Little-known cause of back pain starts in childhood and is entirely preventable

Little-known cause of back pain starts in childhood and is entirely preventable

Back pain often comes on apparently without reason. In fact, one possible cause might stretch all the way back to childhood. Hove dentist, Pieter Grobbellaar, tell us how teeth and jaw problems be behind chronic pain. The jaw joint (TMJ) and pelvic joints (sacro-iliac joints) both work in conjunction with one another, compensating for one…

Exercise mistakes that make your back worse

Exercise mistakes that make your back worse

Most back exercises are great for the back and it doesn’t seem to matter much what exercises you do as long as you stay active. But some exercises can be harmful and actually damage your back. So whether you like the gym, Pilates, yoga or a sport it is important to know the good and…

Why an accurate back pain diagnosis is essential

Why an accurate back pain diagnosis is essential

Back pain is not one condition but several conditions causing similar symptoms. A muscle spasm, disc derangement and a spinal joint dysfunction all cause low back problems that can refer pain down to the buttock and leg and a skilled chiropractor or physio can tell which problem it is likely to be. Whilst several conditions…

Sunbathing man

Bare as you dare – how sunbathing prevents back pain

  The sun is shining; it’s warmed up; time to take your clothes off!   If you are suffering from ongoing back pain, then you could be deficient in Vitamin D. This hormone is responsible for a wide range of processes in the body including bone and muscle function. A commonly missed cause of back…

Brighton Half Marathon runners' offer

Brighton Half Marathon runners’ offer

After running the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday you may still be getting muscle soreness or other aches and pains. Simple muscle soreness will get better over the next few days and massage can help speed this up. If you have a more persistent or painful niggle then you probably want to know whats wrong…