Headaches from the Neck! Headaches can have many causes but one such cause is a headache caused by the neck, known as a cervicogenic headache.  The pain from these types of  headache originate in the neck (cervical spine) and then can spread to the base of the skull, side of the head and even aroundContinue reading “Headaches”

Do your homework!

Most Osteopaths will be keen to give you some exercise “homework”, usually in the form of very simple exercises, stretches, hot & cold, simple lifestyle changes etc. This homework is for your benefit not ours; however most of us openly admit not following 100% the prescription. The most common reason being lack of time. We are all busy and nowadaysContinue reading “Do your homework!”

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder commonly affects people aged between 40 – 65 years old and it is more common in women. This condition can affect either should, however it is usually the non-dominant shoulder. This condition is caused when the flexible tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint become inflamed and thickened. The inflammation and thickening of theContinue reading “Frozen Shoulder”

What medicine should I be using for my back or neck pain?

A large proportion of us do not use medication correctly for musculo-skeletal pain with a large proportion of deaths a year, in the UK, related to non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is important that we improve our knowledge of what drugs are safe to take since self medication is epidemic and over the counterContinue reading “What medicine should I be using for my back or neck pain?”