Walk Your Way Out Of Pain - Brighton Chiropractor on Why Walking Is Essential For Healing Back Pain

Walk Your Way Out Of Pain – Brighton Chiropractor on Why Walking Is Essential For Healing Back Pain

You may have heard that we need to walk 10,000 steps a day. But where does this idea come from? The answer is a campaign from the 1960’s to advertise the Manpo-kei, otherwise known as the ‘10,000 steps meter’. This was chosen for its simplicity and as a way of marketing a product, but not…

Plantar Fasciitis: Foot And Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis: Foot And Heel Pain

Do you get a sharp pain in your heel, arch and foot when you get out of bed? This can be caused by problems with your plantar fascia. That’s the tight band of connective tissue that runs forward from the heel of your foot and fans out into five bands to the base of your…

Is Your Low Back Pain Caused By Your Sacroiliac Joint?

Is Your Low Back Pain Caused By Your Sacroiliac Joint?

Back pain causes can be difficult to diagnose without specialist knowledge. How do you know if it’s your discs, your muscles, your hips or sacroiliac joints? Inflammation or dysfunction of the sacroiliac (SI) joints produces symptoms that mimic many other back problems. The SI joints are in the pelvis and located where the sacrum joins…

How To Avoid Back Pain At The Gym

How To Avoid Back Pain At The Gym

Regular exercise is a great way to maintain spinal health, but sometimes overexertion can do more harm than good.  At our chiropractic and physio clinic in Brighton, we often see people who have sustained a back injury from improper technique at the gym. Most commonly, this comes from bad ‘form’ in weight-lifting, as this kind…

Referred Pain: How Can Back Pain Feel Like Arm Pain?

Referred Pain: How Can Back Pain Feel Like Arm Pain?

Pain in your back tells you when something’s not right but it’s not particularly good at telling you exactly what’s wrong. You might feel a ‘referred pain’ in quite another part of the body – down your arms, your legs, just in a couple of fingers or even in patches on your back  – and…

Brighton Chiropractor On Why Pain May Increase After First Treatment

Brighton Chiropractor On Why Pain May Increase After First Treatment

For many people, chiropractic treatment makes their pain improve almost immediately. But this isn’t guaranteed to be the case.  There’s nothing more frustrating than taking the first steps towards improving your back pain, and then finding you feel worse after your first treatment. This is an understandable cause of concern, but we’re here to assure…

Hypermobile Joints And Back Pain - How Brighton Chiropractors Can Help

Hypermobile Joints And Back Pain – How Brighton Chiropractors Can Help

Back pain is commonly caused by joint stiffness but sometimes too much movement can become a problem. We usually think of being very flexible as a great thing. Athletes, yoga practitioners and children are so lithe and limber that we tend to envy them. But when does joint flexibility become hypermobility? Read on to find…

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…

What Can You Do To Speed Up Recovery? Brighton Chiropractor Tells All

What Can You Do To Speed Up Recovery? Brighton Chiropractor Tells All

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding that the path to recovery is longer than you expected. The cause of back pain is highly individual, often brought on by a combination of different factors, some of which you might not even be aware of. This means that no two journeys will be the same, even within…

Making Sense Of Back Pain Terminology: Brighton Chiropractors Explain

Making Sense Of Back Pain Terminology: Brighton Chiropractors Explain

Have you ever been alarmed by online information about back pain and wondered if it applies to you? Terms like ‘spinal misalignment’ or ‘dislocation’ are sometimes used very loosely on the internet, which can lead to misunderstandings. You might be left wondering how a vertebra (which is firmly attached to all the other vertebrae in…