Flip flops!

Now that we are well and truly into the summer season I thought I would use this blog post to look at the impact of flip-flops on your lower back and pelvis. Although for the brave flip-flops are a mainstay for some people throughout the year many of us only put them...

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Focus On: Headaches

There are a number of causes for headaches, of which I will be focusing on the one most commonly seen in the clinic, cervicogenic headaches. Cervicogenic headache literally means that the headache itself is as a result of a problem in the neck. So what is causing the...

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Sleeping habits causing you pain?

The way you sleep could be causing you unnecessary aches and pains. We are told time after time that we should be sleeping flat on our backs, but many of us have already developed habitual sleeping patterns, which are hard to get out of. However, if you suffer from...

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Warm Up Vs. Stretching

In this post I'll be looking at why we stretch, what we are trying to achieve and if we are going about it the right way. I'm sure it won't be a surprise to you that there is more than one way to stretch, however you may be surprised to find out that generally it is...

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Snow Advice

We all love a snowy postcard scene, but our thoughts towards it are less favourable when we have to go out in it. Here's some advice for walking on snow/ice. Choose a good pair of winter boots, a worthwhile investment. Look for warmth, stability, insulation,...

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How adaptable are you?

Adaptability is “the ability to change your ideas or behaviour so that they are suitable for different conditions, a new environment, etc, in order to deal with the new situation successfully”. - Collins English Dictionary In real life a great example of this is when...

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Summer Travel Tips

Our Top Tips for Summer Travel Whether you are suffering with back pain or not we think our top tips for summer travel will be helpful. If you have any comments please use the contact form. Regular breaks when driving.  If you're travelling by car try to take regular...

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Seven Reasons To See A Chiropractor

1. It’s good for your nervous system This is the system that controls and regulates every single function in your body. Haldeman, S. Neurological Effects of the Adjustment. JMPT 2000; 23 2. It’s good for your posture The author of the supporting paper also suggests...

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Sugar, Sugar, Everywhere

How much Sugar? Fizzy drinks have been again making headlines this week, it's no surprise that fizzy drinks contain high amounts of sugar, but it might surprise you when you see the figure in teaspoons of sugar per 330ml serving. Why do we care about Sugar intake?...

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National Bike Week!

With all the excitement building for the Grand Départ coming through Yorkshire, and in particular Sheffield in early July we almost forgot it is National Bike Week.  As Sheffield is a city full of keen on and off-road cyclists we though we had better give it a...

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Students and Studying

I think it's my age... At Chiropractic Works, we here this all too often. Yes age does play a factor with spinal problems but the majority of the time it is not the causative factor. A point in case is the increase in the number of students that we have seen recently....

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Driving and Back Pain

Driving and back pain   Driving is a tricky subject, we all do it, some for longer than others and at some stage we all feel the effects of driving. Whether it's your daily commute or a longer drive to see family or friends it can all rack up and put more stress...

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Nurses and Back Pain

Back pain still leading cause of disability. I came across an excellent article in nursingtimes.net – I will admit I am not a regular reader, it was the topic that was interesting to me.  The summary of this article is: ...lower back pain causes more global disability...

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Is texting affecting your posture?

No one can dispute that posture can have a positive effect or a negative impact on our bodies. [ezcol_1third] Whilst we usually associate posture problems with people who are deconditioned, sit all day and are not as active as they should be. To be honest, everyone is...

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Chiropractic and … space?

Stay with me on this one, a new suit has been developed by NASA to combat the effects of reduced gravity on the spine and other joints whilst in space. When astronauts are in space the reduced gravity means that they actually grow (well they stretch) and after long...

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Last day to listen again!

If you missed our Chiropractor Gerard Haughey on BBC Radio Sheffield, it is your last chance to listen again! Go to the BBC iplayer website here   Enjoy!

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Welcome!

Hello! Thanks for visiting the Chiropractic Works blog! Chiropractic Works is now OPEN and we would love it if you called in for more information or just to say hello. If you would like a specific topic or article covered by our Blog section then please use the...

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