Is Your Low Back Pain Caused By Your Sacroiliac Joint?

Is Your Low Back Pain Caused By Your Sacroiliac Joint?

Back pain causes can be difficult to diagnose without specialist knowledge. How do you know if it’s your discs, your muscles, your hips or sacroiliac joints? Inflammation or dysfunction of the sacroiliac (SI) joints produces symptoms that mimic many other back problems. The SI joints are in the pelvis and located where the sacrum joins…

Referred Pain: How Can Back Pain Feel Like Arm Pain?

Referred Pain: How Can Back Pain Feel Like Arm Pain?

Pain in your back tells you when something’s not right but it’s not particularly good at telling you exactly what’s wrong. You might feel a ‘referred pain’ in quite another part of the body – down your arms, your legs, just in a couple of fingers or even in patches on your back  – and…

Making Sense Of Back Pain Terminology: Brighton Chiropractors Explain

Making Sense Of Back Pain Terminology: Brighton Chiropractors Explain

Have you ever been alarmed by online information about back pain and wondered if it applies to you? Terms like ‘spinal misalignment’ or ‘dislocation’ are sometimes used very loosely on the internet, which can lead to misunderstandings. You might be left wondering how a vertebra (which is firmly attached to all the other vertebrae in…

Why Brighton Chiropractors Recommend Regular Preventative Treatment To Ward Off Back Pain

Why Brighton Chiropractors Recommend Regular Preventative Treatment To Ward Off Back Pain

Have you ever been tempted to drop out of treatment once you start to feel better? That painful lower back problem is a thing of the past; you’re feeling well on the way to recovery – and it might look logical to save time and money by cutting out your chiropractic treatment. Unfortunately, the nasty…

How Can You Avoid A Slipped Disc?

How Can You Avoid A Slipped Disc?

A slipped disc is a common injury and can be very painful – but how can you avoid getting one? Slipped discs are also known as herniated, prolapsed, bulging or ruptured discs and, despite the name, the disc doesn’t actually slip anywhere. These discs are the cushions which lie between each vertebra, acting as shock…

Daily Back Pain Relief

Daily Back Pain Relief

We believe you shouldn’t have to struggle with daily back pain. We want to share a few simple lifestyle changes and some healthy habits you can build into your routine to really help keep stiffness, sore backs and inconvenience at bay. In a recent study, we found that 73% of the British public struggle with…

Period Cramps And Back Pain

Period Cramps And Back Pain

You shouldn’t have to put up with severe back pain during your periods. Nine out of ten women experience back pain alongside menstrual cramps but it’s rarely studied or even talked about. Why does it happen? And is there anything you can do about it? Can Periods Cause Back Pain? Hormones called prostaglandins are released…

Walking Away From Back Pain

Walking Away From Back Pain

When you’re suffering from back pain, going for a walk might be the last thing you want to do. You might feel you can hardly stand upright, let alone stride out. However, there is plenty of evidence to show that walking will help you both mentally and physically by keeping you flexible, strengthening your muscles…

Emergency! What To Do For Sudden Acute Back Pain

Emergency! What To Do For Sudden Acute Back Pain

Sometimes you’re just doing a simple, everyday movement – and zap! Your back goes into spasm. The pain is suddenly excruciating, you’re frightened to move and have no idea what’s happening to you. This kind of situation feels like an emergency because the signals your brain is receiving are alerting you to potentially serious tissue…

Ease Pain Using Your Brain

Ease Pain Using Your Brain

Easing pain using your brain is easier than you think. Here’s how… Nerves are really efficient at delivering pain messages to the brain and telling us what we need to pay attention to. But can we turn off the nerves once we’ve listened to the message? No, not entirely, but we can turn down the…