• 01 AUG 16
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    Backache in pregnancy

    Backache in pregnancy

    During pregnancy, the ligaments in your body naturally become softer and stretch to prepare you for labour. This can put a strain on the joints of your lower back and pelvis, which can cause backache.   Avoiding backache in pregnancy There are several things you can do to help prevent back pain from happening, and to help you cope with

    • 24 JUL 16
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    When you should (and shouldn’t) see a chiropractor

    When you should (and shouldn’t) see a chiropractor

    Is it safe to see a chiropractor for back pain?   Generally, yes. As long as you go to one who is properly trained and licensed, visiting a chiropractor is fine if you’re healthy. Research suggests that chiropractic treatment may be helpful for muscle-related or unexplained lower-back pain (but not for chronic issues such as arthritis).

    • 20 JUN 16
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    I was bent forward at 90 degrees for a month’ with back pain’

    I was bent forward at 90 degrees for a month’ with back pain’

    As more young people report back pain, Olivia Goldhill explains how she learnt to live with weak spinal discs.   I was 13 when I had my first bout of severe back pain. On holiday in France, I had an accident wakeboarding, which is similar to waterskiing but with a snowboard. I was used to

    • 20 JUN 16
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    What is osteopathy ?

    What is osteopathy ?

    Osteopathy is a holistic therapy that has become increasingly popular in the UK due to more people complaining of chronic (last lasting) back pain caused by spending long periods of time sitting at a desk or in a vehicle. Osteopathy uses a number of different techniques in order to manipulate your soft tissue (muscles, tendons

    • 16 JUN 16
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    Back injuries & physiotherapy

    Back injuries & physiotherapy

    Your back is essentially a large sheet of interlinking muscles, with the ever vital spinal column running down its middle. Almost every movement you make, from walking and running to bending over and crouching, will involve your back muscles. It’s no surprise then that back pain is amongst the most common chronic conditions today, and