Category Archives: Chronic low back pain

28Sep/14

Fibromyalgia in women | #fibromyalgia

I see many women suffering with fibromyalgia. I also see many women who have widespread aches and pains, frequently without an injury, but rather a gradual increase in pain across the body. This maybe fibromyalgia, butRead More…

30Jul/14

When is a door not a door? When it’s a jar – a perspective on back pain

This old joke springs to mind when I think about back pain. We can think simply about a door and create an image of how it appears but in fact a door consists of at leastRead More…

28Mar/14

Relieving low back pain — keeping it simple but effective

Back pain is very common and most people will experience it. Many reasons are given for back pain, usually blaming the discs (they are not discs but rather amazing structures that work with the vertebrae toRead More…

31Jan/14

5 reasons why I use manual therapy for cases of persisting pain

Some will argue that manual therapy — joint and/or soft tissue techniques — has no role in chronic pain. I disagree. Why? (In no particular order) 1. Touch is normal and it is something that weRead More…

13Jan/14

MRI for back pain – does the report content affect the management?

MRI for back pain –> Lumbar MR Imaging and Reporting Epidemiology: Do Epidemiologic Data in Reports Affect Clinical Management? This is the question posed by the authors of this recent study, seeking to determine whether addingRead More…

09Jan/14

PoTS — Postural tachycardia syndrome

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome The autonomic dysfunction that manifests as PoTS is poorly understood yet can cause alarming and distressing symptoms that hugely impact upon an individual’s quality of life. The experience of PoTS includes dizziness, palpitations andRead More…