Back Pain: What is it and what to do about it

Low Back pain affects a large number of people and it can be difficult to find clear information on how to manage it. This post aims to provide some clear ways of managing low back pain and details the thinking behind some of the chosen treatment pathways.

How To Avoid Gardening Injuries

As soon as the first warm day hits in spring people head out to start getting their garden in shape ready for the summer. This often leads to injury clinics seeing a sudden increase in low back pain and various joint pain patients. However, these injuries can often be avoided if a few simple changes and considerations are made when people first head out into the garden.

What treatment do I need: Osteopathy, Physiotherapy or Chiropractic?

At the Spine and Sports Injury clinic (SSi) Thanet (covering Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate areas) we often hear the question “what is the difference between Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic?” With each therapy being very varied in how it’s applied, the answer can often be confusing. Going on to identify which therapy you should use can be even more puzzling; but in fact, the answer is very simple.

Why lift correctly and how do I do it?

According to NHS choices one of the biggest causes of low back injury is incorrect lifting technique when performing manual handling. By adopting a better lifting technique the likelihood of low back pain and injury can be reduced.