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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
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

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 low back pain be due to stress?

    How can low back pain be due to stress?

    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 can low back pain be due to stress?”

    There is a bit of neurobiology in here, but Gavin does his best to use metaphors so that anyone can follow along. (Although he does tie himself in knots a little at times, so be aware - his explanations aren’t perfect!!)

    There is reference to The Pain Equation.  You can find out all about The Pain Equation here: https://backpainandsciatica.com/5-why-does-my-lower-back-hurt-so-much-part-1-being-stung-by-a-wasp/

    Pain = Nociception - Movement Without Pain + (Negative Outlook - Positive Outlook) + Attention To Body Part + Previous Volume of Pain

    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.  And we have a mini video course entitled “How to sleep with low back pain / sciatica”.

    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.

    • 14 min
    Why does my lower back hurt when I sit down?

    Why does my lower back hurt when I sit down?

    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 does my lower back hurt when I sit down?”

    The topics covered are:


    Duration

    Position

    Association


    There is heavy reference to The Pain Equation.  You can find out all about The Pain Equation here: https://backpainandsciatica.com/5-why-does-my-lower-back-hurt-so-much-part-1-being-stung-by-a-wasp/

    Pain = Nociception - Movement Without Pain + (Negative Outlook - Positive Outlook) + Attention To Body Part + Previous Volume of Pain

    Gavin rounds off with 3 Golden Rules.

    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.  And we have a mini video course entitled “How to sleep with low back pain / sciatica”.

    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.

    • 18 min
    Self traction for sciatica

    Self traction for sciatica

    Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Clinical Director of Active X Backs and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explores the topic of “Self traction for sciatica”.

    The tips covered are:


    What is sciatica

    How does traction work

    How to do it


    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.  And we have a mini video course entitled “How to sleep with low back pain / sciatica”.

    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
    How to Get Relief From Low Back Pain

    How to Get Relief From Low Back Pain

    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 to get relief from low back pain?”

    The tips covered are:


    Don’t do things that hurt

    Move often in ways that don’t hurt

    Sleep well

    Don’t worry

    Use “Painkillers”

    Manual Therapy

    Start low and build slow


    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.  And we have a mini video course entitled “How to sleep with low back pain / sciatica”.

    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.

    • 18 min
    Why does my lower back / sciatica hurt when I lie down?

    Why does my lower back / sciatica hurt when I lie down?

    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 does my lower back / sciatica hurt when I lie down?”

    The reasons covered are:


    Positional

    Inflammation

    Disc Swelling

    No Distractions or Movement


    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.  And we have a mini video course entitled “How to sleep with low back pain / sciatica”.

    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
    Active Sitting for back pain and sciatica

    Active Sitting for back pain and sciatica

    Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Clinical Director of Active X Backs and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge interviews Turner Osler MD, Emeritus Professor, Department of Surgery, at the University of Vermont. Turner is a former Trauma Surgeon and now innovator and co-founder of Qor360.

    This episode is all about the benefits of active sitting.  Not just for your lower back and the rest of your musculoskeletal system; but for your total health and longevity.

    Gavin’s new favourite chair is Qor360’s Ariel, and he talks with Turner about its design and how he feels he’s floating, rather than just sitting!

    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.

    • 55 min

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