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Is Swimming Good For Back Pain?

Is Swimming Good For Back Pain?

Generally, exercising with back pain is encouraged as it encourages blood flow and increased circulation through the body. This is because it can help carry nutrition to the muscles and tissues, improve your strength and flexibility and release natural endorphins that can be a source of powerful pain relief. In the case where the patient is older, more frail, or simply their back pain is quite severe, swimming can generally be a good exercise to participate in.

Why Is Bad Posture Comfortable?

Why Is Bad Posture Comfortable?

  One of the most common questions we get here at the clinic, is patients asking why their bad posture is so comfortable? The answer to this question is relatively simple, and correcting your posture can require some real determination and persistence - but like...

What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

 Stem cells are a very unique group of cells in our body that have the ability to multiply into new stem cells, or form specialised cells with specific functions. The cells divide to form more cells, called daughter cells, or become specialised cells - such as heart...

What Causes Arthritis In The Spine?

What Causes Arthritis In The Spine?

  We do see patients quite regularly at the clinic with arthritis in their spine, we even see cases where the 25 year old patient has the same objective degree of damage as the 65 year old patient. In both cases, it’s usually the case that they have been told by their...

When Should You Have Surgery For Back Pain?

When Should You Have Surgery For Back Pain?

If you have back or neck pain, when is it right to have surgical intervention? This is a difficult question, but it’s something we hear regularly at the clinic, read on to find out our expert opinion.

What Is Sacroiliac Joint Pain?

What Is Sacroiliac Joint Pain?

Have you been given a diagnosis of sacroiliac joint dysfunction? In our experience of treating patients, there are very few cases where the patient has true sacroiliac dysfunction. This is because the joint cannot be moved in isolation, only with the involvement of other joints and muscles.

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How Can Spinal Decompression Help A Herniated Disc?

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

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?

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?

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 elite level powerlifter it might just help you to lift that bit extra weight and win a competition. The second benefit, is they’re generally a very good way to get a herniated disc quickly – especially in your lower back. We’re going to go into depth in this article as to why they can be very bad for your back, and what you should be doing instead.

Review for Lower Back Brace

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?

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

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 careful than others, including squats – can you do them and what are some tips for getting the best out of your squats? It’s probably inadvisable to do a set of squats if you have a back injury like a bulging disc, especially if it’s causing you radiating symptoms into your legs.

Can You Deadlift With A Bad Back?

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 that routine, you may want to start rethinking doing this exercise if you’ve got a serious back injury like a slipped, herniated or bulging disc, especially if it’s actively acute and causing you a problem. That’s not to say you won’t ever be able to do these exercises again, we’ll get to that, and there is always some kind of exercise you can do even with these conditions.

What is a trapped nerve?

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

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

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:...

When Is Back Pain An Emergency?

When Is Back Pain An Emergency?

Seeking help for back pain can be a daunting prospect; whether you’re a long-term sufferer or it’s a relatively new experience for you. It’s likely that your first port of call will be your GP, or if you’ve seen a specialist in the past perhaps your first thought is a local osteopath or chiropractor, but how do you know when your back pain has become a medical emergency?

Before You Buy A Mattress For Back Pain

Before You Buy A Mattress For Back Pain

We very often find patients can ask us what mattress we think would be good for their back pain, or who specifically call us looking for advice on a mattress to buy. If you’re suffering with back pain, enough to contemplate spending a lot of money on a mattress, you...

Before You Buy A Pillow For Neck Pain

Before You Buy A Pillow For Neck Pain

If you’re suffering with neck pain, you might feel like the pain is generally worse in the morning or throughout the day. This may have you believe that your current pillow is to blame, but if you’re having neck pain chances are you’re more likely to be aggravating it...

Do Back Braces For Posture Work?

Do Back Braces For Posture Work?

  Posture supports have become increasingly popular nowadays as they allow the user to hold correct posture at all times, with very little effort. With poor posture becoming more and more prevalent amongst younger people, this leads to back and neck conditions,...

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