Treat your migraines with the SEEDS approach

September 1-7 is Migraine Awareness Week The purpose of Migraine Awareness Week is to improve understanding, and reduce stigma attached to this very common disorder. Even though migraine is a complex, neurological disorder, with a genetic basis, we are not...

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Anyone for tennis elbow?

Its Wimbledon week!  And as the repetitive strain of raising yet another spoonful piled high with strawberries and cream started to take effect, I couldn’t help thinking about tennis elbow. (By the way, the term “Tennis Elbow” has been criticised for being...

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Tips for dealing with neck and back pain when driving

With the summer holidays approaching some of us are planning to take the car over to France and drive down for a holiday.  Back or neck pain can make driving miserable and a few people have already come to see me hoping to sort out their problems before...

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Travel: Coping with your back or neck pain.

It's nearly time for the summer holidays!  Are you looking forward to going away but worried how to deal with your back or neck pain?  Its not unusual for people to contact me just before they travel, so I've put together a few ideas that might make life...

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Travel: Avoid hurting yourself

The summer holidays are coming and I hope you are looking forward to a nice break somewhere. Having treated lots of people before or after their holidays, here are a few tips to help you complete your journey without injury.  There are just a few ideas...

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Upper back pain: how to survive sitting at your desk

Chairs are the enemy! And yet many of us spend most of our waking days in them.  So it’s no surprise people often tell me “my upper back aches when I’m sitting” or they get a “pain between my shoulder blades when I’m sitting at my desk”. Normally this is...

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What should you do when your back suddenly “goes”?

Often a patient will say something along the lines of “I just bent down to pick up a piece of paper and my back went”. And it can be really frustrating that a simple, every day action, can suddenly lead to so much pain.  In these cases the one comfort is...

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