General Relievers

General Relievers

Remember to stick to the rules of rehabilitation

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Movement

So, the more movement you do that doesn’t hurt the better.

This isn’t about stretching.  Sometimes stretching is something you definitely shouldn’t be doing.

This is about moving.  Walking, swaying your hips from side to side, gentle dancing.

Painkillers

There are lots of medications you may use for relief.  But don’t use them in order to do more of what would otherwise be painful.  This may prevent healing from taking place.  And when you stop the pills, your pain may be just as bad as it was before you started them.

Use painkillers at night if you’re struggling to sleep.

Hot / Cold

Many people feel better for using a hot water bottle or heated pad – you can even get stick on ones that last for hours.

Some people feel better for ice – make sure to have a cloth between you and the ice pack, so that you don’t burn your skin.

Lumbar support belts

Our recommendation is only use them if you’re likely to do something a little more strenuous than just walking around.  Using a support belt in the long-term may lead to weakening of your abdominal muscles; and dependency on the belt.

Self-massage with a ball

This can help a lot in the short-term.  And in most people, is preferable to stretching (see above on Movement). Check out the video

Susie Lowe

Outstanding!

Gavin and his team are extremely professional and friendly and most importantly, get great results. Highly recommended.

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Lisa Marriage

Nice waking up without pain

I’d had low back pain and sciatica for a few months and been to the doctor and my local therapist. You confidently said I just had to stick to the plan we put together and that it would all be OK. You were spot on! Thanks. It’s so nice waking up without pain!

Lisa Marriage

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Cameron Doyle

Huge thanks

Just wanted to say a huge thanks again. When, over twenty years ago, a surgeon told me to come back in a few years time when I was in a wheelchair because of my back, I can’t tell you what a downer that was. I am certain that following your plan has been a big part of making sure that never happened!

Cameron Doyle

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Caterina Toniolo

I can't believe it

My pain was typically 5 out of 10 but could be as bad as 9 for the last four weeks. It was really terrible after sitting. Two weeks after starting your plan I’m down to 0 out of 10. I can’t believe it! Thank you so much!

Caterina Toniolo

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We adhere to lower back pain guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and are members of The International Association for the Study of Pain.