Balance - a flexible spine is key
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by Andrew Richards
1M ago
Spinal stiffness can significantly affect balance, impacting a person's ability to maintain stability and perform coordinated movements. Did you know that the muscles of the upper neck are x 250 more sensitive to movement than those in your hands and feet? Imagine what the knock on effect of just a stiff neck can have on your brain’s ability to manage your balance and sense of where you are in space? Getting regular chiropractic checkups and adjustments will work to keeping your spine healthy, mobile and strong, improving your balance and futureproof you for risk of falls and injury. Here’s wh ..read more
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Winter - Muscle Aches, Joint Pain and Fatigue?
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by Andrew Richards
2M ago
As we move into the colder, shorter and darkers days of the year its important to recognise that we are seasonal creatures. Our biology will pivot and shift during thes months of the year so it is natural to feel a little more lethargic and really important to take this into account. Many injuries come on because of expectations that are out of step with nature’s natural rhythms. Pushing too hard when we are needing to slow down can lead to injuries that could otherwise be avoided. It’s important to listen to your body and work with where it is at. If you have a regular exercise routine maybe ..read more
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Foraminal Stenosis
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by Andrew Richards
5M ago
Foraminal stenosis, is a narrowing of the foraminal space (i.e. the space between the discs and joints of the spine that the nerves come out of) leading to nerve compression. While traditional medical interventions like medications, cortisone injections and surgery are often considered, chiropractic care offers a non-invasive and holistic approach to managing the symptoms of foraminal stenosis and helping to avoid a progression of degeneration in other segments of the spine. In many cases, benefits can be accrued by improving the function of the joints above and below the stenosis. This is bea ..read more
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Why do disc injuries take so long to heal?
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by Andrew Richards
5M ago
The healing process for a disc injury can be prolonged due to various metabolic factors involved in tissue repair and regeneration. One of the biggest reasons why people with disc injuries relapse is because as they start feeling better, they get over confident and do too much not realising just how long it takes for a disc to properly heal. While mild strains without tissue disruption can settle in weeks, more serious injuries take months and continue to remodel over a period of up to and beyond 1 year. It’s essential to follow a plan during this time, not just run with how you feel because o ..read more
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Nerve and entrapment injuries
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by Andrew Richards
5M ago
Nerve tension, also known as nerve entrapment or neural tension, can manifest in various ways and often affects the upper and lower limbs. This condition occurs when nerves become compressed or irritated, leading to a range of symptoms that can significantly impact daily activities. Understanding the signs of nerve tension and proper testing methods is crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective management. Symptoms of nerve tension in the upper limb may include: Pain: Nerve tension can cause sharp, shooting pain that radiates along the pathway of the affected nerve. This pain may worsen wi ..read more
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Vagus nerve treatment
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by Andrew Richards
5M ago
The Vagus nerve plays a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions and maintaining overall well-being. Its extensive reach connects the brain to numerous organs such as the heart, lungs, digestive system, and more. As a key player in the parasympathetic nervous system, the Vagus nerve is responsible for promoting and regulating rest, relaxation, and restoration within the body. Its functions include controlling heart rate, aiding in digestion, influencing mood and emotional responses, and even participating in immune system regulation. Its impact is wide-ranging, making its proper fun ..read more
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Understanding the Connection Between Plantar Fasciitis and Postural dysfunction
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by Andrew Richards
9M ago
Understanding the Connection Between Plantar Fasciitis and Postural dysfunction Plantar Fasciitis and Postural Dysfunction are two common musculoskeletal issues that many people experience. While they may seem unrelated at first, there is a significant connection between these two conditions. In this post, we will explore the relationships between plantar fasciitis and postural dysfunction and how addressing one can often alleviate the other. Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along t ..read more
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The 8 traps you want to avoid to get the most from Chiropractic Care!
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by Andrew Richards
9M ago
Not getting results from your Chiropractic treatment? Here are the traps you’ll need to navigate! 1.    Distractions: In our modern, hyper-connected world, distractions are abundant. Social media, work pressures, and daily life can divert our attention from our goals. Making time for your health usually takes reprioritising. 2.    Unrealistic expectations: Getting back on track takes time and persistence. Being unrealistic just makes what you are working towards unachievable ruining your enthusiasm and motivation. 3.    Lack of Motivation: When enth ..read more
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Chiropractic for Osteoarthritis
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by Andrew Richards
9M ago
Chiropractic care can be a valuable resource for individuals struggling with osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint condition that causes pain and stiffness. Chiropractors primarily focus on the neuro-musculoskeletal system and play a crucial role in treating the underlying cause as well as managing osteoarthritis and its symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments involve carefully manipulating the spine and joints to improve mobility, alleviate pain, and enhance overall function. In the context of osteoarthritis, these adjustments can help restore joint alignment (which in many cases is the underlying ..read more
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B.D vs A.D - The world Before and After Devices
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by Andrew Richards
1y ago
Today, more than ever we need to re-romanticise what it means to be strong, healthy and upright.  I believe every family needs a Chiropractor on their health care team. Someone to care for your children’s spines, to mentor them in the art of good posture and what it takes to injury proof your frame and nervous system for life. When I started practice when advertising meant not missing the cut off date for the yearly Yellow Pages entry. If you did you were sent off into purgatory for the year and bumped to the bottom of next year’s list. It was also B.D – “Before Devices” It was pre-smartp ..read more
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