All posts by Andrew Rowe

She just coughed…..for two months!

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Have you heard people say things like ‘I just coughed, and my back went’? Well this case is not quite like that, the lady involved had been coughing hard for two whole months – non-stop! She developed back pain. Have a look at this video (it’s only 1 min) and see why she was getting back pain…..

Did I tell you about my tennis career?

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I have loads in common with Andy Murray…. I’m Scottish -well, half-Scottish anyway. (By the way the Burns night went really well, thanks). My Mum loves us both and I’m also called Andy by my pals. (For some reason I’m always called Andrew at work, I’m not sure why)!. I used to play tennis too, and I have issues with my right hip.

Hip problems are commonly an issue with back pain, so us chiropractors are always interested in looking at the hips of our patients. Andy Murray had hip surgery recently. Hopefully it will be good for his back as well as resolving his hip pain. Have a look at this short video (less than 1 minute long) and find out why good hip function is important for our spines as well as why I did not become a tennis professional……

How do you know if one leg is longer than the other?

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It’s nearly Burns night (25th Jan), so we are having a Burns night supper: Haggis (vegetarian), neeps and tattys! The fictional wild haggis was reputed to have legs longer on one side than the other, in order to be able to walk around the Scottish mountains! This may be good for a haggis, but is not so good for us. Leg length discrepancy can sometimes be a factor in some of our joint problems. So how do you know if you have one leg longer than the other? You’ll have to watch the video to find out!

If you want to find out more about some of the research about how leg length asymmetry impacts our functional health, you can see a previous blog post I did on the subject here.

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