Herniated disc

Herniated (‘slipped’) disc What is a herniated disc? To understand what a herniated disc is, we need to first understand the structure of the spine. The spine consists of bones called vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other. The spinal column provides support for the body, allowing you to stand correctly, whilst at […]

Sciatica

What is Sciatica? ‘Sciatica’ is usually used to describe pains in the leg which can accompany back pain. But what does it mean? Sciatica is very simply the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your […]

Back pain in the workplace

At work, school or college, at home or even while commuting, most of us spend large parts of our day sitting. Unfortunately, I have found that sitting down all day and concentrating on a screen is THE most common reason I see people every day for neck, shoulder and lower back problems. Luckily there are […]

Back Pain and Parenthood

Back Pain and Parenthood Becoming a parent is a tremendous experience but lead to a number of significant lifestyle changes which can contribute to the onset of back and neck pain. Research, from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), has found that over four out of every ten (43%) of parents who have ever suffered from […]

Pregnancy

Back Pain and Pregnancy Back pain is very common during pregnancy – up to three quarters of pregnant women will experience it at some point! And it’s no surprise. Your body is going through lots of changes. The ligaments in your body will naturally becoming softer and stretch to help prepare your body for labour; […]

Golf

Whether you’re a new player or an old hand, golfing is most certainly a very popular sporting pastime amongst my patients. However, a large percentage of golfers may experience back pain in one form or another: some reports say that as many as 80% of amateur golfers injure their backs at some point. This may […]

Running

Back pain is one of the most common complaints we see amongst runners in the clinic. Of course, back pain is not the only complaint seen in running. It can be followed by a long list of lower limb disorders such as Achilles tendinitis, runner’s knee, ankle, and foot pain. The reason for this is […]

Gardening

In the springtime, when we are venturing into our gardens for the first time since the autumn, we are faced with a multitude of jobs. As we rush to get those jobs in the garden done, there is a risk that gardeners may injure themselves. Here are a few helpful tips to help ensure that you are […]

Commuting

Don’t let the the central line wear you down…  Most of us spend large chunks of our work day doing it, whether by tube, train, car, bus, motorbike, bike or on foot and the daily commute can not only be an unwelcome source of stress but can also take its toll on our backs. According […]

Skiing Advice

This time of year, lots of people will be heading skiing meaning this can be a very busy time for chiropractors! Skiing is one of those sports that can be lots of fun but can be high risk and may often cause injury! Here are a few tips that will hopefully help to keep you […]

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