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We know what pain feels like, and know that it’s caused when something goes wrong – but how does it actually work? First, it’s helpful to understand that there’s three different types of pain: nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain, and psychogenic pain. Nociceptive pain is the result of a stimulus being sent from part of your body (as a result of pressure, damage…
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Exercise is defined as “activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness”, but most people narrow that definition down to only a few kinds of activity, which you do in only a few kinds of places. The truth is, exercise doesn’t have to mean running on a treadmill or jogging along the pavement; it can…
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It’s common knowledge that our bodies contain a huge amount of water; for most people this sits around 60%, a figure that will vary depending on how well hydrated the person is. Keeping that water at a near neutral pH is crucial for good health (if you’re living in a swimming pool, you’d probably prefer that it wasn’t full of…
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In recent months, there’s been a lot of discussion and controversy around chiropractic care for babies; reports of practitioners sneaking into hospitals to perform spinal adjustments on newborns, horror stories about broken backs (a claim which was proven to be false – read article by Andrew Frazer from The Australian newspaper). The truth is: it’s completely inappropriate and unnecessary to…
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The last couple of weeks we have looked at tension headache and cervicogenic headache. In the final installment of this trilogy we look at Migraine headache, also just called Migraine. It occurs in approximately 15% of the general population3. A migraine commonly feels like a throbbing, unilateral and severe headache. It typically lasts for 4-72 hours and other symptoms often…
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Last week we discussed tension headache, this week we will look at cervicogenic headache, more commonly known as “neck headache”. Four times as many women suffer from this type of headache than men, and 1-2% of the general population. Of the chronic headache sufferers, up to 20% have been diagnosed with cervicogenic headache. The frequency and intensity of these headaches…
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June 24, 2015 Many of us suffer from headaches on a regular basis. Headaches are actually one of the most common health conditions for Australians. Research shows that, at any given time, 15% of us are taking pain relief medication for headaches. Medication may help in the short-term, but it is not a good long-term solution. As the name says,…
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Discover why every step you take could be causing irreversible damage to your back! Learn the 5 simple tests Experts use to find out if you are at risk!   We know the foot bones connected to the leg bone. And the leg bones connected to the back bone. Basic Anatomy confirms this and we see it every day in…
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In the western world, 80% of the population will experience disabling lower back pain during their lives! In healthcare systems around the world, back pain is common, poorly managed and very expensive – both in terms of treatment costs, and the indirect costs of disability and lost productivity. In 2004-2005, approximately 3 million Australians reported having back pain. In 2000-2001, chronic back…
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Back Pain

Did you know that back problems are responsible for one-third of all Australian workplace injuries?! Our backs were not designed to spend long periods of time sitting at desks, or lifting heavy weights – both common features of many work environments. After headaches and colds, back pain is the third most common reason for taking off work Back, neck and…
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