MBST as Back Pain Treatment

Approximately a third of Brits are suffering from back pain due to the lockdown according to new research. In the poll of 2,000 Brits, it was revealed that back ache, headaches, joint pain, and neck aches have increased due to working from home.

If remote working is to become a long-term option for businesses, the increase in the number of people experiencing body ills needs to be addressed. Here, we will look at what the new poll revealed and the dangers of leaving back pain untreated.

Why is back pain on the rise during lockdown?

The new poll, commissioned by Nurofen, revealed 36% of respondents had suffered an increase in pain over the past six months. Around 25% believed their increased pain came from a poor work from home setup.

Another cause has been the struggle of juggling working from home with time spent looking after the kids. As parents have been forced into home-schooling their kids for the best part of a year, it has placed a lot more physical pressure into their daily lives.

A staggering 50% of respondents also felt that the increased stress during the lockdown period contributed towards their pain. Back ache was listed as the biggest cause of pain for 36%, while 34% suffered headaches, 27% experienced joint pain and 26% developed neck aches.

The increased amount of time people are spending in front of their TVs and technology screens could also be contributing to increased discomfort. It is also known to cause issues with sleep and leads to less physical activity.

Fewer people seeking help during lockdown

Although the number of people experiencing MSK problems during the lockdown has increased, fewer are seeking help. The study found that 21% less people had sought help from their GP, while 17% less people had sought advice from their local pharmacy.

Without seeking treatment and advice, patients could end up suffering further discomfort and even require surgery to eliminate the problem. It is always better to seek advice as quickly as you can to avoid the pain worsening.

How can you treat back problems?

There are many different causes of niggling discomfort in the back. Therefore, the treatment required will depend upon the type of injury sustained. If it is caused by a poor work from home set-up, investing in ergonomic equipment and paying attention to posture will prove useful.

However, the first course of action should be visiting your GP or a back pain specialist.

Depending upon the issue found, the first line of treatment tends to include pain killers, anti-inflammatory injections, and physiotherapy. If the problem detected is more severe, surgery may be required, although MBST is becoming a popular non-surgical alternative.

You can book a consultation with MBST London to discover whether MBST could be an ideal treatment option for you. The earlier you seek treatment for back pain, the sooner you will be able to return to a pain free daily routine.

MBST as Osteoporosis Treatment

Osteoporosis is a condition which causes the bones to weaken over time. Most commonly affecting the bones in the hip, wrist and spine, the bones become so weak they are easily breakable. The condition is often referred to as a ‘silent disease’. This is because patients do not often realise that they have it until they break a bone.

In order to keep our bones strong, the body breaks down old bone and uses new bone tissue to replace it. However, at around the age of 30, our bone mass stops increasing. This means it is important to focus on keeping as much bone as you can.

The condition can occur at any age, but it tends to be most common in older people. It also affects women more than men. There are several factors that increase your risk of developing Osteoporosis. These include early menopause, family history of the disease, vitamin D deficiency and certain medications.

How can Osteoporosis be treated?

The treatment of Osteoporosis aims to strengthen the bones, while preventing and treating fractures. Actual treatment will vary depending upon the results of your bone density scan. Previous injury history, age, sex and your risk of breaking a bone will also determine which treatment is right for you.

There are a number of medications used to help strengthen the bones. These include Bisphosphonates, Selective Oestrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) and Parathyroid Hormone treatments. In women, Hormone Replacement Therapy can help strengthen the bones in those going through early menopause. In men, testosterone treatment can also help. Another option which shows good results is Magnetic Resonance Therapy.

MBST Magnetic Resonance Therapy for Osteoporosis

MBST Magnetic Resonance Therapy has shown to help with cartilage repair within the joints and has been used to treat pain and lack of mobility associated with arthritis since 1998. Several studies have shown its effectiveness at improving joint mobility and reducing pain and discomfort. There have also been no reported side effects since its use as a therapeutic device.

As well as stimulating cartilage cells, MBST is able to stimulate bone tissue cells. In one study that followed 450 patients with a mean age of 68.4 years who’d been treated with MBST, the data suggested that the therapy could reduce the risk of fractures and there were no fractures recorded in these patients during the period between three months and one year after their MBST treatment.

The study was encouraging but it was not a double-blind placebo-controlled study, so more research is needed into the treatment of Osteoporosis with MBST. The study concluded that the fact that MBST has no risk of adverse event makes it “appropriate for a fracture prevention strategy in combination with exercise and vitamin D3”.

In most patients, MBST Magnetic Resonance Therapy is a good option for treating Osteoporosis. However, there are exceptions. Those who have active implants such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, are advised against using the therapy. Pregnant women and those suffering with HIV or Leukaemia, are also advised against using the treatment.

Osteoporosis can be a debilitating condition to live with. Magnetic Resonance Therapy could be an effective treatment option alongside other treatments. Call us on 020 3282 7553 to book a consultation today to find out if MBST could help to combat your Osteoporosis.

Joint arthritis sufferers may be dreading the onset of the latest Beast from the East because for many, cold weather seems to intensify arthritis pain.

Although winter doesn’t necessarily worsen your joint arthritis, it does seem that people with the condition will feel it more when the temperatures drop. One suggestion is that a drop in atmospheric pressure which heralds a cold spell also increases the pressure in people’s joints, making them stiffer and more painful. During the winter months, vitamin D levels drop as people are outside less and seeing less sunlight and this can be a trigger of an arthritis flare-up. Another theory about winter and joint pain is that it’s due to our pain receptors. When it’s colder, our pain receptors are more sensitive and therefore you feel pain more.

Tips on how to manage joint arthritis in the winter months

  • Get your vitamin D levels checked by your GP and either increase the amount of vitamin D in your diet or take supplements
  • Stay active; the colder weather can make it harder to exercise but if you become less active, you’ll get stiffer and that brings more discomfort
  • When you exercise though, choose low impact activities and properly warm up

If you’re looking for ways to improve joint pain and lack of mobility due to arthritis, there are many options and you do not automatically need a joint replacement. For a minimally invasive approach to alleviating arthritis with no side effects, call 020 3282 7553 to find out more about MBST.

If you’re living with the discomfort and lack of mobility caused by arthritis of the joints, you have probably considered taking supplements that promise to ease joint pain, but often the ‘magic cures’ that are being promoted don’t live up to the hype.

Now, though, more and more natural medicines are being tested in rigorous clinical trials. Here are some of the supplements that could alleviate your arthritis symptoms by reducing inflammation or protecting the cartilage that keeps your joints functioning effectively.

  1. SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine)

Both a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, SAM-e is a compound that may also stimulate collagen growth. Studies have shown that SAM-e is as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in controlling joint pain. It can take longer to act than painkillers such as ibuprofen, but it also has far fewer side effects.

  1. Turmeric (Curcumin)

Turmeric is a staple of traditional Chinese and Indian or Ayurvedic medicine because Curcumin, the chemical in turmeric, is believed to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. There is currently only limited trial evidence of the effect on humans, but one small-scale study that compared turmeric supplements to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) found that pain levels when walking and climbing the stairs improved more in those knee arthritis sufferers that took turmeric and there was no difference in reported side effects.

  1. Fish Oil (Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA)

Both EPA and DHA have been extensively studied for both rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Omega-3s block inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandins and are converted by the body into powerful anti-inflammatory chemicals called resolvins.

Supplements can’t solve the whole problem of joint pain. If you’re interested in researching other non-surgical approaches, call 020 3282 7553 to find out if MBST could help to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.