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Slipped Disc? Rest Assured, It Hasn’t Slipped Out Of Place!

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You may have heard the term ‘slipped disc’ but this is a rather inaccurate term, as discs cannot actually slip out of place. Discs are securely attached to the vertebrae. So, while it is possible for them to wear, split or herniate, they can’t slip!

“Although they’re not incredibly common, a disc […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Active recovery from chronic pain

Having treatment for chronic back pain? Don’t overlook rehabilitation, which is an essential part of any recovery programme if you want to avoid the recurrence of pain.

When the cause of each episode of pain is pinpointed and treated, an exercise programme can drawn up and supervised to help prevent recurrence.

Ideally, personalised stretching exercises for flexibility and […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

If you’re going skiing this year don’t over do it, either on or off the piste!

Heavy duty aprés ski combined with the effects of high altitude and strenuous exercise can place you more at risk of injuring yourself on the slopes. High altitudes cause dehydration, the effect of which can be compounded by insufficient water intake. On a normal day we lose 1.5-2 litres of fluid and during exercise this […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Smoking and Lower Back Pain

Many people will easily link smoking to the symptoms of coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, but how many people who complain of aches and pains in the lower back will think it could be related to lighting up a cigarette?

Smoking can have a range of negative effects on the body, but it is the […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments