Blog - A Million Better Backs

The sound of pain

By |October 15th, 2015|

“Ooooyahh”…  That’s my sound for low back pain.   With a strong emphasis on the opening “ooo” and a croaky “ahh”.  Try […]

The WATER Study: Which aquatic exercises work best?

By |September 29th, 2015|

Do you have low back pain?
Would you like to be involved in a study investigating aquatic and land rehabilitation exercises?
Then you may […]

Why back pain and sciatica are sensitive to temperature

By |September 21st, 2015|

Why is your back pain or sciatica sensitive to temperature (and humidity) changes?  I love this sort of question, because there’s a […]

How to get your socks on with lower back pain

By |September 7th, 2015|

How do I get my socks on when my lower back is really bad?  In common with some of my other patients […]

Why do I have a weak back? (Part 2)

By |August 17th, 2015|

In Part 1, I dealt with the muscular “weak core” argument; and the reality that having a sore back may lead to […]

Why do I have a weak back? (Part 1)

By |August 5th, 2015|

Having a physical weakness seems to be the “core” focus for many sufferers and therapists involved in low back pain (sorry, I’ll […]

Cycling and low back pain

By |July 7th, 2015|

Do you get low back pain (LBP) from cycling?  Does someone you know?  I’ve had back pain brought on by cycling and […]

Which exercises for lower back pain?

By |June 22nd, 2015|

“Which exercises should I do for my lower back pain?”  is one of the questions I get asked most often.  As annoying […]

Back pain threatens who you are

By |June 8th, 2015|

I don’t like having back pain.  And yet, the single biggest risk factor for future low back pain is having had it […]

Dear son, how to treat back pain

By |May 25th, 2015|

In the month of his birth, another “letter to Louis” (my baby son); this time to advise him what to do if […]