Lower Back Pain

Why I'm Grateful to Scoliosis

Naomi Cooper | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Cooper

When I was 12 I was diagnosed with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. As it continued to worsen, I was sent to a specialist at Guy's Hospital in London and after what seemed like hours of bending over in my knickers and a flimsy hospital gown, surrounded by medical students, the doctor sat me down to discuss my options.

Alexander Technique Exercise, It's as Easy as Lying Down!

Adrian Farrell | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Farrell

It's common to lie like this during an Alexander lesson, whilst a teacher works with you to help you release tension, but it's also just great thing to do for yourself between lessons and as an ongoing practice. And if someone starts to bother you whilst you're doing it, point out to them that you're busy, doctors orders!

Use Your Head! How to Reduce Your Back Pain at Work

Adrian Farrell | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Farrell

Good posture isn't something you do, it's the by-product of not pulling yourself out of natural balance/alignment. It is bad posture that is caused by doing. Evolution has left us with postural reflexes that work just fine if we don't interfere with them. But why do you pull ourselves away from poise and ease?

The Logical Solution for Your Work Related Back Pain and R.S.I.

Adrian Farrell | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Farrell

Going to the osteopath to fix your pain is like rebooting your computer instead of reinstalling the software. Better still, the Alexander Technique allows you to rewrite the software altogether.

Twelve Things I've Learned About Having a Bad Back

Jody Thompson | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

I've had people I've dated, asking (as a first question after the topic has come up) in a panicked manner: "But you can still have sex, right?!" Yes, I can, but seeing as that is the first thing you thought to ask, NOT WITH YOU.

Why Using Paracetamol To Ease Your Back Pain Is All Wrong

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Millions of people who have been using paracetamol to ease their lower back pain may have been better off not taking anything at all, a study has foun...

10 Everyday Things That Are Giving You Back Pain

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Back pain sure is annoying - research has shown that sex, housework and driving are among the key activities prohibited when back pain strikes. Tha...

The Top Three Things Back Pain Prevents Us From Doing

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly half of Britain is contending with back pain and those pesky aches are having a big impact on our everyday lives. A recent survey of 2056...

Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Physical Pain by 90 Percent, Week Two of Our Course Shows You How

Danny Penman Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Penman Ph.D.

Pain creates tension in the body, which feeds back into the brain, which responds by turning up the 'volume' on its pain amplifiers, creating even more suffering.

Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering by 90 percent? This Three Week Course Shows You How To Begin.

Danny Penman Ph.D. | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Penman Ph.D.

Imaging studies show that mindfulness soothes the brain patterns underlying pain and, over time, these changes take root and alter the structure of the brain itself, so that patients no longer feel pain with the same intensity. Many say that they barely notice it at all.

Back Pain: Don't Suffer in Silence

Cabella Lowe | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Cabella Lowe

As a physiotherapist I know it's never too late to start looking after your back, and you only need make small adjustments to reap the benefits.

Back Pain Epidemic: Why Young Sedentary Brits Are Feeling The Ache

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Young adults are paying the price for spending hours slumped in front of the television, it was suggested, after research found that a third of 16 to ...

The Cure for Economic Pain is Pain Itself

Sean McDougall | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sean McDougall

Across Europe, 500 million working days are lost each year as a result of chronic pain. The economic effect is equivalent to paying half the working population of Portugal to sit at home doing nothing, while asking the rest to make up the difference via impossibly inflated sales targets.