The term sciatica (or lumbar radiculopathy) describes pain that results from injury to the sciatic nerve and its branches. This pain, which is generally unilateral, can radiate from the lower back into the buttocks, back of the thigh, outside of …Read more»


Lumbago is a general term for pain in the lower back, which is a very common problem in the United Kingdom. Lumbago can have a number of causes, ranging from non-specific causes such as soft tissue sprains, muscle strains, muscular …Read more»

Back Ache

Back ache commonly arises in the lower back (or lumbar spine) but can also occur, less commonly, in the middle to upper back (thoracic spine). Aching in the lower back can arise from; prolonged poor posture sciatica osteoporosis and subsequent …Read more»


Rheumatism is a general term that is used to describe the symptom of pain that arises from inflammatory changes in joints, muscles and the surrounding, supportive soft tissues. The word rheumatism means ‘to flow like a river’ from the Latin …Read more»

Stiff Neck and Aching Shoulders

Stiffness in the neck and aching in the shoulder region can lead to a restriction in movement which when performed is often accompanied by pain. Common causes are muscular strain or soft tissue sprain and these may arise from how …Read more»

Muscular Tension and Strain

Muscular tension is a condition where the muscles within the body remain semi-contracted for an extended period. Muscular tension may result from the physiological effects of stress or from overuse, poor posture or minor injury to the muscles Where infrequent …Read more»