3.85 million Australians suffer from arthritis pain and stiffness. This means that 1 out of 5 Australians are arthritis sufferers (Access Economics 2007 and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) Unfortunately the drugs used to treat arthritis can cause a number of unwanted side effects, including ulcers.
Fortunately, if you or your family member is an arthritis sufferer, your doctor at Hinterland Chiropractic can help you find drug-free relief by promoting optimal spinal alignment, which helps keeps affected joints in tip-top shape.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is common but also commonly misunderstood. It is not a single disease, but a catchall term that refers to joint pain or disease. In fact there are more than 100 kinds of arthritis and related conditions. Continue Reading →
Ear infections are one of the most common forms of infections, particularly among the young. Some studies estimate that more than 80 percent of infants will have at least one middle-ear infection (acute otitis media) before they reach the age of three and ear infection is the most common reason for children to see a doctor with about 16 million kids to the pediatrician each year (Parents Magazine, January 2010)
While ear infections are relatively minor, they can become serious if they become chronic. Infections are often treated with antibiotics and this can be problematic. If the infection is caused by a virus antibiotics will be useless and can often cause stomach distress in children. Even if the infection is bacterial, antibiotic use can lead to drug-resistant bacteria and even lead to future diseases including more gastrointestinal disease and cancer. Continue Reading →
So it’s back to school again. Along with the excitement brought about by the opening of the academic year— new clothes, shoes, lessons and activities, it is also very common to see kids carrying oversized backpacks on their shoulders. A typical bag of school children contains textbooks, writing materials including notebooks, pens, markers, paper, and organizers; as well as lunch, snacks, water bottles, and gym clothes among others. Continue Reading →
Neck pain provides limited neck motion and makes your simple daily tasks difficult. There are approximately 70% of people who will experience neck pain during their lifetime. It is not surprising that with the advent of technology, many individuals tend to suffer from different kinds of pain and ailments. Working long hours using computers, tablets and cellphones, injuries, accidents and jobs activities that involve forward head posture are just some of the causes of neck pain. The Use of Smart phones particularly while texting places major stress on the neck.
One more detail about neck pain is how it is linked to Headaches. Research shows that there is a key correlation between neck pain and headaches. In fact, neck pain is found to be one of the symptoms in many types of headaches which can radiate pain to the head. Muscles which radiate pain from the neck can transmit this pain throughout the parts of the head. Certain regions of the neck are associated with specific pain patterns and headaches. This indicates that something is wrong and should be assessed. Continue Reading →
As you get older, pain in the lower back, tends to become a common complaint. Lumbar disc degeneration or LDD is a syndrome that causes back pain due to compromised disc, and affects many individuals, as they get older. Once the proper motion is lost for extended periods, the disc between vertebrae will dehydrate and lose height. The disc must have proper motion above and below the vertebrae, including the regular movement related with a healthy lifestyle to stay healthy.
The bones of the vertebrae can sprout tiny, bony growths called osteophytes or spurs. This further reduces the movement and increases the pain from the decreasing ability of the spine to perform its job well. 65 to 80 per cent of those people who suffer from chronic back pain from lumbar disc degeneration have a genetic link that makes them more susceptible to the condition. So, could your genes be responsible for your back pain? Continue Reading →
Your body is made up of around two hundred different types of cell. They all work together, day and night. For the cells to survive, grow, multiply and perform their tasks, each one of them must make the molecules it needs.
Two thirds of your entire body is water, this is because two thirds of a cell is made of water. The rest of its composition is a mixture of molecules, mainly proteins as well as lipids and carbohydrates. Your cells are responsible for turning the raw materials of foods you consume into molecules needed by your body with the use of thousands of different chemical reactions. Continue Reading →
One of the most known causes of back pain is improper lifting. Back pain is a common complaint among patients who seek help from their chiropractors. Instances like moving the couch down the stairs then something popped, or bending down to pick up your child and your back suddenly hurts are just some of the scenarios that can trigger an aching back, and worse, may prevent you from doing normal activities for a long time.
These injuries can be avoided if people recognise and apply the basic principles of lifting such as planning ahead before you lift, picking up the load close to your body, bending your knees and keeping your back straight and lifting the load with your legs. If you feel you are straining, get help immediately. Before discussing the five useful lifting tips, let’s first list the common mistakes of lifting most people make. Continue Reading →
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Your Gold Coast chiropractor is expert when it comes to reading postural anomalies and correcting spinal problems. Hinterland Chiropractic is a corrective chiropractic practice that has long since dedicated itself into providing the local Gold Coast community with the very best in family chiropractic care.