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  • Arthritis. There’s a perception that there is nothing that can be done if you have received a diagnosis of arthritis. How true is this ?

    Arthritis. There’s a perception that there is nothing that can be done if you have received a diagnosis of arthritis. How true is this ?

    6 March, 2018

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  • Amitriptyline; Why are we prescribed an anti-depressant for chronic pain?

    Amitriptyline; Why are we prescribed an anti-depressant for chronic pain?

    12 January, 2018

    We all have an inbuilt fear of ant-depressants which makes the use of amitriptyline in low doses as a form of chronic pain relief worrying.

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  • Gabapentin is a drug becoming increasingly prescribed for nerve (neuropathic) related pain. What is it? How does it work? Are there any side effects?

    Gabapentin is a drug becoming increasingly prescribed for nerve (neuropathic) related pain. What is it? How does it work? Are there any side effects?

    31 October, 2017

    Gabapentin has been described as a ‘wonder drug’ for its ability to treat unpleasant nerve pain (neuropathic pain). In the UK, pregabalin and gabapentin prescribing has increased by 350% and 150% respectively in the last 5 years

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  • Louise Thompson runs a busy riding stable but increasing debilitation because of long term lower back pain threatened her livelihood until she discovered IDD therapy

    Louise Thompson runs a busy riding stable but increasing debilitation because of long term lower back pain threatened her livelihood until she discovered IDD therapy

    5 September, 2017

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  • New research reveals that ibuprofen can increase risk of heart failure

    New research reveals that ibuprofen can increase risk of heart failure

    25 July, 2017

    There is now new evidence which suggests there should be restrictions on both the use and sale of ibuprofen

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  • Hazel thought she would have to give up running because of a disc related issue until she had IDD Therapy

    Hazel thought she would have to give up running because of a disc related issue until she had IDD Therapy

    31 May, 2017

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  • Things you should know about painkillers; Paracetamol and it’s toxicity

    Things you should know about painkillers; Paracetamol and it’s toxicity

    27 April, 2017

    Paracetamol overdose can occur intentionally or accidentally - the latter due to the high number of combination products available over-the-counter

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  • Things you should know about painkillers; Tramadol and it’s side effects

    Things you should know about painkillers; Tramadol and it’s side effects

    20 March, 2017

    One of the most popular medications for more serious pain is tramadol. In fact prescriptions doubled between 2006 and 2012 from 5.9 million to 11.1 million

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