Tips for Avoiding Back Pain

Tips for Avoiding Back Pain

Two thirds of the UK’s population will experience back pain at some stage in their life.  Although it is common it is not normal. Our modern lives often put strains on our backs from prolonged periods of time sitting driving or working. As we age the body starts to lose some of its elasticity and flexibility, particularly in the discs…

Glucosamine, Is it worth taking?

Glucosamine, Is it worth taking?

Patients often ask me if I think taking glucosamine sulphate or chondroitin sulphate will help any joint deterioration or osteoarthritis. I always give the advice of the arthritis research campaign that it is perfectly reasonable to try 1500mg of glocosamine and 1200mg of chondroitin per day for 3 months and try to assess an improvement. Glucosamine is a naturally occurring amino-monosaccharide found in high concentrations as a…

‘Builders Back Pain’ The theme for this years Back Care Awareness Week

Suzanne at Osteopathic Vitality is giving her full support to this year’s National Back Care Awareness Week, which took place from 8th to 12th October. The theme, this year, was “Builder’s Back Pain”. The aim is to raise awareness of the causes and treatments of this debilitating condition. Back pain accounts for half of all chronic pain people suffer and is the…

Pillows – Getting the right neck support

Getting a good night sleep is vital to our over all health and well being. How much sleep and what quality of sleep a patient gets is something I am very interested to know and help with as an osteopath. Pain can cause broken sleep and insomnia as we struggle to find a comfortable position and having not enough sleep can make…