Acupuncture for back pain? Let’s get to the point

There are so many different complementary therapies for treating low back pain. A recent study by Arthritis Research UK looked at 25 complementary therapies for back pain, including yoga, Tai Chi, Osteopathy, Chiropractic and Acupuncture. 1,718 people with back pain had acupuncture to help their back pain and the studies proved that acupuncture treatment for back […]

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“If You Don’t Use It, You Lose It”

Stan has given decades of his life to helping others with exercise-based projects. He has set up a Tai Chi class which is still running after twelve years. ” Tai Chi has been beneficial for maintaining good spinal posture, spinal flexibility and avoiding anxiety” said Stan, who also believes that Tai Chi improves oxygen circulation and […]

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Is this the evidence we’re looking for to prove that poor neck posture causes trapped nerves?

A recent publication by a Japanese team in January 2016 has demonstrated on MRI that when people suffer with trapped nerves in the neck, a condition often called “cervical radiculopathy”, the muscles at the back of the neck which provide extension, are weakened. The group measured the muscle mass of a specific neck extension muscle […]

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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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