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Flight to success- plane speaking!

Flight to success – plane speaking! Factors potentially aggravating back pain while traveling include: Sitting or standing for too long in awkward positions Sitting in uncomfortable seats Continually lifting heavy items such as suitcases Experiencing travel stress Sleeping in an unnatural position Flying can cause flare-ups and worsen chronic back pain for many people. Listed […]

Glucosamine - what is it?

Glucosamine – what is it?

What is glucosamine? Glucosamine is classified as an amino sugar and is often used with chondroitin sulphate.   It occurs naturally in the body and is found in relatively high concentrations in the joints and connective tissues, an essential element in cartilage regeneration and maintenance.  As people age they lose the ability to produce significant levels of […]

Sacroiliitis - what a pain!

Sacroiliitis – what a pain!

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints that Chiropractors diagnose and treat.  One condition that can be easily missed is sacroiliitis this is because it can be mistaken for other forms of  back pain. What is sacroiliitis? Sacroiliitis is inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints – also known as […]

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks.  The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected area.  It may be continuous or intermittent and can come and go without any apparent reason.  It can occur in nearly any part of your […]