In short: it depends!
At Sydney Spine and Sports Clinic, we are passionate about educating you to make informed choices about your health. As such, we want to impart as much knowledge about how you can confidently manage your own health and wellbeing. We believe that routine chiropractic adjustments are part of achieving that. Let us explain.
Disc injuries are common. Whether it’s a disc bulge or a disc herniation, understanding your condition is an important for your recovery and treatment.
Pre-pandemic, my daughter’s childcare invited the parents to come in and explain to the children what they do.
I thought it was an excellent idea. I was excited to go in and start educating preschoolers about the importance of good posture. Especially how to sit properly when using devices. But then, reality hit me and my enthusiasm slumped.
How in the world was I supposed to explain to my 4-year-old and her friends what a chiropractor actually does?
Digital devices have been incredibly powerful in keeping our communities connected and (increasingly) operational this year. Whether you’re texting a friend to say hello, assisting your kids with an iPad school activity, or attending virtual meetings from your home office – screens can dominate your life. There’s just no escaping it these days.
The thing is, increased time on electronic devices like laptops and tablets puts a huge strain on your neck. Commonly referred to as ‘tech neck’ – this everyday slouch or hunch contributes to neck pain. Simply speaking, your body was not designed to act like this. In fact, the younger you are when you start using a device with poor posture, the harder it can be to manage and retrain your body. Here’s how you can counter your screen scroll and improve your upper body posture.
Treat injuries immediately to combat the daily wear and tear to your body. When it comes to injury relief, should you choose an ice or heat pack?
Keeping active in winter isn’t just important for your waistline, it also helps keep your body strong and your immune system in tip-top shape. So, if a chilly weather forecast is keeping you from enjoying your regular outdoor exercise, consider an activity indoors.
That brisk winter chill in the air is back. With it can come the onset of seasonal joint pain. Achy knees, ankles and shoulders being the most common.
Although pain in these joints can be a sign of an injury or underlying condition, it can also be the result of the cooler climate. If these aches and pains aren’t something that you usually experience and would like to find out how to reduce your discomfort, read on.
No! The truth is that being pain-free does not necessarily mean that there isn’t a problem lurking somewhere in your spine, muscles or skeleton.
In fact, 50% of adults have suffered some degree of a disc bulge without pain. While that alone is not a justification to attend a chiropractic appointment, we do want to clear up when you should come for a check-up.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted lives worldwide. In fact, it’s shown us that change is good – these 6 essential health tips it illuminated are all keepers.
To exercise at home by yourself, try self-limiting exercises. They require minimal coaching and promote good posture, strength, control … and your body tells you immediately if your technique is wrong through fatigue or discomfort. Check out these ideas!