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Dr Google will see you now…

One of the simplest ways to convince yourself your symptoms are going to kill you is to look it up on Google.

I recently read that one of the best ways to convince yourself that your symptoms are something that are going to kill you, is to look it up on Google. The world is forever changing. Some would say for the better, some would argue otherwise. The internet is a double edged sword when it comes […]

Chiropractic & the Magic Bullet

We desire instant relief from pain. The magic bullet of medication will not find the cause

Take a look back ten or fifteen years ago we were all getting excited about new technology and methods of communication. Suddenly the world began to open up as we logged on with our new computers with dial up connections. Technology progressed. Broadband came into existence. We were able to connect and look at events […]

Chiropractic and the Cracking Myth

Bubble Wrap

One of the biggest barriers to people coming to see a chiropractor about their back problems are the stories that circulate about the sound that occurs when a manipulation (or adjustment) is applied to a joint. Chinese whispers are where people tell a sequence of repetitions of a story, each one differing slightly from the […]

Smartphone Neck

Quicker. We need to know things instantly.

Humans were designed to stand upright. And yet in this modern world, too many of us spend our days with our heads slumped over for a simple reason: we’re staring at the tiny screen of a smartphone. People spend an average of 2 to 4 hours each day with their neck bent at this unnatural […]

Chiropractic and the Nervous System

Neuron

Chiropractic was founded in 1895 with the founding principles that the nervous system was the master controller in the body. The nervous system being the master controller has been written extensively in the medical journals and has now become an acceptable principle and fact, but what exactly are we talking about when we say ‘the […]

Chiropractic and the Labrador

Chiropractic legislation covers treatments for human beings, not animals. Is the world of animal treatments best served by veterinary surgeon?

I was trawling through the internet the other evening and there was something that struck me as being rather odd, if not weird. If you have been looking to find the services of a chiropractor on the internet you may well have clicked through to a number of websites. All seems good, lots of information […]

The Same. Only Different !

The pain may be the same as others, but the reasons why are varied.

Talk to anyone who has suffered with back pain. You’ll find similarities in their stories with regard to the onset, location, type, and severity of their pains. It’s not unheard of for a chiropractor to hear ‘my friend had the same thing last year’ or ‘I’ve got what my friend has’ during an initial consultation […]

The Human Brain and Back Pain

Cervello neuroni sinapsi

  Depending on where you have read it (and there is no definitive answer) the human brain consists of about 86 billion nerve cells called neurons. It is a medical fact that the human brain and the nervous system running throughout our bodies are considered the ‘master controller’ of everything we do as a human […]

Chiropractic or Osteopathy – What’s the Difference?

Chiropractors manipulate the spine to influence the nervous system

Before embarking on this week’s topic I thought it might be best to start with a small disclaimer. I am a chiropractor with sixteen years experience in the field of treating people with pains relating to the muscles, ligaments, and joints of the human body. There are choices of practitioners in the open marketplace- especially […]