Beat Pain and Stress By Breathing!

Beat Pain and Stress By Breathing!

Beat Chronic Pain – By Breathing! I have spoken on many occasions about the importance of breathing in pain control. I have also recommended that you see Heather at aerodynamicyoga.com if you need help to breath properly. Now a book has been published by an osteopath who suffers himself from chronic back pain, entitled The […]

Can Kinesiotape Help Reduce Your Low Back Pain?

Can Kinesiotape Help Reduce Your Low Back Pain?

What is Kinesiotape? A lot of chiropractors, osteopaths or physiotherapists advocate the use of kinesiotaping in an attempt to help ease low back pain. You must have seen athletes or sportsmen and women taped with brightly coloured strips on various joints from their shoulders, knees, legs or back. Kinesiotape is made of a thin, light […]

Safe Yoga For Back Pain Sufferers

Safe Yoga For Back Pain Sufferers

Why Yoga Is Good For Back Pain It encourages strength in the muscles that support the back – the paraspinals, multifidus and transverse abdominis. Paraspinals help you to bend; multifidus stabilises the individual joints in your spine and transverse abdominis in your abdomen helps to provide a ‘girdle’ of strength around your middle that supports […]

Feeling February Blues? Can You Eat Your Way To Feeling Brighter?

Feeling February Blues? Can You Eat Your Way To Feeling Brighter?

  Everyone knows about SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is a kind of depression that worsens when the body is exposed to limited daylight. Lighting of the right kind can lift the mood, as can antidepressants, talking therapies and exercise but did you know that your diet can play a big role in how […]

How Not Enough Sleep Can Add To Your Back Pain

How Not Enough Sleep Can Add To Your Back Pain

SLEEP LOSS AND BACK PAIN For the first time, scientists at the University of California in Berkeley, have recently discovered neural ‘glitches’ in the brains of people who have not slept enough. These glitches are capable of intensifying and prolonging your pain. You have all read about the opioid epidemic that is affecting people globally. […]

Why Do I Need To List My Operations on the Case History Form?

Why Do I Need To List My Operations on the Case History Form?

You have back pain and you come in to the clinic to be faced with a questionnaire containing so many questions that  include ‘List all operations with dates’. I can imagine that a lot of you wonder ‘Why is it important that a chiropractor knows about my ingrown toenail operation, so many years ago?’, so […]