Health warning as lockdown back pain on the rise

Women with back pain on the phone

A ‘perfect storm’ for back trouble is brewing. Home-working conditions and the impact of lockdown restrictions have led to a big rise in the number of people suffering from pain. They are seeing a big increase in people with neck pain, headaches, pain between the shoulder blades, pain down the arms, and lower back trouble.…

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Yate talks lower back pain

pain locations

Your lower back is perfectly engineered to provide strength, support and flexibility to your upper body. It’s no wonder it’s so sensitive to pain and injury from everyday life.  Back pain is one of the most common and debilitating conditions people face and could be sourced from several causes, as well as range in severity.…

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Headaches and Migraines – Yate Clinic

Headaches and Migraines

Migraines are the third most common disease in the world, currently ranked 7th as the most disabling disease.  Anything from bright screens, loud music or lack of food and water can all be triggers for one of these uncomfortable aches. They are so common that most people just accept them as a part of their…

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Our Nailsea Clinic Discusses Arthritis

elbow bones injury

Arthritis is a very common condition in the UK, affecting millions of people each year. It’s a debilitating condition that causes swelling and pain in the joints. People who suffer from arthritis often struggle with mobility and find that the condition severely impacts their lifestyle. Although arthritis is a common condition, it is sometimes not…

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Nailsea Clinic: Get Better with Bands

sporty woman doing different exercises with resistance band

Resistance bands are an excellent piece of equipment to aid aches and pains or after an injury. The band helps add resistance to your motions, improving both your strength and flexibility without undue stress on the joints. They allow you to focus and work on specific parts of the body, potentially speeding up the process…

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40% of people will suffer with sciatica in their lifetime, but how can you avoid being one of them?

senior with Sciatica pain

Sciatica is a term many people are familiar with as up to 40% of people will experience it in their lifetime (NICE 2016). But what exactly is sciatica, what causes it and how can you prevent becoming one of them? Dr Pippa Seaton from our Clevedon Clinic and Dr Matt Newman from our Nailsea clinic discuss. Sciatica symptoms Typically, the pain associated…

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What’s the difference between Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Osteopathy?

Chiropractor helping patient

Who actually knows how to describe what a Chiropractor does? How are they different from Physiotherapists? What about an Osteopath? Have you ever even heard of a Naturopath? There are so many manual and complementary therapies out there that it can be hard at times to wrap your head around the differences between them all.…

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Arthritis and joint pain – how chiropractic can help

women with joint pain

If you’re one of the 350 million people worldwide affected by arthritis, you’ll know that it causes painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Arthritis can affect both young and elderly people. The most common form, osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative joint disease), is usually caused by repetitive trauma of the joint and is more…

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Is clicking your own neck & back safe?

women clicking her neck

Imagine you’re sitting at a computer and your neck feels stiff, so you roll your head around, causing that satisfying popping sound in your neck. Or your back is sore, so you press your hands against your spine, leaning backwards till you hear a pop. Aah – instant relief! Everyone does it – but is…

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Driving without pain

Driving without pain

Increasingly more patients complain of back pain caused by car journeys. Many people experience neck or low back stiffness after driving. This can cause aches and pains that you may find hard to budge in the future. Across the UK, drivers spent 30 hours on average in delays each year. Modern life involves spending so…

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