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…

Neck hump? Brighton chiropractor shares top tips

Neck hump? Brighton chiropractor shares top tips

You might notice you’re developing a bit of a hump – also called Dowager’s or Buffalo Hump – and think it’s entirely caused by poor posture. It’s true that heads are heavy. They weigh on average about 5 kg (11lb) – more than most newborn babies. This weight is balanced on seven vertebrae, stabilised by…

Shoulder Pain And Sleeping

Shoulder Pain And Sleeping

Painful shoulders make for restless nights. A rotator cuff injury or frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) will naturally affect your sleep but sometimes your sleeping position itself can contribute to shoulder pain. Long-term ailments such as a shoulder impingement are made worse by the pressure caused by those nightly hours spent crunched up in sleep. Many…

Common Shoulder Pain Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Should you stop exercising if your shoulder hurts? Your shoulder is one of the most complex and overused joints in the body – so should you immobilise it or keep moving? The answer to this depends on the kind of pain you’re experiencing. New activities or exercises can cause your muscles to stiffen and become…

The Best Way To Relieve A Headache (That No One’s Talking About)

The Best Way To Relieve A Headache (That No One’s Talking About)

We often blame headaches on things like prolonged noise, too much screen time and changes in air pressure. While these factors definitely play a part, persistent headaches are very often caused by something simple – overworked neck muscles.  Your neck has to put up with a lot. Not only does it support your skull but…

Whiplash: What To Do After A Collision

Whiplash: What To Do After A Collision

A bump in the boot from a car behind you or an emergency stop can all cause some nasty effects on the neck and back. Even worse is a full-on crash, of course. When all that forward motion (kinetic energy) gets transferred into your body, the moving parts are the ones that feel the effects…

How to protect your back when pushing a buggy

How to protect your back when pushing a buggy

What can you do to protect your lower back when every day you have to push a heavy pram  in front of you? It could be a buggy loaded with a newborn baby, or a double buggy with a baby, toddler and a whole week’s shopping.  Whatever you’re pushing, you’ll know how straining it can…

What Causes Shoulder Pain And How To Find Relief

What Causes Shoulder Pain And How To Find Relief

Shoulder pain is common, especially as we get older. It can affect your ability to do everyday things, stop you from exercising and even disturb your sleep. Here at Sundial our chiropractors and physio’s work together to solve complex shoulder problems quickly. Our chiropractors assess your spine because your shoulders are directly connected to the…

Want to feel better? Have a massage

Want to feel better? Have a massage

Why should I get a massage? There are a few answers to this question, but we’ll start with one – you actually don’t need to have a reason! Getting a massage is, for most people, a self care experience and you don’t need to be injured or suffering before you choose to come for a…

Shoulder Pain: How to Find Relief

Shoulder Pain: How to Find Relief

Did you know… your shoulder is the most unstable and moveable joint in your body. Its wide range of motion is facilitated by four primary muscles and their tendons, which together are called the rotator cuff. If your shoulder becomes inflamed or an impingement occurs, you may make the mistake of avoiding using your arm…