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Prolapsed or 'slipped' disc in the back

There are lots of terms used for problems associated with the discs in your back including 'slipped disc', 'ruptured disc',…
November 29, 2018

Scoliosis

What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a common spinal condition affecting at least 10% of people where the spine curves or twists…
November 29, 2018

Back pain

As the leading cause of work-related absence in the UK, back pain is having a major impact on us on both a personal and societal…
November 15, 2017

NICE Guidelines: Low back pain and sciatica

Updated recommendations from NICE for the assessment and management of low back pain and sciatica
November 15, 2017

Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Research on the effectiveness of acupuncture on relieving chronic low back pain
August 25, 2015

Low back pain treatment research: Osteopathy appears to help

Patients with low back pain may benefit from the treatment known as osteopathic manual therapy (OMT)
August 24, 2015

Back pain treatment research (UK BEAM)

To assess the cost effectiveness of adding spinal manipulation, exercise classes, or manipulation followed by exercise…
August 24, 2015

Slipped discs

There are lots of terms used for problems associated with the discs in your back including 'slipped disc', 'ruptured disc',…
March 16, 2015

Improve your core strength and reduce back pain

Many people with back pain know that core strength is important and so they promptly start doing a lot of sit-ups with the…
August 18, 2014

Backpain: Prevention is better than cure

Back pain causes 5 million people to consult their doctor every year and will cause pain to one in 5 of us at some point in our…
November 1, 2013

Spinal stenois

Spinal stenosis occurs when the space around the spinal cord narrows – most commonly in the lumbar spine and less so in the…
June 1, 2013

Back care - choosing a good mattress

There is a common misconception that we should all be sleeping on hard mattresses as soft mattresses are not good for our backs,…
April 1, 2013

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