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How to relieve acute low back pain (at least until you can get to see us!)

We see a lot of people with acute low back pain in our clinic, in fact low back pain is the most common reason to visit and osteopath.  We have a strong success rate with relieving the symptoms of...

When does pain become an injury? (Or when should I make an appointment with an osteopath?)

We all suffer the odd knock or strain, bumping into things, overdoing exercise or (if you are as old as me) even sneezing or sleeping strangely……Usually the pain will last a few days, a lot of...

Why a slipped disc is not possible...

It is a common occurrence for us to hear a patient say that they ‘had a slipped disc, but my previous osteopath/chiropractor/physio/doctor put it back in for me’.  While we are always happy to...

Why do we ask you so many questions?

If you are receiving this via our newsletter then you must have been to see us for a consultation at some point (if you are reading it on our blog then you may not have had the pleasure yet). ...

Plantar Fasciitis – How to get rid of it if you don’t want surgery

If you have ever had the misfortune to have plantar fasciitis you will know that it can be a pervasive problem in that it affects every activity that involves standing or walking.  Around 80% of...

Could my weight be contributing to my pain?

As part of having an osteopathic consultation usually requires the patient to have the affect bit of their body exposed so the osteopath can examine it, a very common (possibly very British)...

Should I use hot or cold to help with pain (or both…..or neither?)

Don’t fancy reading the whole article?  Our advice is summarised in here;

Cold is best when;

If the pain is recent and/or sharp and/or has some swelling and redness in the area then ice...
What causes 'the click' when I visit an osteopath?

Joint manipulation, or ‘that clicky thing’, is commonly used by osteopaths and is intended to restore movement to joints all over the body (1).  If you have been to see us at Align Body  Clinic,...

And now for the good news!

If you listen to the news these days you could be forgiven for being a bit despondant about 2019.  Somewhere in between world politics, whatever Brexit turns out to be, antibiotic resistance and...

Christmas Anatomy - 'Tis the season to learn about your body!

Did you know that there are several anatomical structures in our bodys that are Christmas themed?  Here's a selection of our favourites.......(some of these may not be entirely factual......) ...

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