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Back to School

So it’s that time again when the kids go back to school and with the increasing shortage of lockers or pegs to hang bags on or put books in, your child is having to carry heavy books, sports kit etc. around with them all day! How can we help to prevent our children developing back…

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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…

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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…

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To massage or not to massage?

With the easing of restrictions we can welcome you all back for massage at the clinics – but what type of treatment is right for you? It’s easy for patients (and some clinicians) to approach this type of treatment with a myopic view; a massage is a massage, putting a hand or tool on someone…

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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…

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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…

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Muscle Spasms – What are they?

Otherwise known as muscle cramps, spasms happen when a muscle involuntary and forcibly contracts and cannot relax.  They are extremely common and can affect any muscle in the body. Usually spasms involve part or all of a muscle or several muscles in a group. They are most common in the thighs, foot arches, calves, hands,…

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Lifting – a pain in the back?

Did you know that approximately 80% of people will experience pain in their backs at some point in their lives.  One sure way way to end up with an aching back is lifting something the wrong way.  Do you know how to lift a heavy package that arrives at your door or how to lift…

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

A recent study concluded that increasing your Magnesium intake may reduce pain and improve mobility in people suffering from chronic lower back and nerve pain! Magnesium is a mineral that is vital for more than 300 enzymatic processes in the body.  It plays a role in everything from muscle movements to hormone production. This mineral…

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Flexibility – What are the benefits?

Stretching your body to have more suppleness and flexibility has extraordinary health and physical benefits and can have a positive effect on your overall well-being. Improved flexibility may help to improve your day to day activities, decrease your risk of injury and pain and help your joints move through their full range of motion –…