How to Keep Your Back Healthy Whilst Travelling

back pain whilst travelling

Travelling often requires long periods of inactivity, heavy lifting and stress. Without proper care, these factors can all contribute to flares of debilitating back pain. Don’t ruin your trip before it’s begun, follow our tips to prevent and alleviate back pain when travelling. 1. Movement Postural stress is the most common cause of lower back […]

What Issues Can Chiropractic Treatment Relieve?

what can chiropractic treat

If you’re not familiar with the holistic philosophy of chiropractic care, you might think that the scope of its restorative potential is limited to the purely musculoskeletal. In fact, chiropractic philosophy posits that everything from stress to headaches can be relieved through careful spinal manipulation. Here are some of the key ailments that a chiropractor […]

The History of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care has a rich and interesting history, which dates all the way back to 1895 with Daniel David Palmer. Today, chiropractic is a diverse profession with a great many different specialisations, so it’s not always easy to pin down what a typical chiropractor actually does. There is certainly common ground, though. In this article, […]

Is it Safe to Crack Your Neck?

is cracking your neck safe

If you have ever had a stiff or tight neck, then you are probably well aware of just how frustrating and uncomfortable it can be. While some people attempt self-massage and others simply put up with it, it’s not uncommon to find people who try and click and crack their neck themselves. Whether by controlling […]

Frequently Asked Chiropractic Questions: Explained

Chiropractor FAQs explained

Here at Thorne Road Chiropractic Clinic, we want to make it as simple as possible for our patients to understand chiropractic treatment, which is why we have created a comprehensive list of FAQs to make sure that your questions can be answered as quickly as possible. To ensure that your questions are answered thoroughly, too, […]

How and When to Use Heat or Cold Therapy

When to use hot and cold press

If you’ve had a sporting injury before, or a work-related ache, the chances are that you’ve been told to apply ice or heat therapy for pain relief. While both of these methods are used to achieve the same goal, this doesn’t mean they should be used interchangeably; both forms have their own benefits and should […]

What is the Best Sleeping Position?

What is the best sleeping position

The position in which we sleep ultimately comes down to personal preference, but it’s not a choice that we make consciously. The chances are you’ve been sleeping in your preferred position since childhood, and it’s something that we rarely question – that is until it starts causing us problems. Whilst achieving deep sleep is the […]

How to Protect Your Back Whilst Weightlifting

How to protect your back whilst weightlifting

Given the complexity of your back’s musculoskeletal structure, it should come as no surprise that it is highly susceptible to injury. As such, it is extremely important to make sure that your back – particularly your lower back – is protected at all times during exercise. For weightlifters, this is even more important since, although […]

4 Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Spine

Signs of Unhealthy Spine

It can be difficult to tell if you need chiropractic care, especially if you’re not entirely sure what the exact nature of the care is. You might think that small, nagging problems don’t require chiropractic treatment, only direct damage to the spine would need such attention. However, this isn’t the case – an unhealthy spine […]

How to Improve Your Sitting Posture at Work

How to sit properly at work

If you work a desk job – which isn’t unlikely, considering the digital boom – the chances are you spend around 40 hours a week sitting in a chair, facing a computer. And here’s the sad part: this is probably more time than you spend doing anything else. With that in mind, it’s extremely important […]