Archive for Postural Examination
Almost everyone falls. We trip, we stumble, sometimes we are knocked over by others. Falling can be a very serious threat to health, particularly for older people. Estimates are that one third of all falls happen to those over 65 and fully fifty percent of falls happen to those over 75.
Luckily, most falls are preventable. Hinterland Chiropractic can recommend strategies for preventing and treating falls. Here are five great strategies:
1) See Your Chiropractor
Falls are often related to body health, strength, and balance. All three of these are affected by overall posture. If your spine is not in alignment it is likely that the posture of your entire body will be adversely affected and falls become more probable.Continue Reading →
The good news is that at Hinterland Chiropractic we are committed to partnering with you to immediately diagnose and treat hip pain so that it cannot become a bigger problem.
Causes of Hip Pain
Hip pain can come from within the hip joint or from the structures around it and can be traumatic (caused by injury) or non-traumatic (not related to injury).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 →
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 →
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.
In essence, posture is the very ways we hold our bodies while conducting everyday physical activities such as standing, sitting, lying down, walking, and running, among many others.
Good posture is simply the position that best aligns the entire body with gravity, thereby allowing for optimal physical function.
Improving your posture is one of the best things you can actively do for your body. Apart from its apparent aesthetic advantages, maintaining proper posture improves your overall health and general wellbeing.
According to the American Journal of Pain Management, posture has a significant impact on almost every physiological function of the body, from breathing to the production of hormones.
Benefits Of Good Posture
Good posture allows our bodies to move and perform various physical activities in certain positions that put the least amount of strain on supporting muscles and ligaments. Among the most significant benefits of good posture include:Continue Reading →
Among the many things you can do to improve and preserve the general wellbeing of your body is maintain good posture while performing any physical activity, even simple ones such as sitting, standing up, and walking.
Being lazy with the way you carry your body, slouching for instance, creates a number of health and physical problems.
These problems often begin with a simple muscle strain until it eventually progresses to chronic pain, along with a wide range of other health problems.
Negative Effects Promoted By Bad Posture
Bad posture is known to actively promote bone-and-joint misalignment to various parts of the body. As such, bad posture makes your body work unnecessarily harder even in performing relatively simple tasks.Continue Reading →