Alan Jordan

Multi-discipinary Care – How Does it Work in Clinical Practice?

I am going to begin this article by explaining that multi-disciplinary care is most often inaccurately used in common parlance. The term implies that several health care practitioners are managing an individual patient at the same time. While this type … Continue reading

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Non-Specific Lower Back Pain – What is that?

Patients are often confused or disappointed when they are told that they are experiencing “non-specific” lower back pain because they understandably do not know what it means. In fairness, it is a generic diagnosis which means; Their condition is not … Continue reading

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Low Back Pain – Proper Diagnosis and Management

Low back pain is so common – over 80% of the population will experience it at some point – that terming it a disease does not really make much sense. Everyone has experienced the common cold and we all get … Continue reading

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Treating Modic Patients – A Case Study

At the Broadgate Spine & Joint Clinic we have the largest number of MAST Certified Clinicians of any clinic in the UK. We are seeing an increasing number of patients who come to our clinic in order to determine whether … Continue reading

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MAST Certified Clinicians

MAST Certified Clinicians have undertaken an educational programme to teach them techniques in diagnosing and managing patients that show signs of Modic changes on MRI scans. In previous articles, we have already seen that Modic changes have been linked to … Continue reading

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What is the MAST Medical Academy?

Recently there has been a lot of coverage around Modic changes in the vertebrae, which research has indicated as being linked with lower back pain. Modic Antibiotic Spine Therapy (MAST) has been demonstrated to have a positive correlation with reduction … Continue reading

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Modic Changes Explained

In this blog post I will provide a brief summary of Modic changes, which are named after Dr Michael Modic who first described them 25 years ago. Modic Changes are physical changes to the vertebra of the spine, which have … Continue reading

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Miracle Back Pain Cure?

Conventional treatments for chronic lower back pain do not demonstrate impressive results. This fact is not disputed. However, a breakthrough treatment, pioneered by Dr Hanne Albert, using antibiotics to treat chronic lower back pain, has reported remarkable success in clinical … Continue reading

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Breakthrough in Modic Changes

A recent breakthrough by colleagues of mine at the University of Southern Denmark has cast new light on a condition afflicting tens of thousands of people, suffering from lower back pain. Having monitored the progress of this research, I am … Continue reading

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Risk Factors for Developing Neck Pain

Neck pain is the most common complaint seen at our clinic. This is not surprising due to the fact that City workers most often sit at their desks for long periods of time in constrained postures. The work environment in … Continue reading

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