when we turn our heads! The older you get, the more noise your joints can make.  Although often joint cracking can be loud and might be annoying there is usually nothing…

"Slipped Disc"

“Slipped Disc”

We all know someone who has “slipped a disc”!!  The good news is that slipping a disc is not possible! The vertebral discs between each vertebrae cannot “slip out” – so what is actually happening when someone has “slipped a disc”?? The spine is made up of 33 bones called vertebrae with a vertebral disc between…

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Benefits of cycling – hit the road!!

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.  It is also fun, good for the environment and cheap!!! Regular physical activity such as cycling can help protect you from serious diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, mental illness and arthritis – so hit…

Is the Winter Weather Making your Back Pain Worse?

Is the Winter Weather Making your Back Pain Worse?

Whether you love the changing of the seasons and the chance to don your winter woolies or you hate the lack of sunshine and the restriction of your outdoor activities – cold weather affects us all in a similar way. When temperatures drop, the body slows down meaning it requires more rest to be able…

Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain

According to the National Office of Statistics in 2015 more than 1 million work days were lost in Britain due to back aches, with more and more of us hunched over computers upper back pain and stiffness has become far more common than lower back pain. Upper Back Pain and stiffness can be caused by: …

Hot or Cold Pack?

Are you are suffering with back pain? It can sometimes be difficult to know what to do. Do you sit, rest, keep active, use heat or a cold pack? The most common cause of back pain is when the joints of the back become restricted due to abnormal stress, such as incorrect posture or degeneration.…

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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Festivals, Camping and Glamping Advice

Festivals and camping are great activities whatever the weather, however being without the comfort of your own bed can cause problems for your back. Don’t let pain stop you from enjoying the wilderness… or festivals!!! Before going: Pack a number of small bags rather than one large one, to spread the weight of the load;…

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Migraines, cervicogenic and tension headaches

Nearly all of us will suffer from occasional headaches, some more than others. Be they migraines, cervicogenic, tension headaches or some other kind of headache that are not caused by slightly too much wine the night before! The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined the structures responsible for certain types of headache include: The Neck…