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What Is Our Approach To Treating Scoliosis?

The term scoliosis refers to a deviation in the natural alignment of the spine, as seen from the front of the body. We talk quite in depth in our articles about the impact a misaligned spine, from a side view, can have on the health of the body, but a scoliosis can be...

How To Make Running In Winter More Comfortable

Just started your training for the London Marathon? For anyone training for a race in the Spring, or if you’ve taken up running as a New Year’s resolution, it can be difficult to motivate yourself in the winter. With it most likely being dark when you wake up and dark...

What Is Spinal Correction?

Our aim at The Mayfair Clinic is to improve the health and longevity of their spine, as well as addressing injuries. Patients developing problems with their spine can often see a shift in their alignment or poor posture. But it is possible with the right treatment to...

How Do You Correct Rounded Shoulders?

One of the more common posture complaints we see at the clinic is having rounded shoulders. It’s a complaint that both men and women suffer from, and can be brought on by mistakes made while training at the gym, from weak back muscles, or from repeatedly bad posture...

Why Would You Experience Pain Correcting Your Posture

Maintaining correct posture is one of the most important things you can do for your spine to keep it healthy over time. If you have lost your natural spinal curves through neglecting your posture, these can be regained but you may find that you will need to regain the...

How To Start Running

It’s the start of a new year, and most of us tend to take up something new or challenging in a bid to get more fit and healthy. Running can be a fantastic hobby to take up as it’s accessible for all price points, it’s a sociable activity and can be done almost...

How Do I Know If I Have A Leg Length Imbalance?

We come across leg length imbalances quite frequently here at the clinic, and they can have quite a significant effect on cases of back pain or leg pain as the body tries to compensate for this imbalance. Often patients have heard from other sources if they have a leg...

Exercises For Neck Pain Relating To Bad Posture

If you have poor posture you may begin to experience pain that can be directly linked to the posture issues. As the issue develops, you may experience pain in your neck, headaches may become more frequent, you may have tightness into the upper back and shoulders, or...

How to Treat IT Band Syndrome

In the first of our Runner’s Series of articles and videos, today we’re discussing one of the most common injuries that runners can suffer with: Illiotibial Band Syndrome (also known as ITBS or IT Band Syndrome). We’re coming up to the New Year when a lot of people...

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...

I Have A Recovering Disc Bulge, Can I Start Running Again?

In the past we have previously spoken about our recommendations on running with a disc bulge. Normally we would recommend to not run if you have a disc bulge, and to switch to a much lower intensity exercise, you can read that here, but we understand that for some...

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...

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...

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...

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 themselves...