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Eye On The Needle – Acupuncture

Eye On The Needle – Acupuncture

Most people have heard of acupuncture and understandably assume that if a treatment involves a needle, it must be acupuncture. This is akin to saying that everybody who uses a knife must be a surgeon. Our task is thus to look in depth at all the ways that needles are used so that you have…

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Back pain, relief from the most common cause of disability in the UK

  Back pain is the most common cause of disability, so how do you get back pain relief? In this page, we look at back pain relief and how this effects you. We also discuss the best solutions and make recommendations for those who are suffering. There is also a case study example of how…

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Spinal Disk Bulge Physiotherapy

Spinal Disk Bulge Physiotherapy For A Spinal Disc Rupture Can a disc slip? The simple answer is no. It’s a layman’s term that is unfortunately very misleading to the general public.“My disc has slipped out, can you put it back in” is not an uncommon conversation opener on the telephone. Of course, it’s quite difficult…

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Physiotherapy Treatment For Vertigo

Physiotherapy Treatment For Vertigo Caused By BPPV Vertigo is a problem that affects around half the population at some point in their lives and is more common as we get older. Fortunately, the symptoms usually only last for a few seconds to a minute or so, but the symptoms are very unpleasant including: • Nausea…

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Rotator Cuff Physiotherapy, Shoulder Treatment

Rotator Cuff Physiotherapy Many have heard of the rotator cuff in the shoulder and, not surprisingly, believe it to be a single part of the shoulder. The rotator cuff is, in fact, a group of four muscles that work together to provide dynamic stability of the shoulder joint, helping to control the joint during rotation:…

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NHS Service Provision Lottery

Healthcare Lottery NHS UK Many of you will have heard this term before, which related to the enormous differences in NHS service provision across the country. This led to the creation of NICE, a body which was responsible for authorising treatments, which were then supposedly going to offered countrywide. A recent study by Which, however,…

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How well executed event management helps your health

Great event management can help your health and here’s how At Nicky Snazell Clinic Stafford, we find ourselves treating events staff, exhibitors and conference managers for stress-related issues such as back pain, neck pain, and general niggles, most of which are the result of stress caused by their jobs. If you are involved with running an…

What Is GunnIMS

What Is GunnIMS

“Nicky Snazell is the only practitioner I will allow to treat me” Jon Hobbs Chairman UK Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Vice President of Federation of Holistic Medicine. The majority of patients who come to my clinic, or maybe who are just considering it and even those who I have personally treated, are totally confused…

Radial Shockwave Therapy with Nicky Snazell

Radial Shockwave Therapy with Nicky Snazell

  “A non-surgical, non-invasive alternative for pain relief and musculoskeletal repair.” Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment option in orthopaedic and rehabilitation medicine. The term shockwave refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body.   Radial shockwave was extensively used in mainland Europe for many years before…

Elbow & Ankle Pain

Elbow & Ankle Pain

One autumn morning last year, a quiet, middle-aged clinical professor came to see me because he found his gym workout was badly irritating his elbow and ankle.   I went over my 4 Keys (see my book) healthy living questions to which he scored green in food/ water/ supplements and fitness. He scored amber in…

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