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Acupuncture for joint pain 

Some causes and effects of joint problems Lots of people experience joint pain, otherwise known as arthralgia, through damage caused by illness, injury or infection and this can interfere with their ability to move without restriction. Many different health conditions can lead to inflamed and painful joints, such as osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, gout and…

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Understanding acupuncture

Most people have an idea that acupuncture involves needles, but beyond that, much of it seems to be wrapped in mystery and ideas of yin and yang. So what is it, and how does it help, and will you benefit from it?

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Can acupuncture help you?

Most people have an idea that acupuncture involves needles, but beyond that, much of it seems to be wrapped in mystery and ideas of yin and yang. So what is it, and how does it help, and will you benefit from it?

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Prevention, not cure

How many New Year’s resolutions of getting fitter and healthier have already fallen by the wayside? Not necessarily because of willpower – but because of injury?   At a time when gym memberships explode – it is estimated that 70% of the people who join don’t go after 1 month. What’s the reason? 0 –…

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Prevention, not cure

How many New Year’s resolutions of getting fitter and healthier have already fallen by the wayside? Not necessarily because of willpower – but because of injury?   At a time when gym memberships explode – it is estimated that 70% of the people who join don’t go after 1 month. What’s the reason? 0 –…

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Do you sit at a desk all day?

The pain of being an office worker   All jobs come with their different challenges. And whatever your job may be, it’s likely that it places demands on you that you weren’t evolved to perform.   These days office workers work harder than ever before and in environments that, frankly, don’t really suit you. You’re…

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Do something about pain

Doing nothing…

  This is a pretty common reaction to pain that comes and goes over the months and years. Especially amongst men! It still surprises me after many years in clinic to hear that people have put up with back and neck pain over long periods of time. But it’s understandable.   You get used to…

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Need information and advice? Then talk to us

Most people will spend time chatting to their friends or family about the pain they’re experiencing. Talking to friends and family about their back or neck pain is the way most people find their way to an osteopath. But why are they talking to their friends and family about their pain in the first place?…

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Back Pain

Seen your GP re back pain?

So, after taking tablets and hitting Google (see our previous blogs on what people do when they have back pain) you may go and see your GP.  We have fantastic GPs and NHS physios in the Mid Sussex area but the system’s under strain.  Unfortunately what we regularly hear in Clinic is that people struggle…

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Are tablets easing your pain?

Are painkillers and anti inflammatories your main way of dealing with pain? You don’t need an osteopath to tell you that this isn’t the best approach to dealing with chronic pain but, in the absence of any other answers, they can help. And after all, they don’t break the bank. But, the pain relief is…

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Dr Google

If you struggle with any kind of pain then you’ve probably spend a fair amount of time on the internet. You may be searching for information about the cause of your pain, ways of curing and managing it. You may be searching for others out there with similar symptoms who have found the answer. The…

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Pain is important!

You probably don’t often think about “why” your body reacts in a certain way such as causing you aches and pains. But pain is necessary for your survival. If you didn’t feel pain you’d be at risk of suffering injuries which could be life threatening which you might never notice! There are people who are…

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