Back Pain

Medicine can be a tricky pastime for patients as they seek a diagnosis. Lots of long words, overlapping conditions, conflicting opinions and advice. [caption id="attachment_2298" align="alignright" width="300"] Would you tell your doctor everything you'd tell a friend over coffee. If not, why not?[/caption] One of the best...

Research around low back pain is changing. It’s no longer all about treatment techniques or new exercises but rather explores what we know about patients suffering from persistent back pain, and how they interact with the world around them. We thought it would be useful...

Following on from our recent blog about using ice to help injuries, it’s time to follow this up with the other side of the debate: heat. Thankfully, this topic is a bit simpler! For a simple start, heat is good for muscles. Specifically, it helps to soothe...

  [caption id="attachment_851" align="alignright" width="300"] Joints in the lumbar spine can radiate pain through the back, and into the glutes and thighs[/caption] Patients usually come to see us here at Openhealth because they're in pain. Our job as therapists is to understand the root cause of that...