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September 26th, 2018


A really common problem seen in the clinic is 'Sciatica'. But what exactly is Sciatica? Sciatica is a term that is used to describe pain running down the back of the leg that is caused by the sciatic nerve being impinged / irritated. Various different structures around the spine can nip / irritate the sciatic nerve causing a shooting pain anywhere from the lower back to the foot. It may also cause altered sensation such as pins and needles or numbness. The most common causes of sciatic pain are bulging discs, inflammation around where the nerves exit ...

September 25th, 2018

Poor Posture…A pain in the neck!

A large percentage of my weekly caseload of patients within the clinic suffer pain related to poor posture. Many of these patients are office workers or have sedentary jobs. Sitting at a desk or in the car for a large part of the day is not good for our body and can be the cause of many different musculoskeletal problems. Lower Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain and Headaches are all common problems that can occur from poor posture. Prolonged poor sitting posture overstretches spinal muscles and ligaments (soft tissues). Prolonged overstretching of these structures ...

September 4th, 2018

Why your joints are stiff and painful on a morning?

Almost every day I get asked the same questions: ‘Why is my back so stiff when I wake up?’, ‘Why do I need a hot shower to loosen me off first thing?’, 'Why do my joints feels stiff in a morning?'. There are several different causes for joints feeling stiff on a morning. Here I will discuss the most common cause I see in the clinic. Osteoarthritis is the wear and tear / degenerative type arthritis…everybody gets it eventually, but it affects people in varying degrees. Osteoarthritic joints are commonly sore, stiff and painful, especially...

July 9th, 2010

Welcome to the Bodywise Physiotherapy

Bodywise Physio in Leeds West Yorkshire offer treatments for back pain, neck pain, sciatica, knee pain, headaches, sports injuries and more.