Is Ice Or Heat Better For Back Pain?

Is Ice Or Heat Better For Back Pain?

Ice therapy can help with back pain or another injury like a sprained ankle if applied early enough. After a couple of days, heat can be more beneficial – here’s why… If back pain comes on suddenly with lifting or bending, for example, it is often due to a vertebral joint sprain which causes muscle…

Best Exercises For Back Pain Relief

Best Exercises For Back Pain Relief

If you’re suffering from back pain, it’s important to try to stay active and resume your normal activities. But you have to know what is going to make things better and what is going to make things worse. There are several ways to stay active safely whilst suffering from back pain – and there are…

Busting myths about chiropractors

Busting myths about chiropractors

This Chiropractic Awareness Week (4-10 April), we wanted to answer a few of the most common myths and misconceptions around chiropractic treatment. 1. “Chiropractic is just cracking backs” = MYTH In the UK chiropractic is a regulated profession and chiropractors provide patients with a whole wealth of treatments, spinal adjustment being just one. There’s no…

The Power of Your Health Potential

The Power of Your Health Potential

Beyond Belief? “Your body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.” Not only is that quote inspiring and thought-provoking, but we see the power of health and holistic healing in action every day in our practice in Brighton. Your body truly does have an incredible innate ability to adapt, change…

Get a massage to feel better

Get a massage to feel better

Why should I get a massage? There are a few answers to this question, but I’ll start with one – you actually don’t need to have a reason! Getting a massage is, for most people, an enjoyable experience and you don’t need to be injured or suffering before you choose to come for a treatment.…

Pain in your back and legs when walking? It could be spinal stenosis

Pain in your back and legs when walking? It could be spinal stenosis

If you have back and leg pain when walking, it could be caused by a condition called spinal stenosis in the low back. Nearly half of people in their sixties will already show signs of spinal stenosis. In one in five, this will be significant. Symptoms of spinal stenosis can include pain, numbness and weakness…

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…

Do foot problems cause back pain?

Do foot problems cause back pain?

Do your feet hurt? Do you have fallen arches? Could foot problems be causing back pain? A gait scan analysis might help. Gait scanning is a state of the art, computerised scan and done in a few minutes. You simply walk over a sensor plate on the floor and the technology inside scans hundreds of…

Why Medication Isn’t Recommended for Low Back Pain

Why Medication Isn’t Recommended for Low Back Pain

At Sundial, we believe there are better ways to treat back pain than drugs. Research has shown the dangers of common medication, even over the counter non-prescription drugs with household names. Although so-called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) can be purchased over the counter, it doesn’t mean they don’t have risks and dangers. As with any…

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…