Your sciatica is hiding something

Sciatica is pain originating from the sciatic nerve and the pain is felt anywhere from the buttock to the thigh, calf or foot.  Nerve pain can be severe, shooting, burning, electric-shock like and tingling.  It is often aggravated by movement but can be present at rest.  Often our clients describe it as a “hot poker”

Back pain is like the stock market

Over this blog series we have covered the perceptions people have about the causes of back pain, the ways to treat back pain and the misconceptions around the correct diagnosis, advice and prevention of back pain. Back pain can be caused by a number of issues whether it is long term lifestyle or postural problems

Back care awareness – Sleep

Is back pain keeping you awake? Good news!! If you have back pain you can sleep it off. Well…… not quite, but the impact of sleep or the lack of it has a profound effect on preventing back pain, dealing with back pain and recovery from back pain. Anyone who suffers from back pain knows

Do you worry about having a slipped disc?

Scans and ‘slipped’ discs promote unnecessary fear. Don’t fall into their trap.  We often hear people come into clinic and advise us that they’ve been told they have a “slipped disc”. This terminology can cause a lot of fear and it is very misleading. Let me clear this up: Disc’s NEVER move out of place, never “slip”,