Posts Tagged ‘ chrisjonesosteo ’

NY Times article on “useless” surgery

August 4, 2016
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The New York Times posted a really interesting article this week (click here if you want to read it), about the effectiveness (or otherwise), of common surgical procedures. We kind of assume that a doctor won’t recommend surgery for us unless we really need it, and unless it’s going to fix us. After all, there are…

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When to worry about back pain (and when not to)

March 11, 2016
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Here is a great article I just read which outlines in basic terms the key differences between back pain that is straightforward and musculo-skeletal in nature, and back pain that is coming from a more serious underlying condition. A lot of times when the pain is severe it can be extremely concerning, and this article…

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How many of us have Disc Herniations?

July 27, 2015
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How many of us have Disc Herniations?

As an Osteopath I see a lot of people with disc injuries. People are understandably concerned about doing damage to their discs, as they play an important role in the structural integrity of the spine, and live very close to nerves and the spinal cord, so they can cause a lot of pain and other…

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Rest First? Or Seek Treatment?

May 29, 2015
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What I’m going to look at in this posting relates to how quickly one should start addressing a complaint of low back pain. Historically, people suffering from low back pain have been told to rest, sometimes for very long periods. It’s time to right this wrong. I have treated plenty of people who 20 years…

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Getting in shape for Summer

November 19, 2014
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Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of people with injuries related to the sudden desire to quickly get in shape. Their exercise regime drifted a little over the winter months but with Summer approaching they need to get their bikini body back. Bravo I say! But, we need to temper that enthusiasm/desperation with a little…

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New Exercise for Plantar Fasciitis

September 18, 2014
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A recent study has found good results for sufferers of Plantar Fasciitis. To read the New York Times review of this and learn how to do the exercise click here. Some of the best quotes from this article: After three months, those in the exercise group reported vast improvements. Their pain and disability had declined…

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Should you rest or stay active with low back pain?

June 10, 2014
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In this post I’m going to discuss the results of a study which has found that when you suffer a back injury you are better off staying active than resting. Now, it may not seem terribly important, I mean, how bad could a couple of days on the couch be? Well, here are the stats:…

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Australian Health Guidelines – Updated

April 7, 2014
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If you’re interested in learning more about our National Health Guidelines this site has all the information you could ever need. It includes the physical activity recommendations for all age groups, ranging from 0-5 to over 65. You can also find advice on Nutrition. “This page contains Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines including…

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Spinal Injections

February 14, 2014
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New research has come out questioning the effectiveness of spinal injections. Titled “Time to reconsider steroid injections in the spine?”, the article in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia lists the following points, which I’ll post for your consideration: The largest of these showed marginal short-term (2-week) improvement in the steroid and local anaesthetic…

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Using Paracetamol for Pain? Read this

August 30, 2013
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The use of paracetamol, such as Panadol, for conditions like arthritis, has come under fire after a panel of medical experts “said they were ‘extremely concerned’ about the links of higher doses to cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and renal adverse events. An article on Pulse.co.uk outlined the panel’s findings, which included: warnings about the potential side effects of paracetamol…

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