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     Most low back MRI referrals show abnormalities   Just read today this interesting article on imaging using MRI scanners and looking at those who are referred for them when suffering with low back pain. Nearly ALL patients who have low back pain and are referred by their GP for an MRI are shown to have prolapsed discs. The referring criteria was suspicion of serious pathology or patients who have severe sciatica for who surgery is indicated because they are failing to respond to conservative treatment over 6 to 8 weeks. This study was done in the Netherlands and it shows that[...]

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    Hi!  nothing for months and then wow!  2 in a week. here we are again. Must be doing more reading these days. What we have always known and is not often highlighted is that: If you have hip pain doesn't mean you'll see anything on X-Ray and if you have hip changes on X-ray  doesn't mean that you'll have any pain. Have a read of this: http://wb.md/1WF5CvL. It shows that just because you have Xray changes doesn't mean you'll have pain from it... and just because you have pain from it doesn't mean you'll have Xray changes.  And this applies to all your joints. If changes in [...]

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    The Physio Therapy Centre offers advice either through information leaflets and articles that can be found on the website www.therapy-centre.net Here is an example of the advice you can find on our site: Health through exercise. It has been found that short burst of activity improved the body’s sensitivity to insulin. These bursts could be cycling or running upstairs as fast as possible for 30 seconds. Repeat this four times in four minutes, twice a week. Loss of this sensitivity to insulin which leads to an increase in glucose levels in the blood, preventing it being [...]

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    About us

    Established in 1919 we have been caring for the people of Mid Sussex for over 100 years. We are rightly proud of this and were awarded the honour of being the longest established business by the Mid Susses District Council.  Led by Masters level physiotherapists we are expert clinical practitioners with advanced knowledge gained from many years of experience and our reputation means that we are often the first port of call for many. Over 85% of our patients are self-referrers to the Centre and more than 70% are returners, or come via “word of mouth” making us the forerunners [...]

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    Acupuncture

    Acupuncture works to help maintain the body’s equilibrium. It involves insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of Qi, your body’s vital energy. Acupuncture began with the discovery that the stimulation of certain areas of the skin affected the functioning of specific organs. It evolved into part of the system of healing we now know as Chinese Medicine as the connection between the skin and the organs was better understood and more sensitive ways of stimulation were devised. Chinese medicine is a body of knowledge and techniques [...]

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