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Don’t spoil your Xmas with back pain!!

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Give your back the gift of Exercise! Whether you’re making your house ready for Santa’s arrival or having the family around for a holiday cook up, most of us are likely to be busier than ever during the holiday period and we want you to enjoy the festive season without having to worry about niggly…

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Misconceptions of Chronic Low Back Pain?

Moving will make my back pain worse? Often some movements can be uncomfortable when you have back pain, it is well established that returning to movement and work as soon as you are able, is better for recovery and preventing recurrence than bed rest. People fear bending and twisting, but it is essential to keep…

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The role of cortisone injections for pain relief

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What is cortisone? Cortisone is made up of a corticosteroid drug, which is made to replicate our natural body hormones. In our body, they are involved in our immune response and assist in the regulation of inflammation.  It can be delivered into the blood stream, into the joint or applied over the skin. When is…

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Should you be concerned about your scan results?

Scan Results! Does this sound familiar…you’ve had a pretty bad back pain for some time, so you have been sent for an X-ray or MRI. The results show that you have: A disc bulge A disc protrusion Disc degeneration Spondylolisthesis Joint degeneration Any or all of these can sound quite threatening when coming from your…

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SPINE AND PELVIS OUT OF ALIGNMENT!

Apparently your back is “out”! Should you be concerned? Most people who have seen a medical professional for back or neck pain, have probably been told at some point they are out of alignment and this needs to be corrected by treatments including manipulation, orthotics and other forms of manual therapy. This will often give…

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BACK PAIN – What do we know?

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A group of 30 international authors recently published a Back Pain Series in the Lancet journal. It covers the most recent research into back pain in terms of effective and ineffective interventions and treatment and how we understand pain. Below is an overview of the current recommendations for low back pain, based on the most…

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