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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…

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Lifting – a pain in the back?

Did you know that approximately 80% of people will experience pain in their backs at some point in their lives.  One sure way way to end up with an aching back is lifting something the wrong way.  Do you know how to lift a heavy package that arrives at your door or how to lift…

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…

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Smoking and Back Pain – Butt Out!

A builder might blame his jackhammer for his sore back.  An office worker might chalk up that ache to an uncomfortable chair – fair enough, but if either person happens to be a smoker, there might just be a different explanation for their pain! It is no surprise that smoking is bad for your overall…

Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage?

Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage?

There are many different types of massage but two of the most common methods are Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage.  It is helpful to know the differences to be able to assess which would be right for you. While there are some similarities between Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, they are different from each other. …

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Golf – bring back pain to the Fore!

Golf – one of the U.K.’s all time favourite sports – is becoming more popular than ever!  This increased popularity may be due to the fact that technology is producing golf equipment that makes the game easier or that we have more time and disposable income – whatever the reason, golf is enjoying a surge…

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Turmeric – Is it really the spice of life?

Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and a medicinal herb.  It is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour. Recently, science has started to back up what people living in India have known for a very long time – turmeric really does contain compounds with medicinal properties…

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Spinal pain in children – spot the signs!

Spinal pain is a well known source of discomfort in adults, but more frequently children and adolescents are being diagnosed with the same problem. It is no longer generally associated with middle-age or later, in fact between 14% and 24% of children and adolescents complain of spinal pain.  Common reasons for this include:- Increasing weight…

Flexibility - What are the benefits?

Flexibility – What are the benefits?

Stretching your body to have more suppleness and flexibility has extraordinary health and physical benefits and can have a positive effect on your overall well-being. Improved flexibility may help to improve your day to day activities, decrease your risk of injury and pain and help your joints move through their full range of motion –…

Eating for strong muscles!

Eating for strong muscles!

Strength training workouts at the gym are great for building muscle strength and endurance, but your muscles need proper nutrition or what you do at the gym won’t matter much! Just like your bones need Vitamin D and Calcium, your muscles need protein to stay strong and healthy. Women on average should get 46 grams…