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Winter Sports Injuries

Posted on 14 June, 2018 at 21:30 Comments comments (2)

Australia is a sports-loving nation, during winter Australian’s just can’t seem to get enough of AFL, Rugby League & Union plus the recent surge in netball, of course there are many other popular sports that most Aussie’s play in winter such as skiing & snowboarding just to name two. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), over 60% of Australians participate in sports and exercise programs – we just love sport.

 

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Acute Low Back Pain

Posted on 18 February, 2018 at 21:25 Comments comments (0)


Acute low back pain is a common problem in the western world and is a major cause of disability. It is difficult to estimate the incidence of low back pain as the incidence of first-ever episodes of low back pain is already high by early adulthood and symptoms tend to recur over time. The lifetime prevalence of non-specific (common) low back pain is estimated at 60% to 70% in industrialized...

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Facet Joint Syndrome

Posted on 1 December, 2017 at 1:55 Comments comments (0)

Facet Joint Syndrome, also called facet joint sprain is a common cause of back pain. The facet joints, also termed zygapophyseal joints, are located at the back of the spine. There are two joints at each level, one on either side of the spine.

The facet joints are classified as synovial joints and are enclosed within a joint capsule. There is synovial fluid within the capsule and the joint surfaces are covered with hyaline cartilage. The role of the facet joints is to control excessive ...

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Referred Pain

Posted on 3 November, 2017 at 2:20 Comments comments (0)

Chiropractors are routinely asked ‘What is referred pain?’

You might be experiencing what you assume are minor aches and pains. These could occur anywhere in multiple forms, from tingling pain down the arms or legs to soreness in the hips. Often, the source of these pains is the spine, even when the pain is elsewhere. Referred pain is a real, common condition that can affect any part of the body. Referred pain may also  be a serious condition, since it might not be get...

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Tailbone Pain

Posted on 20 October, 2017 at 3:10 Comments comments (0)

Tailbone pain happens when there is an injury in the coccyx. This pain is also called coccyx pain. The tailbone or coccyx is located at the bottom part of the spinal column. It protrudes the most when you are sitting down.

Falling is the most common way to sustain an injury to your tailbone. Many people will fall on their buttocks and feel an immediate and sharp pain in their tailbone that goes away after a time. But if you land directly on your tailbone, such as when you slip and fall...

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Headaches & Migraines

Posted on 24 May, 2017 at 19:45 Comments comments (0)

Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways. The types of headaches Chiropractors typically see are; Tension, Jaw (TMJ), Cervicogenic headaches (originating in the neck) followed by Migraine headaches.

Tension Headache

Usually present as a generalised headache characterised as a dull tightness around the scalp. Tension headaches can affect concentration, mood and can cause nausea. The Jaw (TMJ) c...

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Children and Sports Injuries

Posted on 10 April, 2017 at 1:05 Comments comments (0)


Participation in youth sports is not only booming, it’s something children are starting at earlier ages. According to Dynamic Chiropractic – The Chiropractic News Source, almost 75 percent of families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 have at least one child who plays organised sports, either at school or on a community team. This provides many benefits – learning ...

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Back Pain

Posted on 5 February, 2017 at 19:55 Comments comments (0)

Our spine is a sophisticated structure composed of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. We can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture discs and irritate joints – all of which can cause back pain. We can have one or more of these innuries occur at the same time.

 

While we can all understand how accidents and sports injuries can cause back pain, sometimes even the simplest of movements (like picking a pencil up from the floor) can produce painful results. This is o...

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Avoid Common Christmas Injuries

Posted on 7 December, 2016 at 19:50 Comments comments (0)

With the festive party season in full swing and holidays just around the corner, Chiropractors are urging everyone to take extra caution, to stay safe, injury-free and happy this Christmas. The best Christmas present you can yourself and family is; Your Health.

As much as we love this holiday and celebration period, it can sometimes take its toll on our body and mind and therefore also on our spine and nervous system. Whether it is overindulging in a bit too much Christmas pudding or w...

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Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Posted on 9 November, 2016 at 1:55 Comments comments (0)

It has been reported that approximately 50% of all pregnant women experience back pain during their pregnancy (Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology). However, only 21% of pregnant women with back pain seek consultation with their medical physicians (Spine).

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. The following changes may result in a misaligned spine or joints:

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