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The Cheltenham Back Pain Clinic

The Cheltenham Back Pain Clinic. This was the name I decided on putting in the A frame road side outside Cameron-Mitchell Osteopaths new home on St.Margaret's Terrace. Does what it says on the tin as the old advert goes. It seems pretty clear that if you have a back...

Pinched Nerves

Trapped Nerves How many times have you heard somebody say that they have a pinched nerve in their back or a trapped nerve giving them pain in their neck? The language and imagery of pinching somebody or trapping fingers ina door certainly creates a strong sense of...

Back Pain Myths #3

The back is designed to bend and move. What is perfect posture? Shoulders back chest out? Straight spine? Scapulas flush against the thorax? Pelvis level? Stick your bum out or is it in? Flat tummy? But what about my diaphragmatic breathing? To sit in my car i find it...

Back Pain Myths #2

The back is not as vulnerable as you may think. As discussed previously fear is hugely disabling for the individual. Through this guarding ,avoidance and compensatory movements can occur. It is this protective movement that can create the impression that something is...

Back Pain Myths #1

Scans for Back Pain can be harmful and a rarely needed. Many people believe that the cause of their back pain will be quickly identified by imaging, e.g. an x-ray or an MRI scan. However multiple pieces of research now show us that scans only truly have value when...