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Keeping your young athlete happy and healthy

Taking part in sports and recreational activities is an important part of a healthy, physically active lifestyle for kids. But injuries can, and do, occur. Thankfully, there are steps that parents can take to help make sure their children stay safe on th…
Football is generally a safe and effective exercise. Nonetheless injuries often occur, even ones we don’t expect. With recent headlines describing footballers developing dement… https://notjustbacks.com/blog/2017/02/keeping-your-young-athlete-happy-and-healthy/

The truth about sciatica…

Our longest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve travels from the lower back and buttocks into the legs. It is very common for people to have problems with the sciatic nerve, including sciatica. However, many people are unaware and misinformed as to what …
Our longest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve travels from the lower back and buttocks into the legs. It is very common for people to have problems with the sciatic nerve, incl… https://notjustbacks.com/blog/2017/02/truth-about-sciatica/

A little of what you fancy does you good… if done right!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought that now is as good a time as any to talk about a subject that many of our patients find themselves too embarrassed to talk about…
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, which means love is in the air and things tend to get a little more hot and heavy in the bedroom… It’s also that time of year where we see an… https://notjustbacks.com/blog/2017/02/little-what-you-fancy-does-you-good-if-done-right/

Why do some suffer back pain during pregnancy and other don’t?

Lower back pain affects a high proportion of expectant mums. The extra weight of your baby leads to additional strain on the back and the discomfort can affect not just how you stand, but walking, sitting and even lying down.
One of the most common presenting complaints in pregnant women is lower back and pelvic pain in one form or another. In fact two thirds of women suffer from these during pregna… https://notjustbacks.com/blog/2017/02/why-do-some-suffer-back-pain-during-pregnancy-and-other-dont/