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The brain is incredible, it processes a huge amount of information whether we’re awake or asleep. It constantly takes in information, decides what it means and then how to react. This process never stops and it’s always changing. Left to its own devices it’s pretty fool proof, but interfering with it can lead to pain. […]

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There are many opinions on how to prevent back pain and what to do when we have it. A huge industry has developed around back pain, selling treatments and products, promising to prevent or cure it. Most of this has no research backing, so success is more about luck than judgement. The costs of treating […]

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Paul, a 54-year-old keen runner, developed knee pain when out running one day. He could not remember any event to explain the pain. He stopped running because he thought he was injured and would damage it further if he continued. He reduced his activity significantly, lost his fitness and felt his mood deteriorate. On discussion […]

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A 53-year-old female office worker developed lower and mid back pain six months ago after an increase in working hours with deadlines to meet. She could sit for five minutes before the pain started and it worsened through the day. She was perch sitting, maintaining an upright rigid spine with very tense back muscles. When […]

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