Feeling February Blues? Can You Eat Your Way To Feeling Brighter?

Feeling February Blues? Can You Eat Your Way To Feeling Brighter?

  Everyone knows about SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is a kind of depression that worsens when the body is exposed to limited daylight. Lighting of the right kind can lift the mood, as can antidepressants, talking therapies and exercise but did you know that your diet can play a big role in how […]

How Not Enough Sleep Can Add To Your Back Pain

How Not Enough Sleep Can Add To Your Back Pain

SLEEP LOSS AND BACK PAIN For the first time, scientists at the University of California in Berkeley, have recently discovered neural ‘glitches’ in the brains of people who have not slept enough. These glitches are capable of intensifying and prolonging your pain. You have all read about the opioid epidemic that is affecting people globally. […]

Why Do I Need To List My Operations on the Case History Form?

Why Do I Need To List My Operations on the Case History Form?

You have back pain and you come in to the clinic to be faced with a questionnaire containing so many questions that  include ‘List all operations with dates’. I can imagine that a lot of you wonder ‘Why is it important that a chiropractor knows about my ingrown toenail operation, so many years ago?’, so […]

Simple Low Back Pain - The Facts!

Simple Low Back Pain – The Facts!

SIMPLE LOW BACK PAIN – THE FACTS, NOT THE FICTION! Q. It hurts SO MUCH, it MUST mean I have done something serious? A. Not necessarily! Less than 1 in 100 people with low back pain have a serious cause for their pain (eg fracture, cancer, infection or inflammatory arthritis). Furthermore these conditions are usually […]

Can What You Eat Really Affect Your Bones and Joints?

Can What You Eat Really Affect Your Bones and Joints?

For many years I recommended my patients to eat a diet that was more ‘alkaline’ in nature as researchers said it would help to reduce the pain of arthritis. It was also believed that diets high in red meat and other ‘acid ash forming’ foods would increase their pain. A new study by Joe Leech […]