Articles: back pain

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  1. Slipped Disc Or Split Disc?

    by Joel Carbonnel

    The term 'slipped disc' is a misnomer, since intervertebral discs (IDs) do not and cannot slip out from their vertebral position. Nor can they slip back, which means that no amount...

  2. Spinal Manipulation - What are We to Believe?

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    In this column the author focuses on the background to a news report earlier this year that ‘Chiropractic and Osteopathic Manipulation does not work,’ based on a review published i...

  3. Spinal Stenosis and Fusion Surgery

    by Jesse Cannone

    The author explains spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which can put pressure on the spinal cord and other spinal nerves. But not everyone who has it experi...

  4. Staying Healthy at Work

    by Mark Fletcher

    With 31 million days lost to musculoskeletal conditions in the UK every year, protecting your back – or the backs of your employers – has never been more important.

  5. Taking Control Can Do Wonders for Your Back Pain

    by Chris Aldred

    Feeling in control makes us happy. We all like to know that it’s our decision what we eat, what we do in our spare time, what job we do, and generally how we live our lives. We feel...

  6. Talk Back - From the Spine

    by Ruth White

    Ruth White writes from the point of view of the backbone in the context of a case study of a woman called Christine. Christine suffered from terrible back pain and had her backbone...

  7. The Alexander Barrie System Of Pelvic Correction

    by Alexander Barrie

    The author, a Registered Shiatsu Practitioner and Registered Cranio-sacral Therapist, has developed a system for correcting the position of the pelvis through observation, empirica...

  8. The Healing Power of Far Infrared Heat (FIR)

    by Jesse Cannone

    The author explains that both ice and heat are well-known for breaking the pain-spasm cycle.  However most heating remedies provide only superficial relief. Far Infrared Heat, on...

  9. The Importance of Being at Rest

    by Joel Carbonnel

    There was a time when bed rest was regarded as the treatment of choice for back pain. Only ten years ago, it was common for GPs to prescribe one to two weeks of bed rest to their pa...

  10. The Importance of Promoting Good Posture in the Workplace

    by Lee Dover

    Slouching might feel comfier in the short term, but it causes long-term complications. Particularly with the rise of technology, paying attention to your posture has never been more...

  11. The Psychology of Back Pain

    by Sheldon Litt, Ph.D.

    On the front page of today's leading Swedish daily newspaper, the respected broadsheet DAGENS NYHETER (The Daily News), is featured a major article on back pain. The gist of this l...

  12. The Spinal Touch Treatment

    by Bel Spencer

    Spinal Touch is a therapy which works on the soft tissue and can help to undo tensions and postural distortions and assist in restoring alignment and restores the balance of the ce...

  13. The Strong Myth of the Weak Back

    by Joel Carbonnel

    The author focuses on the treatment of a weak back and the strengthening of back muscles in this article, following a call from a patient referred to him by an osteopath.

  14. The Vital Role of Seating in Back Care

    by Alan Glaser

    Do you suffer from the occasional ache in your neck or back? Should you expect these pains to arrive as part of your daily work? The answer to this last question is, of course, no....

  15. Too Supple To Be True

    by Joel Carbonnel

    In his column this month Joel Carbonnel looks at the case of a dancer who came to him with back pain which had been diagnosed by her chiropractor as being caused by hypermobility. ...

  16. Top Tips for Combating Sciatica Naturally

    by Oliver Eaton

    Sciatica is defined as pain in either one or both legs with possible tingling, numbness or weakness caused by the pinching of the sciatic nerve along its pathways.

  17. Transverse Abdominis (TVA) and its Function in Lower Back Stability

    by Stephen Braybrook

    Lower Back Pain (LBP) is a generic term, and is the main cause of work-related absence and disability in industrialized societies. These disorders have been linked to trunk instabil...

  18. Treatment of Back Pain using Theraflex

    by Irene Phillips

    The author was the first Osteopath in the world to use a powered Vertebral Mobiliser, back in 1997. The Theraflex is a very advanced form of this technology. It consists of a compu...

  19. VDUs and the Computer Posture

    by Robi Persad

    In working at a computer for long periods of time the arms are held up and in front of the body. This causes an increase in the tone of the anterior muscles and an imbalance betw...

  20. Work and Leisure without Backache

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Misuse is the primary cause of backache, and it doesn't go away as long as we don't earnestly tackle this problem of use. The first prerequisite to work and play without backache is...

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