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What Causes Back Pain While Coughing or Sneezing?

If you regularly struggle with back or neck pain, you’ll know that certain actions can cause a flare up, or make the pain more intense afterwards. With lower back pain, coughing and sneezing are certainly actions that we hear cause people to experience a temporary...

Avoiding Lower Back Pain While Driving

If you’re getting lower back pain, or generalised back pain when you’re driving, you may be wondering how to avoid it - especially if driving is part of your job or you drive regularly. Firstly, you’ll need to establish the severity of the problem by looking at how...

How To Treat Spinal Stenosis Without Surgery

This week we’re going to be going into detail about spinal stenosis, including what is important to learn when you receive a diagnosis of spinal stenosis and how you can treat it without surgery. There are many different causes of spinal stenosis, as it’s a condition...

What Can Cause Back Muscle Spasms?

We often hear from patients when they’ve visited a doctor about their pain, that it’s often described as a muscle spasm. This diagnosis can often leave patients very confused as to why a muscle spasm is occurring and what’s actually going on in their spine to cause...

Our Approach To Treating Headaches & Neck Pain

In this article we’ll be going into depth on our approach to treating headaches and any related neck pain that frequent headaches can often be accompanied by. Equally it can also be the other way around where frequent bouts of neck pain can be accompanied by...

How To Deal With Back Pain While Out Shopping

Dealing with back pain while you’re out shopping can be a real challenge. If shopping used to be enjoyable for you, back pain can really get in the way of the enjoyment of a lot of things in your life. Equally, if you didn’t enjoy shopping to begin with, it can make...

Is My Spine Out Of Alignment?

We do get asked a lot by patients when they first come in, whether their spine is out of alignment. While there may be small deviations that have resulted in them experiencing back or neck pain to begin with, a lot of people can be told they have a scoliosis or...

How To Strengthen Your Lower Back & Core

When you’re suffering with back pain, often the recommendation is to perform exercises in order to strengthen the muscles in your back. This can often seem like unhelpful advice as, you’ll know if you’ve ever been to the gym, it takes time and patience to build muscle...

How Can Laser Therapy Heal Your Back Pain?

Today we’re going to talk about one of our most advanced and exciting back pain treatments, laser therapy. When this therapy is mentioned, often it can throw up a lot of questions or concern from the patient as understandably it sounds scary and straight out of a...

We’re A Finalist!

We're delighted to announce that we're finalists in The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards UK 2019 as New Business Of The Year! The award is a celebration of businesses showing innovation and leadership in their sector, so we're hugely proud to be a part of this...

How Can Spinal Decompression Help A Herniated Disc?

We hear quite frequently of people looking for treatment for a slipped, herniated or bulging disc, and they may have been told there’s little that can be done, perhaps surgery may have been recommended, or they may have been taking painkillers just to get through...

3 Stretches For A Disc Bulge In The Neck

If you’re experiencing regular bouts of neck pain, or you’re having constant pain or aching in the neck due to a disc issue, you may be looking for some effective stretches you can do that will help the problem. When visiting physios or doctors, they may recommend you...

How Effective Is Vibration Massage For Back Pain?

Often when people think of back pain solutions, they think of massage therapy. While these can be relaxing with the essential oils and the gentle massage on sore muscles - if you do have back pain that has been recurring or that’s quite severe - you might find it to...

What Are The Benefits Of A Weightlifting Belt?

Weightlifting belts seem to be a more common occurrence for people to wear in the gym nowadays, and while they can be useful for someone who is a competitive powerlifter, their benefits are sadly outweighed by the negatives. For the main two benefits, if you’re an...

Review for Lower Back Brace

Posture supports and back braces are used increasingly to help with postural issues, and while there may be very few people who will actually benefit from using one, we’re going to talk today about why you most likely do not need to use it and the damage it can do in...

What’s A Safe Exercise For Low Back Pain?

If you’re getting into the process of strengthening your back, in particular your lower back and core, following an episode of back pain or some element of back dysfunction, then you may be curious if there’s any exercises you should actively be doing - or equally...

Should You Squat With Lower Back Pain

If you experience episodes of back pain and you like to go to the gym, it’s worth considering whether the exercises you’re doing at the gym are the right ones, and if you should be modifying your workout. There are certain exercises that you will need to be more...

Can You Deadlift With A Bad Back?

With back pain being such a prevalent condition in the UK, we frequently hear questions from patients asking what kind of exercise they can do with their back pain and if they should be exercising. If you have a gym routine and regularly incorporate deadlifts into...

What is a trapped nerve?

A very common enquiry we have here at The Mayfair Clinic is regarding trapped nerves: what are they and why do you get them? Very commonly we have patients say they’re experiencing a trapped nerve in the neck or shoulders, so we thought we’d take the time to explain...

Lower Back Pain Sleeping Positions

If you have back pain you may find sleeping to be troublesome at times. One of the most common things we hear from our patients is that they’ve found falling or staying asleep difficult, getting into a comfortable position can also be problematic as the positions we...

How To Make A Pillow For Your Neck Pain

We’ve talked previously in depth about why going out and buying a brand new pillow when you have neck pain might not be the wisest decision, read why here. In short, buying a new pillow when you have neck pain is not something we would advise for a couple of reasons:...