How do we feel pain?

How do we feel pain?

Whenever we feel pain in our bodies, it is either acute or chronic. The causes of both types are widely varied, as are the treatments. Understanding what actually happens in our bodies when we feel pain can help with treatment and pain management. It’s also important to remember that no two people are the same when it comes to experiencing…

What’s causing my back pain?

What’s causing my back pain?

Back pain is a very real complaint that affects over half a billion people worldwide. More than eight million adults in the UK reported back pain last year, at a cost to the economy of £10 billion. Why do so many people suffer from it and how can we counteract this growing burden to our health and economy? Injury Our…

Top tips for a healthy 2019

Top tips for a healthy 2019

Now that 2019 is well underway, how are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? If they included getting fitter and being healthier, how much exercise have you achieved? If you’ve stuck to your plan, congratulations, but if you’re one of the 80% who don’t, what can you do to make your goals easier to attain? Here are our top tips…

How can I avoid surgery for back pain?

How can I avoid surgery for back pain?

Back pain holds the unfortunate title of being the leading cause of disability in the UK, accounting for 11% of all disabilities. It’s also responsible for employers losing £624 million each and every year. Today spinal surgery costs the NHS £200 million per year with 10,000 people having spinal surgery each year. In addition there are large numbers of people having injections for…

Why should I see a specialist for back pain?

Why should I see a specialist for back pain?

Back pain impacts the lives of many more of us than you may realise, with 80% of us report suffering chronic back pain at some point during our lives. Not only are back problems common, they are also potentially serious, despite this more than half of the UK populous simply puts up with chronic pain. Why (and when) should I see a specialist…