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Category Archives: back pain

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Holiday Season Posture advice.

No matter how you travel watch your posture. It doesn’t matter how you travel train, plane or car remember to watch your posture. When we break our normal routine and venture on holiday, we can become injured causing ourselves unnecessary discomfort and distress in the form of back and muscle aches and pain. Here are just a few […]

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Posture Tips for Gardening & DIY

  Whether travelling, undertaking DIY projects, gardening or just lazing about, here are some great tips to help avoid problems with your back and posture. In the garden…. Don’t wear clothes that are tight or restrict your movement. Like any other exercise, when gardening you need to warm up first. Don’t go straight into heavy gardening but start […]

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Top 5 Hints and Tips, for Aches and Pains.

I was asked recently if I had any hints and tips for someone with general aches and pains, that didn’t involve pain killers. These are my top 5. 1. Ice. This is really good for achy joints, rather than using heat. If there is an underlying inflammatory process going on heat will only fuel the […]

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Why I have embraced Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic.

In my teens (early 1980s) I was encouraged towards sciences and that included chemistry. In my social life myself and my friendswent through our ‘social awareness’ phase, hippy clothes and many visits to Covent Garden because after all that’s where it was ALL at. We discovered this little shop tucked away with really cool blue […]

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Drugs – drive law has changed!

From 1st March the Drug – Drive law has changed in England and Wales to include some prescribed pain killers which are often on the list of ‘ drug cocktails’ prescribed to my patients with back pain. They include :- clonazepam diazepam flunitrazepam lorazepam methadone morphine or opiate and opioid-based drugs oxazepam temazepam There is […]

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Chiropractic and Wellbeing, what it means.

Wellbeing A little on the fringe of what I do but as part of the philosophy of good health, is a foundation stone of Chiropractic. Wellbeing is a catch all term which encompasses, attitude, thought processes, mindfulness, exercise, habits, diet and nutrition and how we go about our lives.  Over the past few months I […]

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Heat or Ice?

  A frequently asked question is ‘Should I use hot or cold?’  By rule of thumb always use cold therapy on achey joints, unless you are sure what is injured or have had professional advice. If you have back or neck pain which is achey, nagging or dull, then it is likely that it is caused […]

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The Importance of Water

Water is the most important substance in all, living systems. Although humans can survive for weeks without food, without water we die in a matter of days. The majority of the body’s chemical reactions occur in the presence of water. It is the one substance found in greatest quantity in the body. The human body […]

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Kinesio Tape

Those bright coloured tapes you saw our athletes wearing to support their muscle were probably Kinesio tape. But it isn’t anything new, it was invented by a Japanese chiropractor Dr Kenzo Kase in the 1970s. It comes in bright blue, pink, beige and black and you don’t have to be an athlete to use it. […]

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Don’t Run before you can Walk!

The Olympics can’t help but have inspire us to have a go or increase our exercise levels. Healthcare professionals encourage daily exercise and I am no different. However don’t run before you can walk! Don’t try to run a marathon without entering into a structured training programme and warming up and cooling down pre and […]

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