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Choosing a Women’s Multivitamin

Adelaide chiropractors have long espoused the view that general multivitamins are excellent for boosting levels of minerals and vitamins that we might not get enough of through our diet. The market is jam-packed with so many different products – all promising great things and with different active ingredients. While a general multivitamin is great for both men and women, considering the different hormonal levels within our bodies, the different functions ...
 
 

Vertigo

The symptoms of Vertigo include feeling like you are spinning, tilting, swaying, unbalanced or being pulled in one direction. It is often triggered by a change in the position of your head. Other less common symptoms can include vomiting or feeling nauseous, abnormal eye movements, headaches, sweating and ringing in the ears.    These symptoms can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours or more and ...
 
 

Sciatica

02/03/2017
Sciatica is a relatively common condition which affects between 13% and 40% of people in society. It is usually caused by an inflammatory reaction around the nerve roots of the lumbar spine, and symptoms can include back pain, buttock / leg pain, numbness, muscle weakness and pins and needles.    Taller people, and people who’s lifestyle involves a lot of driving tend to be more susceptible to developing sciatica.  ...
 
 

Foods that resemble the body parts they help

If you’re ever confused as to what foods are good for which body parts or ailments, well there’s a simple trick you can use. A trend has been spotted that some of the most common foods in our diet actually resemble the parts of the body they help. The coincidences are startling:    Sliced carrot: It’s been said that eating carrots enhances blood flow to the eyes and has ...
 
 

Colic

New parents often experience a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand they delight in the wonders of new life and all the wonderful learning experiences and challenges. On the other hand, a change of lifestyle and the pressures of looking after a solely dependent human being can be very stressful. For many parents, this time can also be confusing, and a crying baby can soon grate on the ...
 
 

Breastfeeding and Asthma

In the last ten years, significant research has come to light which highlights the important link between breastfeeding and reducing illness in infants, right through to adulthood. Interestingly, pivotal links have been found between child rates of asthma and breastfeeding.    A Perth study, conducted at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, investigated over two and a half thousand infants from preterm to six years of age and ...
 
 

Poor Posture in Children Today

Research from the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia has shown that children as young as three are developing poor posture – all due to their increased use of electronic devices.    The recent study surveyed around 600 members of the public, as well as 126 chiropractors. The results were strongly indicative of a strong relationship between technology use and bad posture.    Traditionally, bad posture has been developed ...
 
 

Knee Injuries

As one of the most used joints in the body, the knee is something we see patients complain about often. If you consider that your legs bear the entire weight of your body, and anything you’re carrying, it’s not surprising to imagine just how much wear and tear it could get from just the most basic activities like sitting, walking and standing.    If we consider the function of ...
 
 

Sport and Chiropractic

Unfortunately, injury and sport generally go hand in hand. The reality is, whether playing sport at the elite or social levels, injuries do occur and they can leave long-lasting affects.    While acute injuries can be hard to avoid in the first instance, building up strength and keeping the body healthy, with a stable musculoskeletal system, can help improve all-round fitness, prevent chronic injury and further accidents.    ...
 
 

Scoliosis

As many as one in ten people will have scoliosis in some form. Women in particular are especially susceptible, with 90 per cent of sufferers being female. Scoliosis often presents during the teenage years, which are a critical formative time both physically and psychologically, and Adelaide teens often consult chiropractors during this time.   The spine has three natural curves; however, scoliosis is defined as the abnormal, lateral curvature ...
 
 

Diabetes and Chiropractic Care

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death every year in Australia, and the numbers of those being diagnosed with the condition are increasing every year. Most concerning, is the number of type II diabetes patients who are diagnosed on an annual basis, a statistic which reflects the general lifestyle and dietary decisions made by Australian families on a day-to-day basis.    Type I diabetes, or insulin dependent ...
 
 

The Causes of Allergies

It’s estimated that around 40 per cent of people suffer from some type of allergy – some serious and some not so serious. It can be hard to determine why and when some allergies are triggered and who is most at risk, but luckily, management and prevention can be fuss-free.    The immune system is what controls the body’s defence mechanisms and helps to battle dangerous foreign invaders – ...
 
 

Chiropractic Kids

What many wouldn’t give to be a child again – the carefree innocence and happy oblivion is something many of us crave. Think back to how agile and active you were as a child – indeed, a child’s spine and body are extremely flexible. While this has many benefits, this also means that minor stresses can impact the function and create tension during vital stages of development which might persist ...
 
 

Migraines vs. Headaches

Headaches throughout life are extremely common, with every person experiencing them at least once. However, not all people experience migraines, though some may be experiencing them without actually being aware of them.    So what’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?   Migraines are generally far more debilitating than a headache and are generally characterized by their severity and often nausea. Women are three times ...
 
 

Neck Pain and Chiropractic

Neck Pain and Chiropractic Neck pain is an extremely common problem presented to Chiropractors today, with almost 66 per cent of the population experiencing neck stiffness and pain at some point in their lives. Although discomfort may be felt in the neck it can be caused by a large number of other stressors and spinal problems.    Many patients report a constant pulling or throbbing in the neck or ...
 

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