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“How Should I Sit to Avoid Lower Back Pain or Sciatica?”

By |February 17th, 2014|

This is a huge topic, with masses of research, and so I’ll have to stay fairly high-level or this could run to […]

Does sitting cause lower back pain?

By |February 10th, 2014|

This article is the first in a series on the relationship between sitting and lower back pain.  I’d like to put it […]

Is exercise good for lower back pain?

By |February 3rd, 2014|

Quite simply – YES.

A more difficult question to answer is “What kind of exercise?”  I’ve found this question is even more difficult […]

When is exercise bad for lower back pain?

By |January 27th, 2014|

The short answer, somewhat predictably and annoyingly, is… “it depends”.  You didn’t expect it to be straight-forward did you?  😉

As ever, the […]

Injections for lower back pain and sciatica

By |January 20th, 2014|

“New jab now available to alleviate the misery of back pain” might suggest that the millions of back pain sufferers were about […]

Mindfulness for lower back pain

By |January 13th, 2014|

“Mindfulness for lower back pain? What’s that about?” I hear you say.  “What is he on about this time?  I just have […]

Back Pain, Posture and Mobile Phones

By |January 8th, 2014|

How much time do you spend glued to a mobile screen, and could that contribute to back pain?  How much time do […]

Seasonal Stress and Pain

By |December 16th, 2013|

Well, it’s Christmas time, and according to Cliff Richard, “It’s a time to rejoice in the good that we see”.  For those […]

The 4 Worst Things To Do When In Pain

By |December 2nd, 2013|

Be Afraid
Anxiety and fear will almost certainly make your pain worse; there is loads of research indicating that people who are anxious […]

My worst lower back pain ever

By |November 25th, 2013|

The worst lower back pain experience I’ve had is difficult to choose – unfortunately.  It’s between an episode in Edinburgh when I […]