Tag: chiropractor

Flexibility vs. mobility

Flexibility vs. mobility – what’s in a word?

There are some words that are used without really understanding what they refer to. Flexibility and mobility are two examples of these. You may be forgiven for thinking that they are basically the same thing. However, it’s important to understand the difference between the two when it comes to our aims.

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Autumn back care

Autumn can be a wonderful time of year, yet there can also be unexpected problems. Sudden drops in temperature causing us to bundle up in lots of layers, which we then struggle to peel off when the sun briefly pops out again! As the leaves start to drop, they can make the pavements slippy. If you are gardening and raking up these leaves, this can also cause problems with shoulders and backs unaccustomed to these repeated one-sided movements.

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Cracking joints- what is that noise, and is it bad for me?

To crack or not to crack – that is the question!

Do you enjoy cracking your knuckles? If so, have you had people tell you that it will damage your joints?

Thankfully, research has shown that there is no link between arthritis and cracking your joints. So, do you know why joint cracking occurs? Or when you should see your doctor or Chiropractor about it?

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Toes and balance

Oooh, toes!

As children, we pay quite close attention to our toes. Whether its from singing “This little piggy went to market…” or literally being able to put our foot in our mouth – when we are young, they are fun!

Yet as adults, we tend to simply put socks over them, perhaps only focusing on them when we have to cut our toenails.

So, what do we know about our toes; what do they actually do? And how can we help keep them healthy?

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Is jaw pain making you snappy?

Although there may be times you wish someone would stop talking, its no laughing matter when you have difficulty opening and closing your mouth! We need to be able to move our jaws comfortably in order to talk and eat. When you experience joint pain, there may be clicking or grating sensations, tenderness or swelling which could limit the range of motion of your jaw.

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Sciatica – just a pain in the backside?

Sciatica is a general term for a set of symptoms; namely, pain in the buttock that radiates into the leg. It’s not a condition in itself, because it has different triggers.

What is sciatica?

Sciatica gets its name from the sciatic nerve. The longest nerve in the body, it runs from the lower spine, location of the sciatic nerve sciaticadown the leg into the foot. The term sciatica refers to irritation of this sciatic nerve, usually due to compression. This can be caused by a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease for example. Conditions that place strain on the spine like being overweight or sitting for prolonged periods can also trigger irritation.

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