The Challenge of Chronic Pain – and the Solution

The Challenge of Chronic Pain – and the Solution

We have all experienced pain at one time or another, but for those with chronic pain the experience is never-ending and it changes everything. Chronic pain affects more than two-fifths of the UK population, meaning that around 28 million adults are living in a constant state of discomfort and agony. It is more common in…

Why are Opioids so Dangerous?

Why are Opioids so Dangerous?

It’s estimated that over 50 million opioid prescriptions are written in the UK each year. This includes drugs containing codeine like Co-codamol and Co-dydramol and others like Tramadol and Pethidine. So what – you might say – anyone in pain deserves to find relief. Unfortunately, there are side effects that can be very serious indeed.…

Eliminate muscle pain with dry needling

Eliminate muscle pain with dry needling

Dry needling specific areas in muscles called trigger points is an evidence based technique for relieving and often eliminating pain coming from muscles such as back pain, neck and shoulder pain. Muscle pain can come in many forms from just being tender to touch, to a consistent ache to an excruciating spasm. Dry needling with acupuncture needles…