Archive for August 2021

Why is my back pain not going away?

Hi there. My name’s Joanna cram at Cram Osteopaths in Glasgow.

I’m really excited to introduce the IDD therapy to our clinic in Glasgow for those patients that are suffering with unresolved low back pain. Not all back pain will get better with manual treatment and this is the next stage for those people that are trying to avoid surgery and one, a far less invasive approach with good long-term results.

If you’re that person that has tried all other modalities and is still suffering and it’s affecting your daily quality of life, get in touch with us at Cram Osteopaths and we’ll tell you all about what the IDD machine can do and the program that we can get you on in order to start getting you better as soon as possible.

To book with us, either go online or give us a call on the number of below.

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low back pain - sciatica

How is Sciatica Diagnosed?

Sciatica, pain in the leg, can be absolutely terrifying when you have it. It really is  a terrible condition to have. If you have Sciatica, one of the causes can be from your discs. A disc bulge, prolapse or herniation, sometimes these words get used interchangeably, but they do mean different things.


One of the tests that we use to see if the pain is originating from one of the discs in your back is called the (SLR) straight leg raise test.


So the affected leg in this case, is Bradley’s right leg. We take it underneath the heel and we lift the leg in a straight leg raise. At this point with raging sciatica or problems with your disc, patients experience an awful lot of pain down the leg.


 Bradley’s not acting very well at the moment…. but this would cause a huge amount of discomfort in a patient with a disc herniation. 


So if you’re at home right now and you’re suffering with sciatica, and this test is positive, causing pain down the back of the leg into the toes, if it causes pins and needles or numbness it is possible that the pain is originating from the disc.


If you’re suffering with pain like this, please get in touch with us. 


There are a number of treatment options available to you, and we’d be delighted to help.

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Osteopath Treatment in Glasgow


Osteopaths see a wide variety of conditions in practice but it is your own body that does the treating or healing. Our job is to get your body into the best position to be able to do that. Many patients attend Cram Osteopaths with some kind of musculoskeletal pain or injury, but we also see people who have problems with digestion, anxiety and posture. We treat all ages from newborn babies to the elderly, pregnant women and working professionals and everything in between! Book online today, visit

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