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Lower back pain relief: reactivation

Lower back pain relief: reactivation

Lower back pain often results in inhibition (shutting off) of specific spinal stabilisers which is part of the reason why patients often complain they feel weak or that their back feels vulnerable.  Reactivation exercises are important to ‘re-start’ those key stabilisers helping to further reduce pain, improve movement and prevent re-injury. Continue Reading

Lower back pain relief: active rest

Lower back pain relief: active rest

Lower back pain is extremely common – estimated to affect more than half of the adult population annually with more than 10% experiencing frequent episodes. Recurrent lower back pain can be extremely frustrating but there are a number of things you can do to speed up your recovery and bring relief to your lower back… Continue Reading

3 common sciatica causes

3 common sciatica causes

Sciatica isn’t really a diagnosis but more a term used to describe a symptom – pain down the back of the leg (following the path of the sciatic nerve.) There are therefore many potential causes of sciatica, today we will go over three of the most common:   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

How to transition safely to a sit-stand desk

How to transition safely to a sit-stand desk

So you’ve read about the dangers of sitting and decided to switch to a sit-stand desk. Great!  Or is it?… Although sit-stand desks are a great way to minimise sitting and move more throughout the day the problem is that most people’s bodies aren’t ready to stand for long periods. Moving from sitting all day straight… 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