Stop Smoking This Stoptober and Intervertebral Disc Decompression Therapy

October 15, 2019 - Mike Dilke

The RELAXBACK UK SHOW this week looks at helping with giving up cigarettes with the stoptober campaign and also intervertebral disc decompression therapy.

Giving up smoking is very hard and the Stoptober campaign is designed to give some help to those who really want to kick the habit. Lloyds Pharmacy are getting very involved in the campaign and have some free advice and free smoking cessation courses available. one of their pharmacists gives information about this and other smoking advice here.

Osteopath, Robert Shanks,  of Spine+ talks about a relatively new therapy for those suffering from back pain and also sciatica - it is intervertebral disc decompression or IDD for short. It has helped a lot of people although might not be appropriate for everyone as he explains. He also explains what an osteopath does and also discusses the difference between a physiotherapist and an osteopath and he is well place to know as his mum is a physio! Hear him here.

Thank you for reading and please do listen to the Relaxback UK show on UK Health Radio. If you have any questions or comments ask or make them below.