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Cold Weather Tips for Arthritis

The cold, damp weather in the wintertime plagues our patients with osteoarthritis at the clinic. With the weather not set to improve for several months yet, it’s high time we shared our pro tips for tackling any increase in pain levels.   Keep…

#RealPatients - Cheryl's Lower Back Pain

Cheryl works in Finance, and is an avid gym-goer and runner. Here is her journey back from injury with Ebrook Osteopathy and Sports Clinic...   “I’ve been regularly exercising for a long time, going to gym classes and running…

What is Sciatica?

Sciatic pain is horrible, as anyone who has experienced it will attest to! Burning pain down the back of the leg, pins and needles, and in extreme cases loss of muscular power in certain muscle groups. So, what is sciatic irritation? Why is…

Sciatica is not a Diagnosis

So many patients come in to clinic with the diagnosis of sciatica. This can come from their GP, physio, personal trainer, family member, or of course the infamous Dr Google. While sciatica is a great word to help patients to understand the…

The Slipped Disc

A lady I met a few days ago said, “I’ve got a slipped disc, and no massage is going to fix that.” When people pick up their MRI scan results, they don’t get a full explanation of what living with a disc herniation actually entails…

Do I need an MRI?

This is question we get a lot in clinic – a patient may come in with a simple mechanical lower back pain, and because it is new to them, and they are worried about their diagnosis, they want an MRI to be sure. The problem is, of course, MRI…

The Problem with Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain seems to be one of the most prevalent health complaints of adults in the UK. In fact, it was named the leading cause of disability world-wide in 2010. It is the second most common reason that we visit our GP, and the most common…