I’ve Slipped my Spine!

Sian George (M.Ost) – Osteopath & owner of Align Therapies, Swansea, describes the role of osteopathy in treating acute lower back pain As an osteopath, I see a lot of spinal based issues be it neck, mid or lower back problems. The most common spinal issues seen in clinic include disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, […]

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Why do we slip our discs?

It’s a fact: in the Western world, 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Almost half of Western people experience sciatica, or pain from a trapped nerve in the back. By contrast, in developing countries, back pain and sciatica are rarely reported. Many reasons are suggested for this big […]

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You Are as Young as Your Spine

Ana Chidzoy, dancer, fitness instructor and international yoga teacher People are often surprised when I say I am forty years old, I have always looked young but what they are referring to more is what I can do with my spine. To be honest no one is more surprised than I am; never would I […]

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Yoga your neck pain away

Beth Cox, Yoga Practitioner, CNHC member. www.yogapractice.co.uk gives a personal, referenced account of why yoga is successful at treating mechanical neck pain One of the most common causes of neck pain is whiplash associated disorder (WAD). There is a clear explanation of what can cause whiplash injuries and some of the symptoms associated with the injury on […]

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The ankle reflex predicts outcome after lumbar disc surgery?

An ankle reflex is a test of mainly the first sacral nerve root, or S1 as an abbreviation. When S1 is working normally, a small strike of the achilles tendon , also called calcaneal tendon, with a tendon hammer causes the muscle attached to the tendon, gastrocnemius, to contract, which in turn causes the foot to flex […]

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