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 […]

What Should You Do For The Best When You Exercise?!

What Should You Do For The Best When You Exercise?!

Last week I asked whether we should do core muscle exercises or not. I said that in my opinion, you should. The two different types of muscle we possess perform different activities and it has long been thought that if we can isolate the core muscles, we should in an attempt to prevent or reduce […]

Yes But What Exercises Should I Be Doing and Why?

Yes But What Exercises Should I Be Doing and Why?

Last week I asked whether we should do core muscle exercises or not. I said that in my opinion, you should. The two different types of muscle we possess perform different activities and it has long been thought that if we can isolate the core muscles, we should in an attempt to prevent or reduce […]

CORE STABILITY – HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE IT AND SHOULD YOU EVEN TRY?

CORE STABILITY – HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE IT AND SHOULD YOU EVEN TRY?

Why do you need to think about exercising your core? When you have injured your back, the deep muscles that support the back structures become inhibited by pain and the longer the pain goes on, those muscles also atrophy, which means that the muscle fibres become infiltrated with fat. Fat is obviously not going to […]

Knee Pain In Children – What Should You Do – Chiropractors in Southampton at the Avenue Clinic Give Advice  

  Teenagers – particularly girls who are active often complain about aching behind their kneecap or crackling sounds in their knees when they climb stairs or stand after sitting for a while. Others feel a ‘lump’ below the knee and pain on running or playing sports.   The knee may swell and feel worse at […]

Advice For The Skiing Season From Dr Moore – Chiropractor in Southampton at The Avenue Clinic

  Dr Moore is going skiing soon and although she goes to the gym regularly, she realised that she needs to wake up muscles that she hasn’t used for a while to cope with the new demands on them. Remember – muscles are action specific! You need: Strong shoulders for pushing off with the ski […]

Bending To Touch Your Toes Or Pick Something Up From The Floor Often Gives You Back Pain - Why

Bending To Touch Your Toes Or Pick Something Up From The Floor Often Gives You Back Pain – Why

I Only Bent Over To Pick Up A Small Box And My Back ‘Went’!! Forward bending – the BIG bugbear for us all….why? We have what is termed a lumbar lordosis – which means that the lowest part of our back curves gently inwards – see picture below. In this position the discs, ligaments, muscles […]