Is My Arm Pain Coming from My Neck?

Is My Arm Pain Coming from My Neck?

Pain in your hand, wrist, or arm can be frustrating. You don’t realize how much you use your arms and hands until pain, numbness, or tingling gets in the way. Most of us don’t usually wonder “is my arm pain coming from my neck” right off the bat, but it’s actually very common for arm…

Spinal Stenosis: How a Pinch in Your Neck Can Affect Your Whole Body

Spinal Stenosis: How a Pinch in Your Neck Can Affect Your Whole Body

Have you been told that you have spinal stenosis? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from spinal stenosis each day, and it’s the number one reason people over 65 years old have spine surgery. Spinal stenosis describes the compression, or pinching, of your spinal cord, and it can occur due to a…

What are Spinal Discs Made of?

What are Spinal Discs Made of?

We all know spinal discs are important – but to understand why, the real question is….what are they made of? Simply put, your spinal discs are the little cushions that sit between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine. Each disc is made up of a tough, fibrous outer layer (annulus fibrosis) and a jelly-like inner…

E-Learning: How to Avoid Tech Neck

E-Learning: How to Avoid Tech Neck

Is your child connected to a phone, computer, or tablet during and after school? Think about it. Many of us aren’t more than an arm’s length from our phone at any time (even when we are sleeping).  Spending time every day looking down at our devices can place a lot of stress on the supporting…

Why Chiropractic Care is Critical for Kids Who Play Sports

Why Chiropractic Care is Critical for Kids Who Play Sports

Kids sport is a big deal. 80-90% kids are actively engaged in at least 30 minutes of sport a month. Well, maybe in a normal month. The last year or more will have seen a drop because of Covid. Normally, the most popular activities are football and swimming – both great sports for posture, fitness…

How to help your kids get the right posture

How to help your kids get the right posture

As students worldwide return to school, it’s likely many will be e-learning in some capacity for hours each day on their digital devices. While our devices can be fantastic tools for entertainment and education, the postural effects are something all parents should be aware of. For many students, e-learning may increase neck, mid-back, and low…

The Challenge of Chronic Pain – and the Solution

The Challenge of Chronic Pain – and the Solution

We have all experienced pain at one time or another, but for those with chronic pain the experience is never-ending and it changes everything. Chronic pain affects more than two-fifths of the UK population, meaning that around 28 million adults are living in a constant state of discomfort and agony. It is more common in…

Why are Opioids so Dangerous?

Why are Opioids so Dangerous?

It’s estimated that over 50 million opioid prescriptions are written in the UK each year. This includes drugs containing codeine like Co-codamol and Co-dydramol and others like Tramadol and Pethidine. So what – you might say – anyone in pain deserves to find relief. Unfortunately, there are side effects that can be very serious indeed.…

Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Play Tennis!

Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Play Tennis!

Did you know… tennis elbow isn’t just for athletes. Lateral epicondylitis – or tennis elbow – is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons in your elbow become inflamed and overloaded as a result of repetitive motion. Because the repetitive motion that occurs is similar to that of swinging a tennis racket, it’s commonly…