Smoking your way to lower back pain

By |February 27th, 2013|

Yes, it’s official: giving up smoking will help you to recover from lower back pain more quickly.  A recent study published in […]

Lower Back Pain Quiz

By |January 31st, 2013|

There are so many myths around lower back pain; find out how knowledgeable you are with our True or False Quiz…  Get […]

The Launch of “a million better backs”!

By |January 11th, 2013|

I’ve been in practice for over 20 years and had a “bad back” for years myself until following my own advice solved […]

Winter Pains in Edinburgh

By |December 7th, 2012|

Why do we seem to ache more in the winter? Edinburgh seems to be full of back pains, shoulder aches, neck pain, […]

Massage works for low back pain

By |November 9th, 2012|

The “Gold Standard” in research is to have a Cochrane independent review of the research literature.  The Cochrane Group is totally independent […]

Chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist?

By |November 1st, 2012|

What’s the difference between a chiropractor, an osteopath and a physiotherapist?  It sounds like the opening line of a joke; but it’s […]

XRays, MRIs and other low back pain tests

By |October 21st, 2012|

So, you’ve got a really sore lower back, and maybe pain down your leg (perhaps “sciatica”).  You go to your doctor believing […]

Why does low back pain come back?

By |October 14th, 2012|

The single biggest predictor of future low back pain is previous low back pain; to put it another way – if you’ve […]

Walking for Low Back Pain

By |October 10th, 2012|

I had an argument with my bike last night – I was trying to wrestle it out of the back of my […]

BUPA opting for cheapest osteopaths

By |September 12th, 2012|

Having been registered as a BUPA provider for 12 years, I will cease to be so on 1st October 2012.  This is […]