Back Pain Myths

Back Pain Myths In the UK, back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. With something so common, it has easy for people to get confused about back pain and misconceptions to arise!   We know that...

Headaches

Nearly all of us will suffer from occasional headaches, some more than others. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined the structures responsible for headaches they include: The NeckThe Scalp MusclesThe Brain Covering Sheath Did you...

Upper Back Pain

According to the National Office of Statistics in 2015 more than 1 million work days were lost in Britain due to back aches, and no wonder with more and more of us hunched over computers in the workplace upper back pain and stiffness has become far more common than...

Take Care When Doing DIY

It is estimated that there are approximately 200,000 D.I.Y accidents each year in the UK.  Although being active around the home can help your overall fitness levels it is always important to ensure you are not over stretching and possibly causing yourself...

Sports Injuries Explained

The 6 Nations tournament has focused the attention on a sport where injury is the norm.  Some teams have played games that are just four days apart and, because of the intensity of the action, injuries become part and parcel. Studies at the University of Bath...

Eating to Beat Inflammation: 5 Tips

Anti Inflammation Foods Inflammation: it’s a natural process that happens in our body to help us heal from injury and help our immune system fight off invaders. But too much inflammation – or inflammation that lasts longer than it should – can be a problem. Most...

Stepping it up!

It’s recommended that we take 10,000 steps a day. However, a recent study conducted at Stanford University found that the global average for steps taken per day is 4,961. Though the UK’s average is above this stat, it’s a far cry from the suggested amount. Local...

Is the cold weather making your back pain worse?

Do you think your back pain gets worse in winter? Winter fun at Active Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Did you know… Those who suffer with chronic back pain might notice it gets worse during autumn and winter. In fact… Although there’s not much scientific evidence...