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!
Now that the mercury has nosedived, have you noticed your aches and pain getting worse? You’re not alone. Here are 4 simple tips to help ease your musculoskeletal pain during the autumn & winter months.
Did you know that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects nearly 25% of the UK population during the autumn/winter months? Find out if you’re more susceptible to it, and what you can do to nip the blues in the bud!
Did you know that it’s World Osteoporosis Day on 20th October? The aim is to raise awareness of not only osteoporosis, but metabolic bone disease too. Are you aware of whether you’re more susceptible to these bone conditions? Read our article to find out more, plus get tips on how to keep your skeleton strong and healthy!