Simple Low Back Pain - The Facts!

Simple Low Back Pain – The Facts!

SIMPLE LOW BACK PAIN – THE FACTS, NOT THE FICTION! Q. It hurts SO MUCH, it MUST mean I have done something serious? A. Not necessarily! Less than 1 in 100 people with low back pain have a serious cause for their pain (eg fracture, cancer, infection or inflammatory arthritis). Furthermore these conditions are usually […]

Can What You Eat Really Affect Your Bones and Joints?

Can What You Eat Really Affect Your Bones and Joints?

For many years I recommended my patients to eat a diet that was more ‘alkaline’ in nature as researchers said it would help to reduce the pain of arthritis. It was also believed that diets high in red meat and other ‘acid ash forming’ foods would increase their pain. A new study by Joe Leech […]

Has a Diagnosis of your Problem Ever Worried You More than it has Helped you?

Has a Diagnosis of your Problem Ever Worried You More than it has Helped you?

Kipling famously said “Like drugs, words have the ability to change the way another person thinks and feels”. At the Avenue Clinic, we try to be as positive as we can about how you can cope best with your back pain. However, we may from time to time, use words that you do not entirely […]

Do You Really Need an Ergonomic Check to Reduce Your Neck and Back Pain?

Do You Really Need an Ergonomic Check to Reduce Your Neck and Back Pain?

Over the years I have read many articles about the latest ‘ergonomic’ chairs or a mouse or keyboard or desk that have become available that will revolutionise your life as they will help to relieve or even stop your back or neck pain from developing. What does it actually mean? Ergonomics is the science of […]

Do I Really Need To Come in for Check-up or Maintenance Care?

Do I Really Need To Come in for Check-up or Maintenance Care?

New research demostrates the effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care for persistent and recurrent low back pain. A pragmatic randomized controlled trial in 2018 wanted to see if regular maintenance care that chiropractors recommend really was useful. Here at the Avenue Clinic we try to be as evidence based as we can and so this caught […]