Category Archives: Back Pain

Sleep: a pain in the neck?

I have woken up this morning with a very sore neck and judging from statistics I’m not alone. According to a British Medical Journal study in 2008, musculoskeletal problems, including back and neck pain, accounted for 49% of absences from … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy

Wow, I’d better apologise for the silence on this blog for the last few weeks. We have been busier than ever over the last 6 weeks. This is largely due to the Groupon promotion we’ve been running and also historically … Continue reading

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How to make friends and massage people

Before Christmas we were approached by Groupon, a company who team up with local businesses to offer greatly discounted products and services on the basis that a large number will be purchased. The company have a database of 130,000 people … Continue reading

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First aid when back pain strikes

When back pain strikes, take the right action in the early stages and you can increase your chances of returning to normal activities quickly. 90% Of back pain sufferers will recover in 6 weeks. There are a number of steps … Continue reading

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Functional exercise and back pain: how can it help?

Strong muscles are the key to spinal health. The muscles surrounding the spine act as its support system. To use an analogy, imagine a tall building surrounded by scaffolding, with the building representing the spine and the scaffolding representing the … Continue reading

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How to keep your back healthy this Christmas

It’s that time of year again, folks.  No doubt over the next month or so you’ll be hitting the shops in a festive frenzy to stock up on gifts and goodies.  Along with the jumbo tin of chocs and novelty … Continue reading

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5 Ways to avoid back pain in pregnancy

Back pain is common during pregnancy, with around 70% of pregnant women experiencing it at some point. Hormonal changes cause ligaments to become more relaxed which can be a contributing factor to back pain.  The weight of the growing baby … Continue reading

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