Back pain is one of the most common complaints we treat at Sydney Spine and Sports Clinic. After all, your back is a large, complex part of your anatomy – it’s the home of your spinal column, provides support and flexibility to your head, and allows movement of your limbs. Being such a predominant part of your body, it’s easy for your back to be affected by pain or injury. In combination with visiting your chiropractor for regular adjustments, here are five tips to help you maintain good back health.
Chiropractor Greg Sher has patients coming to him with neck pain often. Many have no idea why the neck pain started. One of the first things he investigates is how people sleep. Why? Because ideally we are asleep for about a third of our life, and the positions we assume while sleeping, as well as the bed and pillows we use, can affect our spine and result in injuries.
Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate how to stretch your legs and thighs.
These exercises help relieve lower back pain. Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate how to stretch your lower back and pelvis in this free video.
Here at Sydney Spine we believe it is important to understand what is causing your back pain or neck pain. It adds to your understanding that your body can heal itself, and that the treatment you are receiving is designed specifically for your condition. We have recently had a few questions about different types of disc injury….so here is some information that will help clarify things. Both bulging and herniated discs relate to a vertebral
Gluteus Medius is one of the the three main gluteal muscles. The main function of the gluteus medius is abduction, or moving the leg away from the body. This is a function rarely performed alone in most sports and requires coactivation of other muscle groups. Its most important function is to provide stabilisation of the pelvis during single leg stances such as when running or walking. A strong gluteus medius can stabilise the pelvis on
The human foot is a highly developed, bio-mechanically complex structure. It serves to bear the weight of the body as well as forces many times the weight of the human body during propulsion. Together, the feet contain 52 bones, which is a quarter of all the bones in the body. All the foot bones work together with numerous ligaments and tendons to make up 3 arches. Therefore a strong foot gives the body a perfect
Almost every day I see patients that are coming to me for help with neck pain. Many of them tell me that they have no idea why the neck pain started, but when I question them about their sleep hygiene and posture, all sorts of reasons start to become apparent. Sleeping posture…why is it so important? Our spine is designed to be maintained in a neutral position. Any sustained position outside of neutral places unnecessary
Cycling is an excellent exercise but taking it to an elite level can lead to a variety of health problems. The latest advances in bicycle design and technology, coupled with more aggressive training, has led to a higher incidence of injuries among competitive cyclists. Pain in the lower back, knee, shoulder, and neck, as well as stiffness and numbness in the hands are common complaints among riders who spend long hours on their bikes. A
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