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Lateral stenosis – what is it?

Spinal stenosis is condition in which the bone channel that carries the spinal nerves narrows. In most patients it is a degenerative condition, though it can be congenital, which is why it’s most commonly found in older people – generally above the age of…
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Spinal stenosis – can osteopathy and exercise help?

While it is better to try and keep your spine healthy through your younger years to prevent spinal stenosis from occurring, once we reach the age of 60, it is considered normal to find degeneration in both the discs and the spine – much like those grey ha…
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The ageing back – what is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is condition in which the bone channel that carries the spinal nerves narrows. In most patients it is a degenerative condition, though it can be congenital, which is why it’s most commonly found in older people – generally above the age of…
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Time to get motivated!

As an osteopathic clinic we regularly try to motivate our patients to improve their health to encourage healing and better function of the body. This can be through exercise, diet, weight loss or just allowing more time for oneself.
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Preventing Teenage Back Pain

Did you know that back pain in teenagers is on the rise? Most people who enter our practice complain of back pain, but a growing number of our patients are teenagers with bad backs.
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Hot or cold? Yes or no?

There is an enormous amount of confusion around the use of heat or ice to help with different kinds of pain. Thankfully, it’s really quite simple for most people in most situations.
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Top Five Things To Bear In Mind When Looking After Your Back

Back pain can affect people of all ages. The best advice for everyone, whatever their age, is to keep fit, active and eat well. The longer pain is left untreated, the longer it will take to recover.
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Health Complaints you shouldn’t ignore

At times we’re all guilty of dismissing aches and pains, simply hoping they’ll go away on their own. However, it’s important to recognise when those signs could be pointing toward something more serious.
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5 Everyday Things That May Cause You Spine Pain…

Often creatures of habit, we find ourselves doing the same things day in and day out. One of the main reasons for pain persisting is the development of faulty movement patterns and postures which create repetitive stress on the back.
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Keeping Your Bones Healthy Through Exercise

Everyone can exercise, even those who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, however if you have the condition then you must speak to your GP or osteopath before embarking on any activity, as there are several factors that need to be taken into account.
We have talked a lot about diet so far, so what else can you do to maintain healthy bones? Well, according to the Mayo Clinic, regular exercise can guard against low bone density.… https://notjustbacks.com/blog/2018/07/healthy-bones-exercise/

Healthy bones (continued)…

To avoid osteoporosis, there are several key nutrients you need to supply your body with to make your bones as strong as possible. Before we get to building your diet, you first need to know about the kinds of nutrients your body really needs and which fo…
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Why calcium consumption doesn’t necessarily mean healthy bones

Studies have shown that greater milk consumption during childhood and adolescence contributes to peak bone mass, and is therefore expected to help avoid osteoporosis and bone fractures in later life.
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Osteoporosis: The Causes

Bone mass in humans start declining from the age of 30-35 years old. In some people, the rate of this decline will occur more quickly. Nutritional deficiencies can amplify the process, but genetics are said to have the strongest impact on bone health. Tho…
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It’s officially Osteoporosis Awareness Month

May marks Osteoporosis Month, so it’s a great time to learn more about an important part of our body – our bone health.
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Our guide to treating that post-bank holiday back pain

When you’ve looked forward to that bank holiday weekend for so long, the last thing you want is back pain to ruin it – but the combination of being out of your usual routine, travelling and sleeping in a different bed, can often wreak havoc with your back…
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Sore ribs? It could be costochondritis.

This is an inflammatory condition in which the cartilage and area around the rib cage and sternum is swollen and sore. It can be a frightening pain – especially when it's on the heart side of the breast bone and you feel the accompanying palpitations.
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The thoracic spine and rib strain

In medical terms, the thorax is defined as the area of the body that is located between the abdomen and the neck. Within the thorax are the lungs, the heart, and the first section of the aorta (the largest artery in the body). In simple terms – it’s your …
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Don’t lose that Spring in your step

At the first sign of warmer weather, everyone is anxious to get outside to start or reinvigorate their exercise routine. Whether it’s going on a bike ride, enjoying a nice jog, or simply walking your favourite trails, it is important to ease into your wor…
At the first sign of warmer weather, everyone is anxious to get outside to start or reinvigorate their exercise routine. Whether it’s going on a bike ride, enjoying a nice jog, or… https://notjustbacks.com/blog/2018/031/dont-lose-spring-your-step/

Why our Treatment Packages might be for you…

As you may already know, here at Not Just Backs we have introduced our new series of treatment packages: Limbs, Tricky Spines, Babies and Maintenance.
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A gut feeling: The consequences of not looking after your gut

Think of your gut and the trillions of bacteria inside of it like a car engine performing various functions, for which it requires a regular supply of fuel. The quality of that fuel will determine how well functions are performed and ultimately how well t…
Think of your gut and the trillions of bacteria inside of it like a car engine performing various functions, for which it requires a regular supply of fuel. The quality of that fu… https://notjustbacks.com/blog/2018/031/consequences-not-looking-after-your-gut/

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