cycling

Cycling and Chiropractic Treatment

Cycling has always been a very popular sport, cyclists seem to be everywhere and as with any type of physical activity, there is always a chance that injuries will occur. Chiropractic helps keep your body balanced and improves your flexibility. This, in turn, decreases your chance for injury. Many people who take up cycling do…

backpack

Backpack Blunders!

As promised this post will explain how to correctly pack a backpack and what the correct lifting and carrying techniques are, whether you are an adult or child, after all backpacks are supposed to alleviate pain, not create it! First of all buy the right backpack: Try to choose a canvas pack over a leather…

back

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

low

Low back pain- 5 things to stop doing!

Low back pain is the most common cause of job related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days.  Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation! It is important to point out that you should stay…