Axis Chiropractic Blog

Good Bye Jenny!!!!

On Saturday night we said fair well to our wonderful clinic manager Jenny at her retirement do.

Jenny has been at the Newport clinic for 10 years. During her time at the clinic she has seen […]

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Take Care of Your Back at Work

An NHS study revealed that half of us are affected by back pain, and 8 million working days are lost due to work-related back pain each year.  Not to worry there are many ways to avoid […]

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Managing Back pain during Pregnancy

One of the most common side affects of pregnancy for women across the country is back pain.

It’s no wonder back pain is such a common complaint, as the body is gaining more weight, your centre […]

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10 Interesting facts about Chiropractic

The number of those benefiting from chiropractic care continues to rise as more and more people discover the importance of good spinal health. If you’re a patient of chiropractic, you probably know a lot about […]

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Charity Fundraising at Axis

Each year here at Axis Chiropractic we run a Christmas Charity raffle, and Christmas 2018 was no different!

This year we decided to support 2 local Charities close to our hearts, Velindre Cancer Centre and ARC […]

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Cervical Disc Herniation

Here at Axis Chiropractic we treat a wide range of musculo-skeletal problems. In a series of blogs we will talk about some of the common conditions we treat and explain in plain terms what is […]

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Do you have a slipped disc?

Do you have a slipped disc? watch our short video clip to see how Chiropractic care can help you.

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Eating to Beat Inflammation: 5 Tips

Inflammation: it’s a natural process that happens in our body to help us heal from injury and help our immune system fight off invaders.

But too much inflammation – or inflammation that lasts longer than it should […]

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Having problems sleeping? It may simply be your mattress

What you sleep on makes a big difference in the quality of sleep you get every night. A mattress that does not offer enough support for your spine can lead to muscle fatigue and a […]

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Six Benefits of Strength Training for the Over 50’s

If you thought strength training was only for young people – or only for men – think again.

Strength training can have fantastic benefits for men and women of all ages, and is actually more important as we […]

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Do you suffer from Headaches?

Do you suffer from Headaches? Watch our short video clip on how Chiropractic care can help.

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Eating to Beat Pain

You’re probably aware of the primary factors that can cause or worsen pain. These can include poor posture, injury, too little (or too much) activity, and specific conditions such as arthritis.

But did you know that what […]

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Eating to Beat Stress

Chronic stress can have a negative effect on our physical health as well as our mental wellbeing. It can play a role in our susceptibility to illness and disease, but also in day-to-day functional problems […]

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Calf Injuries – Cause, Symptom, Prevention, Tips

With long distance running marathons and triathlons becoming increasingly popular as well as a increasing array of high intensity exercise classes like Zumba, Barry’s Bootcamp, HulaFIt, calf muscle injures are seen more commonly.

Calf strain occurs […]

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The Art of Mindfulness – How and Why?

Do you feel like you’re constantly multi-tasking? Constantly switched on and available to all via numerous modes of communication? Constantly planning for the future? Did you even notice the colour of the sky this morning?

Whether […]

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Sleeping Habits Causing You Pain?

The way you sleep could be causing you unnecessary aches and pains. We are told time after time that we should be sleeping flat on our backs, but many of us have already developed habitual […]

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7 Tips On How to Get Rid of Back Pain.

Forget popping pills – just ditch your flat shoes and change your pillow

Back pain is one of the most common physical ailments that people experience at some point in their lives. Whether it’s stiffness, constant […]

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Driving Posture, do you sit correctly in your car?

You might love going on road trips and feel quite comfortable sitting in your car seat for hours on end but be aware that you may be setting yourself up for future spinal problems.

With back […]

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Football Injury?

According to the Football Association, one in five adults play football in some shape or form across the UK and it’s on the rise. In sport, injury comes with the territory and football is no […]

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Stiff Neck? No Wonder!

A stiff neck is one of the most common complaints people come to chiropractors with. Most likely you have experienced a stiff neck or tenderness when pressing around the muscle of your neck.

And no wonder! […]

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Do you have a sore aching back?

Watch this short video to see how chiropractic can help


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7 Exercises to Help Relieve Joint Pain

By Diana Rodriguez 
Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

Regular Exercise Can Ease Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Too tired to exercise? Forty to 80 percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)cite fatigue as their most debilitating symptom, according to research published […]

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£877 Raised for Charity!!!

We our delighted to announce we have raised £877 for our 3 amazing charities with this years Christmas Charity raffle. We decided to support Ty Hafan Children’s charity, Prince fluffy Kareem Horse and Donkey Charity […]

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Autumn/ Winter Newsletter

Click on the link below to read our 2017 Autumn/Winter Newsletter. Full of interesting facts about the clinic and what we’ve been up to in the past few months and our Future plans for the […]

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Meet our New Massage Therapist Leah!

Leah is a qualified level 4 Sports Massage Therapist. She qualified in 2013 at UWIC (now Cardiff Met). Prior to qualifying she worked in Air Traffic Control at Cardiff Airport but decided a sitting job […]

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Is Slouching Affecting Your Mood?

We know that facial muscles affect facial expression, and in turn can influence emotion, but it’s rarely considered that other muscular states can also affect mood. Research suggests that this is the case and that sitting […]

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Slipped Disc? Rest Assured, It Hasn’t Slipped Out Of Place!

Image credit © Veritas Health

You may have heard the term ‘slipped disc’ but this is a rather inaccurate term, as discs cannot actually slip out of place. Discs are securely attached to the vertebrae. So, […]

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Active recovery from chronic pain

Having treatment for chronic back pain? Don’t overlook rehabilitation, which is an essential part of any recovery programme if you want to avoid the recurrence of pain.

When the cause of each episode of pain is pinpointed […]

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If you’re going skiing this year don’t over do it, either on or off the piste!

Heavy duty aprés ski combined with the effects of high altitude and strenuous exercise can place you more at risk of injuring yourself on the slopes. High altitudes cause dehydration, the effect of which can […]

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Smoking and Lower Back Pain

Many people will easily link smoking to the symptoms of coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, but how many people who complain of aches and pains in the lower back will think it could be […]

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Stretch for Spinal Strength

Stretch for spinal strength


As more and more people suffer from back pain every year the importance of simple back exercises, particularly stretching, is vital for strengthening and keeping mobility in your lower back. 400,000 people […]

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Autumn Triggers Seasonal Affected Disorder

Autumn has arrived, bringing shorter days and less light. This change in the amount of light is a signal to animals, plants and, before the light bulb, people, that seasons are changing. While those most […]

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Award Winning News!!!!!

We are proud to announce that Axis Chiropractic has won the award for “Best Small Business of The Year” at the Monmouthshire Business awards on October 6th 2017. The Gala dinner was held at the […]

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Count Down to awards Night!!!

Only 5 Days left until the Monmouthshire Business Awards. Some of you may have seen in our previous posts and blogs our Newport branch has been selected as a finalist in 2 categories at this […]

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Good nutrition for bones muscles and joints

Choosing a balanced diet containing the right vitamins and minerals decreases our chances of developing deficiencies later on in life. Try this healthy diet plan for optimum bone, muscle and joint health.

A Healthy Diet Plan […]

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Core Stability is Key to Preventing Back Pain

If you’re following the trends in exercise and fitness, you’ve probably heard the phrase “core strength” or “core stability.” These terms refer to the muscles of your abs and back and their ability to support […]

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Dangers of Back Pain at School

The new school year is well underway. Children are back in the classrooms, running around playgrounds and playing sports. However, children, like adults, can be prone to back pain, and there can be several causes.

The […]

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Support for women

Did you know you could prevent back pain through a well-fitted bra?

Wearing an ill-fitting bra could lead to real back pain and shockingly, around half of women have said they’ve suffered from back pain at […]

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Don’t let RSI slow you down, here’s how to reduce the risks…

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) can affect any of your joints and muscles but RSI is often associated with upper limb disorders and is a potentially debilitating condition, resulting from prolonged repetitive, forceful or awkward movements […]

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How Tight are your Hip Flexors?

Your hip flexors are an important muscle group. If they are tight, your spine can become more unstable and painful misaligned and pressure is added to your lower back as your muscles try to realign […]

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Going Camping?

Camping is a great activity whatever the weather, however being without the comfort of your own bed can cause problems for your back.

Don’t let pain stop you from enjoying your trip:

Before going…

Pack a number of […]

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Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

Most of us are aware of the importance of calcium for our health, especially for our bones. However, magnesium is another vital mineral for our bones, as well as for our muscles and nerves, it […]

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Nearly all of us will suffer from occasional headaches, some more than others.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined the structures responsible for headaches they include:

The Neck
The Scalp Muscles
The Brain Covering Sheath

Did you know… Chiropractic […]

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Back Pain While Flying?

Planning an overseas holiday? If you suffer from back pain, a long haul flight can make matters a lot worse!

88 per cent of people experience increased back or neck pain following a flight. Here are […]

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Stepping It Up

It’s recommended that we take 10,000 steps a day. However, a recent study conducted at Stanford University found that the global average for steps taken per day is 4,961.

There are many benefits of walking; from […]

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Back Pain in New Parents


Having a newborn baby is hard work. Bending down to pick up things, carrying supplies, changing nappies and breastfeeding all strain your back.

Follow these helpful tips to ensure breastfeeding in the early months are comfortable:

Bring […]

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Award Winning News!!!!

The finalists in the 2017 bigger and better Monmouthshire Business Awards have been announced. We are pleased to announce that our Newport clinic has been shortlisted as a final in the” Best Small Business” category and […]

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Foods can help relieve pain

The primary factors that can cause or worsen pain include poor posture, injury, too little (or too much) activity, and specific conditions such as arthritis. However, what you eat can also help to manage or relieve […]

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The best exercises for Arthritis Sufferers

If you suffer from arthritis, or very stiff joints, exercise may be the last things you want do.

However… getting out into the fresh air and doing some low intensity, aerobic exercise can be extremely beneficial and […]

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Avoid Back Pain While Flying This Summer Holidays

Anyone how is a frequent flier will be quick to tell you that long-haul flights don’t do anything to help aches and pains, but they don’t have to be a complete pain in the back!

Cramped […]

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Summer Newsletter 2017

Click on the link below to read our 2017 Summer Newsletter. Full of interesting facts about the clinic and what we’ve been up to in the past few months. You may even find a few […]

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Chronic Pain and Depression

Pain is an unpleasant sensation that plays an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and informs you to […]

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Take Care When Doing DIY

It is estimated that there are approximately 200,000 D.I.Y accidents each year in the UK.

Although being active around the home can help your overall fitness levels it is always important to ensure you are not […]

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Joint support for summer

The long evenings and warm temperatures (well, we can hope!) encourage many of us to be more active over summer. It’s a great time to take up a new activity, improve our fitness, or lose […]

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Gardening This Weekend?

When there is wet weather during the summer months, plants and grass thrive and it can seem like you need to do gardening nearly every weekend. This can lead to aches and pains and even […]

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Do You Suffer with Back Pain?

Click on the video below to see how we could help.


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Stress Free Exercise

It is estimated that 80 million working days are lost in the UK each year due to stress. Stress can be caused by more than just emotional challenges. It can also have a physical cause, for […]

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Back Pain??? Do you sit, rest, keep active, use heat or cold?

If you are suffering with back pain, whether it is in the neck, between the shoulder blades or in the lower back, it can sometimes be difficult to know what to do.

The most common cause of […]

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Are You A Joint Cracker?

Many people cringe at the sound of knuckles, elbows and other joints cracking. For years, experts have debated whether or not this common cracking could cause joint problems.

It has recently been confirmed that this ‘popping’ […]

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Managing Back Pain In Pregnancy

One of the most common side affects of pregnancy for women across the country is back pain.

It’s no wonder back pain is such a common complaint, as the body is gaining more weight, your centre […]

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Upper Back Pain

According to the National Office of Statistics in 2015 more than 1 million work days were lost in Britain due to back aches, and no wonder with more and more of us hunched over computers […]

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Back Pain Myths

In the UK, back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work, and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. With something so common, it has easy for people to get confused […]

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Newport Clinic Makeover

As many of you know we have been undergoing a lot of changes at the Newport Clinic in recent months. We thought we would show off the results! Smudge the clinic mascot seems to approve […]

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Meet our New Chiropractor!

A big warm welcome to Beth our latest addition to the Newport Chiropractic Team. Beth started with us in Mid May and will be helping us to expand our late nights and Saturdays for all […]

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Welcome to our blog!

Hello there!

We will be posting tips and advice about dealing with back pain, neck pain, joint aches and fitness, as well as offers about our services and industry/wellness news.

Check back often!

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Sore aching back?

Watch this short video to find out how chiropractic can help you!

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