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Weekend Reads August 2018 – Back pain, sleep and livers

Another month is nearly over so it’s time to get up to date with health and wellbeing news. 1. Channel 4’s Live Well For Longer looked at back pain and osteopathy. 2. Poor sleep may contribute to feelings of loneliness. 3.  What does running do to your...

What causes back pain during pregnancy?

It is no secret that pregnancy, labour and parenthood put a huge strain on you and your body. From general tiredness to aching backs and limbs and even debilitating conditions such as pubic symphysis dysfunction, there are a myriad of potential problems facing mums...

How do I choose a good pillow?

There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep.  That feeling of waking up pleasantly rested, not too hot and not too cold, supported by a comfy pillow and mattress is just bliss.  So it is pretty annoying when an uncomfortable pillow stops you sleeping....

How can you treat sciatica?

There are lots of treatment options for sciatica.  Different combinations will work for different people but any treatment needs to be informed by an accurate diagnosis.   Treatment basically involves reducing pain and improving your strength and flexibility....

Whats the best sleeping position?

I’m often asked what the best sleeping position is, and the best answer is whichever position feels most comfortable. Having said that there are some advantages and disadvantages to each position. On your Back Many people with neck pain seem to find it more...

Now accepting card payments!

That’s right!  At Ashlins we are taking big steps into the 21st century and have just got a card machine. You can now pay for your appointments with me by debit or credit card, so no need to rush to the cash machine anymore.   Card payments aren’t...

What are knots and what can I do about them?

Knots in muscle are also known as myofascial trigger points (MFTPs), trigger points and tender points.  Their name, cause and identification can be contentious but they are a very common phenomenon and frequently contribute to muscular pain. Knots usually have these...

What are discs and what are slipped discs?

Intervertebral discs sit between the bones in your spine (vertebrae) and act as shock absorbers.  They also contribute to the flexibility of your spine.   Discs sit in the anterior (front) part of your spine so you can’t feel them through your skin.  When...