The Best Holistic Approach to Back Pain

The Best Holistic Approach to Back Pain

Physiotherapist’s guide to help you get on with your life quickly   By Tech Ding, Sundial physiotherapist   Most of us experience back pain at some point in our lives, and it can significantly change the way we do things and limit our activities. In some cases, it may feel like you can’t return to…

What are Spinal Discs Made of?

What are Spinal Discs Made of?

We all know spinal discs are important – but to understand why, the real question is….what are they made of? Simply put, your spinal discs are the little cushions that sit between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine. Each disc is made up of a tough, fibrous outer layer (annulus fibrosis) and a jelly-like inner…

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…

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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…

Simple fitness exercises to do at home

Simple fitness exercises to do at home

If you are stuck at home and want to know what the best exercises to keep fit are while protecting your back, then this video is for you. You don’t need lots of equipment. In fact, you don’t need any equipment. You don’t need colourful, stretchy gym gear either as you can do these exercises…