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?
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
1 PAIN REDUCTIONThe first benefit of chiropractic care may be the most impactful- reducing your pain. Before you are living your optimal life, you have to be free of pain. Multiple research studies have shown that chiropractic is considered one of the most safe and effective treatments to reduce pain from your neck, low back, … Continue reading Top 5 Benefits of Chiropractic care
Pain in your hand, wrist, or arm can be frustrating. You don’t realize how much you use your arms and hands each second of the day until pain, numbness, or tingling gets in the way. But, getting rid of the pain may be easier than you think. Hand, wrist, and arm pain often starts with … Continue reading Your arm pain could be a neck problem
At Cranbourne Chiropractic Centre we want to encourage Cranbourne, Berwick and Narre Warren locals to take control of their health, regardless of age, by making chiropractic part of their spinal healthcare regime. Australians aged 65 and over make up 15% of the population and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates that this will … Continue reading Chiro Can Help you Get Ready For Life
Bottom Line: Our bodies are designed to be healthy – to exist in a stable state of optimal function better known as homeostasis. During the holidays, heightened stress can wreak havoc on our nervous system, and therefore our optimal function, leaving us feeling tired and worn down. The good news is, you can stay happy … Continue reading How to Beat Holiday Stress
Bottom Line: Traveling long distances on planes, trains, and automobiles is a common side-effect of the holidays, and the stress of all this holiday travel can be overwhelming. Lifting heavy suitcases, hopping in the car for a 13+ hour drive, or even getting the middle seat on an overbooked flight can lead to awkward neck … Continue reading It’s the Holidays, Don’t Panic!