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Can Chiropractic Care Help With Spondylolisthesis?

by | October 21st, 2021

What is Spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis refers to the forward slippage of one spinal segment – a vertebrae – in relation to the spinal segment immediately below. Approximately 90% of spondylolisthesis cases involve the fifth lumbar vertebrae (also referred to as the L5) being displaced on top of the sacrum. Statistics demonstrate that spondylolisthesis is prevalent in …

How can you look after your lumbar spine?

by | September 12th, 2021

What is the lumbar spine? Where is it located and what are some conditions that may affect it? The lumbar spine is made up of 5 vertebral segments and intervertebral discs which are crucial to the stability of your low back. These bones are larger and sturdier than the rest of their counterparts because they …

Top exercises in 2021 for disc bulges

by | September 3rd, 2021

What is a bulging disc? Intervertebral discs have a thick outer layer (annulus) that surrounds the soft gel-like centre (Nucleus). This sits in between your vertebrae and acts as a shock absorber for when you walk, run or jump. A bulging disc or herniated disc is when the disc starts to protrude out. The soft …

Why is core strength important to maintaining a healthy spine?

by | August 10th, 2021

When people think of the core muscles, they often think of a set of six pack abs, but this is not the case. The core of the human body is the region of your lower abdomen that comprises your abdominal muscles, as well as the posterior abdominal muscles. Each lining of the core has multiple …

Can Chiropractic care help with leg length inequality?

by | August 5th, 2021

One of the most common things that Chiropractors assess are leg length inequalities. The reason why this assessment is so important is because leg length inequalities actually impact the entire body. There are two forms of leg length inequalities: 1. Anatomical leg length inequality This less common form of leg length inequality is purely due …

Why is hydration important for spinal health?

by | July 30th, 2021

First, why is it important to drink enough water on a daily basis? Water is the PRIMARY source of ALL LIFE – essential for growth, health and survival. As humans, we are made up of between 60-80% water. Water makes up approximately 83% of our lungs, 79% of our muscles and kidneys, 73% of our …

How can Chiropractic help truck drivers?

by | July 21st, 2021

One of the most common problems truck drivers at our practice in Geelong come in with is low back pain and neck pain. There are many reasons for this, and I’d like to address a few of them which may help some truckies stay on the road comfortably. Firstly, what conditions commonly affect truck drivers …

Life stressors that contribute to poor spinal health

by | July 21st, 2021

In my previous blog post, I spoke about about how Chiropractic care may be able to help improve nervous system function, the importance of good spinal health and how subluxations can develop from day to day stressors. In today’s blog post, I thought I would dive a bit deeper into the concept of life stressors …

How can Chiropractic help with degenerative disc disease?

by | July 20th, 2021

What is degenerative disc disease? Degenerative disc disease is the progressive wearing down of the cartilage discs between each of your vertebrae. Degenerative disc disease becomes more common and prevalent as we age. Some people are more prone to degenerative disc disease than others, and this can depend on your job, physical activity, posture and …

Why can you wake up sore and stiff in the morning?

by | July 16th, 2021

Feeling sore and stiff when you first wake up in the morning is a common issue that can be associated with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. According to the Australian Institute Of Health and Welfare, it is estimated that 6.1 million Australians across all ages suffer from arthritis or other musculoskeletal conditions. Although common, it’s important …

How can Chiropractic care help improve nervous system function?

by | July 16th, 2021

What is the nervous system? The human nervous system is a complex set of nerves located in the body. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves that come off the spinal column.  What does the nervous system do? The nervous system is responsible for sending messages from the brain …

Top tips to maintain a healthy spine as you age

by | April 27th, 2021

The spine is made of up 25 moving bones, including seven in your neck, twelve in your middle back, five in your low back and a bony plate at the base of your spine called the sacrum. Each of these bones have a lot of spike like structures at the back, where muscles and ligaments …

Can the footwear you choose have an impact on your spine?

by | February 28th, 2021

There’s no hiding the fact that back pain can (and is) a debilitating and ongoing issue for many Australians. But have you ever taken a step back and thought about the impact that your choice of shoes are having on your spine? From a biomechanical and Chiropractic point of view, your footwear choices have a …

Benefits of walking for spinal health

by | February 18th, 2021

What are the benefits of walking? Walking is a great simple, low impact exercise that you can do daily to help improve your health and overall well-being. There are many benefits for walking daily, including:  Lower risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes Keeps the joints flexible  May reduce lower back pain May help lose …