Go From Exhausted To Energised - Tips From A Brighton Chiropractor

Go From Exhausted To Energised – Tips From A Brighton Chiropractor

If you’re coming out of the long winter full of aches and pains, you’re not alone. During the colder months, our activity level often decreases, leading to tense muscles, exacerbated back pain and tech neck.  Cold and rainy weather is known for making chronic pain feel worse and seems to contribute to flare ups… if…

Magnesium Deficiency: The Hidden Culprit Behind Migraines, Back Pain and Inflammation

Magnesium Deficiency: The Hidden Culprit Behind Migraines, Back Pain and Inflammation

Your body needs magnesium to run smoothly.  An average adult body contains around 25 grams of magnesium, 60% of which is stored in the skeleton. This macronutrient is a cofactor in the numerous biochemical reactions that continuously occur within the body. It is integral to the process of converting into energy, as well as regulating…

Do Weather Changes Make Pain Worse?

Do Weather Changes Make Pain Worse?

Does it feel like your back pain gets worse when the weather is cold, stormy or changeable? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone.  Every person is different, so it’s difficult to be sure why erratic weather seems to make back pain, arthritis and headaches feel more severe. It has been observed that a…

Acupuncture For Chronic Pain: Everything You Need To Know

Acupuncture For Chronic Pain: Everything You Need To Know

Thinking of trying acupuncture to help your chronic pain? Here’s everything you need to know about this amazing alternative treatment. What conditions does acupuncture treat? Acupuncture, or dry needling, is also part of physiotherapy and is the practice of inserting very thin flexible needles into targeted areas of the body. It has roots in ancient…

Half the Population Put Off Seeing a GP - Chiropractors Can Help

Half the Population Put Off Seeing a GP – Chiropractors Can Help

Did you know that the estimated cost of back pain to the NHS is £481 million a year?  Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are extremely common. According to the NHS, over 20 million people in the UK have an MSK condition such as arthritis or back pain, and they account for up to 30% of GP consultations…

Your lymphatic system might need some love

Your lymphatic system might need some love

It’s not unusual to feel tired and sore in January. This time of year, we tend to get less exercise and less sunshine, as well as there being an increased incidence of colds and flu. When our mental health isn’t as good as we’d like it to be, back and joint pain often feels worse…

Can arthritis of the spine cause back pain?

Does arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis, cause low back pain? In this video Brighton chiropractor and back pain expert, Matthew Bennett, reveals the answer and explains what osteoarthritis of the spine actually looks like.

Matthew meets Minister at House of Commons

Matthew meets Minister at House of Commons

Sundial Principal, Matthew Bennett, recently attended a reception at the House of Commons and met a minister and several MPs as well as representatives from the MSK community. He was invited as President of the British Chiropractic Association to the launch of the new Arthritis Research UK report – Working with Arthritis. This report laid…

Arthritis Pain Compared to Other Joint Pain

Arthritis Pain Compared to Other Joint Pain

Arthritis pain is sometimes confused with other sorts of joint pain. When a joint that is not arthritic is causing discomfort, often it is because the joint is too stiff or is moving too much. This is called mechanical joint pain. “Choosing what sort of pain you have is important so that you can get…