Blog

9
Mar

Spinex Disc Clinic links with Evolved Clinic Twickenham to provide IDD Therapy spinal disc treatment.

We are delighted to announce that IDD Therapy spinal decompression treatment is now available at Evolved Clinic, Twickenham. Spinex Disc Clinic, the UK’s first dedicated spinal disc treatment clinic based in Edgware Road London, has opened their second location linking up with us here at Evolved Clinic. For patients with disc problems, such as herniated or slipped discs and related issues such as the

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12
Dec

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean diet makes you live longer because it protects our DNA from damage – screamed last week’s news headlines. Before we all go running off for a takeaway pizza or planning white pasta with traces of additive-preserved pesto for dinner based on this study in the British Medical Journal, let’s focus on what researchers really mean when they say Med

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17
Oct

Achilles Tendonitis

I read a new paper today in the British Medical Journal on Achilles Tendonitis. The take away messages that the old new term for the condition tendonosis is actually inappropriate for the chronic condition as it is a chronic recursive inflammatory process. Radiological evidence of neovascularisation in the tendon is now considered pathognonomic for tendonitis. In plain in english long

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30
Sep

New website design

We have been trying to change a few things as the clinic grows as can be seen in the new website design. In addition we wanted to make full use of our new ability to take bookings through the website. Also recently we have started using a virtual receptionist who has off-site access to our diary and picks up phone

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1
Sep

More evidence for the effectiveness of Osteopathy

A new article in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders demonstrates the effectiveness for non-specific acute and chronic back pain.  Non-specific back pain is a catch-all term for back pain where there is no evidence of significant spinal degeneration or intervertebral disc trauma. It is the most common form of back pain. The study population included pregnant women and postpartum mothers. Specifically the study was

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4
Aug

Marco registers as an Osteopath

Marco Pasolini has been working at the clinic since early 2013. In the last week of July 2014 he passed his registration exam to allow him to register as an Osteopath with GOsC (the General Osteopathic Council). GOsC is the statutory registration body of the osteopathic profession in the UK, having been established to administer the 1993 Osteopaths Act. The

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24
Jul

Paracetamol and Back Pain

Paracetamol is no better than placebo for back pain A recent research paper out of Australia on the effect of paracetamol for back pain has suggested it has no measurable effect on duration of back pain. It had more than 500 subjects so it has quite a bit of statistical significance. It was reported in Pulse (a web site dedicated

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17
Jul

Recuperation from intervertebral disc injury

In February this year I (Jonathan) woke with lacerating pain from a prolapsed disc in my neck. I was very concerned about not just how long before I’d be able to work again (and earn a crust), but also how long I would be in pain. In fact, for patients in pain it is usually the only question that they

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13
Mar

Advice for mothers of new babies

Advice for mothers of new babies  Stimulate the baby to look in all directions (up down, left, right etc);  Encourage the baby to turn their head in any direction,  by calling to them,  or with a favourite toy or music. Also, encourage them to reach for something with either arm,  Sometimes put the baby down on their

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10
Mar

Disc bulge or prolapse at cervico-thoracic junction

Today is the start of the fifth week of my recovery after having woken with lacerating pain in my neck left shoulder, arm and hand. We have been treating it with osteopathy, low level laser therapy and TENS (transcutaneous electro-neural stimulation). I optimistically hoped that the pain would be 100% resolved by now, and while only a little discomfort and

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