neck pain


  Why do children and young people develop back pain? Babies cut their first tooth generally around 6 months old- which is when we, as parents, start encouraging them to take care of their teeth, and showing them how to do so. We do this because it is ingrained in us that we need to brush (at least) twice daily, floss, and use mouthwash to keep our teeth and gums healthy, and avoid dental problems.  But yet no one encourages us to take care of our spines from such a young age.  What would happen if we did?  Would it lead […]

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 […]

Are you lifting comfortably?

Injury prevention and rapid return to work of injured workers is a major focus of industries throughout the world, predominantly because back injury represents an enormous cost in both money and suffering. The past 20 years have shown a significant decrease in the number of days lost from work due to sickness and injury; minor illnesses were the most common reason given for sickness absence but more days were lost to back, neck and muscle pain than any other cause, accounting for 31 million working days lost in 2013.   This means that reducing injury at work is crucial, for […]

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 […]