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Are you fed up of recurring lower back pain or sciatica? Find out why and how to gain lasting relief AND become healthier. Gavin Routledge - the host and 2 -times author of books on lower back pain - takes you through strategies for rapid relief as well as helping you to build a plan for a lasting solution. The key is in understanding the various risk factors and in building a stronger back and better health. It's hard to fall off the cliff of pain if you're right back from the edge!

Active X Back‪s‬ Gavin Routledge

    • Health & Fitness

Are you fed up of recurring lower back pain or sciatica? Find out why and how to gain lasting relief AND become healthier. Gavin Routledge - the host and 2 -times author of books on lower back pain - takes you through strategies for rapid relief as well as helping you to build a plan for a lasting solution. The key is in understanding the various risk factors and in building a stronger back and better health. It's hard to fall off the cliff of pain if you're right back from the edge!

    How can the coronavirus vaccine make my back pain / sciatica worse?

    How can the coronavirus vaccine make my back pain / sciatica worse?

    Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Clinical Director of Active X Backs and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question “How does the coronavirus vaccine make my back pain / sciatica worse?"

    Topics covered are:


    General inflammation

    Threat and attention

    Activity levels

    What you do next

    How to mitigate against it


    If you want much more personalized help - and to join thousands of others getting relief and prevention of low back pain and sciatica - you can start right now by getting a free online assessment.

    If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundation episodes – please go back and start at the beginning!  It will lay the foundation for you to make a long-term, sustainable recovery.  And if you'd like a free online assessment of lower back pain/sciatica, just click the link.  It will provide you with a guide as to whether you need to see a doctor or not, which exercises are most likely to relieve your particular pain, and a whole load more tips on recovering from and preventing lower back pain/sciatica.

    • 11 min
    Is my sciatica due to a disc?

    Is my sciatica due to a disc?

    Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Clinical Director of Active X Backs and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Is my sciatica due to a disc?"

    Topics covered are:


    Safety First

    Symptoms of a disc

    Signs of a disc

    MRIs often don’t help


    If you want much more personalised help - and to join thousands of others getting relief and prevention of low back pain and sciatica - you can start right now by getting a free online assessment.

    If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundation episodes – please go back and start at the beginning!  It will lay the foundation for you to make a long-term, sustainable recovery.  And if you'd like a free online assessment of lower back pain / sciatica, just click the link.  It will provide you with a guide as to whether you need to see a doctor or not, which exercises are most likely to relieve your particular pain, and a whole load more tips on recovering from and preventing lower back pain / sciatica.

    • 11 min
    Why is my lower back pain worse on holiday?

    Why is my lower back pain worse on holiday?

    Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Clinical Director of Active X Backs and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Why is my lower back pain worse on holiday?"

    Topics covered are:


    Inactivity
    Unaccustomed activity
    Different bed /longer in bed
    Stress
    Eating/drinking leading to inflammation
    Fewer distractions


    If you want much more personalised help - and to join thousands of others getting relief and prevention of low back pain and sciatica - you can start right now by getting a free online assessment.

    If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundation episodes – please go back and start at the beginning!  It will lay the foundation for you to make a long-term, sustainable recovery.  And if you'd like a free online assessment of lower back pain / sciatica, just click the link.  It will provide you with a guide as to whether you need to see a doctor or not, which exercises are most likely to relieve your particular pain, and a whole load more tips on recovering from and preventing lower back pain / sciatica.

    • 7 min
    Multiple lumbar disc surgeries - Suzie's story of hope.

    Multiple lumbar disc surgeries - Suzie's story of hope.

    This is a special episode in which the advocate of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Clinical Director of Active X Backs and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge interviews Suzie Weigert, who had 3 lumbar disc surgeries over a period of 14 years.

    Suzie's is a story of great challenges and a lot of pain.  But her positive outlook and the support of others helped to see her through.  Along with some very effective surgery.

    Despite being told by one surgeon that she had "a large prolapse, a big nerve, and a narrow spinal canal", Suzie did outstandingly well.

    If you want much more personalised help - and to join thousands of others getting relief and prevention of low back pain and sciatica - you can start right now by getting a free online assessment.

    If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundation episodes – please go back and start at the beginning!  It will lay the foundation for you to make a long-term, sustainable recovery.  And if you'd like a free online assessment of lower back pain / sciatica, just click the link.  It will provide you with a guide as to whether you need to see a doctor or not, which exercises are most likely to relieve your particular pain, and a whole load more tips on recovering from and preventing lower back pain / sciatica.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    What should I do when my lower back spasms?

    What should I do when my lower back spasms?

    Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Clinical Director of Active X Backs and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "What should I do when my lower back spasms?"

    He covers:


    Don't panic
    Avoid any triggers
    Find a comfy position, relax and breathe
    UIOLIBDAI
    Bottle your motivation and get a plan


    If you want much more personalised help - and to join thousands of others getting relief and prevention of low back pain and sciatica - you can start right now by getting a free online assessment.

    If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundation episodes – please go back and start at the beginning!  It will lay the foundation for you to make a long-term, sustainable recovery.  And if you'd like a free online assessment of lower back pain / sciatica, just click the link.  It will provide you with a guide as to whether you need to see a doctor or not, which exercises are most likely to relieve your particular pain, and a whole load more tips on recovering from and preventing lower back pain / sciatica. 

    • 10 min
    When should I go back to work with lower back pain / sciatica?

    When should I go back to work with lower back pain / sciatica?

    Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "When should I go back to work with lower back pain / sciatica?"

    He covers:


    Don't be a danger
    Don't slow up your recovery
    Contribute to net productivity
    Have a plan


    If you want much more personalised help - and to join thousands of others getting relief and prevention of low back pain and sciatica - you can start right now by getting a free online assessment.

    If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundation episodes – please go back and start at the beginning!  It will lay the foundation for you to make a long-term, sustainable recovery.  And if you'd like a free online assessment of lower back pain / sciatica, just click the link.  It will provide you with a guide as to whether you need to see a doctor or not, which exercises are most likely to relieve your particular pain, and a whole load more tips on recovering from and preventing lower back pain / sciatica.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.

    • 10 min

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