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1. AM 

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2. Lunchtime

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3. PM

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Thank you all for supporting Grass & Co. As a small, but big-hearted team, it means a great deal to us. We appreciate each and every order.

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SEEING YOUR GP DURING COVID-19 & HELPING WITH RESEARCH…

Dr. Sarah Jarvis MBE, and Clinical Director at Patient recently wrote how we must NOT ignore any concerns about our own health or a loved ones health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Whatever you are worried about, be it a lump, pain or an ongoing health condition, you should seek help through your GP. GP surgeries across the UK are open via phone or video calls so check your GP’s surgery to see how they are making appointments.

You can also arrange a remote GP & Pharmacy appointment through Patient Access in many locations. The Patient also has details on how to get the most out of your GP appointment.

Also on Patient is a link to contribute to COVD-19 research by telling the NHS about your current experience of COVID-19. There is also the app which I previously wrote about and I check in on it daily.

Download the C-19 COVID Symptom Tracker App and self report daily. Help slow the outbreak. Identify those at risk sooner. 

Take 1-minute to self-report daily, even if you are well to help the scientists identify high risk areas in the U.K. who is most at risk, better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions. See how fast the virus is spreading in your area. 

By using this app you’re contributing to advance vital research on COVID-19. The app will be used to study the symptoms of the virus and track how it spreads. 

This research is led by Dr Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and director of TwinsUK a scientific study of 15,000 identical and non-identical twins, which has been running for nearly three decades. 

The COVID Symptom Tracker was designed by doctors and scientists at King’s College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals working in partnership with ZOE Global Ltd – a HealthPost science company.

They say ‘We take data security very seriously and will handle your data with huge respect. Your data is protected by the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR). It will only be used for health research and will not be used for commercial purposes. You can read more about how your data will be used, your rights and the steps we take to ensure it’s protected in our privacy policy or in the FAQ‘ 

You can read more at King’s College LondonBBC NEWS, The Guardian, and The INDEPENDENT

Available from the App Store or Google Play.

FIRST MEDICALLY APPROVED BACK PAIN APP in EU and UK AIMS TO END THE NATIONWIDE EPIDEMIC of BACK PAIN in UK OFFICES…

  Back pain in UK offices ‘nationwide epidemic’ experts claim

 Sedentary workplace lifestyle to blame but simple measures can reduce condition

London, UK – Bad posture among UK office employees is a nationwide epidemic. Sitting at desks all day, slouching over computers and a general sedentary lifestyle has led one in five Brits to give up their job or reduce hours because of their condition1. Experts behind Kaia, the first and only medically approved back pain app in the EU and UK, want to end the nationwide epidemic of back pain in UK offices, and claim that a few simple changes in the workplace can help to reduce the risk.

 ‘Epidemic levels‘

According to WHO, back pain is the leading global cause of disability worldwide.2 Meanwhile, in the UK, an estimated one-third of the adult population are affected by back issues each year.3 And according to the Office for National Statistics, back pain accounts for almost 31 million days of work lost annually costing the UK economy £14 billion a year.4 In another study, 63% in higher managerial jobs attributed their back pain to bad posture, and took more days off sick for back pain than any other type of employee.1

The Kaia back pain app was developed by digital therapy company Kaia Health in conjunction with physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons and clinical psychologists. The app offers video exercises with education, physiotherapy and psychological strategies. Users can chat online with a physiotherapist or sports scientist for motivation and exercise-related questions

 

Video: Kaia back pain app unveils 10 exercises to relieve back pain at work:

http://ow.ly/SWcq30pomaN

Sedentary office occupations can cause back pain as a result of inactivity between back muscles and the spine – but this is not the only factor. A combination of high workload, posture, job dissatisfaction or fear over termination can increase the occurrence of back pain at work.

In an independent clinical study published recently in NPJ Digital Medicine, patients using Kaia reported significantly lower pain levels compared to the control group treated with physiotherapy and online education.

A few simple changes can help to reduce the risk of back pain in the workplace. These include:

 

● Walk and talk during phone calls

● Take a break from the screen every 30 minutes for at least two minutes

● Exercise regularly at your desk including arm stretches and neck rolls

● Walk over to and talk with a colleague rather than emailing them

● Arrange a workplace assessment to optimise the seating position and workstation

● Meditate for 10 minutes. Be mindful of the influence workplace stress and strain has

● Sit correctly with your thighs at right angles to your body or sloping slightly down

Stephan Huber, Chief Medical Officer at Kaia Health, says: at Kaia says: “The core problem is our modern, sedentary working life. We’re hunched at desks all day and this puts a strain on our back. We’re encouraging UK employers to adopt a holistic approach to tackling back pain in and out of the workplace – this could include increased access to exercise and relaxation like the Kaia app offers. Implementing these measures systematically for workers could lead to a more active way of dealing with the condition – and this will help to alleviate back pain and reduce the strain on the NHS.”

Kaia can be downloaded via the App Store and Google Play with a 7-day free-trial.

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About Kaia Health

Kaia Health is a digital therapeutics company that creates accessible, evidence-based treatments for a range of disorders including back pain and COPD. Working with experts in various medical fields, the company uses technology such as machine learning algorithms, to deliver individualised app interventions that aim to empower and motivate patients to take control and self-manage their condition with digital alternatives from their home using devices they already own (i.e., smartphones and tablets). Kaia Health is a member of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA), an international association of manufacturers that set industry standards for what clinical evidence levels are required to call a product a digital therapeutic. Kaia Health is located in New York City. For more information about Kaia Health, visit www.kaiahealth.com.

 

Media enquiries

Stephan Huber, Chief Medical Officer at Kaia Health is available for interviews

Harry Cymbler, Hot Cherry, harry@hotcherry.co.uk, +44(0) 7801 289 996

 

References:

1. Survey: 2.5 million people experience back pain every day in the UK https://www.news-medical.net/news/20181009/Survey-25-million-people-experience-back-pain-every-day-in-the-UK.aspx

 

2. WHO: Back pain is the leading global cause of disability

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)31678-6/fulltext

 

3. An estimated one-third of the UK adult population are affected by LBP each year

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11709/

 

4. Bad backs cost the UK 31 million days of work costing the UK economy £14bn a year. http://www.nhsemployers.org/news/2015/04/bad-backs-cost-the-uk-31-million-days-of-work

5 WAYS TO BEAT PAIN…

According to an article in Daily Mail experts recommend five of the best products for chronic pain…

  1. Trigger Point Massage Ball – Physix Massage Balls from Amazon – these spikey trigger point balls are supposed to help release tight painful muscles. You simply place the ball under the area where the pain is and roll on top of it until you find the sore spot. You then keep rolling on and off until the pain eases.
  2. Gopo Joint Health Capsules–  Studies have shown that patients with osteoarthritis have found that taking galactollpid (GOPO) which is an extract of rose hips, can quickly reduce joint pain and stiffness. Rose hip extract is thought to be an anti-inflammatory. You can buy GOPO capsules from Boots.  
  3. Headspace App – It’s a well-known fact that stress can exacerbate chronic pain. Following Headspaces mindfulness and meditation techniques is thought to help. The website also explains in great detail on how to meditate.  
  4. Chronic Pain Diary –  I have written about this before and so I was pleased to see it on their top five list. Noting down what level your pain is on, what triggers it, and how long it lasts on a daily basis has been shown to help you see your pattern which will then help you anticipate and treat pain more effectively as well as giving your pain clinic how you are coping with your pain. You can buy a Chronic Pain Diary from Amazon. 
  5. Vibrating Massage Pillow – this is another pain relief that I have recently written about. This one they highly recommend for back pain. You pop the cushion over the area of pain and the vibrations are said to really help if you need to sit for a long period, so ideal for a long car journey. The nerve stimulation from the vibrations may also help distract you from your pain. Its available from a company called Sensory Direct. 

THE UNBROKEN SMILE – WHERE CHRONIC PAIN CONDITIONS UNITE…

The Unbroken Smile is a website where chronic pain conditions unite worldwide. They say “we didn’t choose this life, unfortunately, it chose us. Chronic Pain effects over 100 million people each year, regardless of our age, race, gender, or religion.”

Their site was designed to bring sufferers together regardless of what condition they may have been diagnosed with. They all hold this connection of pain and it’s unlikely it will go away until there are cures. They are there to inspire each other, tell stories, share arts, share advice, and lean on one another. Also, getting some much-needed tips and ideas along the way of how to cope and live each day in Chronic Pain.

This journey doesn’t have to be a sad story, it can be used to inspire others to keep going. “We know when you’re in pain the last thing you think about is smiling, but smiling is so good for you and it gives you a sense of control. Because one of the hardest parts of being in pain is we don’t have any control..not even of our own bodies.”

By just signing up for their newsletter you will get a FREE ebook on ‘How to cook in Pain, using your crockpot’. Their ‘Lifestyle’ section includes ‘Teen & Young Adult, Men in Pain, Relationships, The Care Takers World and Fashion in Pain’.

It also covers nutrition and chronic pain and cooking and meal planning in pain. It also has lots of chronic pain tips, parenting in pain and parenting with a child in pain.

The entertainment section has some poems about chronic pain, pain stories and inspirational stories. You could spend hours on The Unbroken Smile site and relate to so much of it but will also come away with some tips you had not thought of before.