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Pregnancy and back pain

  The joy of preparing for a new baby is diminished for many women by persistent back pain during pregnancy, causing stress and frustration due to the lack of relief available. For this reason, it is important to know as much as possible about why you may be experiencing back pain as well as effective… Read the full article…

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, what is it? What are the signs and symptoms? What are the differences between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis?Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterised by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage (this is the cushion between the bony surfaces) where the bones rub against each other, causing pain and loss of movement. Osteoarthritis is… Read the full article…

Are you sitting comfortably?

With so many people sitting in front of a computer all day long, sitting while travelling and watching television, learning how to sit properly to avoid muscular imbalances is really important. Generally, maintaining the normal spinal curves is considered to be beneficial during sitting. There is a tendency, especially for those sitting at computers, to… Read the full article…

Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Back

For a healthy back follow these simple guidelines to keep your spine in good share. 1. Standing Keeping one foot forward of the other, with knees slightly bent, takes the pressure off the low back. 2. Sitting Sitting with your knees slightly higher than your hips provides good low back support. 3. Reaching Stand on a stool to… Read the full article…

Turmeric and it’s health benefits

A main ingredient of curry powder, turmeric has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine for thousands of years to relieve conditions ranging from flatulence to menstrual irregularities. It is now recognised in the West as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. What it is The yellow-flowered turmeric plant is a member of the ginger… Read the full article…

Are you getting enough calcium?

Pasteurised cow’s milk, contrary to advertising, may not be the best source of absorbable calcium we can offer our family. Many adults and children who react to dairy products due to a lactose or casein allergy may have concerns that they are not consuming enough calcium-rich foods. Calcium is essential for bones and teeth; it is… Read the full article…

Top 10 Whole Foods for Health

Nutritionally, there is no perfect food. Even if there were, who’d want to eat the same thing every meal every day? Let’s take a look at our top ten whole foods for your health. Fortunately, variety and healthy eating can go hand in hand, particularly if you know where to look. Here’s a Top 10… Read the full article…

Wickford Chiropractic Clinic wins the CMQM national award

“Local chiropractic clinic wins national quality award” Wickford Chiropractic Clinic has been awarded the Clinical Management Quality Mark (CMQM) by The Royal College of Chiropractors. The CMQM is awarded to chiropractic clinics that demonstrate excellence in terms of operating within a structured and managed clinical environment. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in a range of areas… Read the full article…

5 questions to ask your GP

Here are top 5 questions to ask your GP:   Q: What is my diagnosis and what does it mean? Some GPs don’t tell the patient what’s wrong with them; they prescribe a medication or schedule a test. Make sure they’re specific; you need to know what’s going on in your body and how your… Read the full article…