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Well, we don’t know for sure that she was listening, but this week Dr Craig was invited to appear on national Radio Five Live to comment on how to best look after your back.
The request came following the news that the Queen had had to turn down an engagement to visit Arsenal football ground due to back pain, apparently due to a pulled muscle.
The show was presented by Anita Anand and is described as “An offbeat take on news, sport and politics”. The segment was aired live just after 11pm.
The full story
The story was reported on the BBC:
“The Queen cancelled a trip to Arsenal’s new multi-million pound stadium after suffering a back injury. Buckingham Palace said she could not visit the north London Emirates ground because she has strained a muscle.
A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said earlier: “Her Majesty the Queen has reluctantly agreed to cancel a visit to Arsenal football stadium today due to a strained muscle in her back.
“Doctors advised Her Majesty to reduce her workload today and will review her progress on a daily basis. The strained muscle was sustained at the end of the Balmoral period and has not improved during a busy two weeks of engagements.”
Dr Craig recommended that taking it easy was great, but that keeping moving was also very important, and that it sounded as if the Queen was doing everything possible to ensure rapid recovery.
Since the broadcast, the Queen has also cancelled a visit to the races, although she is going to attend the birthday lunch. So she is keeping active but avoiding the standing around. Maybe she was listening last night!
In the middle Craig’s two appearances, he managed to adjust one of the panel who had been suffering back and shoulder issues for some time. They were thrilled with the results!