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…

home

Working from home – a pain in the back!

We all know that the more you move throughout the day, the better it is for your muscles and joints, and as the country is still in lockdown it can feel impossible to move enough especially if you find yourself working from home!  Have you noticed that your neck or back are a little sore…

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…

January Blues - how to beat them!

January Blues – how to beat them!

January has a reputation for being the most depressing month of the year. Christmas has been and gone, and all we’ve got left as a reminder is a few more pounds on the scales and fewer pounds in the bank account. Leaving the house and returning from work in the dark is starting to drag…

winter

How to stay active in winter!

The weather outside is frightful …….. and even the most enthusiastic exerciser can have a hard time getting motivated in the winter months.  Short, cold days and long dark nights make it difficult to get out of bed, let alone getting the body moving – but there are some simple ways to get motivated this…

aches

Why does cold weather make joints ache?

There is no one explanation for why dropping temperatures can make your muscles and joints ache. One theory is that cold weather causes muscles to lose more heat and contract, causing tightness throughout the body. Joints get tighter, muscles can lose their range of motion and nerves can be pinched more easily. Another  theory relates to…

festive

Festive Faux Pas

As the festive season begins, many of us will either be thinking about or putting up our decorations fairly soon.  We want you to stay safe and in control as the mounting pressure to produce a “perfect” Christmas has us making silly mistakes! Festive Fairy lights and decorations A whopping 350 people a year are…

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…

exercises

5 low back exercises to do at home!

All of us, whether we are key workers or working from home need to keep our spines moving correctly, whether you have low back pain at the moment or just wish to keep your back strong and mobile – try out these five exercises that you can do at home as part of your daily…

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…