Archive for 2015

Warm Up before tackling those Christmas Decoration and DIY projects advise NZ Chiropractors

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The New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association is recommending Kiwis limber up before undertaking any strenuous activity around the home to prevent injury or worse.
According to Dr Marcus McAllister, chiropractor and spokesperson for the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association: ‘At this time of year we see an increase in people seeking care for conditions brought on by sudden bursts of new activity after winter deconditioning, which essentially means they are out of shape. Injuries are really common, especially among people who have ...

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Just start Walking say New Zealand Chiropractors

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SPRING IS THE PERFECT TIME TO “JUST START WALKING” SAY NEW ZEALAND CHIROPRACTORS
The longer days and warmer weather are a perfect combination to take up regular exercise and even just walking more has a host of healthy benefits according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA).
Chiropractor and NZCA spokesperson Dr Marcus McAllister explains: ‘Walking benefits all aspects of your health – from increasing your levels of vitamin D, improving the efficiency of heart and lung function, reducing circulating ...

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Sleep and Pain

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New Zealanders could reduce their use of pain relief medication by purchasing a new bed and taking better care of their spinal health, the country’s chiropractors advised today.
The New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) says mounting research from around the world, including New Zealand, shows that poor quality sleep and spinal issues can lead to chronic pain and other conditions.
Dr Marcus McAllister, chiropractor and spokesperson for the NZCA explains: `Not only can a bad bed worsen your spinal health, ...

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Chiropractic Reduces Herniated Disc Pain

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Back pain is one of the most common problems we see in our Dr Mac practice, and one that chiropractic is great at treating. Sometimes, back pain is caused by a herniated disc. To best understand disc herniation, think of your discs like a jelly filled donut where the outer shell is dense enough and strong enough to keep the jelly (the fluid that cushions your spine) securely inside. However, when some form of pressure is placed on it, Continue Reading →

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Spinal health is Brain health, say New Zealand Chiropractors

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The spinal cord is literally an extension of the brain, and therefore spinal health is brain health says the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association, as part of a drive to explain how improved brain-­body communication is vital to improving the nation’s well being.

Celebrating International Brain Awareness Week, chiropractor and NZCA spokesman Dr Hayden Thomas explains: `The focus of chiropractic care is on the health and integrity of the nervous system. The health and function of the spine affects ...

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Growing pains may mask serious conditions, warn NZ Chiropractors

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The New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association warns parents to be cautious about dismissing their children’s complaints as ‘growing pains’ and just a rite of passage, pointing out that the symptoms may indicate more serious conditions.
NZCA spokesman and chiropractor Dr Hayden Thomas says: `We should be really clear about this, kids should not have pain. It so often gets brushed off as just ‘growing pains’ but we recognise that pain can be a sign of a real ...

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