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…

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…

How long can back pain last?

How long can back pain last?

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work, equating to 31 million lost working days per year. To put this into context, around half of us will suffer from chronic pain at some stage in our lives, and seeking treatment for back issues in a timely manner can, and does, have an overarching impact on recovery. For those who have…

Are hip and back pain related?

Are hip and back pain related?

The hundreds of bones and muscles in our musculoskeletal system are cleverly interlinked relying on each other for support and function. Yet this intricacy can begin to feel less like smart biomechanics, and more a literal pain in the back. When something goes wrong in the body in one area, that affects another and one of the most common examples…