Sudden injuries can be painful. So can waiting for hours at A&E. But what about a chiropractor? London Wellness Centres (LWC) explain why an emergency injury doesn’t necessarily mean a visit to the emergency room.
There’s nothing worse than waking up in severe pain or finding your back has seized up during the night and you can’t get out of bed.
What if your morning run turned out to be more eventful than planned and you turned your ankle?
Many people think they need to see their doctor before they see a chiropractor, not realising that they can simply book and pay privately. At London Wellness Centres, we never treat a patient without conducting our own full diagnostic consultation so we become familiar with your body, your health and your fitness first to ensure you are in safe hands when treated.
We give you our top 3 tips to help relieve your sciatic pain at home, but did you know that sciatica doesn’t exist? Don’t worry, we don’t think you’re imaging your pain, but it’s actually not a condition in its own right. Learn more about it and how to stop the pain.
Just last year, the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) reported an increase in sufferers of back pain. Lifestyle is to blame, but perhaps not in the ways you might think.
As humans, we are built to be active, despite our levels of activity reducing continually as we’ve evolved. Movement is still the right thing for us though, with long periods of being sedentary or seated proven to have major physical effects on our bodies.
Pregnancy and the excitement of a new arrival can be a wonderful time for families. However, it can bring additional aches and pains for the mum-to-be and, for many, the fear of a complicated, painful or intervention-ridden delivery.
Sit down and make yourself uncomfortable… it doesn’t have quite the same ring as ‘sit down and make yourself comfortable’ does it? And there’s the rub. Sitting down is actually doing us harm.
‘Trapped Nerve’ is a bit of a catch-all phrase for a range of issues which lead to nerve pain; tingling, numbness or a general feeling of weakness. But what is really happening to cause this pain? What does the phrase ‘trapped nerve’ really mean?
During pregnancy and birth, our bodies are under more strain and stress that at most other times in life. Although we are more than capable to deal with everything that is thrown at us, we can help to minimise aches and pains by seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy.
The cool thing about chiropractic is that it works! As a student I always asked myself, how is that?
Why does it work?
For your condition to be classified as sciatica, the nerve pain should be felt beyond the knee joint. Anything that stops short of this and you’re likely to be suffering from referred pain caused by a different part of your back. Perhaps no less painful, but it’s not sciatica.
If you’re lucky enough to be heading off to the slopes this winter, be sure to read this article! We’ve asked Chiropractor – and skiing enthusiast – Maximillian Hirschmann to tell us how to prevent the most common skiing injuries, so you can make the most of your time on (and off) the slopes!