The term sciatica describes a symptom rather than a specific disease. It is often used to describe any pain starting in the lower back and going down the leg. Others use the term more specifically to mean a nerve dysfunction caused by compression of one or more lumbar or sacral nerve roots from a spinal disc […]
What is the importance of good posture? When maintaining correct posture, the joints, ligaments and muscles of the neck and back are positioned optimally so they are under minimal stress. Maintaining this position reduces the likelihood of back or neck injury, which is vital in today’s society where spinal and postural pain are prevalent. […]
Below are ten helpful tips to avoid back pain.
1. Get more exercise. If your back is hurting, you may think the best way to get relief is to limit exercise and to rest. A day or two of rest may help, but more than that may not help the pain. Chiropractors know that […]
Injuries often occur when people suddenly increase the duration, intensity, or frequency of their activities. Many soft-tissue injuries can be prevented through proper conditioning, training, and equipment. Other prevention tips include:
Use proper equipment. Replace your athletic shoes as they wear out; good quality running shoes lose three quarters of their support within 6 months if […]
As a large proportion of life is spent at work, the tips below are to help you move well, stay well and assist in preventing back pain in the workplace.
Prior to any lift, ask yourself if there is an easier way to do this. Could I use a crane, forklift, wheelbarrow […]
Spinal Health Week 2015 runs from May 25 to 31 and this year Bull Creek Chiropractic Centre is encouraging you to “Get Your Happy Back”.
Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy lifestyle. One explanation for […]
The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia supports evidence from the British Medical Journal, which suggests non-pharmacological treatments such as spinal care are safer and more effective than paracetamol for back pain and osteoarthritis. Spokesperson Dr Billy Chow, Chiropractor, said “It is a positive reflection on Australia’s health care system to take notice of this latest research which […]
If you are living with arthritis, carrying out tasks around the home can be a challenge. However, making some practical changes to your home and changing the way you work should make things easier.
Practical tips that could help include:
Keeping things in easy reach Using a hand rail to […]
It’s that time of year again when everyone is setting out New Year’s Resolutions and unfortunately it won’t be long till a majority of people start breaking them. There are many reasons why New Year Resolutions don’t stick- they may be unrealistic, there is a lack of self-discipline or life gets “too busy”. Our New […]
There are many reasons for having pain over the hip. One of the common reasons is referred pain from the back. Poor function in the pelvis and lower back can also complicate hip pain; there may well be two conditions that co-exist and make the whole scenario worse. Osteoarthritis of the hip joint is a problem […]
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