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Taking back control of chronic pain

If you suffer from chronic pain, you may think no one understands how you feel. But, did you know one in five Australians are suffering from it too, and even more in the over-65 age bracket? Chronic pain is constant, ongoing pain that will occur for at least 50 percent of the time in a […]

The curiosity of cramps

If you’ve ever experienced muscle cramps, you will know the searing pain and the panic to get rid of it. With such intense agony, you’d expect to be able to find out what it’s all about, but no one understands what causes it or even how it happens. A muscle cramp, also referred to  as  […]

The Nervous system explained and how Chiropractic may help

The human nervous system is extremely complex – how it works can be understood easily if we see it in terms of a transport network made up of three main elements: the brain and the spinal cord (the central nervous system), and the nerves cells throughout the body (the peripheral nervous system). The spinal cord […]

Travel tips to benefit your back

With the summer season well underway, many of us will be packing our bags and making our way to our holiday destinations. It might be a tropical paradise just a plane journey away, or it could be across Australia to spend time with family and friends. Wherever your travels may take you, you’re sure to […]

Understanding pain – what is your body trying to tell you?

Pain is mainly caused by injury or disease which protects us by telling us something is wrong. It comes in two forms: acute pain, which is severe and short-lived, and chronic pain, which is less intense but is experienced over a long period, sometimes permanently. There are three types of acute pain: somatic pain, which […]

Osteoporosis. What you can do to help prevent it.

When you’re a child, it’s not uncommon to receive a bone fracture from falling off the jungle gym or your bicycle. As you age however, it’s more common for it to be related to a bone-weakening disease known as osteoporosis. But does it have to be? Even though osteoporotic fractures in Australians over 60 are […]

Gardening Habits to Help Prevent Back Pain

When the warmer weather hits, the plants in your garden can take off like they’ve got somewhere better to be. When it comes time to get it under control and remove those pesky weeds, it might prove helpful to treat your body like it’s about to undertake an intense training session. Weeding might not seem […]

How to improve your posture

Sit up straight! This common request may have been how you first heard about posture, the way you hold your body. Posture isn’t just about how you look. How you position yourself can help or hurt your health over your lifetime. Posture is not only about how well you  sit, but how well you move […]

How to lift to avoid injury

Approximately 3.7 million Australians have back issues, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2014-15 National Health Survey. Furthermore, it is estimated that between 70% and 90% of the population will have lower back pain at some point during their lifetime. One of the ways to protect your back and prevent injury is to use […]

Golf and Chiropractic

Golf and chiropractic are a natural fit. For years, golf back pain has been accepted by golfers as some kind of badge of honour. But now golfers everywhere are beginning to realize the benefits of having regular chiropractic treatment to treat their golf back pain. Swinging a driver or three iron at speeds of up […]