kyphosis

Kyphosis explained!

Kyphosis is a curvature of the spine that causes the top of the back to appear more rounded than normal.  Everyone has some degree of curvature in their spine. However, a curve of more than 45 degrees is considered excessive. Sometimes kyphosis doesn’t cause any symptoms other than the back appearing abnormally curved or hunched. However, in some cases the…

cervicogenic

Cervicogenic Headaches Explained!

So you have a headache – but when do you know if it  needs treatment or not?  Chiropractors can help  with certain types of headaches – also known as cervicogenic headaches – but what exactly are they? Cervicogenic headaches occur when pain is referred from a specific source in the neck up to the head. This pain is commonly…

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis – How can we help?

Yes Chiropractors treat feet as well!!!  But what is Plantar Fasciitis? Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, it’s easy to see how most of us will have some type of foot pain at some point in our lives. Plantar Fasciitis is a…

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Shoulder Pain – Off the Cuff?

What is a rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint comprising of: The supraspinatus The infraspinatus The teres minor The subscapularis They work together to keep the shoulder stable, rotate the arm and to lift the arm above the head. The rotator cuff works with…

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…

immune

10 immune-boosting foods

We’re still in cold and flu season and the corona virus has everyone on heightened alert. While the best thing you can do to prevent illness is to wash your hands, some foods can help boost your health and immunity. Supporting your immunity isn’t just about taking extra vitamin C. It certainly pays to eat lots of…

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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…

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Wash hands – save lives!

Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.  Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. How do germs get onto our hands in the first place? Faeces (poo) from people and animals…

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…