Increasing numbers of school children are reporting spinal pain in clinical practice. Sometimes this can go unnoticed or may be overlooked until it is too late. One of the major causes of back pain in younger age groups is carrying excessive loads to and from school in an ill-fitted or inappropriate school backpack. Recent research […]
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Tiger Woods has just pulled out of a golf tournament due to back pain. Golfers are susceptible to these kinds of problems so, whether an old hand or new to the sport, the British Chiropractic Association has some top tips to help golfers with a pain-free swing. Having just one joint or muscle out of […]
Research shows people don’t make the link between back pain suffered at night and their beds. New research from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and Sealy beds reveals that neck or back pain has prevented nearly half (48%) of people from sleeping. The research indicates that people are not making the link between their pain […]
The ‘bad back’ is a global phenomenon The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) joins calls to prioritise the treatment of musculoskeletal problems in wake of new global study. In a landmark and comprehensive study of the worldwide impact of diseases (Global Burden of Disease Study 2012) published in the Lancet on 15th December, musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, […]
As a nation, we love our gardens and spend a considerable amount of time and money on them. As we rush to get those jobs in the garden done, there is a risk that gardeners may injure themselves. What everyone wants is to be fit and healthy enough to actually enjoy sitting in their garden […]
According to a recent research report published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood which looked to investigate whether backpack weight is associated with back pain in children, 50% of children carrying heavy back packs had a higher risk of back pain. The issue of protecting children’s backs from heavy bags in not a new […]