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…

Migraine: The Vitamin D Connection

Migraine: The Vitamin D Connection

Migraines are more than just headaches. They are often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and visual disturbances. They are a common problem for patients at our Brighton chiropractic clinic. While there are various triggers for migraines, ranging from stress to certain foods, research suggests that a deficiency in…

Is Inflammation Good Or Bad?

Is Inflammation Good Or Bad?

Swelling, redness and pain are the hallmarks of muscle strains, joint sprains and soft tissue injuries. They’re all natural reactions to trauma but reducing this painful inflammation via medication is not the best thing to do. In the past, patients were advised to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and apply ice to inflamed areas immediately…

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…

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…

Back Pain and Kidneys - When Should You Worry?

Back Pain and Kidneys – When Should You Worry?

How can you tell when back pain is muscular or a sign of kidney problems? The kidneys are positioned below the ribcage on either side of the spine and rest against the muscles of the lower back and become painful if you have infection or stones. Kidney pain can feel similar to muscular pains caused…

Relieving Pain with Hypnotherapy

Relieving Pain with Hypnotherapy

Most of us have suffered some form of physical pain during our lives. Pain can have a significant impact on our daily routine and can affect our performance. Sometimes it may become so bothersome that it wrecks our whole day. Increasingly people depend on pain medications when pain becomes too bothersome and impacts on their…