Diagnosing Low Back Pain

The book for back pain sufferers is nearly here…

By |February 14th, 2017|

The below is the Introduction from my new book “active X backs – an effective long-term solution to lower back pain”.  We […]

The 3 ways to hurt your lower back

By |May 24th, 2016|

Who knew?  There are really only 3 ways to damage your lower back.  In this post I’ll give you an overview, and […]

Back-pain-sufferers Anonymous

By |March 14th, 2016|

My back has never felt stronger – it has rarely been symptomless for more than 6 months at a time in 25 […]

“What’s really going on with my spine?”

By |November 24th, 2015|

Did you ever want to see what your spine is really up to?  How it moves, and why it sometimes goes wrong?  […]

Should you have lumbar disc surgery?

By |November 9th, 2015|

Should Tiger Woods have had spinal surgery again in September?   See my opinion at the bottom of the article, but if you’re […]

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 […]

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 […]

How do osteopaths fix back pain?

By |March 3rd, 2015|

With 50,000 people a day suffering lower back pain in Edinburgh, what is it that osteopaths do that can fix back pain?

We […]

Non-specific low back pain? Confused?

By |January 19th, 2015|

If you go to your doctor with a painful lower back, there’s around an 85-90% chance that you will be diagnosed with […]

How does your back pain / sciatica feel?

By |October 28th, 2014|

I’m hugely interested in how we describe our pains.  Lower back pain and sciatica seem to come with an endless list of […]