How much is too much bed rest for back pain?

It’s understandable to feel tired, fatigued and devoid of energy while suffering chronic or persistent back pain. Most people in need of back pain treatment want to stay in bed, often as the horizontal position feels the best during flare-ups. Though bed rest might seem to help acute pain, Perth chiropractors are moving away from immobility as the only relief. In this article, we discuss why prolonged bed rest is advised against highly, and the alternative rehabilitation methods back pain sufferers should explore. Does bed rest help with pain? Let’s dispel one of the most prevalent back pain myths; bed…

Essential tips for the perfect desk set-up

Sitting at a desk five days a week, for long, tedious periods, is commonly associated with the majority of neck and back pain complaints today. Though you can’t avoid spending time at the desk, there are ways to ensure your seated work demands don’t lead to irreversible damage to your posture and strength. In this article, we share with you the essentials of the perfect desk set up, outlining the critical furniture decisions you need for your office, and addressing your specific work habits causing you consistent neck pain and back problems. Find the perfect chair The best chair for…

The importance of caring for your feet

It is extremely easy to forget about how important our feet are. They carry us around day and night and we pay them so little attention. Many of us wear uncomfortable work shoes or heels, stand for hours a day and primarily wear cheap flats or thongs. When we start to neglect our feet it’s not just discomfort we have to worry about but long-lasting damage to our feet, knees and spines. However, basic foot pain is still a huge issue for healthy living. If you can’t walk properly you can’t exercise, get out and about, your balance will be…

How to avoid back pain while gardening

As the weather improves and your garden maintenance demands grow, it’s easy to find yourself spending long hours attending to your expanding garden space. As most green thumbs will attest to, gardening can be extremely strenuous and can cause unwanted aches and pain. As Perth chiropractors, we treat a vast number of people who’ve experienced lower and upper back pain specifically from gardening, and in this article, we share with you our expert tips to avoid making common gardening mistakes yourself. Divide your ‘work’ day While most people allocate an entire day or weekend to addressing their garden demands, extended…

The best and worst shoes for your feet

Avoiding foot pain and feet related injuries starts with your choice of footwear. The perfect shoes for you that address your specific podiatry needs will ensure you can spend every day on your feet without the worries of feet, back or leg pain. In this article, we name the best and worst shoes for your feet, sharing with you the podiatrist point of view on the popular fashion footwear causing you pain, and the shoes every person should own. Flip Flops / Thongs Most people are aware that flip flops don’t provide your foot, legs or ankles with any support…

Sciatica pain: how a chiropractor can help

Sciatica is a debilitating problem caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve; which is the longest nerve in the human body. The pain radiates from the lower back and travels down one or both legs. The pain is felt more severely in the legs and may be associated with sharp electric pain, tingling, burning, numbness and muscle spasms. It is advisable to seek treatment as soon as possible to avoid the progression of symptoms. A visit to a chiropractor is a great place to start. Chiropractic treatments are non-surgical, don’t require drugs and focus on manipulating the spine…

Chiropractic treatment for hip pain

Excruciating hip pain can affect your mobility and independence. With extensive use, the hip joint is prone to wear and tear resulting in pain. There’s an increasing number of people of all ages who seek medical treatment for hip joints. Some culprits of hip pain are as a result of underlying medical conditions, while some are due to past injuries and trauma. One effective way you may be able to treat your hip pain is by visiting a chiropractor. They can offer a natural way of minimising the symptoms associated with hip pain. First, let’s explore the reasons behind your…

Travelling with lower back pain: a survival guide

Every back pain sufferer dreads travelling; with the risk of exacerbating your condition during long haul flights, and the nights of disturbed sleep due to uncomfortable hotel bedding, it’s understandable why most avoid the experience. Travelling should be an enjoyable and relaxing experience; in this article, we share with you the tips to ensure your next holiday is pain-free, and how to manage your lower back pain easily when treatment isn’t readily available. Receive treatment before you leave Preparing for your trip is critical, and leaving home at your peak physical condition will set you up for your travels ideally.…

Common podiatry myths you should ignore

If you’re having trouble with your feet, you may be tempted to self-diagnose and treat your condition using information from the internet. Unfortunately, there are plenty of podiatry-related myths circulating online that should be ignored. We’ve put together a few below. Remember that you should book a trip to a professional podiatrist as soon as you start experiencing issues with your feet. Myth #1. Ill-fitting shoes can cause bunions Whilst uncomfortable shoes can make bunions worse, they are not the root cause. Bunions are actually caused by a genetic condition whereby the bones of the big toe lean towards the…

Starting a new exercise routine: what your chiropractor wants you to know

Beginning a new exercise regime is an exciting time; your motivation is at its peak, and your physical success is on the horizon. However, every day, our Perth chiropractors treat people just like you; people who’ve succumbed to the excitement of their new regime but neglected to look after their aches and pains in the process. In this article, we share with you everything your chiropractor wants you to know before you start your new, intense physical routine, and the simple ways you can avoid injuries during this lifestyle change. Start slow When beginning any exercise regime, the pace in…

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