Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. Normally, when viewed from the side, the spine should have curves; but when viewed from the front, the spine should be straight. In scoliosis, the spine is curved even when it is on the front view.
Chiropractors often see cases when postural problems trigger a chain of events that can result in unnecessary pain and stiffness, stress on other parts of the body, and time off work. The problem is becoming more relevant as we tend to spend more time at work. However, bad posture can also be problematic at home […]
The Iliotibial Band is a tough, thick fibrous tissue composed of fascia that runs along the outside of the thigh from the hip to the kneecap and tibia of the lower leg. Repetitive flexing and extending of the knee (as occurs in running) may result in friction and inflammation of the IT band and/or the […]
Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling, all movements you will do countless times over your lifetime. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace.
Soft-tissue injuries fall into two basic categories, acute injuries and overuse injuries: Recovery from a soft-tissue injury is greatly improved with proper treatment received immediately after the injury. Chiropractic care allows an injured person to carry on with his or her life by reducing pain and improving motion and function. This enhances and encourages the […]
Arthritis is often misinterpreted as simply a disease which affects elderly people when in fact 60% of those who are diagnosed with arthritis are between the ages of 15 – 60 years. One in one thousand children are also diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, while it is estimated that three in every thousand children live with the […]
Modern living often entails hours of driving and hunching over workstations, which can play havoc to our necks. So it is no surprising that neck pain is the second most common condition that chiropractors treat. While neck pain is less common than back pain, millions of people experience neck pain and related arm pain at some stage in their lives and therefore seek chiropractic care.
If you are suffering from chronic headaches or migraines, you do not need convincing that they are one of the most painful and debilitating conditions you could possibly endure. Millions upon millions of dollars a year are spent on trying to find relief from this crippling illness. But what causes migraines?
Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common and are caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It is possible to do more movements with the arm than with any other part of the body. The arm is such a useful tool that it’s a pity that there are only two of them!
Among people seeking back pain relief options, most choose chiropractic treatment. Many Australians go to chiropractors every year. Of this number, around one third are looking for relief from back pain from numerous causes, consisting of mishaps, sports injuries, and muscle pressures.