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X-Rays vs MRI

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Explaining Sciatica

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X-Rays vs MRI

Both X-ray and MRI imaging serve their individual purpose in diagnosing spinal conditions. We find a large proportion of our patients have had an MRI, and it can often be presumed a more superior form of imaging. Although X-rays may seem to provide very basic...

Our Thoughts on Spinal Implants

  Spinal Implants come in various forms used in some degree in spinal surgery. These can resemble supportive structures in the spine, used in cases of spinal fusion, to correct deformities, or used in an attempt to strengthen and stabilise the spine. Spinal Cord...

Explaining Sciatica

  Sciatica is a very common term that is used to describe symptoms affecting the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve starts in the lumbar spine and extends down the back of both legs, but usually sciatic pain will tend to affect only one leg at a time. Many people when...

Our Daily Telegraph Feature

Combining spinal decompression with lasers in a new, non-invasive way to treat pain, finds Hilary Freeman. One night, receptionist Nicola Boggio awoke in agony in the small hours, her neck, arm and shoulder so stiff that she could barely move the,. Thinking it was...

How To Use Your Phone if You Have Neck Pain

  Nowadays, using technology on a regular basis such as smartphones, laptops or tablets, we use them so often and for such an extended period of time, that they can be a contributing factor towards experiencing or exacerbating cases of neck pain. According to a recent...

How CBD Oil Can Help Those With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain and inflammation affect many people in many different ways, and sufferers will spend a large part of their lives looking for remedies when normal medications and therapies don’t help, or the side effects from these medications become intolerable or...

Causes of Sharp Pain when Breathing In

Experiencing pain while breathing in can make us easily worry, but usually there is a logical explanation that can be linked to an activity you’ve been doing recently. Usually when you experience pain while breathing in, it’s most likely down to something affecting...

Why The Process of Recovery Isn’t Always Linear

  We are asked quite frequently at The Mayfair Clinic how long recovery will take, oftentimes patients expect that treatment will be effective from the outset but that isn’t always the case. Depending on the type of injury and how long you’ve had the injury will play...

Are Muscles The Cause Of My Scoliosis?

  A scoliosis can be a difficult diagnosis to deal with as it can have varying degrees of severity. For that reason, receiving a diagnosis of scoliosis can be daunting, particularly if you are unaware of the degree of the problem. In reality, there are types of...

Why Does My Back Hurt Lying On A Flat Surface?

  There are many positions that you can adopt during the day that might exacerbate any back pain that you already have, or bring on pain or aching that you don’t necessarily notice bothers you during the day. It’s quite common to experience pain in the back when lying...

Which Supplements Are Best For Sciatica

  One of the most prominent back complaints that we hear the most about is Sciatica. Sadly, it affects millions of people, which may mean that you or a loved one may at some point suffer from the debilitating pain it causes. Those who suffer with it may find...

What Are Appropriate Curves In The Spine?

  The curvature of your spine is a fundamental part of what makes up a functionally efficient body, one that is able to absorb the pressures that we put on our backs on a day-to-day basis and will, for the most part, work towards preventing injury and increasing the...

Suffering With Sharp Shoulder Pain?

  Sharp pains in the shoulder area can be a difficult problem to live with, especially as it can affect everything from your ability to perform any workouts at the gym, you may find carrying things difficult, or even daily household tasks such as cleaning to be a...

Alternatives to Surgery for a Slipped Disc

  Disc injuries are something that we see on a daily basis here, and they can cause severe pain in the back or neck depending on where they’re located. They can also cause debilitating symptoms to appear in other areas of the body due to the vast number of nerves that...

Why Does Correcting Your Posture Hurt?

It’s a common misconception when solving postural issues in the spine that going through a correction process will be painful. In reality, when done properly, this couldn’t be further from the truth. You may notice if you have bad posture during your day to day life,...

How To Treat A Reduced Lordosis

The natural curves that form a healthy spine allow us to perform at our best everyday. They allow for healthy transmission of information throughout the body, and makes sure the body can effectively bear the stresses and strains that we put on it on a daily basis....

Will Massage Help My Tight Muscles

  When we experience tight muscles, the first thing that springs to mind to ease the pain is generally to massage the area. This may help ease the tension but in reality you could potentially be unknowingly causing more damage, unwanted side-effects and overall you’re...

How Can You Improve Your Posture As An Adult

Improving your posture is definitely an overlooked necessity of everyday life. Looking after your spine during early adulthood can help prolong good spinal health, and contribute towards decreasing likelihood of injury and chronic back pain later in life. If you have...

Why Does My Middle Back Hurt When I Look Down

  The mid-back, specifically your thoracic spine, runs from roughly the top of your shoulders at the base if the neck, down past the bottom of where your shoulder blades would align. Pain in this region can be caused for a number of reasons but is usually linked to...