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Wash hands – save lives!

Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.  Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. How do germs get onto our hands in the first place? Faeces (poo) from people and animals…

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Low back pain- 5 things to stop doing!

Low back pain is the most common cause of job related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days.  Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation! It is important to point out that you should stay…

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5 Signs stress levels are out of control!

Stress is a process, not a diagnosis!  When the term “stress” is used in a clinical sense – it refers to a situation that causes discomfort and distress and can lead to other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety! However, stress is normal.  We are actually designed to react to demanding or threatening…

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Muscle Spasms – What are they?

Otherwise known as muscle cramps, spasms happen when a muscle involuntary and forcibly contracts and cannot relax.  They are extremely common and can affect any muscle in the body. Usually spasms involve part or all of a muscle or several muscles in a group. They are most common in the thighs, foot arches, calves, hands,…

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5 signs of a pinched nerve!

We explained what a  pinched nerve was in last weeks article, and since pinched nerves can show up pretty much anywhere on your body – you can literally feel symptoms all over the place! Although you can get symptoms of a pinched nerve in many locations on your body, they often show up in your…

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New Year, New You!!

Don’t let your New Year Resolutions lead to injury!  For a lot of us, our New Year resolutions list tends to include getting fit and losing weight, but don’t overdo is as this can lead to over exercising and ultimately injury! The New Year, it really does feel like we get to re-set the clock…

Heel Pain - Kick it out!

Heel Pain – Kick it out!

Sharp pain near your heel or along the arch of your foot when you walk, particularly when you first get out of bed in the morning, could mean you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. The pain can get worse in your heel and foot if you stand or sit for extended periods of time…

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Sciatica – a real pain in the Butt!

Most of us have had back trouble of some kind or another, whether it is mild discomfort or terrible pain that knocks you off your feet.  However with sciatica you will likely know right away that something is different. One of the telltale signs of sciatica is pain that starts in your low back and…

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Shoulder and Arm Pain.

When you think of your local Chiropractic Clinic, what comes to mind?  They only treat back pain or neck pain!  Most people don’t link Chiropractic treatment with shoulder or arm pain and yet it remains one of the most effective ways to treat this particular condition! Common Shoulder Problems Some of the typical types of…

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

A recent study concluded that increasing your Magnesium intake may reduce pain and improve mobility in people suffering from chronic lower back and nerve pain! Magnesium is a mineral that is vital for more than 300 enzymatic processes in the body.  It plays a role in everything from muscle movements to hormone production. This mineral…