Myth-busting Low Back Pain

What is a prolapsed disc?

By |June 3rd, 2014|

If you’ve been diagnosed with a prolapsed disc, or you think you might have one, here are a few pointers that I […]

How common is lower back pain?

By |May 27th, 2014|

It’s very common.  Here are the facts…

It affects 80% of people at some time in their lives
At any given time around a […]

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 […]

What is chronic pain?

By |May 4th, 2014|

Old age is no cure for lower back pain

By |April 28th, 2014|

But it needn’t be a curse either…

If you’re worrying that your lower back pain will worsen as you age – don’t! Worrying […]

The Worst Lower Back Pain Ever

By |March 10th, 2014|

Who’s had the worst lower back pain ever?  For many people the answer to this one is going to be “me”!  At […]

“Could Lower Back Pain / Sciatica Kill Me?”

By |February 24th, 2014|

The great author Iain Banks died in 2013 as a result of gall bladder cancer; his first symptom was back pain.  So, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Low Back Pain and X-Ray Findings

By |June 18th, 2013|

So why is it that when your spine clearly shows signs of wear and tear, you’re no more likely to have back […]