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New research finds that many back-pain patients aren’t receiving the care they need

The Lancet have published a series of papers on low back pain, calling on medical professionals worldwide to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments to patients. The research states that people with low back pain are being harmed, not helped, with an over-reliance on scans, surgeries and opioid prescriptions to treat a problem that could be more effectively addressed with self-management and less-invasive physical and psychological therapies. Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world, effecting more than 540 million people.  Disability caused by low back pain has risen by more than 50% since 1990.… Read more ›

Back off: how to cure the commuter’s curse

This interesting article with reference to osteopathy, looks at the posture of commuters in London: https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/back-off-how-to-cure-the-commuters-curse-a3748611.html  

Common back pain myths

Osteopath Anna Roberts, takes a closer look at some of the common myths around back pain, find out more below: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/familyhealth/common-back-pain-myths-you-need-to-stop-believing/ar-AAmjJJl

Text Neck: How looking down can strain your neck

iO Immediate Past President Robin Lansman speaks to The Sun about mobile phone usage and how spending hours a day looking down at a screen can have a detrimental effect on your health. https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/5435529/mobile-phones-blamed-for-rash-of-headaches-and-neck-pain/