a magnifying glass
Technical
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Complex Or Complicated?

For years I’ve been fascinated by the difference between things that are complicated and things that are complex, and how that relates to what we can know – the limits of knowledge, if you like – about spinal functioning. Here’s some thoughts on the matter.

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Two men hiking up hill
Exercise
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Walk!

We evolved to walk, and so much of our health, in so many different ways, depends on it.

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a hand about to topple some dominos
Technical
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Cause And Effect

Some thoughts on the tricky idea of cause and effect along with how we can interpret reactions to treatment.

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Whiplash Incident involving a police car and a bus
Spinal Pain
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Whiplash

Whiplash is quite capable of causing problems even in low-speed shunts, especially if the bump is unexpected.

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picture of a woman deadlifting in hinge-position
Spinal Pain
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

The Hip-Hinge

Preventing spinal pain is not just about having a healthy and strong back, though that is important.

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a photo of some pills on a table
Technical
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Placebo Quirks

Oddly, some of the additional benefit a drug has relative to a placebo might be a quirk of the side-effects of the drug.

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