Axis Chiropractic Blog

What is Chiropractic all about? - Chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners, meaning we can be your first port of call, a referral from a GP for example, is not required. Much like you can call and visit a dentist for a check up, you can also call and visit your chiropractor for a check up. Many of our patients refer to… Read More
Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain, Neck Pain, Muscular Problems and more. Types of Arthritis - Joint pain, tenderness and swelling is  a common issue within today’s population. But do you know what is causing your pain? Learn about the most common forms, including what they are, what happens and their symptoms. The most common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). There are also… Read More
Saving the Rhinos - Starting on September 18th 2019 one of our chiropractors, Charlie, her husband and one of their friends will be taking part in Beyond the Ultimate For Rangers Ultra. It is a 230km self sufficient race split into 5 stages crossing five wildlife conservancies; the playground of East Africa’s iconic wildlife. This run is in support… Read More
Glucosamine supplements - Glucosamine Supplements. What you need to know... Glucosamine dietry supplements have been produced and marketed by pharmacutical companies for the treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis for many years. The popularity of this supplement has fluctuated in relation to the reliability of the research to support its use. Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the cartilage covering… Read More
Is Breast Feeding causing you Back Pain? -   At the clinic we see a lot of mothers struggling with back pain from breast feeding. If back pain is stopping you from breastfeeding or making breast feeding difficult then this is the blog for you. The choice to breastfeed or not is an individual one which should be respected, however some ladies feel… Read More
Pregnancy, Prenatal and Postnatal Care Is back pain whilst pregnant normal? And Do you have to put up with it? - Is back pain whilst pregnant normal? And Do you have to put up with it? This is often a question I get asked a lot from patients and patient's family members. The answer is yes back pain is common during pregnancy, but just because it is common it doesn't mean you have to put up… Read More
The BIG build! - As many of you may know we are undergoing some BIG changes at the cardiff clinic. On the 22nd of April 2019 we shut the doors on the clinic as we knew it for the last time. An emotional day for owner Michelle!  We moved into 264 North road 7 years ago from 5 doors… Read More
Do you know when to use hot or cold on your back? - 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 back pain is when the joints of the back become restricted due to abnormal stress such as, incorrect posture,… Read More
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 about back pain and for misconceptions to arise! We know that the easiest way to tackle back pain is to… Read More
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 and implemented many changes, made many friends and created some fantastic memories! Jenny started her time at the clinic… Read More
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 and ease back pain when working: Be aware of your posture; when standing try to distribute your weight evenly across… Read More
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 of gravity is lowered and your ligaments are starting to relax to prepare your body for labour. Gentle exercise… Read More
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 what the therapy can do for you—but what about the profession itself? Here are some chiropractic fun facts you definitely… Read More
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 (Anna’s Rescue Centre). We are pleased to announce that we managed to raise a whopping £765 for these 2… Read More
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 happening an how we can help. Cervical Disc Herniation Do You have neck and arm pain? It could be due… Read More
Back Pain and Sciatica 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. Read More
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 – can be a problem. Most importantly for chiropractors, inflammation is a factor in many types of pain, including… Read More
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 poor night’s sleep. A good mattress will allow you to maintain the same natural spinal alignment that you have when… Read More
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 get older. Strength training doesn’t necessary mean lifting huge weights or building big muscles. It can do, if that’s what you’re… Read More
Do you suffer from Headaches? - Do you suffer from Headaches? Watch our short video clip on how Chiropractic care can help. Read More
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 you eat can also help to manage or relieve pain, or even prevent it occurring in the first place? Here… Read More
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 such as pain and stiffness. There are of course many steps we can take to improve our ability to cope… Read More
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 when the muscle at the back of the lower leg becomes damaged or inflamed due to excessive strain or… Read More
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 you have an important work deadline to meet, a dentist appointment to book, or simply remember to pick up… Read More
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 sleeping patterns, which are hard to get out of. However, if you suffer from neck or shoulder stiffness, muscle tension… Read More
Back Pain and Sciatica 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 niggles or something more serious, for many people there is not one particular treatment that will work but a… Read More
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 pain being the number 2 reason why we visit our GPs and costing the NHS £1.3Million per day, it… Read More
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 different. As football is very popular sport it is important to understand common risks of injuries and how to avoid… Read More
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! An adult head weighs between 10-14 pounds, or around 5 kilos. To put that into perspective, at the upper… Read More
Back Pain and Sciatica Do you have a sore aching back? - Watch this short video to see how chiropractic can help   Read More
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 in the Israel Medical Association Journal in 2014. That, coupled with joint pain and other symptoms of RA, can… Read More
£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 and French Bulldog Saviors.  Below is some information on our chosen charities, the winning raffle numbers, lucky winners and Smudge… Read More
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 coming months. You may even find a few sneaky discount codes for the clinic. autumwinternewsletter Read More
Sports Massage 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 wasn’t for her. So instead she followed her passion for biology and health & fitness and decided to pursue a career in… Read More
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 upright can build resilience to stress. Especially when under pressure and distracted, people are likely to pay less attention to… Read More
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, while it is possible for them to wear, split or herniate, they can’t slip! “Although they’re not incredibly common,… Read More
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 and treated, an exercise programme can drawn up and supervised to help prevent recurrence. Ideally, personalised stretching exercises for… Read More
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 be compounded by insufficient water intake. On a normal day we lose 1.5-2 litres of fluid and during exercise this… Read More
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 related to lighting up a cigarette? Smoking can have a range of negative effects on the body, but it is… Read More
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 across the country, equivalent to a city the size of Edinburgh, are absent from work each day as… Read More
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 dramatically affected are those in the higher latitudes, many people in the UK are negatively affected by this shift. Seasonal… Read More
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 Celtic manor with over 350 guests and 19 companies waiting to hear if they had won in their category. The… Read More
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 years awards. Best Small Business 2017 Excellence in Marketing 2017 This years event is being held at the Celtic Manor… Read More
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 Calcium For bone, muscle and joint health try and include calcium in your diet, which is essential for optimal… Read More
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 your spine and keep your body stable and balanced, helping to prevent back pain. The core muscles lie deep within… Read More
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 most common causes of joint and back pain in school children are: Lack of exercise or excessive exercise Weight… Read More
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 some point in their life and have claimed that their breast size was a contributing factor. Making sure you… Read More
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 of the joints.Common causes include sports, computer work, manual jobs and heavy lifting etc. The result of RSI includes damage… Read More
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 your spine. Prolonged sitting is one of the biggest reasons for short hip flexors and they can tighten up if… Read More
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 small bags rather than one large one, to spread the weight of the load Park as close… Read More