Gardening is an excellent outdoor activity. Sun, fresh air and physical work are all great for our health, but it can also be very stressful on the spine. Pain from sciatica and bulging or herniated discs can be aggravated or even caused by the bending over and twisting forces that put strain through the spine. When gardening, you may potentially spend hours hunched over and carrying heavy things. Follow these 10 tips to keep your […]

Motorised Flexion Distraction Therapy (MFD-T) is a traction based treatment option for the relief of sciatica (pain down the thigh and leg), back pain, and even neck pain. By placing the affected disc into a pressure position, we can gently stretch the muscles, ligaments and even the disc, to restore function, relieve pain and improve outcomes, without the need for highly invasive surgery. This works by repetitively “cycling” the back through stretch and relaxation phases, […]

More often than not, sitting still in a car for too long can result in crippling back pain, either in your lower back, between the shoulder blades or at the base of the neck. Sitting, even in the best posture possible, places significant stress on your spine, so it is vital that you get it right, as a poor sitting posture places significant load through our discs and joints (something we all already know). These […]

It’s that time of the year when the kids are wrapping up school, and starting to prepare for the onslaught of presents about to come their way. Oblivious to the preparation and costs that we as parents put into their forthcoming return to school. Well this year lets kill two birds with one stone and get them ready for school next year as a part of their Christmas presents this year. Whether its new shoes […]

By | November 23, 2015 | Well Being | 18 Comments
Sydney Spine | Blog | Healthy Ageing

Why should the older population adopt chiropractic care? You can’t help growing older but you don’t have to grow old. You can stay flexible, energetic, upbeat and enjoy life to its fullest way into your triple digits. Centenarians (the fancy word for people who are over 100) generally often live healthy lives – and rarely take medicine. Time, gravity, stress and injuries cause restrictions in your spine. Longstanding restrictions cause degeneration and osteoarthritis around joints. […]

As chiropractors, we see the lead into summer become an overly stressful time of year. Bills are piling up, the desire to be “summer-ready”, Christmas around the corner, and work is looking like a long, dark, tunnel with no end in site. Stress related illnesses are becoming ever more frequent; it can be linked to heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, and a suppressed immune system which can make you more susceptible to common illnesses. […]

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Wall Angel postural exercise

This is a brilliant (and very difficult) postural exercise. It targets and engages all of our core muscles and shoulder stabilisers, and is an excellent aid in improving our middle back extension and shoulder  mobility. Done in conjunction with “floor angels” and foam roller extension, this is one of the best exercises to counteract poor posture through device (laptop, computer and phone) use. Just start slow, and do a little every day to slowly improve […]

Correct Squat, Lunge and Deadlift Technique

  Here’s a short video blog about the best method to Squat, Lunge and Deadlift. These tend to be excellent exercises if done properly. Sadly, most people lose form, and therefore are much more likely to injure themselves.

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