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Extensive, in-depth back and joint pain information relating to new developments (traditional and alternative), clinical trials, research, rehabilitation and pain management. This is your opportunity to be empowered to find the appropriate solutions.

How your core strength can change your posture, your pain and your well being

How your core strength can change your posture, your pain and your well being

Core strength is not simply about having a six pack of abdominals to parade around the gym or the beach. Building your abdominal core to increase your core strength can...

Inversion therapy: the upside-down trend defying back pain with gravity

Inversion therapy: the upside-down trend defying back pain with gravity

Hanging upside down is fast becoming the exercise trend du jour for good reason. It releases pressure on the spine allowing discs to regain plumpness lost to gravity everyday; it...

Why office ergonomics is so much more than a great chair

Why office ergonomics is so much more than a great chair

What do lawyers, public servants and IT service desk personnel have in common? Answer: they all work in office spaces. The majority of their day is spent seated in front...

Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Tables

Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Tables

The Teeter Hang Ups are the ultimate, top of the range inversion tables. Your body weight creates traction that lengthens the spine by increasing the space between the vertebrae - less...

How fashion could be causing you back pain

How fashion could be causing you back pain

The fact that high heels cause back pain is an old story but it seems like many more of our favourite wardrobe staples are equally guilty. A March 2017 study...

Back pain in children, and what to do about it

Back pain in children, and what to do about it

Contrary to popular belief, back pain is a health issue for children as much as their grandparents. Early in 2017, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, USA did a thorough...

New ways to use cognitive behavioural therapy for pain

New ways to use cognitive behavioural therapy for pain

To turn the tide on the economic and personal repercussions of chronic back pain, researchers are looking at novel ways to deliver treatment - cognitive behavioural therapy delivered online or...

Why common pain killers could be doing you more harm than good

Why common pain killers could be doing you more harm than good

What’s the first thing you do when your feel the flare of lower back pain? Do you reach for over-the-counter oral painkillers? If you knew that common medications are only...

Diagnosing back pain

Diagnosing back pain

There is a lot more to back pain than pulled muscles. Back pain is the fastest growing disability in the western world, affecting 1.8 million Australians, and incidence are only expected to...

Does pain really increase with cold weather?

Does pain really increase with cold weather?

Do you remember your grandparents ever telling you that it was about to rain, not because the weather report, but because they felt the coming rain in their bones? Feeling...

The link between chronic pain and Vitamin D

The link between chronic pain and Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential ingredient for a healthy human body, to absorb calcium and promote bone strength. The greatest source of Vitamin D is not found in any food...

Brain training being tested as a revolutionary treatment for back pain

Brain training being tested as a revolutionary treatment for back pain

A Sydney-based research organisation named Neura is behind a trial aiming to test whether brain training is an effective treatment for back pain. Aptly named, RESOLVE, this medical trial is testing...

Strengthening exercises to prevent and treat back pain

Strengthening exercises to prevent and treat back pain

Exercise. Whether you like it or hate it, it’s the natural, free and proven way to treat back pain. Considering your back is going to support you every single day...

Boost productivity and workplace health at the office with the right ergonomic equipment

Boost productivity and workplace health at the office with the right ergonomic equipment

If this is your year for achieving great things and boosting your productivity, make 2017 the year where workplace health is a priority in your business, and in your working...

Is spinal fusion surgery a safe option to manage your chronic back pain?

Is spinal fusion surgery a safe option to manage your chronic back pain?

Spinal Fusion surgery is becoming more common in Australia prompting fellows of the Royals Australian College of Surgeons to voice their concern that it is set to become the new...

Dormant bum syndrome: yes, it's a thing

Dormant bum syndrome: yes, it's a thing

You may not have heard of it before but there is a real, diagnosable condition out there called “dormant bum syndrome” and it could be responsible for the chronic pain in...

New study shows link between back pain and anxiety

New study shows link between back pain and anxiety

2016 is going to be the year the treatment of back pain changes forever. A study by Dr Victor May from the University of Vermont confirms what researchers have long...

Complementary health approaches to back pain - are they helpful or harmful?

Complementary health approaches to back pain - are they helpful or harmful?

At Bad Backs we witness a full range of approaches to chronic pain management and monitor studies on complementary health with interest, always seeking opportunities to inform and empower the one...

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