Is the Cox Flexion Distraction Technique the Chiropractic Solution For You?

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Whilst you're probably aware that chiropractors help their patients heal through spinal adjustments, you may not know that there are different techniques beyond the standard hands-on manipulation. The Cox Flexion Distraction technique is an effective kind of spinal adjustment for cases of severe pain. Whilst this method is a lesser known type of adjustment, it might be just the thing if you're hurting. Here's what you need to know about the Cox Flexion Distraction technique.

14 March 2018

Treating Sciatica Without Medication

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Sciatica is a painful condition that's caused by one of the discs in your lower back slipping and trapping a nerve. Sufferers experience lower back pain, but leg pain can also occur as a result of the trapped nerve sending out pain signals. Sciatica can make everyday tasks, such as bending to pick up objects or sitting in front of a computer, challenging and can leave those affected feeling hopeless.

7 July 2016

When Should You See a Doctor for Your Back Pain?

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No pain should ever be ignored or overlooked, especially if it's debilitating and chronic. However, many people live with back pain because they don't think it's a symptom of anything serious and because they often assume that doctors cannot do anything for that pain. Note a few considerations to keep in mind when it comes to your back pain so you know when to see a doctor and what he or she might recommend as treatment.

30 June 2016

4 Causes of Back and Neck Pain in Office Workers - and How to Combat Them

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Life can be tough for office workers; not only do you have to perform well at your job, you need to make sure that you're safeguarding your physical well-being. Unfortunately, all that sitting can ruin your posture and cause pain in the neck and back. Here are four of the biggest issues, and what you can do to correct them.  1. You're Crossing Your Legs Sitting cross-legged probably doesn't seem like such a big deal, but it makes it difficult for you to maintain a straight spine with squared shoulders.

15 March 2016

What To Expect When You Visit A Chiropractor

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If you've suffered an injury that sports massage alone just won't resolve, your GP may recommend that you visit a chiropractor.  But what does a chiropractor do and how could one help you?  Here's a brief overview to help you understand what to expect at the chiropractor's clinic. What is a chiropractor? Chiropractors work in conjunction with other medical professionals in order to help provide pain relief for injuries to joints, muscles and connective tissue.

28 July 2015

Align your Spine | 4 Savvy Ways to Prepare for your Next Chiropractor Visit

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If you've got a spinal injury or have a sore spine in general, then a visit to the chiropractor may be on the cards. Seeking chiropractic treatment may entail more than a few visits, but the results are well worth it when you restore that normal feeling in your spinal region. A good chiropractor will do everything in his power to relieve your symptoms as quickly as possible with the least amount of treatments or medication.

22 July 2015

Could Your Neck Pain Be Repetitive Strain Injury?

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Repetitive strain injury to the neck can occur when you regularly subject your neck to repetitive tasks or movements or you hold your neck muscles in one position for long periods of time. Repetitive strain injury can damage the muscles and tendons in your neck, causing them to tighten and compress the nerves in your neck. Here's an overview of the symptoms of repetitive strain injury to the neck and the treatment options:

21 July 2015

The Health Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Adjustments

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A chiropractor is a professional who performs manual manipulation of the spine as well as targeted massages on the back, neck, hips, and shoulder areas. Visiting a chiropractor is often referred to as getting an adjustment, because of how the spine is twisted and then made to relax. If you've never thought about visiting a chiropractor for such an adjustment, note a few ways they can benefit you: 1. Back and neck pain

13 July 2015