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Say goodbye to gardening pains 

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a dedicated horticulturist, gardening is a hobby worth more than its weight in tomatoes. Spending time with your hands in the dirt can boost your quality of life. Pottering amongst your plants can:calm stress,&nbs...
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Can a chiropractor treat me without adjusting me?

If by adjustments you mean the “crack” and “pop” sounds, the answer is yes. Not all chiropractic adjustments need to result in those startling sounds to prove their efficacy.In the field of chiropractic treatment, there are many patients with que...
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Swimming for your life 

If you’re looking for an activity that has an array of health benefits, consider taking up swimming. It’s a low-cost, low-impact, and relaxing activity that provides a full-body workout. The main advantage that swimming has over other physical activ...
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Tips To Manage Back Pain, Neck Pain and Migraines or Headaches

90% of People will experience back pain at some point in their lives 7 Tips to help manage and prevent lower back pain. Keep your core strong - ask your chiro for exercises to suit you. Avoid sitting for longer than 30 minutes at a time. Plan and pace ou...
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Boosting your winter wellbeing

With winter settled upon us, the longer nights and colder days can make healthy eating and exercising feel difficult. Yet now is the perfect time to prioritise these two practices – they can help enhance your immunity, elevate your mood, and ease the ac...
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The healing powers of honey

Honey is high in certain substances which are known to promote health and reduce certain diseases. Honey has been prized around the world since time immemorial for its flavour, as well as its medicinal qualities. Jars of honey dating back to 5,500 years...
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Tech Neck

Is your phone being a pain in the neck?There is no denying that technology has transformed the way we live, but we are spending more and more time glued to our mobile devices. Australians spend 10 hours and 24 minutes on average engaging with their mobil...
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Straighten Up Kids

Straighten Up Australia is an ongoing community service initiative of the ACA, and is an easy and enjoyable everyday program to improve your health and the way your body functions. Coastline Chiropractic Centre is an active supporter of ACA and public edu...
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Sciatica

Chiropractors regularly assist patients with sciatica. Sciatica is the Latin word for “Pain down the back of the leg”. Medically the term sciatica is referred to the irritation and trapping of the sciatic nerve in the lower back. The sciatic nerv...
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Tailbone pain

Tailbone pain happens when there is an injury in the coccyx. This pain is also called coccyx pain. The tailbone or coccyx is located at the bottom part of the spinal column. It protrudes the most when you are sitting down. Falling is the most common...
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Say No To Knots 

Muscles knots can be extremely painful, but there are many ways you can both prevent and treat them. Muscle knots are muscle fibres that are tight and tense, even when your body is at rest. They may be sensitive to touch, and feel swollen and lumpy. Muscl...
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Referred pain syndrome

Chiropractors are routinely asked ‘What is referred pain?’ You might be experiencing what you assume are minor aches and pains. These could occur anywhere in multiple forms, from tingling pain down the arms or legs to soreness in the hips. Often,...
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Stress Headaches

Tension or stress headaches are usually a result of muscle contractions around the head and the neck region. These headaches are different from migraines which cause a throbbing pain. Some of the most common causes of a stress headache areDry eyes Fatigue...
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Rotator Cuff injury and shoulder pain

The term rotator cuff injury includes a ring of four muscles of the shoulder. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with the arm bone (humerus) meeting the shallow socket called the glenoid fossa. This socket is part of the shoulder blade (scapula).&nbs...
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Say yes to YOGA

Many people are seeing value in taking up yoga classes. Could it be for you?Around 4,000 years ago, yoga became standard practice in ancient India for promoting health, helping with back problems, and even preventing disease. Then, around twenty years ag...
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Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome a common cause of back pain

The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a joint between the sacrum and the ilium, or pelvic bone. The two sides of the sacroiliac joint usually work together. If one side becomes stiff, they will not move together, and this causes pain or muscle stiffness in the a...
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Preventing Back injuries in Golf

Five important things you can do to prevent injuries in golf: Your Chiropractor is highly skilled and trained to assess your athletic needs. Biomechanics and kinematics are the foundations of understanding body movement. Golf injuries are best addres...
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Physiotherapy Vs Chiropractic Treatment Vs Osteopathy

The most common question that comes across all the physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths is without a doubt, “what’s the difference between these three?” So it’s high time we give you a brief idea on what these treatment techniques are. R...
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Pregnancy and Back Pain

Back pain during pregnancy is common. Women who experience sacroiliac joint dysfunction during pregnancy suffer pain and discomfort. The pain may prevent them from being physically active. With a focus on improving pelvic alignment and mechanics at the sa...
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Exercise provides relief for Sciatica

Sciatica happens to be the largest nerve in the body. When this nerve become compressed or damaged due to any pressure, it can cause pain in the back. Medically this condition is called sciatica. One of the ways to treat it is through physical rehab...
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Do TENS Machines Work?

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, or T.E.N.S., frequently called just TENS is a treatment that uses low voltage electric current for alleviating back pain. This treatment is carried out using a TENS machine, a compact battery operated device.&n...
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Frozen peas or a wheat bag?

When you’re suffering from an accident, injury, or illness, it can be hard to know which will help – ice or heat. The following information might help to clear things up. Most people know that applying an ice pack or a heat pack can help to eas...
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Golf and Chiropractic

Golf is a sport with many health and wellbeing benefits. A reported 60 million people of all ages play golf across the world, sometimes into their 80s and 90s. The health benefits have been widely reported in recent years with an 18 hole round amounting t...
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Holidays are meant to be fun...not a pain in the neck!

Avoid some of the travel bugs that can spoil a holiday.Travelling by car or busTake regular stretch breaks at least every 1 - 2 hours. Tuck in your chin & roll your shoulders back every hour to loosen tight muscles. Use back support, such as...
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Headache Pain and Chiropractic

Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways. The types of headaches Chiropractors see are; Tension, Jaw (TMJ), Cervicogenic headaches (originating in the neck) followed by Migraine headaches.&n...
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Cycling Injuries and Chiropractic Treatment

If you ask a chiropractor how many patients they see about cycling injuries, the answer might surprise you. From neck or shoulder injuries to lower back, knees and foot, cyclists suffer from injuries of all kinds. Surprisingly most injuries are not from d...
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Creativity - the new brain exercise

Creativity is vital for some reasons; it’s fun and enjoyable, it boosts self-confidence and doing things that you like reduces stress and improves overall well-being, most importantly it stimulates the brain. Creativity sharpens the brain, which c...
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Back Pain and Chiropractic

Our spine is a sophisticated structure composed of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. We can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture discs and irritate joints all of which can cause back pain. While we can all understand how accidents and sports inj...
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Arthritis treatment

The word arthritis in its real sense translates to ‘joint inflammation’. But, it is typically used to refer to more than 200 rheumatic conditions and disease of the tissues surrounding the joint and the connective joint tissues. Osteoarthritis is...
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Backpack safety tips

Backpack Safety Tips for Kids Spinal Health brought to you by Inner Vision Surf & Skate and Coastline Chiropractic.Inner Vision Surf and Skate of Port Macquarie were kind enough to lend us their store and entire backpack range so we could provide you ...
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Can an orange a day keep the doctor away?

Everyone knows the age-old adage of “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but what about citrus fruit? The beautiful arrangements of oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins, and grapefruit in your supermarket may be appealing, but these citrus fruits have...
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Common chiropractic technique for Neck & Back pain

Chiropractic techniques are based on the belief/idea that the body can heal itself if provided with the right tools. Mentioned below are the common chiropractic technique explained brieflyGonstead Technique This technique is used to locate the body p...
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Chiropractic and running injuries

Running happens to be one of the best and easiest exercises that one can easily include in his or her fitness regime, and should. Running not only brings amazing cardiovascular benefits, but it also helps in staying physically, emotionally and mentally fi...
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Chiro can help- Spinal Health week 2018

This campaign highlights some common symptoms that prompt people to visit a chiropractor, such poor workplace posture. A frequent request for patients attending Coastline Chiropractic Centre would be to address the poor posture. In particular, the impact ...
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How to choose a good bed

Your bed is where you begin your day at, and it also happens to be the last place where you resort to after a tiring day. How well you can sleep defines your next day as well as your physical, emotional and mental health. It has been proven times and aga...
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How to treat a muscle strain?

Muscular strain is often caused due to over-stretching or pulled out muscles. This usually starts after fatigue attacks caused by overuse or inappropriate muscle twists. Muscle strains could happen in any part of the body, but mostly they affect the lower...
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One for the fruit bowl.

If you’re always on the lookout for nutrient rich fruit for your fruit bowl or lunch box, you can’t look past the humble pear. Globally, there are over 3,000 different types of pears – in different sizes, shapes, and flavours to appeal to vari...
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Neurobics – Brain exercises to challenge you

American researchers coined the term ‘neurobics’ for tasks which activate the brain’s own biochemical pathways and to bring new pathways online that can help to strengthen or preserve brain circuits. Most people have heard of the expression…...
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Osteoarthritis - A common arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common naturally occurring degenerative conditions of the body’s joints affecting people of all ages, particularly more prevalent with the elderly. It is characterised primarily by a loss of cartilage around a joint, which helps...
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Osteoporosis and Chiropractic Care

Osteoporosis is a bone condition in which the honeycomb-like structure of the bones becomes sparse, causing the bones to become too brittle to stand falls, bumps, and in severe conditions, even a sneeze. Osteoporosis is a painful and critical condit...
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Piriformis Syndrome and leg pain

Piriformis syndrome refers to pain in the buttocks area, just below your low back. The piriformis is an important hip muscle and is located near the sciatic nerve in the buttock, one of the largest nerves in the body. If the piriformis muscle aggravates ...
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Overview of a backache or sciatica – a common workplace injury

Almost 80% of the adult population experiences back pain at some point. So, if you too are suffering from it; you are not alone. A backache or sciatica is one of the most common forms of workplace injuries. It also happens to be the leading cause of job-r...
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My Back hurts! – Acute back pain

The lower back is the area of the spine between the bottom of the ribs and the pelvis. There are five movable lumbar vertebrae with discs in between them. They are supported by substantial surrounding muscles and ligaments with spinal nerves existing bet...
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Mindfulness - the modern Meditation

Simple mindfulness techniques can help you manage stress and achieve more balance in your life. Set aside a period every day to practice deep breathing exercises. Often it is suggested a quiet cyclic breath for 20-30 seconds would suffice. Mindfulne...
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Join us on our Social Wellbeing Walk

As part of Spinal Health week 2019 (20-26 May) Coastline Chiropractic Centre are doing a Wellbeing Walk to encourage everyone, young, mature and canine to 'Just Start Walking'. We will walk from Oxley Beach to Town Green and return (2.5km's approx).&nbs...
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Is your handbag harming your health? 

The bag you casually throw over one shoulder could be hurting your spine, altering your gait, and causing back, neck and shoulder pain. For many of you this may have been a lifelong habit, and perhaps one that you haven’t given much thought to, but...
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Knee pain - Chiropractic care

Patellofemoral pain causes pain in and around the front of the knee. It’s also called “runner’s knee,” and can keep you from activities that involve bending your knee. Your knee is formed from the thighbone (femur), the shinbone (tibia), and the ...
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Knee Pain conditions

With today’s increasingly active society, the number of knee problems is increasing. Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments.  The knee joint’s primary function is to bend, straighten, and bear the weight of the body,...
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Lower back pain and education

Our chiropractic service in Port Macquarie and Wauchope is purpose designed allied health therapy. Your chiropractor first takes your medical history, does a health examination, and may use diagnostic imaging to identify if therapy is appropriate for your...
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Low back pain and disc injury

Low back pain is common, and if a herniated disk is the cause of the pain, simple movements like as bending or twisting can be complicated. The lumbar spine is found in the low back, above your waistline. Back pain is common. The bones of the lu...
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Laughter- a good drug

It can relieve stress, boost your immune function, ease the pain, burn calories, and improve your mood. To bring more laughter in your life, indulge in fun activities such as watching funny movies, being with funny people, and spend time with kids! Try it...
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Turmeric: the spice of life

This colourful spice adds flavour and colour to your meals, but what else could turmeric do for you? Turmeric has long been considered one of the most beneficial foods in the world, and now shows promising results from many high-quality studies on its h...
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Ergonomic workstations.

People can suffer fatigue, backache, headache, neckache and more due to poor workstation set up. We have put together a document outlining 'How to set up a workstation' and we encourage you to download and share amongst your colleagues and peers so everyo...
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Use it or Lose it!

Now is the time to use your insurance before it's lost forever!Most health funds claim benefits last only for 12 months, usually from January 1st through until December 31st. Unused claims generally DO NOT carry over to the next year, so this means if you...
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WHAT IS A HERNIATED DISC?

One of the most often misunderstood conditions, and a frequently asked health question is “what is a herniated disc?”It’s a common condition which commonly occurs in the lower part of the spine and is often referred to as a ‘’slipped disc’’....
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Whiplash disorder

Whiplash for many can occur when involved in a car accident or by any number of knocks, falls or slips and sports injuries, and can be excruciatingly painful. Many people are shocked to realise that even mild cases of whiplash can happen just by simply tu...
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Whiplash and Chiropractic Treatment

When you sit in a fast car, or in a roller coaster, and it speeds up all of a sudden, your head jerks backwards, banging into the headrest. The same jerking motion happens when a vehicle on the move stops abruptly, but this time, it occurs in the forward ...
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What’s your office sitting posture like?

Having healthy posture habits prevent common neck, shoulder and back problems and may also improve your mood and energy throughout the day. Here are some quick tips to help make sitting in front of a computer more comfortableKeep your monitor at eye ...
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The mystery of muscle cramps 

If you’ve ever experienced muscle cramps, you will know the searing pain and the panic to get rid of it. With such intense agony, you’d expect to be able to find out what it’s all about, but no one understands what causes it or even how it happens. ...
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The Benefits of Being Flexible 

Most people know they should stretch their muscles before they exercise, but what happens if you stretch all the time? If you make a conscious effort to stretch all your muscles throughout the day, not just before or after you exercise, you may discover ...
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10k a day - is it necessary?

When it comes to counting steps, most people tell you the golden number is 10,000, but is it? And where did this figure originate?It is believed it began in Japan back in the 1960s during the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics, by a company that mark...
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