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…

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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…

Can arthritis of the spine cause back pain?

Does arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis, cause low back pain? In this video Brighton chiropractor and back pain expert, Matthew Bennett, reveals the answer and explains what osteoarthritis of the spine actually looks like. Your back pain solved Serving Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas

New study slams medical treatment for back pain

New study slams medical treatment for back pain

A new study on back pain in the prestigious medical journal, the Lancet, roundly criticises medical treat of low back pain. Researchers from all over the world took part and looked at how back pain is treated and they concluded that there is “inappropriately high use of imaging, rest, opioids, spinal injections, and surgery.”  They go…

Free physio exercise routine (worth £42) with free spinal check-up

Free physio exercise routine (worth £42) with free spinal check-up

Most people think that having a healthy back is matter of luck, a matter of avoiding accidental injury and bending a lifting properly. Whilst these things certainly help there are three things that research has shown to be the most effective way of treating and preventing back pain. Firstly, and most importantly, keeping fit and…

Preventing low back pain

Preventing low back pain

Recent research shows that low back pain can be prevented with regular chiropractic care. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden reported that early results from their randomised control trial showed significant improvements in the recurrence of back pain. These results, as yet unpublished, were reported at the latest European Chiropractic Union Conference in Cyprus, May…

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…