New NICE guidelines advise drug treatments ‘ineffective’ for chronic primary pain

New draft guidelines issued for consultation by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advise against the use of many routine drugs for chronic primary pain. This includes paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e aspirin and ibuprofen) benzodiazepines or opioids. The guidelines state these should not be offered because there is little or no evidence that they make any difference to people’s quality of life, pain or psychological distress.

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Why being in pain can make us grumpy

One of my Telehealth patients recently asked me “Why does my back always hurt more when I’m having a bad day at work?” A good question, and one that comes up quite regularly in fact! My simple response to this is normally something like “Because pain is an absolute blighter, and likes to kick us when we’re already down” but I thought today I’d put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, these days) and explain why and how our mood and pain levels are linked.

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Ready to dance the night away without backache?

Do high heels cause back pain?

After the Christmas festivities, you may be thinking that we can all relax and put our feet up. But as we approach the New Year, there may be more parties to attend! If you’ve ever wondered why your feet feel sore and why you often have backache after a night out, it may not be your style of dancing that is the culprit.

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Festive fun or holiday hazard?

As we approach the big day, its time to unwrap some “elf and safety” tips from your cracking chiropractor (ok, I’ll stop there!)

With all the holiday cheer and goodwill, it’s easy to overlook the boring bits (and yes, we guess that includes the bowl of sprouts…) – so what can we do to help with staying merry and bright?

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