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What if sport is causing your back pain? 🤦

Summer’s with us, and it’s looking like time to get out there and be active! And, after all, we all know that regular movement is the best way to keep our bodies fit and pain free. But what if sport is causing your back pain! Let’s look at a few of the most popular activities……

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What should I wear to see an Osteopath?

What’s the term most searched for looking into Osteopathy? Low back pain? Sciatica? Nope. Turns out it’s ‘what should I wear to see an Osteopath’.  High time for a blog on then especially after then receiving an email from a patient asking the very same question ahead of her appointment. Definitely time for a blog!…

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Do you need stretches to do at your desk? Here are our top 5…

With so many now working from home we are regularly recommending stretches to do at your desk. Since the onset of Covid, many people have had to change their working habits and are regularly working from home. Whilst many are now returning to the office, home working is here to stay for many.  If this…

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Can a Sports Massage solve your back pain

Can a Sports Massage solve your Back Pain?

So, can Sports Massage solve your back pain? It’s not just our Osteopaths who can help with your back pain here at Mid Sussex Osteopaths. Our team of Sports Massage therapists also do great work to help people struggling with their backs.So many people struggle with lower back pain at some point in their life…

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Could osteopathy be the answer?

Perhaps you’ve been struggling with discomfort, pain, stiffness or tightness in the back or neck? Perhaps you’ve also been struggling with it on or off for some time:  weeks, months or even years?   Well you’re not alone. This sort of pain is both common and often ongoing, with some days or weeks better than…

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Back and pelvis pain in pregnancy

Back and pelvis pain in pregnancy

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is really common during pregnancy and can come on during any stage, although it’s more common in the third trimester. PGP can be mild to severe pain in the lower back and pelvis/groin area which can also spread to the thigh even as far as the knee. It is typically made…

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How to choose a mattress

We spend up to one third of our lives in bed! So, it’s not surprising that our bed, mattress and pillows can have a significant impact on the state of our physical health! But whereas pillows are often the first thing we change or replace if we’re suffering with aches or pain in our neck…

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Avoid the Pain of Christmas Shopping

So, we’ve had Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Christmas ads are running and the shops are geared up for Christmas. I’ve yet to hear Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ but it’s surely only a matter of time. There’s no escaping it. Christmas shopping is in full swing. The chances are you’ve started. A smug few…

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Is the plank doing you harm?

There’s been a lot made of the ‘core’ and building your core strength in recent year. Most fitness professionals are keen that you work your core area and many fitness activities focus on core strength with exercises such as ‘the plank’.   Unfortunately, the concept of core strength has been largely misinterpreted. The result is…

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What to do about low back pain

Low back pain.   Low back pain is extremely common, with around 80% of us having experienced it at some point. If you’ve not struggled with it yourself, then someone you know will have.   The good news is that it’s rarely very serious, so whilst the pain may be debilitating, it will pass in…

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BackCare Awareness Week

How much weight does your child carry on their shoulders?

In yesterday’s blog, as part of BackCare Awareness Week, we looked at the best type of backpacks for school children. Today, some simple and common sense tips on how to keep the schoolbag suitable for young shoulders.   The first thing to be aware of is the weight of the bag: Guidelines vary but the…

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BackCare Awareness Week 2017: school backpacks

BackCare Awareness this week is being aimed at schoolchildren who are increasingly at risk of back pain. If there’s one time in your life when you should be free of aches and pains you’d think it would be when you’re a kid but 1 in 4 secondary school pupils report regular or daily back pain.…

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