kyphosis

Kyphosis explained!

Kyphosis is a curvature of the spine that causes the top of the back to appear more rounded than normal.  Everyone has some degree of curvature in their spine. However, a curve of more than 45 degrees is considered excessive. Sometimes kyphosis doesn’t cause any symptoms other than the back appearing abnormally curved or hunched. However, in some cases the…

cervicogenic

Cervicogenic Headaches Explained!

So you have a headache – but when do you know if it  needs treatment or not?  Chiropractors can help  with certain types of headaches – also known as cervicogenic headaches – but what exactly are they? Cervicogenic headaches occur when pain is referred from a specific source in the neck up to the head. This pain is commonly…

massage

To massage or not to massage?

With the easing of restrictions we can welcome you all back for massage at the clinics – but what type of treatment is right for you? It’s easy for patients (and some clinicians) to approach this type of treatment with a myopic view; a massage is a massage, putting a hand or tool on someone…

spring

Gardening – Spring into Action!

Spring has sprung and many of us are looking at our gardens with a view to getting stuck in, but with a winter of inactivity, how do we avoid back pain whilst gardening? A Gallup poll for the BBC – BBC News Site revealed that 42% of adults have suffered from back pain and nearly half of…

stretch

Stretch for spinal strength

The winter leaves us all a bit stiff and achy, so stretching is especially important, however, it is very important that before embarking on any exercise routine that you seek advice from your Chiropractor, regardless of what’s causing your lower back pain, it is also crucial that you stretch your lower back with care and…

immune

10 immune-boosting foods

We’re still in cold and flu season and the corona virus has everyone on heightened alert. While the best thing you can do to prevent illness is to wash your hands, some foods can help boost your health and immunity. Supporting your immunity isn’t just about taking extra vitamin C. It certainly pays to eat lots of…

stress

Massage and Stress – How we can help!

Now is the perfect opportunity to have one of our fabulous massages to help you de-stress at what is one of the most stressful situations our planet is going through! Stress – What is it exactly? Stress is primarily a physical response.  When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to “fight…

home

Lockdown and Back Pain

As we are settling into our new ways of living life in lockdown, the kitchen table desk set up we thought would only be needed temporarily may now be starting to look like a semi-permanent feature. It may also be the reason behind the niggles in your lower back, which is no surprise. Research suggests…

osteoporosis

Osteoporosis explained!

Osteoporosis literally means – porous bone, it is a disease in which the bone density and quality of bone are reduced.  As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fractures is greatly increased.  The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively, often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs! Osteoporosis occurs…