Management of Spinal Stenosis – Is there space for improvement?

Welcome back amazing nerds. In the previous post we discussed what is spinal stenosis and what can contribute to or cause it. Now that we understand what this condition is, I’m going to take you through what the available research says about its treatment and management. Before I start, I want to again highlight thatContinue reading “Management of Spinal Stenosis – Is there space for improvement?”

What is Spinal Stenosis – Not enough space in this spine for both of us

Welcome back amazing nerds. Today’s text aims at continuing to inform about the most common musculoskeletal complaint: back pain. More specifically, it is about a pathology that can be linked to back pain, can sound really scary, and sometimes is not well understood even by healthcare professionals. I’m going to be discussing spinal stenosis. IContinue reading “What is Spinal Stenosis – Not enough space in this spine for both of us”

The myth of “Text Neck”

The content of this post was originally going to be included in the text on myths surrounding back pain (link to post), however because it is a somewhat complex topic and it will take some explanation to get my point across, it ended up developing into a topic worthy of its own text. This timeContinue reading “The myth of “Text Neck””

Back Pain Myth 3 – You have bad posture

In this text, I’m back to continue looking at some of the myths surrounding lower back pain.  This time I’m looking at one of the myths that is very ingrained into our day-to-day life, from how we sleep, how we walk, how we dress, how we eat, how we work, and even how we doContinue reading “Back Pain Myth 3 – You have bad posture”

Back Pain Myth 2 – Scan it

I’ll again be looking at some of the myths surrounding back pain and our spine. If you haven’t already, I advise you to read part 1 as in it I explain why these myths can be bad for you and why I think it is important to address them. In it, I have given anContinue reading “Back Pain Myth 2 – Scan it”

Back Pain Myth 1 – Something is broken

This is text will be the first in a series through which I want to address some myths that are still very prevalent in our society, be it in you, member of the general public, or among health care professionals. Why am I focusing on back pain? The 2015 Global Burden of Disease Study identifiedContinue reading “Back Pain Myth 1 – Something is broken”

Exercise: The ignored wonderpill

 Exercise has been more popular than ever. For some years it’s been the thing everyone in healthcare talks about. During the first lockdown one of the trendy things was to join some type of online exercise group or do a zoom workout with your buddies. Either that or you got into making bread (is itContinue reading “Exercise: The ignored wonderpill”

The World Shall Know Pain – Part 2

Today we’re picking back up where we last left in our journey to better understand the experience of pain. If you haven’t, I strongly recommend you go and read part 1 so you have a good understanding where we are in this analysis and how we got here. I’ve also been made aware that thereContinue reading “The World Shall Know Pain – Part 2”

The World Shall Know Pain – part 1

I’m going to discuss one of the more complex and debatable subjects among health care professionals, pain. Essentially I’m setting myself up to have a very rocky start to this site. However, considering the main reason people see a physiotherapist for is pain somewhere in their body, particularly in my area of work -the musculoskeletalContinue reading “The World Shall Know Pain – part 1”