Burton YMCA is my business charity of the year and on Saturday, 11 November myself and fellow local business men and women, known as the “Sleepout Sistas and Mistas” swapped our nice, comfy, warm beds for a cardboard box, on the concrete, out in the cold to raise money and awareness. Read More
Although this affects everyone, at this time of year I do see an increase in treating our younger generation as they start to study hard for end of year/school exams. Most of them complain about upper back, neck and shoulder pain and from their consultations I find that most of their revision is done sat on their beds, or on the floor hunched over a laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
I was reading this morning about the BBC’s report last week that “half of women and 43% of men are now regularly taking prescription drugs, accordingly to the comprehensive Health Survey for England”. This equates to a cost in excess of £15bn per year to the NHS and some of these drugs it was reported don’t even touch the pain that they were prescribed for in the first place.
Do you suffer from a pain in the butt that radiates down the back of your leg? Been told you have “Sciatica”?
Well we have truly moved into autumn, and although it is unusually warm for this time of year, the days are shortening and the usual traits of dark mornings and nights have been with us for a few weeks now.
The majority of people that I treat suffer from acute or chronic muscular pain. Most are unsure as to the cause of their pain and surprisingly they have been suffering with it for weeks, months, even years! It could be down to posture, a job with lots of repetitive movement, such as a painter and decorator, long hours spent at a desk or behind the wheel of the car, but there could also be another less obvious underlying reason.