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Active X Backs

By Gavin Routledge
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!
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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.
14:02
July 21, 2021
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.
18:11
June 30, 2021
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.
11:43
June 16, 2021
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.
18:00
June 02, 2021
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.
10:47
May 19, 2021
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.
55:27
May 04, 2021
Stay positive with chronic 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 do you stay positive with chronic low back pain?" Topics covered are: Why it’s important to stay positive Revisiting the Pain Equation Avoid Negative Outlook and Attention to Body Part Have a Big Goal Start low and build slow Celebrate the wins Stay focused - don’t look for quick fixes Have a coach Expect and plan for setbacks Build habits 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 sit without low back pain”. 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.
18:43
April 13, 2021
Sciatica treatment options
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Clinical Director of Active X Backs and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge presents different treatment options for sciatica. He covers: The two types of sciatica and how to work out which you have Treatment options for Nerve-compression sciatica Treatment options for Non nerve-compression sciatica If you want a free online assessment for low back pain or sciatica, just click the link. 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.
11:30
March 24, 2021
An online video consultation for prolapsed lumbar disc
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Clinical Director of Active X Backs and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge is consulted by Sandy Fenwick, who has a prolapsed lumbar disc.  In this special episode you get to listen to the process we go through to support someone with a low back pain / sciatica. If you’d like to watch this episode, the video can be viewed on our online consultations for low back pain / sciatica page of our website. If you want a free online assessment for low back pain or sciatica, just click the link. 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.
34:00
March 09, 2021
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.
11:54
February 24, 2021
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.
11:10
February 10, 2021
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.
07:25
January 03, 2021
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.
01:06:44
December 21, 2020
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. 
10:43
December 14, 2020
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.
10:39
December 06, 2020
What is the best treatment for sciatica?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "What is the best treatment for sciatica?" He covers: Know the cause Avoid aggravating it Manual therapy  Acupuncture Exercise 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.
13:42
November 29, 2020
Why is my lower back stiff?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explains why your lower back is stiff. He covers: What do you really mean? Reduced range of motion Discomfort Discomfort AND reduced range of motion 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.
09:47
November 22, 2020
Why does low back pain occur?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explains why lower back pain occurs. He covers: Myths and misunderstandings It's a warning system Pathology Disc problems Non-specific low back pain (which it isn't of course) 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 with by getting a free 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.
10:21
November 15, 2020
Why spinal manipulation won't solve your low back pain / sciatica
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explains why spinal manipulation won't solve your low back pain / sciatica.  But he also explains how it does relieve it. The main reasons discussed are: Logic - it wasn't an absence of manipulation that caused your pain Pain isn't correlated with misalignments (they are a myth) If it did solve it, a lot of manipulative therapists would be out of business 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
13:60
November 08, 2020
Can low back pain / sciatica cause frequency of urination?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Can low back pain / sciatica cause frequency of urination?" The areas covered are: Yeh, but no, but... Kidney Cauda Equina 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
11:47
November 01, 2020
What are the types of lower back pain?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "What are the types of lower back pain?" The types are: Pathological Mechanical Radiculopathy Non-Specific Low Back Pain How to differentiate between them 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
12:35
October 25, 2020
Is lower back pain muscular?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Is lower back pain muscular?" The points he covers are: Maybe (usually at least partly) Strain Trigger Points Treatment of Trigger Points 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
13:15
October 18, 2020
How to stretch lower back pain
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "How to stretch with lower back pain?" The points he covers are: Only stretch in directions that don't hurt Does it actually help? Why does it feel good? Just because it doesn't hurt or feels good, does that mean it's OK? 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
11:33
October 11, 2020
What did I learn from hurting my lower back?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge discloses what he learnt from hurting his own lower back. He covers: How important understanding is How important gentle movement is That luck plays a part That his back is stronger now than in his 20s That we all make mistakes, but it's important to own them 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
13:01
October 04, 2020
How can low back pain radiate to the front?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explains how lower back pain can radiate to the front. The 3 mechanisms are: Referred from the upper lumbar area It could be the other way round You could have 2 problems 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
08:04
September 28, 2020
Don't blame your chair for your back pain or sciatica
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explains why you shouldn't blame your chair for your back pain or sciatica. They reasons highlighted are: The chair means you no harm You can adapt the chair You can change the chair Negativity increases pain Procrastination and whining gets you nowhere 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
07:18
September 20, 2020
5 things you must do to fix chronic low back pain
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge outlines the 5 things you must do to fix chronic low back pain. They are: Understand your back Understand pain Get a tailor-made plan Set an ambitious goal Stick to the 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
07:12
September 13, 2020
5 things you mustn't do if you want a stronger back
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge outlines the 5 things you mustn't do if you want a stronger back. They are: Listen to amateurs / generalists Rely on someone else to fix you Ignore pain Expect it to be painless Depend on hope 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
09:04
September 06, 2020
When to see a doctor about low back pain / sciatica
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explains when you should see a doctor about low back pain or sciatica. The indications include: Fever Trauma Tingling / pins and needles Bladder / bowel problems History of cancer Foot drop Night pain worse than day pain Unexplained weight loss Bad pain for more than 6 weeks If you're over 70 (and haven't had this pain before or under 10 years old 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
10:35
August 30, 2020
Why does the bone-out theory refuse to go away?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge discusses why the bone-out theory refuses to go away. The points made include: It seems to fit your feelings It's perpetuated by some clinicians It's easy to understand "Cracking" seems to 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
07:31
August 23, 2020
Why you shouldn't have an MRI for sciatica
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge covers the main reasons you shouldn't have an MRI for sciatica. The points made include: Longer recovery times Higher costs More anxiety (and more pain) Red herrings And finally he covers when you probably should have an MRI. 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
12:25
August 16, 2020
What's the best exercise regime to prevent low back pain / sciatica?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "What's the best exercise regime to prevent low back pain / sciatica?" The points made include: It depends what you want to be able to do Consistency Gradual increases Never stop 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
10:00
August 09, 2020
How is my low back pain / sciatica related to my lifestyle?
Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "How is my low back pain / sciatica related to my lifestyle?" The reasons covered include: Physical inactivity Smoking Overweight Work-related stress "Loading" 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 with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
13:18
August 03, 2020
Why does sitting on a sofa give me low back pain / sciatica?
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Why does sitting on a sofa give me low back pain / sciatica?"  The reasons covered include: Position Duration Association Is it really the sofa? And finally, Gavin suggests what to do differently. If you want much more personalised help - and those premium insights - you can get it right now with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
11:43
July 27, 2020
How does being overweight affect my low back pain?
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "How does being overweight affect my low back pain?" The themes covered are: Mechanical Chemical Depression Sleep Being a clinician, Gavin can't help finishing off with some advice... If you want much more personalised help, you can get it right now with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course. 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.
16:11
July 20, 2020
What is the best exercise equipment for lower back pain?
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "What is the best exercise equipment for lower back pain?" The candidates include: Elliptical trainer Treadmill Stationery bike Kettlebells! If you want much more personalised help - and those premium insights - you can get them right now with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
15:14
July 13, 2020
Why is my lower back pain / sciatica worse when I wake up?
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explains why your lower back pain / sciatica is worse when you wake up.  And then finishes by giving you a plan to combat those factors. The 3 main contributing factors are likely to be: Inflammation Position Disc swelling If you want much more personalised help - and those premium insights - you can get it right now with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
17:60
July 06, 2020
Home treatment of low back pain / sciatica option 2
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge provides more tips for home treatment of low back pain and sciatica (he covers different tips to those given in episode 36. The surprising tips are Move often Don't think you have to stretch Don't use painkillers to do more Use a massage ball Get premium insights for free If you want much more personalised help - and those premium insights - you can get it right now with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course.  Or watch our free webinar on lower back pain or 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.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
18:06
June 29, 2020
5 Tips for sitting comfortably with lower back pain / sciatica
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge provides his top 5 tips for sitting comfortably with lower back pain / sciatica The surprising tips are Get up often Have your hips higher than your knees Wobble while you sit Sit on a labile surface Sniff and get straight up If you want much more personalised help, you can get it right now with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course. 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.
13:55
June 22, 2020
5 Mistakes people make when recovering from lower back pain or sciatica
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge discloses the "5 Mistakes people make when recovering from lower back pain or sciatica". They are: Listen to everyone Mask the pain Do too much Do too little / move too infrequently Be a passive recipient of treatment If you want much more personalised help, you can get it right now with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course. 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.
15:25
June 15, 2020
Who should I see for lower back pain / sciatica?
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Who should I see for lower back pain / sciatica?" Some of the surprising points made include: Osteo/chiro/physio or should that be psychologist/coach/PT A specialist and not a generalist Someone giving positive and empowering messages Someone that doesn't focus on scary-sounding labels If you want much more personalised help, you can get it right now with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course. 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.
10:52
June 08, 2020
Why "no pain no gain" has nothing to do with recovering from LBP or Sciatica
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explains why "no pain no gain" has nothing to do with recovering from LBP or sciatica. The points made include: It comes from the world of performance sport, NOT healthcare/rehab You will prevent healing You will sensitise your nervous system leading to more pain It will lead to setbacks which are depressing If you want much more personalised help, you can get it right now with Gavin's Best back pain / sciatica online course. 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.
10:10
June 01, 2020
Self / home treatment of low back pain / sciatica
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge provides you with tips for self / home treatment of low back pain / sciatica You will learn about: Exercise The balance of rest and activity TENS Hot and cold Self Massage Gavin starts by apologising for the radio-silence over the last few weeks.  He's been busy building what he claims will be the Best back pain / sciatica online course.  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.
18:53
May 25, 2020
Lower back pain, sciatica and the impact of stress
The story of one woman's experience with lower back pain, sciatica, and the impact of stress.  Mel Gladstone shares her story with Edinburgh osteopath, and provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Gavin Routledge. Mel experienced what she describes as two types of pain. Her old pain which she relates to an old karate injury.  And her new debilitating, exhausting pain, which occurred during one of the most stressful periods of her life.  The solution was to walk away from the biggest source of her stress... If you're interested in a free webinar on lower back pain and sciatica, click the link.
42:21
April 07, 2020
What are the best medications / drugs / pills for lower back pain?
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "What are the best medications / drugs / pills for lower back pain?" You will learn: Why the ideal answer is "none of them" How to work out whether to use them When the best time to use them is How to use them if you must 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.
10:55
March 23, 2020
Can the coronavirus make my back pain or sciatica worse?
Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Can the coronavirus make my back pain or sciatica worse?" You will learn: That it can How that works What to do about it - treat the cause Stay well Remember, the symptoms of coronavirus / COVID-19 are  a new continuous cough a high temperature shortness of breath If you'd like a personal online consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
07:24
March 18, 2020
Should I have lumbar spinal surgery?
32: Edinburgh spinal surgeon (Neurosurgeon) Mr Ioannis Fouyas is interviewed by Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge. Topics covered include: How to decide whether to have lumbar spinal surgery or not What can go wrong What the procedure involves Recovery times Who is most and least likely to benefit from lumbar spinal surgery How to choose a spinal surgeon If you'd like to screen yourself for the "Red Flags" mentioned in the interview, you can do so with our free lower back pain and sciatica assessment tool (it's a chatbot).  The bot will also send you relevant advice and exercises. And if you'd like a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
52:36
March 09, 2020
Should I see a chiropractor, physio or osteopath about my sciatica?
31: Edinburgh Osteopath and author of two books on lower back pain, Gavin Routledge answers the question "Should I see a chiropractor, physio or osteopath about my sciatica?" You will learn: Why the answer is simply “yes” Which of these I’ve consulted myself What I’ve learned about choosing How to decide whether or not to stick with an approach/clinician 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.
13:39
March 02, 2020
Will my lower back pain go away on its own?
30: Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Will my lower back pain go away on its own?" You will learn: Why the term “self-limiting” only gives half the story What the risks of recurrence really are Why you should take lower back pain seriously Where to start with relief and prevention If you haven't listened to our foundational episodes, starting with "Why does my lower back pain keep coming back?"  you would benefit from it.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
07:40
February 24, 2020
Second opinion for lower back pain / sciatica.
29: Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Should I get a second opinion for lower back pain / sciatica?" You will learn: How I would make that decision What to look for when getting a second opinion 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.
13:10
February 17, 2020
Which are the best exercises to relieve sciatica?
28: Provider of online consultations for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Which are the best exercises to relieve sciatica?" You will learn: What the two types of sciatica are How to determine which type of sciatica you have What matters more when deciding which exercises are best for sciatica What can make it complicated If you haven't listened to "What is sciatica, and do I have it?"  you would benefit from it.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.
20:37
February 10, 2020
What happens in an online consultation for low back pain / sciatica?
27: Active X Backs in Edinburgh specialise in providing online consultations for low back pain / sciatica. Their Chief Back Officer and Edinburgh osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "What happens in an online consultation for low back pain / sciatica?" You will learn: Why online consultations have been proven to be as effective as in-person How to choose a provider of online consultations for low back pain /sciatica Where many providers will fail you What our process involves If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundational episodes – please do so!  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.
17:37
February 03, 2020
Should I go to the gym with low back pain / sciatica?
26: Edinburgh osteopath Gavin Routledge answers the question "Should I go to the gym with low back pain / sciatica?" You will learn: A lot about pain and rehabilitation Which exercises to avoid Which exercises to focus on The application of "Use it but don’t abuse it" If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundational 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.
15:18
January 27, 2020
Why does my lower back pain / sciatica get worse when I'm ill?
25: Gavin Routledge, Edinburgh osteopath specializing in #lowerbackpain and #sciatica answers the question “Why does my lower back pain / sciatica get worse when I'm ill?” Gavin was ill when he recorded this, so it's short, sweet and to the point (and peppered with coughing and wheezing). If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundational 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.
09:30
January 22, 2020
What should I do when my lower back hurts sitting?
24: Gavin Routledge, Edinburgh osteopath specializing in #lowerbackpain and #sciatica answers the question “What should I do when my lower back hurts sitting?”  You will learn:  Why your lower back hurts when sitting  What to do when your lower back hurts sitting  The different types of sitting How long to sit for  How to rehabilitate your back so that you can sit pain-free again If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundational 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.
18:39
January 13, 2020
6 Steps to relief of lower back pain
23.  Is a "New Back" a New Year's resolution for you?  Start right here, with the most important 6 steps.  This is a great place to start if you're looking for the best evidence on what works to relieve #lowbackpain and #sciatica. is "How to get dressed with back pain / sciatica?"  Answered in detail - with a bit of humor - by Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge The 6 steps covered are: Don't aggravate your pain Move often and in the right direction Sleep well Don't worry Appropriate use of medication Pro-active manual therapy
11:54
January 08, 2020
What should I do when my low back hurts bending forwards?
Episode 22: Gavin Routledge, Edinburgh osteopath specializing in #lowerbackpain and #sciatica answers the question “What to do when my low back hurts bending forwards?” You will learn:  Why your low back hurts bending forwards How to bend such that it doesn't How to rehabilitate your back to cope with long periods of bending If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundational 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.
12:49
January 06, 2020
How much should I rest in bed with lower back pain / sciatica?
Episode 21: Gavin Routledge, Edinburgh osteopath specializing in #lowerbackpain and #sciatica answers the question “How much should I rest in bed with lower back pain / sciatica?”  You will learn:  How to apply the Use it But Don't Abuse it rule  How to create a program of rest and rehabilitation  If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundational 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.
17:19
December 23, 2019
How to go up and down stairs with lower back pain / sciatica
Episode 20: Relief and prevention of lower back pain and sciatica with Edinburgh Osteopath and Clinical Director, Gavin Routledge, giving a detailed answer on "How to go up and down stairs with lower back pain / sciatica". You will learn:  Why going up and down is different to walking on the flat  How to adapt to painful stair climbing/descending  How to turn stairs into a rehabilitation tool for your back pain / sciatica  If you'd like a free assessment for low back pain / sciatica click the link.
12:31
December 22, 2019
How to sit with low back pain / sciatica?
Episode 19.  Edinburgh Osteopath and Clinical Director, Gavin Routledge, explains "How to sit with low back pain /sciatica". You will learn:  The importance of variety  The importance of breaks  The value of perching and wobbling - and how to do them  Alternatives such as the supported-slump  This is a deep-dive into why your pain is worse sitting, and what to do about it. If you'd like a free assessment for low back pain / sciatica click the link.
16:52
December 20, 2019
How to sleep well with low back pain / sciatica
Episode 18.  Relief and prevention of lower back pain and sciatica with Edinburgh Osteopath and Clinical Director, Gavin Routledge, answering the question "How to sleep well with low back pain / sciatica?" You will learn:  Preparing for bed  Supports in bed  The impact of attention  The value of medication and meditation  If you'd like a free assessment for low back pain / sciatica click the link.
18:37
December 19, 2019
How to walk with low back pain / sciatica?
Episode 17. Edinburgh Osteopath and Clinical Director at Active X Backs, Gavin Routledge, answers the question "How to walk with low back pain / sciatica?" You will learn: Revisiting the "Use it but don't abuse it" rule The value of walking When to use a stick Whether it's OK to stoop or not The power of bracing. If you'd like a free assessment for low back pain / sciatica click the link.
13:43
December 18, 2019
How to get your socks on with back pain / sciatica
Episode 16.  Relief and prevention of lower back pain and sciatica with Clinical Director, and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge, answering the question "How to get your socks on with back pain / sciatica" You will learn: Why getting your socks on in the morning is such a big deal The role of inflammation and disc swelling The value of warming up or just waiting How to actually get your socks on with back pain / sciatica You can get a free online assessment of your lower back pain / sciatica. If you'd like a free assessment for low back pain / sciatica click the link.
15:53
December 17, 2019
Why does back pain / sciatica affects appetite
15.  Relief and prevention of lower back pain and sciatica with Clinical Director and Edinburgh osteopath Gavin Routledge, answering the question "Why does  back pain / sciatica affect appetite?" You will learn: When loss of appetite should be taken seriously The connection between pain and loss of appetite Don't' forget to use our free online assessment for lower back pain / sciatica to work out which exercises are best for the relief of your pain.
07:59
December 16, 2019
How to turn over in bed with back pain
14.  Relief and prevention of lower back pain and sciatica with Clinical Director and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge, answering the question "How to turn over in bed with back pain?" You will learn: The most common cause of pain turning in bed How it's tested for clinically (don't try this at home) What to do about it i.e. how to turn over in bed using the brace If you'd like a free assessment for low back pain / sciatica click the link.
15:25
December 14, 2019
How to bend over with back pain / sciatica
13. Edinburgh Osteopath and exercise proponent Gavin Routledge, who specializes in lower back pain and sciatica, answers the question "How to bend over with back pain / sciatica?"  He walks you through the method and dives deep. You will also learn: Why bending over is such a problem What watching tobacco pickers 23 years ago taught him The power of the hip hinge And you'll re-visit the golden rule - "Use it, but don’t abuse it."
20:09
December 13, 2019
How to stand with back pain / sciatica
12. "How to stand with back pain / sciatica?" is answered in depth by Edinburgh Osteopath and Chief Back Officer at Active X Backs, Gavin Routledge.   You will learn: Why standing still can be such a challenge Why forcing it is a bad idea The power of the wobble Sticks aren’t just for old men
10:16
December 12, 2019
How to get dressed with back pain / sciatica
11.  #lowbackpain and #sciatica questions about #relief and #prevention.  This one is "How to get dressed with back pain / sciatica?"  Answered in detail - with a bit of humor - by Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge You will learn: Why socks are the nightmare That warming-up to get dressed isn’t as crazy as it might sound The power of bracing
10:19
December 11, 2019
How to get up from sitting with lower back pain / sciatica
10. Edinburgh osteopath and Chief Back Officer at Active X Backs helps to #relieve and #prevent #lowerbackpain and #sciatica by giving a detailed answer to the question "How to get up from sitting with low back pain / sciatica"? You will learn: How long you sit may matter more to your lower back What you sit on matters as much as how you get up What you should sit on, or whether you should sit at all How to get up AND sit down when it’s painful - the power of the brace How often to get up The 6 pillar episodes of the podcast address  Why does my lower back pain / sciatica keep coming back? How can I relieve my lower back pain /sciatica? How can I prevent lower back pain / sciatica? Why does my lower back hurt so much?
13:03
December 10, 2019
How much should I rest with back pain / sciatica?
9.  #lowerbackpain and #sciatica questions answered by Active X Backs Chief Back Officer and Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge.  Following on from the 6 foundation episodes he sticks with the "Use it but don't abuse it" Golden Rule and helps you to find that pain-free sweet-spot.  Covering: Bed-rest can be a very bad thing in the long-run Being an overly busy person can hold you back too Finding the sweet spot
06:42
November 20, 2019
What is sciatica, and do I have it?
8. Gavin Routledge, Edinburgh osteopath specilizing in #lowerbackpain and #sciatica answers the question “What is sciatica and do I have it?” You will learn: Why sciatica isn’t what you think it is Exactly which parts of you sciatica can affect How to differentiate the two main types of sciatica What symptoms can be part of sciatica How to improve sciatica as a label
15:11
November 20, 2019
What causes lower back pain?
7. Gavin Routledge, Edinburgh osteopath specializing in #lowerbackpain and #sciatica answers the question “What causes lower back pain?” You will learn: Why the misaligned vertebra - or bone-out - theory is wrong, and how it’s holding you back Why diagnoses are often unhelpful and what is better What the real causes of lower back pain are If you haven't listened to Episodes 1-6 - our pillar episodes - please go back and start at the beginning!  It will lay the foundation for you to make a long-term, sustainable recovery.
14:22
November 20, 2019
Why does my lower back hurt so much? Part 2 The grand unifying theory of pain
6. Your #lowerbackpain and #sciatica questions will be answered by Edinburgh osteopath specialist Gavin Routledge.  "Why does my lower back #hurt so much?" Gavin elaborates his grand unifying theory and the equation: P=(N-MWP)+(NO-PO)+(ATBP)+(PVOP). P = Pain level N = Nociception MWP = Movement Without Pain NO = Negative Outlook PO = Positive Outlook ATBP = Attention to Body Part PVOP = Previous Volume of Pain (Volume meaning quantity and severity) You will learn about the contribution these different factors make to the Theory of #Pain
14:38
October 18, 2019
Why does my lower back hurt so much? Part 1 Being stung by a wasp
5.  #lowerbackpain and #sciatica questions answered by Active X Backs Chief Back Officer Gavin Routledge.  Why does my lower back hurt so much? How being stung by a wasp led to the Grand Unifying Theory of Pain, which is covered in the next Episode 6. You will learn about the Theory of #Pain.
08:30
October 18, 2019
How can I prevent lower back pain / sciatica? Part 2
4. Active X Backs Clinical Director Gavin Routledge answers questions on #lowerbackpain and #sciatica.  This fourth of 6 Pillar episodes explains the MESSy edge principle, and the various factors that have pushed you closer to the edge of The Cliff of Pain.  You will learn: The key causes of your back pain or sciatica The concept of the MESSy edge.
16:12
October 18, 2019
How can I prevent lower back pain / sciatica? Part 1
3. #lowerbackpain and #sciatica questions answered by Active X Backs Chief Back Officer Gavin Routledge. In the third (out of 6) pillar episodes you will learn the strategy for the long-term #prevention of lower back pain / sciatica. Covering: The strategy to prevent lower back pain permanently Factors that will boost your path towards a pain-free back
09:48
October 18, 2019
How can I relieve my lower back pain / sciatica?
2. Focusing on #lowerbackpain and #sciatica with Active X Backs' Chief Back Officer Gavin Routledge providing answers to "How can I relieve my lower back pain / sciatica?" Gavin's focus is on the #relief and #prevention of pain. You will learn: The strategy to relieve lower back pain or sciatica Elements that play a part in your back pain and how to make use them to banish pain.
16:27
October 15, 2019
Why does my lower back pain / sciatica keep coming back?
1. #lowerbackpain and #sciatica questions answered by Active X Backs Chief Back Officer Gavin Routledge.  This first of 6 Pillar episodes answers your fundamental question by introducing you to The Cliff of Pain.  He will also cover what are foundations of #relief and #prevention of lower back pain and sciatica. You will learn about: -The Cliff of Pain and how it answers the question
05:46
October 15, 2019