Back pain and heart disease

By |October 4th, 2018|

I’ve long noticed that people with heart disease seem to have stiff backs. I mean literally stiff – inflexible. Coronary arteries (the […]

How to Avoid Holiday Back Pain

By |June 27th, 2016|

Back pain very often flares up when on holiday.  The reasons for this will be particular to your own back problem, but […]

The Purpose of Pain – how it relates to mechanical damage

By |April 26th, 2016|

(Please note that in this article,  I’m referring to what we might term “physiological” or “healthy” pain.   Some people have pain […]

Guest Blogger, Maureen Evans

By |April 25th, 2016|

Hi, I’m Maureen Evans and I’m blogging here at Gavin’s invitation.  My focus is on giving people back control of their own bodies […]

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 […]

The WATER Study: Which aquatic exercises work best?

By |September 29th, 2015|

Do you have low back pain?
Would you like to be involved in a study investigating aquatic and land rehabilitation exercises?
Then you may […]

Why do I have a weak back? (Part 2)

By |August 17th, 2015|

In Part 1, I dealt with the muscular “weak core” argument; and the reality that having a sore back may lead to […]

Back pain threatens who you are

By |June 8th, 2015|

I don’t like having back pain.  And yet, the single biggest risk factor for future low back pain is having had it […]

Dear son, how to avoid back pain

By |May 13th, 2015|

Louis Andrew Routledge was born on 7th May 2015, at 3.37pm, weighing in at 7lb 4oz (3.3kg in new money).  Mum and […]

“Ball chairs” to back pain

By |March 30th, 2015|

Sitting is one of the most common activities people with lower back pain have problems with.  Sitting often causes back pain, AND […]