Category Archives: Neck pain

Is It Safe To Visit An Osteopath During Pregnancy?

Yes it is safe to visit an osteopath during pregnancy and many women find it invaluable in the later stages of pregnancy when the body is under considerable strain. Many expectant mums experience pain and discomfort in the back, neck, shoulders, hips and pelvis, while indigestion, heartburn, SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) and fatigue are also […]

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Love Gardening? These 6 Tips Will Help You Avoid Injury

We love a bit of gardening here at Nolan Osteopathy. Not only is it good for your physical health, it is also great for your mental wellbeing and for alleviating stress and anxiety. However, many people hurt themselves unnecessarily when gardening by overdoing it and not being aware of their posture when carrying out certain […]

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Why are my joints so stiff in the morning?

Here’s an interesting question we received recently from David, who is one of our patients. Q: My back and knees are always really stiff when I wake up in the morning? Is there anything I can do about it? This is a common complaint that we hear, especially from older patients. Most people accept that […]

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The Best Exercises for Managing Jaw Pain (TMD)

Ever heard of a condition called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)? It causes pain in your jaw and is quite common, with the NHS estimating that around 30% of the population will suffer with TMD at some point in their lives. Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or jaw joint is located at the side of your face, […]

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Skiing – Tips on How to Avoid Injury on the Slopes

And so it begins!! Skiing season that is and right on cue we are beginning to see a steady stream of skiing related injuries coming before us. People invest so much time in finding great accommodation and funky clothes but never take the time to properly prepare their body for the rigours of skiing. Injuries […]

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Using Medical Acupuncture To Treat Acute and Chronic Pain

Medical acupuncture is an increasingly popular technique for treating acute (recent sharp pain) and chronic (over a prolonged period) pain conditions and it is something we use in all of our clinics. We have had some very good results with patients who have had neck, shoulder and knee problems, while it has also worked well […]

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Using Osteopathy to Treat Headaches and Migraines

We’ve had a quite a few people say to us recently that they didn’t know that osteopathy was used to treat migraines and headaches. Well it can be a very effective treatment method, although this will largely depend on what is causing the headache in the first place. Headaches will generally fall into one of […]

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Top Tips For Relieving Pain When Driving

I read somewhere recently that people in the UK spend an average of 10-12 hours a week driving. Whether this is for commuting to work or for meeting up with family and friends, it is a long time to be sitting in a car and it can be a very uncomfortable experience if you’re in […]

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