Hug from mum helps ease the pain as Murray says his tennis end game near BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Sir Andy Murray received a cuddle from his mother after a "tough day" in which he announced he will retire this year. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/hug-from-mum-helps-ease-the-pain-as-murray-says-his-tennis-end-game-near-37703437.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37703436.ece/657dc/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-12_new_47137171_I2.JPG Email Sir Andy Murray received a cuddle from his mother after a "tough day" in which he announced he will retire this year. The three-time Grand Slam winner fought back tears in Melbourne as he announced the upcoming Australian Open could be his last tournament as he struggles to recover from hip surgery. Tributes poured in as his legions of fans digested the announcement - including from fellow sports stars, politicians and residents in the Scottish town where he grew up. Hours later the tennis star responded with a … [Read more...] about Hug from mum helps ease the pain as Murray says his tennis end game near
Help ease back pain
FROM gas and air, to epidurals, there are many pain relief options during labour - and knowing what's available beforehand can help determine what's best for you. In England, around 40 per cent of mothers end up using a different pain relief from what they had initially planned - so it's useful to know exactly what's available and how much they can help ease the pain. Gas and air Also known as Entonox, gas and air is a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide gas. According to the NHS, it won't remove pain entirely, but it can make it more manageable. The gas and air is breathed in through a mouthpiece and takes up to 20 seconds to work - but while it's fast acting, some women choose to use it alongside other forms of pain relief. Side effects include feeling light-headed, sick, sleepy or unable to concentrate - the NHS say if this happens, you can stop using it. Pethidine injections Pethidine is a drug similar to morphine and can be injected into your buttock or thigh to help relieve pain. … [Read more...] about What pain relief is available during labour and how much do epidural, gas and air or pethidine ease the pain of contractions?
If you’re heading on holiday anytime soon – or making plans to do so – one of the things to consider is the effect that flying can have on your back. Let me explain: Cramped leg room, uncomfortable seating and being confined to a small space all contribute to lower back pain during and after a flight.And when a substantial 88% of people experience increased back pain following a flight, I wanted to share three simple tips that will help support your back and make travelling a lot more comfortable when jetting off on your holidaysFirst off, if you’re going on a long-haul flight – schedule your flights carefully. Flying is the most tricky part of travelling for many people with back pain; being shoehorned into a cramped seat for hours on end can leave you feeling crippled.Some people like to minimise their time in the air by booking direct flights whenever possible, which also helps reduce the number of times you have to heave your carry-on into the overhead … [Read more...] about Feeling Great: Three tips if flying with back pain
"Meditation could ease the agony of back pain, a study suggests," the Daily Mirror reports.A US study compared a technique called mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) with usual care and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for long-term non-specific lower back pain. The term "non-specific" refers to when there are no obvious causes, such as a slipped disc.MBSR is based on yoga methods, such as meditation, yoga postures and an increased self-awareness of your thought patterns.Participants were split into three groups. Those allocated to either MBSR or CBT were given eight weekly training sessions. Follow-up was performed after six months and 12 months.At both of these time points, MBSR significantly improved functional disability and pain compared with usual care – but not when compared with CBT. Both MBSR and CBT were as effective as each other.Access to NHS-funded CBT can be limited in some parts of the country. A practical advantage of MBSR is that you can learn more … [Read more...] about Mindfulness may be effective for treating lower back pain
South West Wales By Colette Hume BBC Wales News 17 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-44145146 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel When his youngest son took his own life in June 2017, Andrew Bowen's family was destroyed.Following 18-year-old Ryan's death, his family struggled to come to terms with the … [Read more...] about ‘Running eases the pain of losing my son’