Beat Pain and Stress By Breathing!

Beat Pain and Stress By Breathing!

Beat Chronic Pain – By Breathing! I have spoken on many occasions about the importance of breathing in pain control. I have also recommended that you see Heather at if you need help to breath properly. Now a book has been published by an osteopath who suffers himself from chronic back pain, entitled The […]

Safe Yoga For Back Pain Sufferers

Safe Yoga For Back Pain Sufferers

Why Yoga Is Good For Back Pain It encourages strength in the muscles that support the back – the paraspinals, multifidus and transverse abdominis. Paraspinals help you to bend; multifidus stabilises the individual joints in your spine and transverse abdominis in your abdomen helps to provide a ‘girdle’ of strength around your middle that supports […]

Sensitisation Part 3

Sensitisation Part 3

Research 2018 Continuing on from my chronic pain and sensitisation posts of the last two weeks, Leah Adams and Dennis Turk in the Journal of Applied Biobehavioural Research published an article on 27th June 2018 on the neurobiology of central sensitization. They describe how more recently, newer techniques in brain imaging, EEG and others have […]

Migraines ... what are they and how can Chiropractic Help.

Migraines … what are they and how can Chiropractic Help.

What is a migraine? Migraine headaches are horrible! They are so variable in their presentation and even though they are classed as a headache – they actually affect your entire body as any of you who suffer with them will understand. Even when the headache has gone away, you can be left with a feeling […]

bananas are great sources of magnesium says our southampton chiropractor

What IS it about Magnesium?

Magnesium (Mg) plays a lot of important roles in the body – and magnesium deficiency is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in adults, with an estimated 80 percent being deficient  – it is worth considering how much magnesium you consume daily to check whether you might benefit from eating foods that are rich in magnesium […]

Chiropractors in Southampton at the Avenue Clinic Tell You Why If You Are Stressed, You Need To Move Your Body – It Works!!

Why does moving the body help reduce stress? It seems that everyone these days tell s us that the best way to relieve stress is by ‘exercise’ or ‘yoga’ or doing some kind of activity… but have you ever wondered why that is so? Peter Strick, a professor and chair of the department of neurobiology […]

Avenue Clinic Newsletter December 2015 by Chiropractors in Southampton at the Avenue Clinic

  PAIN AND THE BRAIN – HOW WE CAN TRAIN OURSELVES TO CONTROL PAIN!   “Whatever I do, I must not bend over quickly – it will give me back pain!”   Do you think like that?   You should NOT allow yourself to do so! …..It is one thing to bend as we might […]

Is there a secret to choosing the best bed for you and your back? Chiropractors in Southampton at the Avenue Clinic Come To Your Aid!

  There has been a lot of research over the years into mattress quality and whether it relates to back pain. A study done in 2009 by Jacobson, Boolani and Smith and published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine  discussed changes in back pain, sleep quality and perceived stress after people changed their mattresses. They […]

Chewing Gum and Stress Relief – What Does The Research Say?

  In 2008, a study of the effects of chewing gum on stress relief was undertaken byAndrew Scholey, Ph.D., professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. He looked at what happens to the levels of a hormone called Cortisol when someone chews gum. Cortisol is a hormone that is released by […]