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Back Pain and Butterfingers

Here's an idea for understanding cause and effect in the chaotic world of back pain.

Imagine you're with someone in a space with obstacles. A gym, a shop or perhaps a house. Your companion is holding something, but they keep dropping it. Each time they drop it, it lands...

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Do you know what you're doing?

A common conception of injuries such as back pain is that there are exercises or stretches that can be done to help stimulate or speed up recovery.

The expectation from many patients is that a therapist will tell them what's wrong with them, and subsequently give them exercises to...

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Mind your movement

We all know the importance of keeping active in the fight against back pain.

Regular exercise should keep up healthy, not just preventing mechanical issues such as back pain, but also helping to reduce the likelihood of conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. It also contributes to a...

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The Bad Back Club

Toby was treating a patient recently who he has known on and off for a few years. The patient works in construction, nowadays supervising projects, no longer on the tools.

He was on-site that morning and told Toby that he had seen a younger chippy struggling with his back. He asked him if...

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Positives in this new world?

We currently appear, at the time of writing, to be little nearer to a workable solution to this troublesome virus.

As we reflect on how the world is changing, however, we have come to appreciate a couple of things that we at BackPain.online believe will fundamentally benefit medicine for the...

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Gloria's Story

Before the birth of BackPain.online, Graeme and Toby were working alongside each other in the clinic.  

Graeme told Toby he had a new patient heading in. One of Gloria’s referrals. 

Toby looked confused. 

“Did I not tell you about Gloria?” asked Graeme. ...

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What can you trust online?

An interesting piece of research about the information that back pain advice patients go looking for online was published recently. 

It’s understandable in this modern day that people look online for information and advice when they’re in pain. They want to know what’s...

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5 Pointers for beating back pain you may not have thought of

Back pain is a chaotic battlefield, and while our strategy at BackPain.online is always to help people get better, there are a variety of tactics available to us. Some are well-known, and others less so. Perhaps you’ve heard of them, but aren’t quite sure what to do?

Here are 5...

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Common mistakes you’re making that cause lower back pain

Let’s face it, most people take an absence of back pain for granted. It’s only when pain starts to develop that they notice how it impacts them! 

All too often, patients come to the clinic promising that they will never again make fun of anyone else who complains of back...

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Return of the Mack: How to stay injury-free when returning to the gym

At last, gyms are re-opening! Whilst I’m sure a number of you have ‘got by’ with a selection of home exercises, nothing beats professional gym equipment and that special environment that encourages you to do just that little bit more. I for one, can’t wait.

A couple of...

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Get relief from back pain after golf

It’s great to get outdoors, see friends, tee off and hit a good score, but not when back pain strikes!

Golf is a great way to keep fit and active, but it sometimes causes back pain despite your best efforts. Hitting the ball too hard, striking objects by mistake, fatigue setting in by the...

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Beating Back Pain in 3 Steps

Back pain is a huge topic that affects many people.

At one end of the spectrum, there are minor irritations such as a pulled muscle. At the other end, there are injuries that can threaten your ability to do even the most basic of tasks.

In all this chaos and noise, a simple overview can help.

Let...

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