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…

The three best back exercises to do at home

The three best back exercises to do at home

Here are the three best back exercises to do at home. The Sundial chiropractors and physio’s here in Brighton, have 4 decades of experience treating back pain successfully and have found that these simple exercises, that only take a few minutes a day, really help a bad back. Start with the easy ones and gradually…

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5 predictions for the future of back pain treatment

Back pain is a global menace. It is the biggest cause of disability worldwide; it affects whole economies, individuals’ health and makes lives a misery. Back pain contributes to obesity, diabetes, osteoarthritis and mental health issues as those with back pain cannot exercise as much as they would wish. The 2020s should see major advances…

Man with poor posture at table at risk of back pain

Why does back pain come back? And how to prevent it

Back pain recurs when the stresses and strains on your back overcome your body’s ability to deal with them. Daily activities like bending, lifting and long periods of sitting with poor posture can put a strain on the spine which it can normally cope with very well. Unfortunately, if there is an underlying issue which…

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…

Bare as you dare - how sunbathing prevents back pain

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 pain is…

Back pain in pregnancy and chiropractic

Back pain in pregnancy and chiropractic

During pregnancy your body changes to adapt to your growing baby. These changes happen fast and you can experience pain and discomfort in your pelvic and lower back area. Hannah’s story Hannah came to me here at Sundial during her 4th month of pregnancy because she was experiencing pelvic pain for few weeks and the…

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.

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…