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Neck & Shoulder Pain

Neck & Shoulder Pain

Neck & Shoulder pain can be classified in many different ways. Some people experience only neck pain or only shoulder pain, while others experience pain in both areas. Your neck and shoulders contain muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, veins, as well as many ligaments and other supporting structures. Many conditions can cause Neck & Shoulder pain.

Neck pain

Most neck pain is due to strain and spasm of the neck muscles. Your neck is flexible and supports the weight of your head, therefore...

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Lower Back Pain Treatment

Lower Back Pain

Back Pain is a very common complaint that our Chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med see and treat.  Patients with prolapse disc and sciatica can also benefit from our chiropractic treatment. The chiropractor will often treat around the prolapse area, pelvic and/or mid back to reduce pain. When back pain is reduced the affected area will be able to be treated directly.

It is very important that you come quickly for treatment and get a proper diagnosis...

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition that describes a sideways curvature of the spine that gives an “S” or “C” appearance of the spine rather than a straight “I”. This condition can result in the bones of the spine to turn (rotate) causing one shoulder, scapula (shoulder blade), or hip to appear higher than the other. The incidence of small spinal curves is very similar in boys and girls, but girls tend to have a progressively larger scoliotic curve that will need

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Chiropractic Pillow

“Sleep is one of the most important functions of the brain”, says Frederick R. Carrick, DC, PhD, president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Neurology.

Consequently, getting enough quality sleep plays a vital role in well-being and good health as it helps recharge our bodies both mentally and physically for the next days activities.

In fact, surveys have shown that between 40 and 60 percent of the general population has trouble sleeping. Many factors such as daily stress and worries, pressures from job and family, wrong posture,

Motor Vehicle Accident – Effective Chiropractic

Have you or somebody else been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) recently and you suffer from whiplash, neck pain or back pain? Many people do not realise how severe a car accident can be. A thorough chiropractic check up immediately after an accident will help minimise any injury and prevent from long lasting pain.

Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries from a car crash and should be not underestimated. It occurs when a sudden jarring movement of the...

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Why is exercise so important?

Ten to twenty years ago a person experiencing back pain would most commonly be advised bed rest and immobilisation of the back. Research within the past 10 years has shown that inactivity weakens the muscles that support the spine and, if continued too long, can prolong recovery or even make certain conditions worse. Exercise on the other hand increases muscle flexibility and strength. It also promotes healing by increasing blood flow to the injured site. Healthy muscles provide protection to bones and joints.

Individualised exercise program

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Herniated Disc

When you hear the term “slipped”, “ruptured” or “bulging” disc, what this actually means is a herniated disc – a common cause of pain in the necklower back, arms, or legs.

Discs anatomy

Discs are soft, rubbery pads found between the hard bones (vertebrae) that comprise the spinal column. The discs between the vertebrae enable the back to flex or bend and also act as shock absorbers.

Herniated disc causes

A disc herniates or ruptures when part of...

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Headaches

Headaches affect many people, and can be very debilitating. Because they are so common, the majority of people believe that getting a headache is a normal part of life. However, this is not the case, it can be a sign that something is wrong. Although medication may help relieve the pain they do not correct the actual cause and can produce unwanted side effects.

Anatomy of the neck

When the bones (vertebrae) in the neck are not supporting your head adequately, this will affect the nerves, muscles and blood flow to your 

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Neck Pain

Each year between 30-50% of the general population suffer from neck pain and almost 50% of all chiropractors patients seek help for different neck pain problems, including acute and chronic neck pain, neck kink and whiplash injury. Although there may be many reasons for these problems, the most common are: past trauma, hereditary and attitude-related symptoms such as stress at work and awkward postures.

Anatomy of the neck

Your neck is made up of vertebrae that extends from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the bones. The bones,...

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Shoulder Pain

All arm movements are dependent on a good, normal rhythmic movement between the shoulder blades, spine, clavicle and shoulder. If shoulder mechanics do not work, this can result in neck, arms, back and shoulder pain.

Shoulder anatomy

Your shoulder consists of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), along with your collarbone (clavicle). Your arm is held in your shoulder socket by the rotator cuff. These muscles and tendons create a covering across the head...

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Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is pain arising from the pressure in a large nerve that passes through the buttock, called sciatic nerve. The nerve is formed from nerve roots that originate from the spinal cord, pass out between the disc spaces into the buttock, then into the back of the thigh and leg. The sciatic nerve controls sensation and function to the leg and foot.

Sciatica Symptoms

When you suddenly start feeling lower back pain and/or hip pain that radiates towards the back of your thigh and into your leg, you possibly have a protruding or herniated disc in your spinal column that may be pressing on the nerve roots in...

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What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractic is one of the oldest forms of ‘hands-on’ musculoskeletal medicine. The diagnosis and treatment are based on the philosophy that the body operates as a total functional unit with all the body’s systems. This means that your muscles, nerves and joints are working together to maintain normal function and health. The human body is both self-regulating and self-healing. By detecting structural imbalances and nerve interferences  the chiropractors ensure they are treating the cause and not just the symptoms.

Chiropractor Education

Besides doctors, chiropractors as primary health care providers are the only non-drug treatment group with 5-year...

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