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Snap, Crackle and Pop

We’ve all experienced joint noises, knees that snap when we stand up, feet that pop when we move them and a neck that cracks when we turn our heads! The older you get, the more noise your joints can make.  Although often joint cracking can be loud and might be annoying there is usually nothing…

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Migraines V Tension Headaches

We have all suffered at one time or another with headaches or migraines, whether mild or severe, they can be quite debilitating and can literally ruin your day! But how do headaches differ from migraines? A headache is caused by the contraction of muscles between the head and the neck.  Signs and symptoms of a…

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

We rarely think anout our spines when we are preparing for sleep.  However our sleep posture can have a bearing on whether or not we experience back pain – so remember these five simple tips for a healthier spine and back when you turn in for the night! If you can- sleep on your back! …

Eat to beat Muscle Cramp

Eat to beat Muscle Cramp

Cramp is a sudden and severe, involuntary muscle contraction that can last anything from a few seconds to approximately ten minutes.  Cramp can happen anywhere in the body but the most common place is in the legs. There are many different causes for muscle cramps, but one of them may be caused by a poor…

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Back Pain and common Myths

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work in the UK, and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  It is easy for people to get confused about this condition with it being so common, so is it any wonder that misconceptions arise!   We know that the easiest way to tackle this…

Do you sit correctly in your car?

Do you sit correctly in your car?

As most of you will know, Back Pain affects all aspects of your daily routine from laying down, sitting, walking and driving your car.   Did you know that sitting for too long can make Back Pain even worse?   Sitting can cause up to 90% more stress on your spine than standing!   So…

Is the Winter Weather Making your Back Pain Worse?

Is the Winter Weather Making your Back Pain Worse?

Whether you love the changing of the seasons and the chance to don your winter woolies or you hate the lack of sunshine and the restriction of your outdoor activities – cold weather affects us all in a similar way. When temperatures drop, the body slows down meaning it requires more rest to be able…

Walking to a better life!

Walking to a better life!

  Walking is a great form of exercise. It’s recommended that we take 10,000 steps a day. However, a recent study conducted at Stanford University found that the global average for steps taken per day is just 4,961.  The UK’s average is above this figure, however it’s a far cry from the suggested amount.  …

Hot or Cold Pack?

Are you are suffering with back pain? It can sometimes be difficult to know what to do. Do you sit, rest, keep active, use heat or a cold pack? The most common cause of back pain is when the joints of the back become restricted due to abnormal stress, such as incorrect posture or degeneration.…

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Hitchin and Luton Chiropractic Clinics win national quality award

The PPQM is awarded to chiropractic clinics that demonstrate excellence in meeting patient expectations in a range of areas including accessibility, cleanliness and safety and patient communication. The decision to award the PPQM is made by a panel of patients and public who form the Royal College of Chiropractor’s patients committee. Principal chiropractor Peter Heale…