Back Pain

6 SLEEP STRATEGIES FOR BACK PAIN SUFFERERS

How many nights have you spent often brought on by strain from bad posture, tossing and turning with back pain  trying every position possible to get comfortable and getting up the next morning feeling more exhausted than when you went to bed? Worse still, you spend the next day feeling irritable and weary, only to repeat the cycle all over again the next night? Well, it’s something that one in three of us experience at some point in our life.…

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All you need to know about MRI scans

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MRI SCANS

BY CLIVE LATHEY, D.O MSC (SPORTS MEDICINE) Musculoskeletal pain (back, neck and other joints), can be very acute and debilitating; resulting in fear and anxiety. As a consequence, patients often request MRI scans in the belief that it is going to be an important part of their treatment. While MRI scans are a “gold standard” diagnostic investigation, there are guidelines concerning their appropriate use. History of MRI scans MRI scans were developed in the 1970s and 1980s as a medical…

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SCIATICA – CAUSES & TREATMENTS

Sciatica  – article by Clive Lathey, DO. MSc (Sports Medicine) My experience On the 25th January 1989 I fell 35 feet. The accident happened in Sydney, Australia where between clinic jobs, I  did some part-time work on a construction site. Unfortunately the scaffolding collapsed, resulting in my spending 6 weeks in hospital with 2 spinal vertebral fractures, a disc herniation, 5 broken ribs and extensive bruising. Thanks to a lot of physical therapy treatment and exercise rehabilitation, I returned to…

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SITTING: ARE YOU ADDICTED?

An article originally published in The Times by Helen Rumbelow about the amount of time we spend sitting down during the day. It is a tongue in cheek perspective of someone who spends a great part of the day sitting down, but who would like to get out of that habit. Humour aside, it is does highlight some of the difficulties that arise when attempting to break from the norm. In Scandinavian countries, it is estimated that as many as…

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BACK PAIN: 15 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Back Pain: Myths Versus Facts This is an interesting article on back pain that was originally featured in the Irish Independent. Back pain is so prevalent that it costs the country more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined. However, there are many myths circulating about the condition. We asked some of Ireland’s leading experts to shed some light on the common ailment Managing back pain costs the State more than cancer and diabetes combined. Most of these costs are related to…

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BACK PAIN PREVENTION WHILE GARDENING

Following the recent Royal Chelsea Flower Show, some of you may have the green-finger bug. Did you know that gardening was one of the household activities that most commonly causes back pain? Before venturing out into the garden, here are five top tips for back pain prevention while gardening.

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