Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down. Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity. Without posture and the muscles that control it, we would simply fall to the ground. Normally, we do not consciously

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Mid Back Pain and Chiropractic Care The thoracic spine, the part of the spine that starts just below the neck to half-way down the back, is often a neglected part of the body, which is surprising considering that it is as prone to stiffness as other parts of the spine, but not so surprising since

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March is Arthritis Awareness Month.   Arthritis is often referred to as a single disease. In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically the joints where two or more bones meet. Arthritis-related problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation an According to Arthritis Australia, arthritis is

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October 16th is World Spine Day.  Each year, people from around the world join together to raise awareness about the importance of spinal health.  This event is a regular part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.  The World Spine Day theme for 2014 is “Straighten Up and Move”.  The emphasis is to focus

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This month we focus on what has become a growing problem for our patients – headaches (HA).  90% of all HA are primary HA, usually appearing between the ages of 20 – 40 years old. The most common types of primary HA are migraines and tension-type HA (as printed in the textbook “Evaluation & Management

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How widespread is this condition? Spinal pain is one of society’s most frequent complaints. In 2007, the American Academy of Family Physicians reported that about 9 out of 10 adults experience spinal pain at some point in their life, and 5 out of 10 working adults have spinal pain every year. According to a 2010

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Australia is a sports-loving nation, as both participants and spectators.  Australia’s mild winters mean that in most parts of Australia, participation in outdoor exercise and sports can occur all year round.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), over 60% of Australians participate in sports and exercise programs. The Medibank Private Safe Sports Report

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One of the popular topics in the fitness industry over the past few years has been “core stability”.  This is not merely the next exercise fad. Core stability is considered essential for preventing injuries to the lumbar spine. Core stability is a misunderstood term. Typically, “the core” is associated with the strength of the abdominal

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The sacroiliac joint is located in the lower part of the back and joins the tail bone (sacrum) to one of the pelvic bones (ilium). There are two sacroiliac joints – one on either side of the spine. The sacroiliac joints act to transfer weight from the spine to the pelvis and allow a small

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What is Arthritis ? Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint. There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body.

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