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A recent Channel 9 news report, advised one in five Australians are now suffering from chronic pain. Management of pain is available utilising low-level laser therapy which is being touted a success freeing people from chronic pain enabling them to enjoy life again.
People who have asthma can have poor posture presenting hunching, forward head carriage and rounded shoulders. To help relieve this, a rolled towel can be effective by placing it horizontally between the shoulder blades while lying and taking big breaths for two to three minutes once or twice a day.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease or "wear and tear" arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It occurs when the cartilage or cushion between the joints breaks down leading to pain, stiffness and swelling.
Generally, use ice for acute injuries or pain, along with inflammation and swelling. Use heat for muscle pain or stiffness.
Your body is designed for regular movement, but in our changed technology culture of today, many find themselves sitting at the office desk or sitting on the couch watching television or playing computer games for extended periods of time.
Bending and lifting with your legs avoids bending and straining to lift with your back.
This injury is most commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, but whiplash can also occur with a sudden blow to the head from contact sports, or a slip or fall where the head is jarred or jolted.
TOS, aka Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, is a disorder when blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first rib (thoracic outlet) are compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders, neck and numbness (pins & needles) in your fingers. While the cause of the compression varies, it can include anatomical defects, poor posture, trauma, repetitive activity, pressure joints, pregnancy.
Often people with TOS will wake up in the middle of the night with pins & needles in their hand and shake it off and the symptom goes.
The human body was not built to be stationary for long periods of time. Every joint in our body needs movement. There are several types of angular movement, including flexion, extension, hyperextension, abduction, adduction and circumduction. Angular movements occur when changing the angle between the bones of a joint. Abduction is when a bone moves away from the midline of the body.
Obtaining good posture is like any other good habit, you have to make a conscientious effort to create the good habit. Your natural posture is a result of your conscientious effort and the environment.
Motherhood has endless joys but it can also bring about endless pain to our bodies from all those new activities that we are not used to; like carrying a newborn baby around in our arms, bending over a change table or bath, reaching up hanging load after load of diapers and baby clothes on the line daily, and breast feeding on the same side can cause neck, shoulder, mid back pain and headaches.
The number one thing that causes back pain is extended periods of sitting.
Various studies have produced evidence that:
Every hour of seated television watching we do cuts about 22 minutes off our life span. That was contrasted with this study which estimated that smoking shortens their life by about 11 minutes per cigarette.
New research has shown that using laser for sporting injuries achieves a far superior result than the old ICE treatment.
Children are at risk of spinal damage due to incorrectly packed and fitted school backpacks.
Travel Tips from the Chiropractors' Association of Australia
Holidays are fun and exciting! Everyone can't wait to go on holidays but there are some pitfalls to our good healthy spines which can be avoided so we don't end up in pain!
Even the load on your spine this Christmas for good spinal health!
Sedentary positions is an occupational hazard to your spinal good health!
Eliminating pain and not addressing posture may lead to continued spinal degeneration.
The laser works by emitting a light beam through an emitter that is held over the sight of injury. The light activates the damaged cells and promotes their healing.
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