Posts Tagged 'Chiropractor'

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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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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