Article Summary

You can either click on the links below or find the individual articles under the Articles tab.

Self Help Techniques

Why is back care like cleaning your teeth? Pretty much what the title says!

How a sports accessory can help diagnose your pain. Get to know your body very simply and easily so you can then focus on areas which need work!

Hot or cold? Heat or Ice, when to use them.

Ironing your lower back! Get rid of lower back muscle tension after sitting/standing for ages!

The layers of chronic pain Applies to all chronic pain.

Pain, unrelenting What to do if life is controlled by pain.

Minor suggestions, big rewards! Little ideas to help you when things are not going well.

Life after gardening. What you can do to limit that lower back ache after gardening.

Are we all a bit twisted? How do we use our bodies in repetitive tasks? A discussion point and some ideas to take care of our bodies!

Low grades! The treatments which didn’t make the grade – time and money wasted (personal view only!)

Sport – really! Personal viewpoints on own struggle with sport and exercise and pointers for enabling you to get started again if you have been unable to do your usual sport. Exercises for joint suppleness for long term health are also discussed.

Sitting by Sarah Key A useful information sheet from Sarah Key on the importance of sitting well. Useful for everyone!

War or Peace?  Is the recovery journey a war, or should peace be negotiated? Thoughts on set-backs on the path of recovery.

Classic Techniques

Classic therapies with Sarah Mod’s!  Cure No. 1 The Alexander Technique (This one needs no mods!),

Cure No. 2 The Work of Sarah Key, – see also the information sheet on Sitting written by Sarah Key. (Sarah has also kindly contributed comments on ‘War or Peace?’ )

Cure No.3  Massage Therapy (This one is partly in your hands to find the right person for you!)

Doctor/Patient Relationship and NHS

Teaching Doctors? – How are our doctors taught to deal with back/neck pain and a proposal for an individualised patient care plan.

UK versus US. A brief discussion on the differences in care in these two countries.

Research

Research? Where I would like to see back care research focused. Lets get a debate going!

Family affairs – genetic links? Lets get the discussion going!

(Sarah does not have a medical background so it is emphasised that her blog is the result of her experiences and listening to others only. Before doing any of the suggestions contained in her blog, check with your doctor if you have any concerns on how they may affect you)

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