Category Archives : Wellness

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 […]

The headache that’s actually a pain in the neck

Most people think of a headache and see it as a sore head and nothing more. While it can feel like the pain originates in your head, it might actually stem from somewhere else. Headache pain is “extremely common” according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). In fact, as many as one in every 20 […]

What could be causing my shoulder pain?

About one in ten people will experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives. Your shoulder is actually made up of several joints, tendons and muscles. It is only through the combination of these that the shoulder can allow the arm such a wide range of motion. However the  price of mobility is instability […]

Paracetamol ineffective in reducing lower back pain

For a number of  years,  a  general practitioner’s most common approach to treating spinal pain was with acetaminophen – better known as paracetamol. However, a recent review states there is ‘high quality’ evidence it is not all that effective. In 2014 and 2015, 16 percent of the Australian population had back problems. A trip to the […]

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction The sacroiliac joint is a joint between the sacrum and the ilium, or pelvic bone. The 2 sides of the sacroiliac joint normally work together. If 1 side becomes stiff, they will not move together and this causes pain or muscle stiffness in the area. Pain is often made worse with walking […]

Acute Low Back Pain

Acute Low Back Pain  The lower back is the area of the spine between the bottom of the ribs and the pelvis. There are five movable lumbar vertebrae with discs in between them. They are supported by strong surrounding muscles and ligaments with spinal nerves existing between each of the vertebrae. The pelvis articulates with […]