World Spine Day 2018

World Spine Day 2018

Today is World Spine Day and the theme this year is “Love your Spine”. Too often, we hear from our patients “my joints are wearing out”, “I’ve got a bad back”, “I’ve got a weakness there”, “my back’s gone again.”

…. When did we all stop loving our spines?

Let’s learn to love our spines again with some quick back pain facts from our chiropractor Philippa Oakley:

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back pain older adults chiropractic

Back pain is one of the major disabling health conditions among older adults aged 60 years and older. Many causes of lower back pain are age-related with physical and psychosocial changes. There is a distinct lack of awareness, especially in older adults to the causes and effects of back pain and pain management.

Existing evidence suggests that prevalence rates of severe and chronic low back pain increase with older age. As compared to working-age adults, older adults are more likely to develop lower back pain like osteoporotic vertebral fractures, tumors, spinal infection, and lumbar spinal stenosis

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As the NHS report ‘rationing’ hernia operations due to policy updates I can’t help but wonder if even half of these potential surgical patients have been recommended non-invasive treatments such as yoga, pilates, or hypopressives before considering the going under the knife.

Hypopressives is fantastic for posture, back pain and general wellbeing but also has proven results with prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction, hernia prevention, incontinence and diastasis amongst other core and pelvic floor problems.

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Fish oil is useless!

A few of you have asked us for our thoughts on the “fish oil is useless” research published by Cochrane today.

As always with the media, there are a couple of important factors here which haven’t been appropriately reported:

1) Omega 3 studies generally fall down on a number of hurdles such as:
– Insufficient dosage

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Food Intolerance vs Food Allergies

Food allergies are rare, affecting around 2% of the adult population. Food intolerances are much more common!

Symptoms of food intolerances range and may include headaches, migraines, stomach pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, acne, eczema, tiredness, lethargy, coughing or hives.

Current advice for those with suspected food intolerances is simply to try an “elimination diet”.

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Pride

As Pride month draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to say thank you to those who support our business.

The LGBTQ+ community make up such a valued part of our business, and we are proudly owned and run by wife and wife duo Rhiannon & Philippa.

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Opening Times

Monday 08:30 – 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 19:00
Thursday 09:00 – 19:00
Friday 08:30 – 19:00
Saturday 09:00 – 12:00

Acorn Health © 2018

Website Created by WebHolism