Get your Back in actions and Stay Well

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Research is showing that increasing physical activity to strengthen your back is one of the most effective ways of ensuring great long term health says the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA), as the primary health care organisation marks World Spine Day 2017 (16th October).

Chiropractor and NZCA spokesperson Dr Marcus McAllister explains: ‘On this year’s World Spine Day we’re encouraging everyone to get Your Back In Action. Spinal disorders are amongst one of the leading causes of disability in the world ...

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Put your best foot forward to better health

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Taking care of your feet combined with chiropractic care may have a significant effect on how you feel according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA).

Chiropractor and NZCA spokesperson Dr Marcus McAllister explains: ‘We’ve warned people about the effects of high heels and challenging footwear on health[1] but the latest research suggests that modifying what you wear on your feet combined with chiropractic care may have a significant effect on foot function as well as decreased pain throughout ...

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Safer Pain Relief through Chiropractic Care say Researchers

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Insights into the role of chiropractic care in relieving pain indicate that it may be a safer alternative for many sufferers than commonly used medications, according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association.

Back pain is amongst one of the most common symptoms prompting patients to seek chiropractic care. Treatments for acute back pain include analgesics, muscle relaxants, exercises, physical therapy, heat, spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and others. But recent studies suggest an association between even small doses of over ...

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NZ Chiropractors ready to play part in reducing harm from falls

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The New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) has welcomed calls by the Health Quality & Safety Commission, published in the latest issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal , for an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention of falls, one patient at a time.

Chiropractor and NZCA spokesperson Dr Marcus McAllister explains: `We fully support the need for individualised responses to prevent falls one patient at a time, and for leadership responses that promote an integrated approach to reducing the risk of ...

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Baby Boomers urged to straighten up and stay active

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As part of World Spine Day (October 16th), the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) is urging the nation’s baby boomers to take care of their spines as a key part of their regular healthcare regime and help reduce the future need for a massive increase in healthcare costs.

Chiropractor and NZCA spokesperson Dr Marcus McAllister explains: `A growing body of research suggests that chiropractic care may slow the rate of functional decline as you age, preserve your autonomy, improve your well-being ...

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New Zealand Research Suggests Pregnant Women May Benefit From Chiropractic Care

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New Zealand research suggests that pregnant women may benefit particularly from chiropractic care adding weight to the positive outcomes many women have reported. Results from a pilot study, due to be published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, indicate that chiropractic adjustments of pregnant women appear to relax the pelvic floor muscles at rest [1].

Commenting on the study, Dr Cassandra Fairest, chiropractor and spokesperson for the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association says: `As there were no changes documented when ...

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Designer bags, smartphones and high heels could affect your health say NZ Chiropractors

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Your choice of handbag and how you carry it may be affecting your health long term, according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association.
NZCA spokesperson and chiropractor Dr Marcus McAllister explains: `Regularly carrying a large, heavy bag, texting and looking down can cause an alteration in your natural posture. When you add the combination of high heels it becomes a recipe for accelerated symptoms. The heels tilt your pelvis forward and cause adaptive muscle shortening over time, predisposing you to ...

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Whiplash and Chiropractic

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Whiplash is an injury to the cervical region of the spine when a great force causes the neck to go beyond its normal range of motion. The spinal vertebrae, ligaments, and muscles may be injured by this force, causing neck pain, headaches, neck stiffness, and/or cognitive difficulties such as dizziness or trouble concentrating.

These symptoms may appear immediately or after a few days.When the cervical spine (neck) is subject to whiplash, there is usually a combination of factors that contribute to ...

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Text Neck can cause permanent damage to the cervical spines

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You may have noticed a new buzzword in health news recently ‘TEXT NECK’
Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long.
Children and teens are especially at risk for suffering symptoms of text neck. And it seems increasingly common. Recently, a patient came in to my practice complaining of severe upper back pain. He woke up ...

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Chiropractic Improves Healing of Recurrent Ankle Sprains

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Chiropractic Improves Healing of Recurrent Ankle Sprains
Ankle injuries are among the most common injuries reported by sports athletes, ranking number one in 24 specific sports categories such as basketball, football, volleyball, and soccer. Additionally, over 40 percent of ankle inversion sprain injuries result in chronic ankle instability, which means that treating this condition effectively is imperative to helping protect athletes from suffering any further injury. Research published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics suggests that one of ...

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