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Back Pain

Low Back Pain and Sciatica

The stresses and strains of modern life are a big contributor to back pain and sciatica.Over 80% of people today are leading an inactive life. This gradually results in poor posture, obesity, fatigue, and back pain. One of the most common problems here is lower back pain.

 

Is it Just age when it comes to low back pain and sciatica….

Lower back pain can happen when you start to age. However, you can suffer from lower back pain at any age. Usually, it is a result of excess strain in the lower back or from injury and trauma. Today, there are several ways in which you can relieve lower back pain. Cram Osteopaths use spinal manipulation adjustments to relieve the discomfort. In chronic cases spinal manipulation adjustments combined with shockwave therapy reveals remarkable results. 

 

Everyday we do simple tasks that can set off our spines in a negative way! If we can correct these it will have a profound effect on reducing our back pain. 

 

Check out our tips for back pain below:

 

Sitting down (boo,hiss) 

Most people are not aware of the correct posture when working on a computer or laptop! Hence, it means you are sitting for long hours and causes excess stress in your low back leading to low back pain. If this effects your lower back in a severe way, this can cause back pain and sciatica. In the long term the increase stress on your low back from sitting leads to degenerative changes to your spine and more low back pain. Make it a point that you are standing and moving for 15 minutes in every hour. 

 

Walking is an extremely simple and effective way to help your low back pain.

When you start walking at a normal pace your back, leg and hip muscles pull your joints. This puts your body under normal loading patterns meaning they get stretched gently and begin to heal. Making sure you are getting enough movement through your low back is paramount in preventing low back pain. Walking 12000 steps a day will have you well on the road to a healthier back and help avoid low back pain.

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Back pain

Best Car Seats for Back Pain

Ford claims the new Ford Focus will give relief for back pain sufferers due to the optional comfort seats for the driver and front-seat traveller.

The seats adjust in eighteen ways to add support and comfort – earning Ford Focus the seal of approval from Aktion Gesuner Rücken e.V. (AGR), a German group movement for healthier backs.

To obtain the seal, the seat should be able to adapt to the person in their sitting position, instead of the person adapting their position to the seat. The Ford Focus is the 1st vehicle to receive AGR recognition.

To read more about back pain and car seats click here. You may also like our pages on getting help for your back pain and sciatica.

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Scoliosis

Osteopathy – Treatment Possibility for Spinal Curvature/Scoliosis

Scoliosis affects 2-3% of youngsters age 10-16 years. A recent literature review found that manipulation, mobilisation, and soft tissue techniques can help. These treatments are ordinarily provided by Osteopaths. For this reason Osteopathy is an effective treatment to help pain and mobility in patients with Scoliosis. Michael and Joanna routinely use spinal adjustments, mobilisation and soft tissue techniques to treat scoliosis. We also advise on lifestyle modifications and home based exercise treatment so you are in very safe hands. You may also like reading our Sciatica, Back Pain, Adjustment & Scoliosis pages .
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, January 2019

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