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.
Back pain is the most common injury that Chiropractors see and can be anything from crippling and hardly able to walk to a mild ache in the morning. The first episode of low back pain is often between the ages of 20-40 years old, around half of cases can be recurring. In many cases the pain is mild and resolves quickly with time but understanding why the back pain started and how to prevent it happened again is important for long term function.
Nick has been treating patients for over 11 years. He currently works Duston Chiropractic Clinic