From the Atlas vertebrae connecting the spine to the skull, to the tiny coccyx bone at the base of the lower back, the spine is one of the most complex structures in the human body. Named “Atlas” after the mythical Greek Titan, burdened with carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, this vertebra allows […]
Poor posture is a global problem that’s only getting worse. As the world continues to become more sedentary and society more “electronic”, health issues relating to bad posture are inevitable unless conscious action is taken. The good news is that almost everyone can avoid the problems of poor posture. Ensuring children form good habits regarding […]
World Spine Day is dedicated to shining a spotlight on the backbone of our health. Our spine is quite literally a central core to our well being. If you’ve ever had any back pain, you’ll know how immobilising and painful it can be. Our sedentary life-style does very little to help our posture and improve […]
A recent study by the BMJ has focused on the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique and it’s ability to significantly help people suffering from back pain.
Since the first modern, patient-wearable TENS machine was patented in the United States in 1974, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation has been a hugely popular way of reducing pain in a variety of circumstances. Yet, although the concept seems relatively new, the idea of using electrical stimulation to control pain has actually been around for at […]
Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, recently hit international news headlines after being admitted to hospital with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (acute pregnancy sickness). Whilst not the way the couple were intending to announce the news that they are expecting, it has raised awareness of this debilitating condition and other pregnancy health issues. We spoke […]
Back Pain is something that affects millions of Americans every year and low back pain accounts for a fifth of all visits to a physician in the U.S. Whilst numerous issues can cause back pain, as our population becomes heavier, it is more important than ever to reduce the strain we put on our backs.
Urban legend has it that kids carrying heavy backpacks to one side will develop scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Whilst there is no connection to backpacks and scoliosis, it is a condition that affects 2-3% of the US population. Scoliosis is a three dimensional deformity of the spine. Remember those school physicals where the Nurse […]