The epidemic of Lower Back Pain in the western world continues to rise, year on year, despite numerous physical treatment approaches and the introduction of Manual Handling Regulations in the early 1990’s.

Despite numerous inconsistencies between individuals’ symptoms and their diagnoses, because of the widespread belief that pain is of physical origin, few people even realise that there might be another cause for their low back pain.


low back painResearch has for years highlighted that degeneration of the spine is a normal sign of ageing and just as many people without pain have slipped discs, spinal arthritis/degeneration/wear and tear (M C Jensen et al. New England Journal of Medicine. 1994, 331: 69 – 73).  There is also evidence that there is no link between pain and posture, structure and biomechanics.

Despite this, the widespread stigma about mental health means that few people open up to the possibility of a stress/emotional cause for their very real symptoms, even though results show that well over 70% of patients for whom nothing else had helped previously will go on to have a complete recovery using this approach, no matter how long they have lived with their pain.

People come to me looking for an effective treatment to cure their lower back pain.  In order to provide more than just low back pain management, it is important to address the underlying causes of the pain, which is where our approach comes into it’s own.


Full Recovery is possible
I have been developing the SIRPA™ approach over the past few years based on growing evidence demonstrating that the brain can cause very real pain even where there is no physical damage. By addressing the underlying cause and because the process is reversible, full recovery is possible as you can see from the many real success stories, such as Marie’s. You could also listen to her on youtube


logo To find out more about how you too could recover from your Low Back Pain listen to this free introductory audio   


Steps to recovery


  1. Read my book, ‘Chronic Pain: your key to recovery‘ for a full understanding and tools to help you begin your own recovery journey.
  2. The online SIRPA Recovery Programme – provides more in depth information, strategies and support for those who require additional guidance.
  3. One to one consultations with myself in person or via skype are possible, either for assessment or to help provide motivation and guidance while you are following the programme.


Other conditions we can help with:


Repetitive Strain Injury


• Fibromyalgia


• Whiplash


• Sciatica


• Inconsistencies relating to current theories about chronic pain