27
Jun

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Paul’s story: the stiff posture I adopted actually slowed my recovery

Back in September 2014 I was delivering heavy boxes of printed material. My small van was loaded to the max. I even had boxes in the front passenger seat and […]

21
Apr

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From fear to hope “I’ve still got a lot of life to live”

My first encounter with back pain started about 6-7 years ago when I was sweeping up outside. It was literally excruciating, so bad it made me feel faint and I […]

11
Mar

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Charles’ story: I made huge progress physically and psychologically

There is considerable evidence that a person’s general health including their psychological health can affect their outcome after orthopaedic surgery. Charles’ story here describes the importance of addressing these psychological barriers to […]

01
Oct

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Denis’ story – “How changing my beliefs about my back pain made me pain free”

I was a very active person and hardly ever experienced back pain until I was told I  prolapsed a disc some years ago. This marked the start of a long […]

21
Aug

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Ally’s story: “My life was busy, it was hectic and it was very stressful”

Ally slipped and fell one day on the stairs and experienced severe pain in her sacral area. In the following months, her pain spiralled out of control and this affected […]