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What can help with my migraine headaches?

A migraine has for a long time been considered to be a headache disorder. Severe, debilitating headaches can undoubtedly be one of the most noticeable symptoms, but they are not “the problem”. It is important to realise that as our understanding of the migraine condition has progressed over the years, research has discovered that a migraine is a genetic disorder which involves problematic brain chemistry.   Migraine sufferers have an increased sensitivity to a series of “triggers”, which can launch a migraine attack. One of the most ...

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Poor Posture and the Spine

Posture is a concept that we are all familiar with. As a chiropractor in practice for almost 20 years, I always check a person’s posture when I assess them for the first time. When it is abnormal, I will often ask “How do feel about your posture?”, and the answer is usually “Yeah I know it’s pretty bad.” The unfortunate reality is that postural problems are increasing exponentially in our society, and the most common one we see in chiropractic clinics is forward movement of the head. ...

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Ice or Heat?

All through our lives, whenever injury has struck, our first reaction has probably been to grab the ice pack. Sometimes though, it’s hard to know whether a heat pack would be more effective, or whether the cool has more healing properties. Basically, ice treatment is best used for acute injuries. If an injury has begun to swell, you should look to ice it as soon as possible. This will help to curb the swelling around the injury and will likely prevent higher levels of pain. In any case, ensuring ...

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Eyesight

During the natural course of our lives the quality of our eyesight fluctuates. With time, it’s generally the case that eyesight deteriorates, as do the natural functions of the body from general wear and tear. Given the nature of some of the conditions that can present themselves in the eye, many people traditionally will turn to medicine and surgery to tackle problems that arise. However, there are many alternative methods to help boost eye health and prevent the onset of serious conditions to the eye. As with most aspects ...

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Better Breathing

“In… and out”. Breathing is not only key to our survival, but it’s the key to relaxation and fighting the body’s natural symptoms of stress. So with that said, chiropractors in Adelaide question why are nearly half of all Australians still breathing incorrectly.  While the mechanics of breathing might seem pretty straight forward – you inhale oxygen which is cycled around the body and then exhale, releasing carbon dioxide and other toxins – in times of stress, these functions may not work to their best ability. This is because ...

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Choosing a Men’s Multivitamin

While very similar, the functions of women’s and men’s body do differ slightly. The balances of hormones, reproductive functions and stressors are different between the genders and hence health concerns vary. Choosing a multivitamin to supplement your diet is an excellent way of getting all the essentials mineral and vitamins that the body many not be getting through your regular diet. However, given the differing nature of men’s and women’s bodies, it may be a good idea to consider a tailored multi for your needs.  If you’re in the ...

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Natural Anti-Inflammatories

Inflammation is a naturally-occurring human reaction; defined by localised pain, redness, heat and swelling. Often this is a result of injury or degeneration, but can also occur from sprains, strains, cuts, grazes and insect bites/stings. What many people don’t realise however, is that the same process that produces those symptoms also drives disease. In a chiropractic sense, most of the inflammation we see is in the bones (more commonly referred to as arthritis) or in the muscles or joints. In fact, if something hurts you can be fairly certain that ...

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Hair loss and diet

Male pattern baldness affects a large percentage of male men in Australia every year, and thought it doesn’t affect physical health in any, can have a debilitating affect on self esteem and confidence. At present, science still can’t tell us what causes this phenomena and how it can be prevented or cured.  Some research has however, suggested that what we eat could have some affect on preventing the onset of baldness or slowing its progression. We’ve put together a list of some of the foods you should look out ...

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How long and how often will I need to come in?

Once you have had your initial consultation, your chiropractor will give you a recommendation for your schedule of care (or in other words how long and how often you will need to come in for your adjustments). The schedule of care that your chiropractor will recommend for you is based on a number of different factors. These all combine to give us a prognosis for your recovery.  (1) How severe is the problem?  A person who is in a great deal of pain (more than 7/10) will often ...

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Detoxification

Detoxification  Whether we realise it or not, toxins are a part of our everyday life. While they may be a frequent occurrence in our environment, they can disrupt the function of our body and stop us from performing at our best. They come in the way of things like heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals, food additives, medications, supplements, pollutants or simple filters in the food and water we consume. They also occur within the body, unbalancing the good balance of bacteria and yeasts that are produced naturally (usually within the ...

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Omega 3 and Heart Health

Adelaide chiropractors recognise that people who are diet conscious always seek to avoid fats in their diet – in actual fact though, good fats are essential for optimum health and long-term wellbeing.  Fats are a foreign substance to the body, despite them being essential for our survival. Omega 3 fats are the most beneficial and must be consumed to enter the body. Polyunsaturated fats are important for growth and brain functions, and also help with heart health because they lower triglycerides and cholesterol.  Other conditions like arthritis ...

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Are We Getting Healthier?

Health Care is a crucial industry in Australia. Every time an election comes around, it is always one of the biggest and most contentious issues on the agenda, as politicians compete for the affections of the voting public. The standard rhetoric of “more money for health and education” is becoming very familiar. Here in South Australia, everyone seems to have an opinion about whether to redevelop the Royal Adelaide Hospital or whether to build the new Marjorie Jackson Nelson Hospital. Whatever your inclination might be with respect to this argument, ...

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