Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

We rarely think anout our spines when we are preparing for sleep.  However our sleep posture can have a bearing on whether or not we experience back pain – so remember these five simple tips for a healthier spine and back when you turn in for the night! If you can- sleep on your back! …

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Back Pain and common Myths

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work in the UK, and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  It is easy for people to get confused about this condition with it being so common, so is it any wonder that misconceptions arise!   We know that the easiest way to tackle this…

Do you sit correctly in your car?

Do you sit correctly in your car?

As most of you will know, Back Pain affects all aspects of your daily routine from laying down, sitting, walking and driving your car.   Did you know that sitting for too long can make Back Pain even worse?   Sitting can cause up to 90% more stress on your spine than standing!   So…

Is the Winter Weather Making your Back Pain Worse?

Is the Winter Weather Making your Back Pain Worse?

Whether you love the changing of the seasons and the chance to don your winter woolies or you hate the lack of sunshine and the restriction of your outdoor activities – cold weather affects us all in a similar way. When temperatures drop, the body slows down meaning it requires more rest to be able…

Hot or Cold Pack?

Hot or Cold Pack?

Are you are suffering with back pain? It can sometimes be difficult to know what to do. Do you sit, rest, keep active, use heat or a cold pack? The most common cause of back pain is when the joints of the back become restricted due to abnormal stress, such as incorrect posture or degeneration.…

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Eating to Beat Inflammation: 5 Tips

Inflammation: it’s a natural process that happens in our body to help us heal from injury and help our immune system fight off invaders. But too much inflammation – or inflammation that lasts longer than it should – can be a problem. Most importantly for chiropractors, inflammation is a factor in many types of pain, including joint…

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£30 Massage Gift Voucher

Stuck for a last minute present? Why not get your loved one a Massage Gift Voucher for a Deep Cleansing Massage? Some benefits of massage are: Reduction in Chronic Pain Deep-tissue massage increases the flow of blood through through the body, it helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain. Deep-tissue massage can also help alleviate…

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Festivals, Camping and Glamping Advice

Festivals and camping are great activities whatever the weather, however being without the comfort of your own bed can cause problems for your back. Don’t let pain stop you from enjoying the wilderness… or festivals!!! Before going: Pack a number of small bags rather than one large one, to spread the weight of the load;…

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Chronic Pain and Depression

Chronic pain and depression are unpleasant sensations that play an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and informs you to take care of the damaged body part afterwards. Chronic pain, on the other hand, has no time limit, often…

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Does knuckle cracking lead to arthritis of the fingers?

This is one of the great old wive’s tales that knuckle cracking leads to arthritis and in short the answer is NO! “The main serious consequence of knuckle cracking would appear to be its annoying effect on the observer.” When I was at chiropractic college I had to do something that was called an ‘outreach…