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Pain, it can last seconds or a lifetime. It is essential for our survival and protects and alerts us to danger. Why do we feel it so differently? Do the differences lie in our DNA or in our brain? Pain and Genetics There are hundreds of genes involved in our pain mechanisms. Cambridge University have…(Read More)

Facts about Sciatica


The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in our body, it leaves our spine in our lower back and runs through our bottom and down our legs.  It  supply’s our legs with movement and sensation.  The nerve can become irritated when it leave the spine this causes leg pain that is referred to as…(Read More)

Back and neck pain in school children is increasing. It can be caused by heavy and poorly packed school bags, poor posture, inactivity or the wrong activities and ill-fitting classroom furniture placing strain on children’s spines. How to care for children’s spines Children should not carry more than 10 per cent of…(Read More)

Back Pain Myths


There is an overwhelming amount of information about back pain. To help you wade through the do’s and don’ts we are going to demystify the myths and put right some of the assumptions. 1st Myth: Is back pain short lived? There are lot of research studies revealing that 50% of those who experience…(Read More)

One of the most common injuries we see at the clinic is tennis elbow. It’s important to learn how to deal with injuries and pain but it’s just as important to know how to protect yourself from getting injured. According to researcher H. William Gruchow it is estimated that one-half of all…(Read More)

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