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Sciatica and low back pain: what is it and what can I do?

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Sciatica and low back pain: what is it and what can I do? What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain or change in sensation that is caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the back of the pelvis, across the buttocks, down the legs and all the way into the…

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Scheuermannʼs Kyphosis

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Scheuermann’s Kyphosis Our Spine: – the spine has 3 natural curves   1. the cervical (neck) spine curves slightly inwards (lordosis)     2. the thoracic spine (chest level) curves slightly outwards (kyphosis) and     3. the lumbar spine curves slightly inwards (lordosis)   This pattern allows even weight distribution and allows the spine to withstand all types of forces. Scheuermann’s Kyphosis: What is it? Scheuermannʼs kyphosis is a…

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Sitting Posture: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

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What is good posture? How can I achieve and maintain correct posture? The research organisation and charity Arthritis Care, provides valuable advice regarding sitting posture, look at the following link or copy it into your browser for tips and advice to reduce back strain when sitting:   http://www.inspirearthritiscare.org.uk/features/are-you-sitting-comfortably Further Information We can provide assessment and treatment for back and neck pain and ergonomic advice for home and work. We hope…

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Pain Self Management

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Pain Self Management: 10 Top Tips To Ease Pain and Self-Manage It: 1. Exercise: research demonstrates that gentle exercise can help to ease pain by reducing stiffness and helping to break the vicious circle of pain/less exercise/more pain and stiffness. Simple steps like gardening, walking and swimming can start the path to more regular exercise. 2. Correct breathing: when in acute pain it is common to take shallow breaths, focusing…

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