Scoliosis is the sideways curvature of the spine, in which the spinal column can also twist, pulling the ribcage out of position. Although many people have not heard of the condition it is surprisingly common, with three to four children per 1000 needing specialist supervision.
I have been working with back pain here in Edinburgh now for over 25 years attending conferences organised by Scottish Osteopathic Society, British Exercise and Sports Medicine, Arsenal Sports and Exercise Conference 2012 and many others. What is brilliant is that research has improved dramatically over the past 10 years because the elite athletics have to get back into their sport with a few weeks or days if possible.
One of the main reasons why the excellent reviews of the How Osteopathic Clinic Edinburgh are so genuine, realistic and charming is thanks to the years of research carried out by Medical Researcher Stuart McGill I am delighted to see that now Stuart McGill has now some excellent videos on how you can seriously damage your back with excessive exercises on gym equipment (if you wish) or how to exercise safely.
As an Edinburgh osteopath, one of the most rejuvenating treatments I offer is the one hour fleximatic session to increase the flexibility of a golfer's back. This treatment is simple and pain free loosing up the deep ligaments and muscles which surround the hip joints, back, shoulders and neck.
Previous articles in this blog explain that bending forward with your arms unsupported when sitting in a chair, results in an increasing lumbar disc pressure over the years. If you are recovering from a prolapsed disc or back operation, it is important to keep lumbar pressure as low as possible for the first few months or even up to a year depending on the type of prolapsed disc you have suffered from.
In his book on lower back disorders, Professor McGill recommends using an ergonomic chair, pointing out that such a chair must be used properly. Changing posture as frequently as every ten minutes, allows the tissue loads to migrate, thereby minimising the risk of any single tissue`s accumulating micro-trauma. Even if you don’t get up from your chair, moving position or even just fidgeting can help.