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  • Sacroiliac Joint Subluxations

    Sacroiliac Joint Subluxations     The sacroiliac joints, also known as SI joints, are the joints between the sacrum (the triangular wedge of bone that your spinal column sits on) and the ilia (the large pelvic bones). To locate the joints, feel the bottom of your back at about belt level, and then move your […]

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  • Healing Takes Time

    Healing Takes Time     Often when people present to a chiropractor they do so with longstanding, chronic complaints, sometimes even of a few decades duration. Given that we often only begin to feel bodily symptoms when the problem is quite advanced, the underlying condition may have been present for many years before it becomes […]

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  • Back Pain Drugs Ineffective

    A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Andrew Taylor reported on research revealing that millions of Australians are wasting their money on back pain drugs that do more harm than good. This is according to a study by researchers at The George Institute for Global Health. They conducted research into 35 anti-inflammatory drug […]

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  • Facet Joint Syndrome

    Your facet joints are found at the back of the spine. These two joints on either side of the spine lock each vertebra together with the vertebrae above and below. Their role is to stabilise the spine by controlling excessive movement especially in extension and rotation. Facet joint syndrome is a common cause of lower […]

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  • Referred Pain

    Chiropractors are routinely asked ‘What is referred pain?’ You might be experiencing what you assume are minor aches and pains. These could occur anywhere in multiple forms, from tingling pain down the arms or legs to soreness in the hips. Often, the source of these pains is the spine, even when the pain is elsewhere. […]

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  • Understanding Pain – Part 2

    Brain scientists who have studied the effects of chiropractic spinal adjustments have discovered that adjustments change brain function. That is, chiropractic has a neural plastic effect on the brain. In particular, adjustments change function in the part of the brain called the pre-frontal cortex. The pre-frontal cortex is actually a part of your brain that […]

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  • Understanding Pain

    Pain is created in your brain. We now know that the feeling of pain is something your brain decides that you should experience, if it believes there is a problem. Even if it only senses a potential threat of damage to tissues, your brain will decide if you should feel pain. That is, you can […]

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  • Your Symptoms: Good or Bad?

    Symptoms are not pleasant. No one enjoys feeling unwell or experiencing pain. We have been educated to always see them as bad and to try to alleviate them as soon as possible, however we can. Sometimes though, it is without regard for our health, or without understanding their role in our health and wellbeing. Pain […]

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  • You’re More Intelligent Than You Think

    In chiropractic we often talk about how amazing this body of ours is. We each have an inborn wisdom within us that runs our body every day of our lives, every hour of every day, and it is best able to do this if there is no interference present. This is the innate intelligence of […]

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  • Health Beliefs

    There are a range of factors that influence how we view the world and how we think about issues of importance such as health. Possible influences on our health beliefs include our family life, particularly the behaviour of our parents concerning health issues during our formative years, our education, our role models, and our own […]

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