“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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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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