Category Archives: Osteopathy

Whiplash study says no benefits from intensive treatment

Intensive whiplash treatment is no better than standard care, a study suggests. The study, in the Lancet looked at the treatment of more than 2,700 people with mild to moderate whiplash. No additional benefits were seen in those who had … Continue reading

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Let go of outdated paradigms and stop dwelling on Biomechanical tissue-based models when treating Back Pain.

This was the message from CSP fellow Dr Mick Thacker, director of the ‘Pain: Science and Society’ MSc course at King’s College London. Giving a keynote lecture, Dr Thacker advised delegates to move away from purely mechanical-based therapies for back … Continue reading

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Gene flaw linked to Low Back Pain

Scientists have identified a gene flaw linked to disc problems that are a common cause of lower back pain. The UK study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, looked at 4,600 people and found the PARK2 gene was linked … Continue reading

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‘Nano pit’ technique to extend life of hip replacements

A Scottish team of biologists, nano-engineers and surgeons has come up with a new technique which could mean hip replacements that last a lifetime. The researchers want to coat key surfaces with a “nano-pattern” pitted plastic to encourage stem cells … Continue reading

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The Brains Drain System

The brain drain is real. There is a network of previously unrecognised vessels that rid the brain of unwanted extracellular fluids and other substances, including amyloid-beta – a peptide that accumulates in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s. The new … Continue reading

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Whiplash Injuries & Trigger Points

Persistent muscle pain following whiplash is commonly considered the result of poor psychosocial status, illness behaviour, or failing coping skills. However, there is much evidence that this persistent  pain may be due to neurophysiologic mechanisms involving peripheral and central nerve … Continue reading

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Pain really is “All in the Mind”

Doctors and nurses have known for many years that some people are more sensitive to pain than others. Now brain scans of people experiencing the same painful stimulus have provided the first proof that this is so. But the scans … Continue reading

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