TalkBack Editorials and Articles With Covid-19 likely to linger for some time yet, Prof. Frances Williams from King’s College London and her team, explain how the pandemic has affected rates of low back pain and discuss whether patients with long Covid may be more susceptible to chronic low back pain.
TalkBack Editorials and Articles Now legalised and increasingly available, cannabis medicines may offer pain management alternatives for those who are struggling with long-term back and spinal pain. Senior consultant in pain medicine, DR ANTHONY ORDMAN, discusses recent developments and the changing regulatory environment.
TalkBack Editorials and Articles Chronic pain populations can be disproportionately impacted by public health restrictions during a pandemic. Consequently, it is important to maintain access to essential non-urgent support services during periods of lockdown in order to preserve wellbeing in this population, a new study recommends.
TalkBack Editorials and Articles University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust was a winner in this year’s British Society for Rheumatology Best Practice Awards, achieving recognition for an innovative project to help empower osteoporosis patients and drive down the number of hip and spine fractures.
TalkBack Editorials and Articles Nurses have long been seen as vulnerable to developing back pain. In fact, in 1995 the prevalence in nurses of back pain was 14.7% compared with 11.5% in age-matched controls, according to the study Epidemiological aspects of back pain.
TalkBack Editorials and Articles As many as 57% of older adults said their back pain had not improved in the five years after initially presenting to their general practitioner, a new international study shows.
TalkBack Editorials and Articles More than 70% of chiropractors have treated patients with injuries linked to sedentary lifestyle habits, such as screen time (78%), commuting (88%) and sitting for too long (93%). Technology has been found to have the biggest growing impact on people’s back health, according to a recent survey by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).
TalkBack Editorials and Articles Golf is a favourite pastime for many across the nation. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the sport, it’s important to check your swing to avoid unnecessary injury, says the British Chiropractic Association.
TalkBack Editorials and Articles It’s notoriously difficult for adults to get comfortable while working at low heights with young children. Trying to reconcile the demands of learning and the health needs of teaching staff during the school day is a challenge. Lorna Taylor, physiotherapist and director at the consultancy Jolly Back, offers some helpful tips...
TalkBack Editorials and Articles One third of Britons have taken at least one day off work due to back or neck pain in the past year, resulting in 12 days off work on average, new consumer research reveals.