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02 Sep 2018

Migraine Awareness Week

Help Available for Migraine Headaches

Each September, a week is chosen to raise awareness of migraine as a serious public health issue and spread the word that help is available for those who suffer from this condition.

Migraine is the third most common disease in the world, with approximately one in seven people across the globe suffering from this debilitating condition and an estimated 190,000 people experiencing a migraine attack each day! Symptoms of migraines can include moderate to severe headaches of a pulsating nature, and potentially associated with nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light, sound and smell. It is important to understand that migraines are a complex neurological condition that affects people very differently.

Despite advancements in research into migraines, little is still known about the cause of this condition. Although there has been shown to be no cure for migraines, the pain and the effects that it has on our everyday life can be reduced and prevented with chiropractic care, as demonstrated by recent evidence (including a systematic review, the highest quality form of evidence).

Ben Evans, chiropractor, says: “Here at Skelian, and across chiropractic clinics across the globe, numerous migraine sufferers haven been helped with the alleviation and prevention of migraines. Given the distress that migraine can cause, it is very rewarding to be able to help patients with this horrible condition”

If you, or a friend, suffer from migraines and want more information on how chiropractic can help you, please contact us at Skelian Chiropractic Clinic and we will be happy to discuss your individual condition and whether chiropractic care might be worth trying.

BY: Admin

Health

25 Apr 2018

Avoid Back Pain – 5 Top Gardening Tips

Top 5 Tips to Help Prevent you getting Back Problems in the Garden this Spring ...

Now the gardening season is well underway, especially with last weekend’s warmer weather, here at Skelian Chiropractic Clinic we have seen a sudden increase in gardening related back problems. Here are our top 5 tips to keep your back pain at bay during the spring and summer.

1.  Apply the 20 Minute Rule

Instead of performing one task for hours on end, we suggest you apply the “20 Minute Rule”. Whether you’re cutting the grass, weeding or pruning, change what you are doing every 20 minutes so you don’t overload any one part of your body. You get same amount done!

2.  Take a Knee …

Avoid putting strain on your lower back by bending at your waist and lower spine, but instead use an old cushion or knee pad and move to the height of what you are working on. Bending fully from the lower back can place up to 4 times the load through your discs (the pads between the vertebrae).

3. Pace Yourself

We can all be guilty of getting carried away a bit when we see a bit of sunshine. The trick is not to do everything in one day. 10 hours of non-stop gardening is just too much if, like us, you have gone 6 months without touching the garden shears! Remember to prioritise and do things in smaller chunks … there will be more sunshine coming (we hope)!

4.  Call in Some Assistance!

Getting family, friends or children involved is the way forward. The flexibility of younger bodies often allows them to get into places your back might not be able to! Why not use it as a bit of family time and try to make it some valuable “phone or tablet free” time. Being outdoors is great for releasing endorphins – the feel good hormones.

5.  Deal with the Ache before it’s Too Late!

If you start to get back ache, or a slight twinge, then listen to your body and take a break from the garden for the rest of that day. Try not to carry on regardless and find you end up with a back problem. If it’s too late, then we are always on hand at Skelian Chiropractic Clinic to check you over and help to get you back on track.

If you would like more information, then please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your circumstances with you and advise whether we can help.

BY: Admin

Health

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