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…

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…

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…

Repetitive Strain Injury - Brighton Physio On How To Find Relief At Home 

Repetitive Strain Injury – Brighton Physio On How To Find Relief At Home 

In a world dominated by technology and desk-bound jobs, our bodies often bear the brunt of repetitive strain injuries, also known as RSI. The term RSI encompasses a wide spectrum of conditions that affect soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves due to repeated exertions of a body part resulting in pain, weakness,…

Understanding Fall Risks: Causes, Prevention, and Immediate Actions After a Fall

Understanding Fall Risks: Causes, Prevention, and Immediate Actions After a Fall

Our Brighton chiropractors and physio’s treat fall injuries all the time. Fall injuries are generally minor and will heal themselves in a few days or weeks, but some are more serious. Moderate to severe fall injuries are most common in people over 65 during a stay in hospital, followed by those aged 50 to 64…

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…