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 of the joints.Common causes include sports, computer work, manual jobs and heavy lifting etc. The result of RSI includes damage […]
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 your spine.
Prolonged sitting is one of the biggest reasons for short hip flexors and they can tighten up if your […]
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:
Pack a number of small bags rather than one large one, to spread the weight of the load
Park as close to the campsite as […]
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 can actually be more difficult to get enough of this mineral in our diet than to get enough calcium.
The many […]
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 Scalp Muscles
The Brain Covering Sheath
Did you know… Chiropractic treatment can be used to treat chronic headaches and according to a study carried out in North America, Europe and […]
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 some ways to ease, manage and possibly prevent back pain once you’ve taken to the skies:
Try to get up and […]
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 reducing the risk of heart disease to helping you sleep easy! Swapping walking on pavements for paths in green spaces, […]
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 the baby to your breast – when you’re feeding you’ll be sitting for extended periods. Put a pillow behind your […]
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 “excellence in marketing”
There was a threefold increase in entries for the awards, which have been expanded this year to cover […]
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 pain, or even prevent it injury in the first place.
Here are some of our top nutrition tips for managing pain.