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chiropractor Tag

Just get moving! We have all heard the saying "Sitting is the new Smoking" but what does that really mean? When we sit for too long and not move regularly, the small muscles that protect our spine and posture/balance etc start to switch off. When this occurs...

Do you suffer from Tech Neck? Here's what you can do to help improve posture.

The fitness industry has drummed into us the importance of a strong core, and getting that 6 pack. But what if we challenged you to believe that there is more than one that governs the bodies posture, stability and function. Over the next few weeks we will address another 2 “core” areas of the body the patterns of imbalances, and exercises that we normally suggest to improve posture and create stability within the area.

So you have neck pain or back pain and you have tried a few different things that simply haven't worked. What else can you try? We know that the pain in your neck, upper and mid back and along the shoulders is irritating and distracting - sometimes causing aching pain and discomfort between the shoulder blades, either side of the spine, up the neck and into the back of the head and even down towards the lower back.  The pain can increase as the day goes on, making you feel like you want to crawl out of your body to get away from it, affecting your ability to comfortably work, study, cook, sleep and carry out your daily tasks. These symptoms can greatly affect your everyday life, becoming tiring and restricting. In simple terms, it's debilitating.

If you’ve experienced shoulder pain you would know how irritating it can be – sometimes causing radiating pain out from the shoulder to the neck or back or down the arm, affecting your ability to lift the arm up without pain, put your coat on, sleep on the affected side, carry bags and luggage, work at your desk without increased aggravation and perform exercise without range restriction and pain and even weakness. These symptoms can greatly affect your everyday life, becoming tiring and restricting.

I have shoulder pain... so why are you checking my neck and back? Shoulder pain is a common reason for our patients to seek help from the team at Thrive Health Co. More often than not, there is more to a shoulder injury than meets the eye. Our shoulders are complex joints with lots of connecting structures to the neck and back. Whilst your pain may be in the point of the shoulder, there can be many different causes for this.

Once I see a Chiropractor do I need to keep going for the rest of my life? Someone asked me whilst we were chatting at a coffee shop the other day "If I see a Chiropractor once, do I need to keep going for the rest of my life?" and at first it caught me off guard. My initial response was “No… but a lot of people choose to come in periodically because they know how much better they feel with regular treatment.”

How is the health of your spine? I love the Dentist…. says almost no one ever (except for me)! From a very young age we are all taught the importance of dental hygiene, whether it is brushing twice per day, flossing after meals, or avoiding those things that stain our teeth like coffee and red wine. We understand clearly that if we don’t look after our teeth then we will develop cavities that will lead to dental work and possibly more serious dental issues down the track.