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Poor sleep leads to back pain

Poor sleep leads to back pain

New research says that poor sleep contributes to back pain. The study looked at what factors caused people to seek medical care for back pain. Poor sleep was top of the list. Most people have the odd sleepless night but for some, poor sleep can cause more back pain. Here we explain why sleep helps…

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Does Covid cause back pain?

Back pain with Covid will feel different. It is likely to feel like a deep, intense pain rather than sharp, stabbing pain that often comes on with a joint or muscle spasm of ordinary back pain. Importantly, Covid back pain is less likely to ease with changes in posture. For instance, ordinary back pain often…

Mindfulness meditation for back pain relief

Mindfulness meditation for back pain relief

Decreased stress, anxiety and depression from mindfulness meditation Research has found that a Mindful approach to difficult situations can alter the way our brain works, suggesting that Mindful meditation allows people to regulate and process emotions differently. Further research reports lesser anxiety, depressive symptoms, stress and fatigue in those exposed to mindfulness. Mindfulness reduces pain…

How to fix a poor workstation at home

How to fix a poor workstation at home

You must tailor your workstation to you rather than force yourself into awkward postures on the sofa or kitchen table or you will develop pain in the neck, shoulders and back. Stress can also cause tight muscles in the shoulder and neck so, where possible, create a separate work area where you can concentrate and…

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Top five exercises to prevent neck and shoulder pain and backaches whilst working from home

Working from home?  Bad workstation? Getting neck and backaches? Try our new Home Posture Workout. These simple exercises done in a few minutes a day can stop aches and pains. Working from your sofa or from your kitchen table might seem like a good idea however, this can lead to postural pain and potentially cause…

Brighton chiropractor Matthew Bennett at WHO

My part in a worldwide campaign for better back care

by Matthew Bennett Many people with low back pain get the wrong care, causing harm to millions across the world and wasting valuable health care resources. Those are not my words but the opening to a recently published article by eminent researchers1. Why is this still happening? We know what works for back pain but…

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Video: Why does back pain return and how to prevent it

Back pain is recurrent. Back pain episodes often get worse the longer the problem is unresolved. The back can go again and again until it becomes a real problem limiting daily activities sport and work. These three easy steps can prevent back pain and make your back strong again. Back pain does not have to…

5 easy neck and shoulder stretches to do at work

5 easy neck and shoulder stretches to do at work

Working at a computer for many hours every day causes muscles to tighten up and tire. This can lead to pain in the neck and shoulder and can even cause referred pain into the head and face – so-called cervicogenic headaches. Here at Sundial we have developed a series of exercises to help. They are…