As much as we look forward to spending time with friends and family and everything that the festive season brings, it can be stressful. And when you have physical pain, it can be even more stressful, but that doesn’t mean you have to endure it.
We carry a lot on our shoulders these days, both figuratively and literally, so much so that shoulder pain can be a very real problem. The weight of our rucksacks, carrier bags, even winter coats can weigh heavy on our shoulders. We want you to enjoy Christmas, so let’s look at some ways to help ease the pain.
Sadly, there’s no overnight solution to cure shoulder pain, but there are some things that can really help you. If you do these regularly and correctly, then shoulder pain can be greatly reduced.
When we notice that our body starts to ache, or we notice a certain recurring pain when you move, we often think that it may be that we “slept funny” or have a trapped nerve. Over time may consider the possibility of seeing a chiropractor if the issue has not resolved. But at what point should you see a chiropractor? In this blog we will answer that question.
What is a chiropractor
A chiropractor is a professional health care expert who typically focuses on helping people with any issues that are neuromuscular. A lot of the time, treatment focuses on fixing certain alignments of the body, therefore allowing it to function better.
Throughout this article, we will cover the many causes of shoulder pain, possibly helping you best identify which shoulder issue you have and preventing it in the future. Typical shoulder issues usually fit into the following main sections: arthritis, fracture, tendon inflammation/tear, and lack of stability.
Caring for a new-born baby is always hard work, especially for the mother who will still be recovering from childbirth. It’s incredibly physical work, having to bend down to pick things up, carry the baby and baby supplies, change nappies, and feed.
All of these can put strain in your back and cause significant discomfort. Although this is rarely bad enough to be debilitating, it can take a long time for it to ease. On that basis, it’s best to try and prevent back pain in the first place, and to know how to deal with it if it does arise.
One of the complaints we hear most often at Duston Chiropractic is that our clients are suffering with a stiff neck. You’ve probably experienced this at least once in your life, whether it’s just stiffness in the neck or it feels tender whenever you press the muscle around your neck. Unfortunately for many, they experience it on a more regular basis, even to the point where it makes everyday tasks almost impossible to complete.
Weight training is often thought of as a pastime for teens or the younger generation many older people might be intimidated from the thought of going to the gym and doing strength training. Strength training is important for men and women and is actually more significant when we get older. Strength training does not always mean lifting really heavy weights or going to gain huge muscles.
Back pain is very common and generally improves within a few weeks or months. Pain in the lower back is particularly common, even though it can be felt wherever along the spine, from the neck down to the hips. It could be stiffness, endless niggles or something more serious. For many people, there is not one precise treatment that will work but an amalgamation of small changes to your lifestyle that can help eliminate pain.
Joint pain is typically associated with the older generation but is actually very common among people of all ages. The pain can be caused by various factors inside or outside of our bodies. The most common causes of joint pain include; trauma, diseases, sports injuries, sprains and strains, osteoporosis or even tendonitis. Whatever the cause, having pain at the joints is never a good experience for anyone, and can severely impact day-to-day life. That’s why people are always looking for ways to ease the pain. A lot of research has gone into the field of joint pain, the results of the research have stated that there are various ways in which this pain can be eased. Here are the top ways to ease joint pain:
Have you ever sprained your ankle and then seen it balloon up? That's due to the inflammation that follows injury.
Did you put heat on it? No...I hope!
Inflammation that follows injury is an important way for the body to heal, it helps to clear away damaged tissue and replenish the area with the nutrients and building blocks it needs to repair, which is good.