I would like to start with some information about lower back pain treatment. I have suffered with back pain in general, but over the last 10 years, I have suffered with lower back pain to the point that I gave up on finding suitable treatment. I have been to my doctor, I have tried acupuncture, a chiropractor, an osteopath and many other therapist, some of which I don’t remember anymore
During my stay in London a few years ago, a friend of mine asked me to try an osteopath as Osteopathy had helped him with his lower back pain a few years back. I am very particular when it come to who I see and especially when it comes to health care practitioners. Unfortunately my friends osteopath had moved away from London and wasn’t able to see me. He did recommend an osteopath in the form clinic. It was by far one of the best experiences I’ve had to date.
I met with one of the osteopaths at the clinic, I was pleasantly surprised with how thorough he was, he took down all the details of my back pain, asking me questions, I hadn’t even think of and wouldn’t have expect them to be related. But linked them all in the in end for me to finally understand where my lower back pain was coming from.
His treatment was excellent. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I felt both relax and maybe a few inches taller by the end! I went to visit them again before I left London to make sure everything was still ok. It’s been more then 6 months since I’ve had any pain and I really think his treatment has done the trick. So if you are suffering from back pain, I would high recommend Mo at form clinic, if you want to read a little more about Osteopathy and treatment of lower back in London have a look at the website here.
Hello everyone and welcome to my Physical and Mental Health Blog.
Many will question, why I have decided to interlink the physical health with the mental health. I believe that they are fundamentally linked. Problems with our physical health, can often affect our mental health. Just like our mental health can often affect our physical health. An example of this can be the fact the research suggests that those suffering from depression will often surfer from physical pain as well as an increase intensity of pain.
There are many different associations between mental health and that of chronic physical health that continuously affects people’s quality of life as well as an increase demand on the health care and public sectors. The World Health Organization
(WHO) defines: health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The WHO states that “there is no health without mental health’
As mentioned above, the relationship between mental and physical health is very easy to link through evidence based medicine, when it comes to the areas of chronic pain and conditions. Commonly the associations between the two are
- The risk of chronic physical conditions increase with poor mental health.
- Those with serious mental health conditions are far more likely to develop chronic physical conditions.
- Those with chronic physical conditions are more likely to develop poor mental health.
The social impact of chronic physical conditions and mental health is huge and I believe that prevention is vital to reducing our risk to both mental and physical health conditions. Interestingly, some of the most important prevention measures, actually apply to both, which include increasing physical activity and eating nutritious food.
comprehending the links between mind and body is the most important step in developing the right approach to reduce the incidence of co-existing conditions, as well as to support those who already living with mental illnesses and chronic physical conditions.