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…

Your Hip and SI Joint: What’s the Difference?

Your Hip and SI Joint: What’s the Difference?

While figuring out the difference between hip and SI (sacroiliac) joint pain can be extremely confusing, being able to identify which one is the culprit is crucial when you’re looking for relief. Your SI joint connects your tailbone (sacrum) and your pelvis. It’s very fibrous and has a limited range of motion – just a…

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…

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What Causes Low Back Pain?

Low back pain is the number one reason people worldwide visit their doctor and miss work. If you’ve dealt with it in the past (or maybe even right now), you know back pain can change your life in an instant. Not being able to enjoy hobbies, difficulty in your ability to work, and a sneaking…

The 3 Best Exercises to Avoid Back Pain on The Golf Course

The 3 Best Exercises to Avoid Back Pain on The Golf Course

Back pain, in general, is one of the worst pains you can experience. It affects even the most pedestrian of movements like walking and sleeping, much less doing anything out of the ordinary writes Brian Pena @ Red Birdie Golf our guest contributor. Back pain on the golf course is almost unbearable and can keep even…

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…