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Your organs can refer pain around your body

Types of painThere are two types of pain in the body one called somatic pain which comes from the skin, muscles and soft tissues. Visceral pain Visceral pain comes from the internal organs and can be experienced as feeling dull and vague and is experienced by 40% of...

Dizziness and the neck

Dizziness is a fairly common symptom with various causes, and it can surprise some when the cause can is cited as coming from the neck.  The first thing to remember though when exploring dizziness and the neck, is the importance of going through a checklist to...

Exercising for fitness and health

The benefits of exercising for fitness  As many of you have read in the press, there is now overwhelming evidence that exercise – both aerobic and strength training – can both stave off the time your mortal coil hits the ground and as importantly, help you...

Can your back or shoulder pain really be caused by ill health?

Could my back or shoulder pain really be linked to a medical condition? This is a question that I am often asked – the extent to which physical pain can be a manifestation of a medical condition. The answer is that they can, although the overwhelming majority of back...

Back problems: why do backs ‘go out’?

Back problems are very common. We often hear from friends about the problems they experience when their back ‘goes out’. There is almost always a sense that this is a painful but regular occurrence – and in many cases it is. But what exactly do we mean by the term,...

British College of Osteopathic Medicine

For all the latest academic research in the ever-growing field of Osteopathy, visit the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. For aspiring practitioners, the college offers a popular four-year Undergraduate Masters in Osteopathy, validated by Plymouth...