chiropractor

GP training in Portsmouth

Last month Jonathan, Naomi & Philippa ran a seminar in back pain management as part of the training of GP trainees at St James’ Hospital, Portsmouth. This is something Back2Health has been involved in providing since 2007. Back pain can be worrying and can have a big impact on day-to-day life. Current reports from the World Health Organisation show that in Western Europe, low back pain is now the single largest cause of disability, affecting an estimated 9.8 million people (1). Across the world, low back pain is found to be the sixth biggest cause of years lost through either […]

What is pain?

Pain is defined as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”(IASP, 2010), which is an interesting concept in itself as the definition clearly states that pain can be tangible, or that simply the potential for damage is there. The amount of pain you experience does not relate to the severity of the injury you have sustained- think how painful a paper cut can be even though it is a relatively minor injury! Similarly, we can continue to experience pain long after the original cause has resolved, simply […]

European Chiropractor’s Union Convention

Back2Health is actively involved in conducting research into the treatment of spinal pain. We recently presented several pieces of our research at the European Chiropractor’s Union convention in Dublin (May 2014). We were delighted to come away with second place for one of these research articles, the title of which was “The management of STarT back high risk groups by chiropractic care: A comparative description of outcomes stratified by risk.” Most people with back pain have physical causes for their problem however many also have other factors which can complicate their recovery. Many of these are psychological such as worry […]