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Christmas catastrophe’s – how to avoid them!

Christmas catastrophe’s – how to avoid them! The British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) sells approximately 8 to 10 million Christmas trees per year, that’s a lot of lights and decorations! Putting up Christmas decorations can be a challenging task if you have back problems and many of us do not realise how much pain […]

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Core strength helps prevent back pain – why?

Core strength helps prevent backpain – why? Studies show that exercises to strengthen your core are one of the most effective treatments for back pain. A strong core is your best defence against developing back pain, unfortunately the reverse is also true! What are core muscles? When most people think about the core of the […]

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!

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 […]