New research reveals working causes neck and back pain in South East

New research reveals working causes neck and back pain in South East

Hard at work? So is your back. New research reveals working causes neck and back pain for people in the South East of England. As part of the British Chiropractic Association Chiropractic Awareness Week (13 – 19 April) Matthew Bennett from Sundial is urging people to take regular breaks at work to help combat neck…

Sleeping and sitting named as top triggers for back pain

Sleeping and sitting named as top triggers for back pain

What are the commonest causes of back and neck pain? Surprisingly most people don’t mention strenuous exercise but sleeping and sitting as their commonest causes of neck and back pain. A new survey asked people throughout the South East about their neck and back pain. 76% said they were currently experiencing pain in the neck…

Three gym exercises to avoid with a bad back - Johns' story

Three gym exercises to avoid with a bad back – Johns’ story

When John came to see me with a recurrence of his back problem he was really fed up. He had been going to the gym and doing the core stability exercises that he had been shown by the instructor. He had been exercising two or three times a week since his bad back had recovered…

Mind your posture – carers, care for your backs with a free check up

Mind your posture – carers, care for your backs with a free check up

There are currently around 140,000 thousand carers in East and West Sussex with the figure set to rise to 180,000 by 2037[1]. For many carers physical activity such as lifting is a significant part of their daily routine. However, not all carers will be aware of their back health when looking after someone. Although paid…

Back pain treatment needs a rethink

Back pain treatment needs a rethink

Back pain patients in Brighton and Hove might be able to access chiropractic and osteopathy on the NHS next year. The local Clinical Commissioning Group is currently considering this option. This will give local residents access to a wider range of treatments than are available currently. An article in the British Medical Journal two years…

Back Pain - do lumbar support belts work?

Back Pain – do lumbar support belts work?

If you get back pain you may have wondered at some point if a lumbar support belt would help. You may need help with a current bout of back pain or be interested in preventing future episodes of back pain. If so, this should help make your mind up. Back belts are supposed to work…

Richard helps lead breakthrough in antibiotic treatment for back pain

Richard helps lead breakthrough in antibiotic treatment for back pain

Back pain treatment breakthroughs are rare. Yesterday the most important breakthrough in back pain care in a generation was announced.  It has been found that antibiotic treatment may hold the key for millions of back sufferers. A top research team found that some chronic, long-standing back pain is caused by an infection.  The researchers estimated…

The hidden dangers of Christmas: Top Tips to avoid back pain

The hidden dangers of Christmas: Top Tips to avoid back pain

Never mind the feeling of being more stuffed than the Christmas turkey there are other hidden dangers lurking around the Christmas tree. Turkey Lifters Back, Shoppers Shoulder, TV Remote Thumb may not be well known but they stalk the unwary festival reveler just the same. Ok maybe some of those names are made up but…