Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain, and can be incredibly painful. Our patients typically present with pain under the heel which radiates along the underside of the foot. Quite often, the pain is worst when getting out of bed in the morning. You may also have pain when trying to stretch up. The pain is caused by tiny microtears, scarring and a breakdown of collagen where the plantar fascia attaches on to the heel bone.
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?
Time after time the research shows that chiropractic care should be the first-line intervention for low back pain. “Chiropractors are well placed to provide evidence-based non-pharmacological care for their patients with low back pain, including advice about physical activity, applying judicious manual therapy, education that supports self-management, and a graded return to normal activities and exercise.”
It’s time to move away from surgery, scans and strong painkillers and instead focus on what works.
Chronic tension in your upper back? You can help relieve pain and stiffness by lengthening the muscles in the front of the neck to alleviate stress on the upper back.
Here’s a quick tip which shows you how to stretch out fascial tissue around the collarbone, which is also great for relieving neck pain if you’ve slept awkwardly or “tweaked” your neck.
At Acorn Health, I strive to deliver the best chiropractic care possible for my patients in accordance with evidence-based guidelines. Recently, what is arguably THE leading medical journal The Lancet lifted an embargo on their Low Back Pain Series.
These papers reveal that low back pain is now the number one cause of all disability globally, and is medically mismanaged often against best practice guidelines.