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Yoga and Chronic Pain Have Opposite Effects on Brain Grey Matter

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Studies Show Link Between Yoga Practice and Grey Matter Increases PALM SPRINGS, May 15, 2015–Chronic pain is known to cause brain anatomy changes and impairments, but yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) official speaking… Read more »

Surgery not the definitive answer

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David Hanscom is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Seattle, who has been performing complex spinal surgery since 1986. In this time, he has amassed significant expertise in treating both adult and paediatric patients with a wide range of spinal conditions, including deformities, fractures, tumours and infections. He spends a large part of his practice devoted to helping… Read more »

This week is National Walk to School week

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Almost two fifths of parents are put off letting their primary-age children walk to school by other parents’ driving, a survey suggests.  Some 39% of 1,000 parents of five- to 11-year olds in Great Britain, surveyed for the charity Living Streets, said school-run traffic was dangerous. And 42% had witnessed aggression between adults on the… Read more »

BackCare Open Day in Hull

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  Do you have a problem with your back? Do you have arthritis, muscular or mobility problem? Hull and East Riding BackCare Branch are holding an open day, on Wednesday 13th May. 10am to 3.00pm at Centre 88,  Saner Street, Hull (near the flyover) Treatments include Neck and shoulder massage Reflexology Magnatron – magnetic therapy Accupoint… Read more »

Sutton Runners hold 10k run in aid of BackCare

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Many thanks to Sutton Runners for holding their 10k run in Nonsuch Park on Sunday, in aid of BackCare. The event was supported by Chiltern Health Centre. It was a wonderfully warm sunny day, attended by 500 runners with some excellent race times.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

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Prevention is better than cure”, or so the old adage goes. And it’s perhaps not surprising to find that when it comes to safe-guarding our future health and preventing illness, a lot of what’s important for healthy backs is also beneficial for our overall health.   INCLUDING THE HUMAN IN HEALTHCARE The highly complex and… Read more »

Principles of Pilates for Good Back Health

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For all round mind and body health Pilates can’t be beaten.    Pilates puts you in control of your body which can so often be lost through injury, pain and poor movement habits.  I believe that it is more than exercise, it is a movement therapy and through the following principles you can realise real change… Read more »

Back, brain or both?

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by Mary O’Keeffe and Dr. Kieran O’Sullivan, Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Ireland Body-mind interactions in low back pain Low back pain (LBP) is exceptionally common. In fact, to not experience LBP at some point of your life would be abnormal. Many healthcare professionals have been trained to view the high incidence of… Read more »

Sitting Comfortably – Your back is not!

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  The prevalence of back and neck pain has risen by almost 10 per cent in the last year according to new consumer research from the British Chiropractic Association. Four in five people (86%) surveyed are currently experiencing back or neck ache or have suffered in the past, compared to 77% last year*. The figures… Read more »

Doctor in the House

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Studio Lambert is an independent TV production company and the makers of BAFTA-award winning Gogglebox and Undercover Boss. They are producing a brand new family health television programme for BBC One. The show will follow a GP as they immerse themselves in the life of a British family. They are reaching out to families in… Read more »