Hot or cold?

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Have you been using a hot water bottle on the area of pain? That’s a very natural thing to do and heat is very soothing – but is it good for you?

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Santa’s sacks

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

At a time when so many of my patients have already made their Christmas cakes and I am still wondering what happened to spring I thought it would be a good time to talk about those heavy carrier bags and what they have to do with neck and back pain.

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Our reaction to pain is very natural – we don’t want to feel it or struggle with its debilitating affect on everyday life. For anyone suffering a serious illness, recovering from surgery, physical trauma or chronic illness etc., pain relief medication is a godsend. But what about musculoskeletal pain? There are more than 200 musculoskeletal conditions which account for 30% of GP consultations, in England..

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