We all know that back pain is incredibly common with one study in 2000 reporting that almost half of the adult population in the UK, 49%, experienced back pain for at least 24 hours in the year. Unfortunately for carers this is much higher, with a study in 2011 showing that 70% of them experience back and shoulder pain.Add a comment
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I was also beginning to wonder why, if core stability is so important in preventing and resolving back pain, I was seeing so many people who had often already worked for months on programmes for core stability, yet they then came to me for pain relief. Other times symptoms would move around the body, bearing no relation to any physical ‘abnormality’ that might have been found on MRI. There were also frequent occasions over the years when patients would become completely pain free, despite still having the severe degeneration that had been attributed to the pain.Add a comment
My journey as a Physiotherapist began in 1983, although I have to say that the past 5 years have been the most rewarding. The main reason for this is that now I see so many life-changing results with people whose lives have been severely affected by chronic pain. So how did a Physiotherapist like me come to specialise in a non-hands on approach that caused a 180⁰ turnaround in my understanding and treatment of chronic pain?Add a comment
Once you realize just how common stress-induced pain is, you can begin to identify the patterns and triggers for your pain. I’m not talking about things such as eating chocolate causing migraine or back pain might be triggered by bending, lifting or even lying down. These are all physical patterns that you have become conditioned to over time.Add a comment
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I’m writing this on the day it has been reported that David Cameron has developed acute low back pain while on holiday on the island of Jura in Scotland. Shame it wasn’t next week because I will be up on a neighbouring island and could have helped him!
We all know that back pain is incredibly common with one study in 2000 reporting that almost half of the adult population in the UK, 49%, experienced ...Read More...
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