Category Archives: Sciatica
Up to half a million patients with chronic low back pain may be suffering from an infection that can be treated with antibiotics. If proved true, the revolutionary theory about the cause of one of the commonest and most debilitating … Continue reading
Let go of outdated paradigms and stop dwelling on Biomechanical tissue-based models when treating Back Pain.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
BACK pain has a mysterious link with brain damage. Brain scans have shown that patients with chronic lower back pain have lost grey matter from two brain areas. Scientists are not yet sure whether this is the cause of back … Continue reading
THE first comprehensive model of the human spine is challenging our assumptions about the causes of back pain. Contrary to the idea that spinal injuries are caused by a combination of compression, bending, tension and shear forces, the 3D animated … Continue reading
Trigger Points are a frequent cause of Muscular Pain. People often talk of a “Trapped Nerve” when describing the pain they experience from a Trigger Point. The Pain can be excruciating, and left untreated, they can cause months of unrelenting … Continue reading
Patient: Man 36 years Occupation: Joiner Pain: 7/10 Complaint: Sudden onset of Low Back Pain and Sciatica while lifting at work 3 days earlier. Treatment: No treatment was given at the first consultation, as the condition was too painful and inflamed – Treatment would have … Continue reading