chronic

Do you need a spinal check?

Many Health clinics are pushing a promotion of "FREE SPINE CHECKS". However, if you don't have back pain this might cause more of an issue than its cost is worth - research has shown it may even increase your likelihood to experience back pain. So, we thought we'd put together a little list of facts you should know about your back so you can be better informed in regards to preventing back pain;

5 things you’ve been told that are causing your back pain that probably aren’t!

Suffering from low back pain can be debilitating and often we have conflicting advice from health practitioners. There is no one way to skin a cat but there are a few common findings that are often irrelevant. This will help in addressing some of these common findings and provoke some thinking behind your findings.

Pain Series Part 3: 9 Rules of Managing Chronic Pain

If you’ve read part 1 and part 2 hopefully you are feeling more positive and motivated about moving forward. It’s important to keep in mind that it is normal to have exacerbation and it is a part of the process – in fact, it is one of the most important parts to move forward. The following 9 rules will help you plan and decrease the duration and intensity of the exacerbation.

Pain Series Part 2: Understanding your Pain

In part 2 we talk about Wendy, a client suffering from years of chronic pain and my experience as a clinician helping her to understand her pain and begining to move forward. A good read if you feel you suffer from persistent pain.

Pain Series Part 1: Suffering from long term pain? The key is understanding it!

Chronic Pain costs our country more than a billion dollars a year, more than cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease combined! But what is chronic pain?

The first video is an easy to follow video about chronic pain. It helps you understand what current research has been saying about chronic pain - that it's not a joint or muscle problem, rather a 're-wiring' of the brain perception of itself. In other words, the brain has become more sensitive than before. The second video is an entertaining TED talk by Lorimer Moseley, a world leader in chronic pain treatment and research.