Text Neck

We ignore the influence that our 5Kg heads have on our unsupported necks as we constantly hold our heads in front of our body by bending our necks Standing upright with good spinal posture, results in the weight of our body, from our head downward, being transmitted very close to the spinal column. The shock-absorbing […]

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Claustrophobia and Back Pain? How the equipment changes for different positions in MRI (Video)

 

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Dynamic Sitting? Tell me more…

How many of us are bothered with back pain, especially when we sit down for a long time? Lower back pain is inevitable if your body posture is not ideal while sitting down for long periods. There is an abundance of published evidence pointing to the detrimental effects of sitting with a slouched posture, as well […]

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Treating Whiplash the Osteopathic way

Many people who suffer from the pain of spinal injuries seek the help of osteopaths. Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves affects how it functions.

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Why Does My Back Hurt? The Biomechanics of back pain explained

Your ‘backbone’ or spine comprises a series of separate bones (vertebrae) joined together by deformable intervertebral discs, which are tough gristle-like pads of cartilage. Adjacent vertebrae are also connected by small sliding joints, the apophyseal, or facet, joints (Figure 1), and by ligaments which are tough fibrous bands. All of these structures, including the discs, […]

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