With half of Australians not sufficiently physically active, residents of Cranbourne are being encouraged to ‘Get Spine Active’ and take control of their spinal health this World Spine Day. Celebrated each year on 16 October, people from around the world come together to raise awareness about spinal disorders and empower others to take charge of … Continue reading ‘Get Spine Active’ this World Spine Day
To celebrate the 4th year of HealthMint Medical Centre in Cranbourne North, chiropractor Dr Shaun from Cranbourne Chiropractic Centre is offering free posture scans (valued at $25) to all new chiropractic patients through the month of October. If you are one of the 50%¹ of Australians that sit at an office desk from 9am – … Continue reading Habits for good posture
Staying connected to friends and family is easier than ever with social media. The tradeoff is that your daily screen time may be 1, 2, 3 hours or more. And let’s face it, a lot of those hours online are spent in an awkward forward head posture that experts have begun to call “tech neck.” … Continue reading Is Your Mobile Phone Causing Tech Neck?
Inflammation is the body’s response to infection, injury or irritation. It induces redness, swelling and pain, sometimes rendering the affected area nonfunctional. As your body heals from an acute episode of back pain, reducing inflammation is a key to a successful recovery. Dr Shaun from Cranbourne Chiropractic Centre says that if you choose the right … Continue reading Foods that fight inflammation naturally
You turn your head or bend down to lift something and “CRACK”! What is it? Did you injure something? The first time that happens can be terrifying. Well, you don’t need to worry. That cracking sound is probably not a broken bone. It typically occurs in the facet joints, or knuckles, of your spinal column … Continue reading What Happens When You Hear a “CRACK” in Your Spine?
Here at Cranbourne Chiropractic I’m often asked about how useful that colourful tape is? It’s difficult to find a single sporting event where you won’t see an athlete wearing colourful tape somewhere on their body. You may have wondered what it is, and more importantly what it’s used for. The tape is called kinesio tape … Continue reading Tape: All Hype or Scientifically Sound?
As a chiropractor here in Cranbourne I’m often asked what’s the difference between a disc bulge and a herniation. The bones, discs, ligaments, and muscles of your spine are designed to help you maintain proper spinal alignment, posture, and movement. Between each set of bones or vertebrae is a small rubbery disc. These discs act … Continue reading A Spinal Disc Bulge or Herniation: What’s the Difference?
If you’ve had neck or back pain that you could pinpoint with your finger, or experienced sharp pains when you move, it may be related to the facet joints of your spine. It’s easy to think of your facet joints like the “knuckles” of your spine. They are small joints and have a capsule and … Continue reading Facet Joints: Gliding Your Way to Better Health
The average human head weighs about 3.6kg. Each day we all walk around with a bowling ball (our head) balancing on a toothpick (our neck). We are designed this way to allow for the full range of motion we all know and love. Even under the best circumstances, this places a lot of stress on … Continue reading The Bowling Ball and the Pin: How Poor Posture Causes Neck Pain
Your life is experienced through your nervous system. Think about that. Every thought, breath, heartbeat, memory, and movement happens in coordination with your central nervous system. Researchers have found that nerve signals can travel from your brain to your body at more than 250 miles per hour. Your brain is the master control system of … Continue reading Boost your nervous system naturally