We're Dressing as an Elf on the Twelfth - are you?

We’re Dressing as an Elf on the Twelfth – are you?

Help us raise money for our favourite Brighton charity on Thursday Twelfth December. Come in for treatment on the Twelfth and we’ll donate £5 from every single one to Rockinghorse – the charity dedicated to making life better for children in Sussex. Our target is £1000. All the funds raised from the Dress as an…

Three gym exercises to avoid with a bad back - Johns' story

Three gym exercises to avoid with a bad back – Johns’ story

When John came to see me with a recurrence of his back problem he was really fed up. He had been going to the gym and doing the core stability exercises that he had been shown by the instructor. He had been exercising two or three times a week since his bad back had recovered…

Bupa and Axa  PPP cover our chiropractors and physio's in Brighton

Bupa and Axa PPP cover our chiropractors and physio’s in Brighton

Here at Sundial Clinics, Brighton we often get asked if patients can claim their fees back from their health insurance companies. Most of the time, you can. At Sundial we have chiropractors and physiotherapists who are recognised by both Bupa and Axa PPP.   Both these private health insurers have a restricted list of recognised practitioners…

Mind your posture – carers, care for your backs with a free check up

Mind your posture – carers, care for your backs with a free check up

There are currently around 140,000 thousand carers in East and West Sussex with the figure set to rise to 180,000 by 2037[1]. For many carers physical activity such as lifting is a significant part of their daily routine. However, not all carers will be aware of their back health when looking after someone. Although paid…

Back pain treatment needs a rethink

Back pain treatment needs a rethink

Back pain patients in Brighton and Hove might be able to access chiropractic and osteopathy on the NHS next year. The local Clinical Commissioning Group is currently considering this option. This will give local residents access to a wider range of treatments than are available currently. An article in the British Medical Journal two years…

Soreness after chiropractic care

Soreness after chiropractic care

Mild adverse reactions to chiropractic care are quite common. Sometimes this is normal, in much the same way that soreness after unaccustomed exercise can occur. A new study sheds further light on what might be considered normal in conditions like back and neck pain that tends to come and go anyway. Researchers at Murdoch University…

Back Pain - do lumbar support belts work?

Back Pain – do lumbar support belts work?

If you get back pain you may have wondered at some point if a lumbar support belt would help. You may need help with a current bout of back pain or be interested in preventing future episodes of back pain. If so, this should help make your mind up. Back belts are supposed to work…

Headaches - a pain in the neck

Headaches – a pain in the neck

Headaches can sometimes be caused by neck problems in disguise. This type of headache is called a cervicogenic headache. Evidence for the best way to treat this type of headache has been lacking – until now. Cervicogenic headaches may respond well to manipulation, mobilisation and specific exercises a new study shows. This is good news…