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…

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The Link Between Neck Pain and Headaches

Your head hurts. Could it be coming from your neck? You may be surprised to learn that neck pain and headaches are tightly linked together. A headache that starts from an issue in the neck is called a cervicogenic headache. A cervicogenic headache is characterized by a dull pain that radiates from the neck to…

Whiplash: The Symptoms and How to Find Relief

Whiplash: The Symptoms and How to Find Relief

Whiplash is an injury that occurs when your body is suddenly forced backwards and forwards moving your head and neck like a whip. It’s the most common injury that happens during a car accident, and it’s one of the leading causes of chronic neck and back pain. While a fender bender may not seem like…

How to fix a poor workstation at home

How to fix a poor workstation at home

You must tailor your workstation to you rather than force yourself into awkward postures on the sofa or kitchen table or you will develop pain in the neck, shoulders and back. Stress can also cause tight muscles in the shoulder and neck so, where possible, create a separate work area where you can concentrate and…

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Top five exercises to prevent neck and shoulder pain and backaches whilst working from home

Working from home?  Bad workstation? Getting neck and backaches? Try our new Home Posture Workout. These simple exercises done in a few minutes a day can stop aches and pains. Working from your sofa or from your kitchen table might seem like a good idea however, this can lead to postural pain and potentially cause…

5 easy neck and shoulder stretches to do at work

5 easy neck and shoulder stretches to do at work

Working at a computer for many hours every day causes muscles to tighten up and tire. This can lead to pain in the neck and shoulder and can even cause referred pain into the head and face – so-called cervicogenic headaches. Here at Sundial we have developed a series of exercises to help. They are…

Headaches - the hidden cause

Headaches – the hidden cause

Anyone who has suffered from regular headaches knows how unpleasant and disrupting they can be. Many headache sufferers find it difficult to concentrate, to work or even carry out simple activities without feeling grumpy. Jamie’s story Jamie came to me here at Sundial because of six years of headaches that were affecting his work and his…

New research reveals working causes neck and back pain in South East

New research reveals working causes neck and back pain in South East

Hard at work? So is your back. New research reveals working causes neck and back pain for people in the South East of England. As part of the British Chiropractic Association Chiropractic Awareness Week (13 – 19 April) Matthew Bennett from Sundial is urging people to take regular breaks at work to help combat neck…

Sleeping and sitting named as top triggers for back pain

Sleeping and sitting named as top triggers for back pain

What are the commonest causes of back and neck pain? Surprisingly most people don’t mention strenuous exercise but sleeping and sitting as their commonest causes of neck and back pain. A new survey asked people throughout the South East about their neck and back pain. 76% said they were currently experiencing pain in the neck…

Neck pain treatment - what works?

Neck pain treatment – what works?

Neck pain is remarkably common with nearly half of us suffering at one time or another. Worst of all it keeps coming back.  Many different types of treatment are currently used so which ones should you choose if you have neck pain? A recent review into the best ways to treat neck pain has just been…