Everyday Tips

Are you super-aware of your pain?

By |October 7th, 2014|

It’s Backcare Awareness Week in the UK this week.  This got me to thinking about awareness…  How aware are we of our […]

Does paracetamol really work for lower back pain?

By |July 28th, 2014|





LINK TO Lancet article


The Quick Guide to a Better Back

By |July 1st, 2014|

We’re all looking for short cuts aren’t we?  Life is so busy for many people nowadays and it seems almost natural to […]

Review of iPhone apps for lower back pain

By |June 24th, 2014|

Perhaps not surprisingly, apps for lower back pain are not very good.  Read on, and I shall explain.

As part of  my MSc […]

How to avoid back pain when watching the World Cup

By |June 17th, 2014|

Can watching football cause back pain?  Absolutely!!  Here’s a guide to how to avoid getting (especially lower) back pain when watching “the […]

Should I exercise with low back pain/sciatica?

By |May 19th, 2014|

Low back pain and sciatica are extremely common, and tend to recurr.  If you’re worried that you may do yourself more harm […]

6 Tips for Bad Backs

By |May 13th, 2014|

Tip 1 – Move More

If your back hurts, it’s important to move around –  the same advice holds true when it doesn’t […]

Back Pain During Pregnancy

By |April 13th, 2014|

There are (broadly speaking) two types of lower back pain you can get when pregnant –

pregnancy-related back pain
non-pregnancy-related back pain – you […]

Can Sciatica be Caused by Sneezing?

By |March 27th, 2014|

Gavin explains how sneezing can cause sciatica and how to prevent it happening to you.


6 Tips for Sciatica

By |March 16th, 2014|

I’ve written before about the causes of sciatica, and it’s well worth reading that or watching the video on Sciatica for a […]