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The Relaxation Response

The Relaxation Response

Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system and what is called the stress response (aka the ‘fight or flight’ response). In order to reduce stress, we need to activate the counteracting parasympathetic nervous system and what has been coined the ‘relaxation response’ Continue Reading

Top Tips for Sciatica Relief

Top Tips for Sciatica Relief

Sciatica isn’t really a diagnosis but a term used to describe a symptom – pain down the back of the leg (following the path of the sciatic nerve.) There are many different potential causes of sciatica and each case needs to be managed accordingly. This articles describes the three most common causes of sciatica and… Continue Reading

Easy fix for back pain with running

Easy fix for back pain with running

A common cause of low back pain with running is weakness of the core muscles.  If your core is weak, as your foot strikes the ground the lower back may over-extend, overloading the facet joints of the lower back.  A classic sign of core weakness is back pain aggravated when running downhill but relieved when… Continue Reading

Chiropractic Testimonial

I first attended due to pain in my lower back that I had had for over a year. It was my last resource, as I had tried a lot of things before but it was definitely the best thing for me. I felt listened to and taken seriously and I’m now more or less pain free. I can now do all the things I like again, like dancing and walking. That’s just great!

Karen Mackel