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Our Approach to Neck & Shoulder Pain

We’ve spoken in depth about how we can help different types of back pain, but it’s also very common to experience shoulder pain in combination with upper back or neck pain. Poor posture over time, or lack of awareness of the position of your neck can all have a major...

What Causes Back Pain From Deadlifting?

If you regularly suffer with bouts of back pain, you may find that it often occurs if you’re a regular gym-goer during exercises like squats or deadlifts. While these exercises can be fantastic for lower body strength, if you do have a back problem sadly it’s one of...

How To Relieve Neck Pain While Sleeping

When it comes to neck pain while sleeping, it seems like a logical conclusion to assume it’s as a result of something you’re doing while you’re asleep. And while that is true, being in control of your posture while you’re asleep can be easier said than done. In most...

Is Yoga or Pilates Better for Back Pain?

We’ve covered the basics of how yoga and pilates can be individually beneficial for the body, in particular for back pain. But there is definitely one that we would recommend over the other due to the benefits it provides and how it can be a supportive side-activity...

Is Pilates Good For Back Pain?

While suffering with back pain it’s common to seek advice online or amongst friends to see what can be done to help. Usually the same activities crop up: swimming, yoga, or pilates, often come highly recommended as they involve very little impact, provide a gentle...

Is Yoga Good For Back Pain?

We see a lot of patients who have been recommended yoga as an aid to back pain, but is yoga actually good for your spine? In theory, yoga should be used as a strengthening tool which is where its benefits can lie in helping your core and back muscles to support your...

What To Do When ‘Normal’ Back Pain Treatments Fail

At The Mayfair Clinic we have patients everyday who have tried a number of different approaches to their back pain before seeking help privately. So why do so many patients have little to no results using conventional back pain treatments? A usual chain of events...

How Can I Avoid Pain Sitting At A Laptop?

We’re often asked what people can do to avoid experiencing pain or stiffness while sitting on their laptops for longer periods of time. In reality, sitting for long periods of the time would never be advised by any medical specialist. Remaining stationary for a long...

Heat & Ice Therapy: Which Is More Effective?

Most of the times we see patients coming in for the first time, around 95% of the time the patient has used heat therapy to help relieve their pain. To define exactly what we mean by this, heat therapy could be anything from using a heat compress, heated rice pack, a...

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...