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The science behind rehab exercises

Rehab is an essential component of back pain treatment. Here, the research and evidence behind establishing a rehab programme are explored and the rationale behind different types of training, to achieve different aims are explained. More..


Barefoot running

A growing amount of research exists demonstrating that running shoes are not necessarily that good for us. This article aims to explain what happens when we run in shoes compared to bare feet, and why this might cause predisposition to injuries such as osteoarthritis, knee pain, and others. More...


Treating Low Back Pain - Radiofrequency Denervation

Most back pain arises from facet joint irritation. Facet joints are highly sensitive to pain, and they are easily affected by local inflammation, postural changes, and muscle spasms. More...


Whiplash disorder

The definition of whiplash is any injury to the neck following a rapid movement of the head. Whiplash does not necessarily have to come following a motor accident. More...


Something for the cricketers out there

With Chris Tremlett having missed the last two tests against India with a back spasm, I thought I'd write a little about the back injuries that a fast bowler can sustain. More...


How Stress Affects Pain

Stress is very important because, although it is not a disease in itself, it has many effects on your physiology which can exacerbate other problems. Stress has been related to peptic ulcers, cardiovascular disease, lowered immunity, and many more conditions. None of these diseases are caused by stress, but stress can certainly make them worse. More...


Hot or Cold

Ice works. That simple. More..


Sitting comfortably?

In case it escaped your notice, humans work better on two legs than on all fours. More...


NSAIDs... Everyday Killer?

Before you read any further, I want to make it clear this is NOT an attack on pharmaceuticals. A phenomenal amount of work and research goes into ensuring they are safe and fit for purpose. More...

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