How Winter Causes Back Pain Back pain can be crippling and debilitating. It decreases mobility and makes every day activities such as carrying children, housework and even getting dressed hard to perform. Chronic back pain can extend down to the buttocks and into the legs causing pain when sitting, standing and walking. Back pain can…

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Don’t bite off more than you can chew! We are a nation of DIY enthusiasts; we rush to get to grips with our latest home improvement project at every opportunity. Inevitably, there will be DIY disasters; injuries that could have been avoided. Here are some helpful tips for DIY enthusiasts from the British Chiropractic Association….

Autumn brings a whole raft of garden tasks; time to cut back the dead plants, clear up leaves, do winter planting and get ready for winter. Our bodies are very well adapted to a variety of tasks, but we need to be careful not to take advantage of this and push our bodies to breaking…

– Women experience an increase in lumbar curving during pregnancy due to the increased weight being carried out in front. This puts more pressure on some of the joints of the spine, causing discomfort and, for some women, pain. Essentially, the centre of gravity has been moved and, even after giving birth, problems caused as…

Advice from the British Chiropractic Association – Beware of Day Three! Despite common assumptions that a ski injury is most likely to occur on the first day Matthew Bennett, BCA Chiropractor and the first to work with the British Alpine Ski team, comments: “After three days of skiing using unaccustomed muscles, skiers become confident but…

Don’t let the daily grind wear you down Hundreds and thousands of us do it each week, whether by train, car, bus, motorbike, cycle or foot and the daily commute can not only be an unwelcome source of stress but can also take its toll on our backs. According to consumer research by the British…

With the predictions of colder weather coming soon, here are some tips that you may find useful: Icy roads and pavements mean potentially hazardous conditions underfoot and a rise in injuries caused by slips and falls. It is quite natural, therefore, for us to be wary when walking outdoors and adopting our ‘ice walk’; the…

Modern life can wreak havoc on your health – particularly your back and posture. Take a look at some of the top problem areas: 1. A desk job Sitting all day long compresses your spine, can lead to obesity, it raises blood sugar, weakens your muscles and can lead to problems, such as back pain….

How to choose the right pillow The basic rule of thumb when deciding on the type and number of pillows you need is to make sure your head is in alignment with your body when you are in bed. This will depend on the position you sleep in, so if you are on your back…

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