Back Pain + Neck Pain

Browse through our collection of blog posts on the topic of back and neck pain, written by our osteopaths here at Balanced Osteopathy. We do our best to collate the research with our clinical experience to give you useful advice to start implementing into your life or your training today.

March 23, 2020

Today's blog post is for all of you that are currently working from home due to self isolating and social distancing during the coronavirus/ covid 19 pandemic. I'll be going over some strength exercises going forward but right now, let's focus on a few simple exercises you can do to help with shoulders, neck or upper back tension you may be feeling from working at an unusual set up at home.

1) Anterior scalenes stretch - the sc...

March 5, 2020

You may be visiting this blog post because you're in pain and want to understand more about it, or because your health care professional has discussed pain with you and you want to further your understanding. This blog post will break down what pain is, what influences it and what you can do about it in a way that hopefully you, the person in pain, can understand.

What is pain?

Pain is a protector of the body. An alarm system of...

June 12, 2017

An anterior pelvic tilt has long been attributed to numerous injuries, namely lower back pain but also various hip and groin injuries, knee injuries etc. Now whilst it's true that some injuries can be maintained by an excessive anterior pelvic tilt, I think it's gotten a lot of bad press and I often have people come to see me in the clinic fretting about their pelvic tilt. So I'm going to clarify a few things - what is it, to...

October 17, 2016

Lower back pain is definitely one of the more common things I see in clinic. Often a big part of resolving lower back pain is figuring out what things in peoples' day to day lives are aggravating and maintaining their pain. Now of course everyone is different and there is no one size fits all solution.. we don't all have the same body, we don't all do the same things with our body, we don't all have back pain in the same place...

April 13, 2015

 

 

Our bodies are not designed for a sedentary lifestyle, and they certainly weren't designed for sitting at a desk 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (probably more if you work in the city!) Headaches, back pain, RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome are all examples of musculoskeletal disorders that can often be attributed to prolonged periods of working at the computer.

 

These commonplace injuries aren't just a pain for you, t...

March 19, 2015

Sciatica is one of those terms that gets thrown around alot, often without people knowing exactly what it is. Strictly speaking, sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve that runs down the back of the leg, all the way to the toe. This huge nerve can be irritated as the nerve roots exit the lower back (lumbar spine), or the nerve can be irritated anywhere along its course through the leg e.g. piriformis syndrome. 

Sciatic ner...

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