Category Archives: Back pain

What To Do When You Get A Back Muscle Spasm

The dreaded back muscle spasm. One moment you’re bending over to pick something up and the next you’re in absolute agony unable to move. Muscle spasms can be caused by muscle imbalances, overuse, a sports injury or an accident but it could also be your body telling you that there may be a more serious […]

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How to keep your back healthy during the gardening season

Gardening is a brilliant way to keep active and has also proven to be a great aid, not just in physical health, but also for mental wellbeing, with horticultural therapy increasingly utilised as an intervention for mental health problems or simply to alleviate stress and anxiety. However, as with any physical activity, gardening should always […]

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Helpful Tips To Avoid “Text Neck”

In an age when so many of us are using smartphones, tablets and laptops for hours on end, it’s no wonder neck pain is becoming one of the most common conditions we treat at Nolan Osteopathy. One condition in particular is becoming very common and has become known as “text neck”. Look around you today […]

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Struggling with Back, Neck or Shoulder Pain? These Tips Will Help You Sleep Better

Millions of people around the globe struggle to get a good night’s sleep and neck, shoulder or back pain is often a key contributor to the problem. Sleeping repeatedly in the same position night after night can in itself cause the pain in the first place. Various studies in the UK suggest that the most […]

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The Tell Tale Signs Of Burnout…Do You Have Them?

If you are having a difficult time sleeping, always feel sick and can’t concentrate like you used to, you may be showing some classic symptoms of burnout. While the term isn’t recognised by the medical community, those who are overworked or feel that life is a continuous cycle of stress and exhaustion understand it all […]

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How Osteopathy Can Help With Post-Natal Problems

As I’m sure you’ll have noticed from my previous blogs on the topic, I’m very passionate about using osteopathy to help mums to be who are suffering with aches and pains as a result of pregnancy. In many cases, what is required is some straightforward posture and lifestyle advice and adjustments. You’ll find more information […]

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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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Helpful Tips If You Are Suffering With Back Pain During Pregnancy

For me, one of the best things about Osteopathy is its effectiveness in treating so many different conditions, some of which can be treated quite easily with a few postural and lifestyle adjustments. I really enjoy helping mums to be who are suffering with aches and pains as a result of pregnancy. One common theme […]

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8 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

Ever had that situation where you’re tired but just can’t seem to fall asleep? It used to happen to me quite a lot and it seems I’m not alone. According to a study by the UK Sleep Council, the average person gets only six and a half hours’ sleep each night, which most of us […]

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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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