Treatments that Work

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 […]

“Nurofen Back Pain” or us?

By |January 25th, 2016|

With the admission that “Nurofen Back Pain” is no more beneficial for back pain than “Nurofen Migraine”, the manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser must […]

Research “backs” exercises and education

By |January 15th, 2016|

If you would like to avoid lower back pain, there’s more and more evidence that a combination of exercise and education is […]

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 […]

Get me some pills! But not those…

By |October 26th, 2015|

Last week the Low Back Pain medical news was full of the story about muscle relaxants and opioid medications being of no […]

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 […]

Massage for Back Pain

By |February 3rd, 2015|

Why should you want a massage for back pain?  Where to start? … Massage is essentially the oldest therapy.  It’s something we […]

Do pills help back pain / sciatica?

By |November 25th, 2014|

Did I pop pills when my back pain / sciatica was at its worst?  You bet.  But before we get into that, […]

Does paracetamol really work for lower back pain?

By |July 28th, 2014|





LINK TO Lancet article


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 […]