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The multifidus: meet your spine’s unsung hero image

The multifidus: meet your spine’s unsung hero

You have a unique muscle called the multifidus muscle, which plays an important role in the well-being of your spine. Despite its importance, most people are unfamiliar with this remarkable muscle. Taking the time to learn what its role is in your body and how to strengthen it, ...

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What’s all the fuss about fermented food?

Fermented foods have become popular for their health benefits, but what are they, and are they actually good for us?  The process of fermenting foods has been around for centuries and was used as a way to preserve food and improve flavour and digestibility. Over time, ferm...

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Explaining and treating piriformis pain

Do you have an ache or numbness in your buttocks or hip that refuses to budge? What could be causing this discomfort? You may have pain caused by your piriformis muscle.  Meet the piriformis muscles  The piriformis muscle is flat, tapered, and located deep within y...

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Cherries- a delicious way to help build our health and wellbeing!

A delicious, seasonal stone fruit, cherries are tasty and well-loved. But are they actually good for you too? Yes! These shiny little mouthfuls are jam-packed with nutrients, making them a healthy addition to your diet, as well as a delicious one  Cherries are a great sour...

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The remarkable benefits of massage therapy 

Have you thought about getting a massage, but unsure what this involves or what to expect? Many people love massage, experiencing benefi ts for their body and mind. Plus, the correct technique can complement chiropractic care. Let’s take a look at this approach to see if it su...

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Find natural relief for tight or sore muscles

Are your muscles tight or tender? Do they feel like taut bands or knotted ropes? When we exercise, our muscles can become tender, creating soreness which can be uncomfortable. Yet, nature may offer some help - certain foods show promise for relaxing tightness and easing discomfo...

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RSI and how to prevent it

Are you aware of the toll repetitive tasks can have on your body? Many of us overlook this, but it's crucial to recognise the potential consequences, such as repetitive strain injury (RSI). In this article, we explore this condition and suggest ways to help prevent it. RSI caus...

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The ins and outs of backbends 

Backbends involve arching your spine backward, creating a deep extension and opening in the front of your body. They’re called "backbends" because they primarily focus on bending your spine in the opposite direction of its natural curves. With this in mind we discuss the benef...

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Unveiling the hidden toll on truck drivers' spines, and the road to prevention

Truck driving is a physically demanding occupation that can take a toll on the body. Prolonged sitting, whole-body vibration, and heavy lifting can put truck drivers at a higher risk for long-term back conditions. Poor diet and lack of exercise, which can be challenging to contr...

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Snap, crackle, pop: decoding the mysterious noises in your neck image

Snap, crackle, pop: decoding the mysterious noises in your neck

Does your neck pop, crack, or grind when you move? If you’re worried these noises might signal a problem like arthritis, read on for more information. When your neck makes crackling sounds, it can happen for different reasons. Some noises are harmless, while others in...

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Better breathing can benefit your spine

Do you pay attention to your breathing, or do you take this life-sustaining process for granted? Most people don’t think about it, yet breathing involves more than transferring air in and out of your body. Breathing and your spine and posture are linked. Let’s explore how ...

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Shoulder savvy: understanding and protecting your rotator cuff

Your shoulder can be easily injured due to its complexity and vast range of motion and injuries are common, particularly in your rotator cuff. In this article, we explore what the rotator cuff is, how injuries can occur, and what you can do to keep your shoulders healthy. ...

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Are you ‘out of step’? Understanding over pronation and its impact on your body image

Are you ‘out of step’? Understanding over pronation and its impact on your body

You may not think about how your feet are hitting the ground when you walk or run, but the way you step matters, especially if you enjoy sports, like running. If your feet twist inwards, or you have fallen arches, you could be excessively pronating. Let’s investigate this and w...

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Fibre is essential for good health: here’s why

You probably know eating fibre is important for your health, but do you know why? Fibre's main function is to maintain digestive system health, but it can also aid weight control, diabetes management, and decrease the likelihood of certain diseases. A high fibre ...

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Talking about tailbone trouble

Does your tailbone hurt? Most people don’t think about their tailbone (coccyx) until it becomes sore. A painful coccyx, also called coccydynia, can affect everyday life. It can be painful to sit, bend, or find a comfortable position. Tenderness over your coccyx can be...

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Electrolyte function and imbalances

Electrolytes are the mineral salts in your blood that regulate various body functions. They help keep the fluid levels in your body healthy and are essential for energy, aiding muscle movement, and maintaining brain and heart functioning. When electrolyte levels become too ...

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Netball, knees & ankles: what you should know 

Is netball, in truth, bad for knees and ankles? You may have heard comments about the risks, or experienced an injury yourself. You might wonder if your child should play. It’s important to make decisions that are based on sound evidence, so let’s take a look at th...

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Carrots - a colourful choice for good health

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that carrots are a nutritious and tasty addition to a healthy diet. What you may not know is that they come in a variety of colours which are beneficial to your health. They’re high in essential nutrients, including fibre, healthy carbohy...

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What are muscle cramps and what can you do about them?

Do you suffer from exercise-induced cramps? If you’re physically active, there’s a chance you may have suffered a muscle cramp and wondered what caused it. A muscle cramp is a sudden, involuntary contraction of one or more skeletal muscles. It can cause pain and disco...

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Blackcurrants – a Smart Little Berry!

For centuries blackcurrants have been thought to have medicinal benefits, but recent scientific research has confirmed the powerful healing and protective properties of this remarkable fruit. Blackcurrants have been found to have significant health benefits; particularl...

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Painkillers: Will they Support my Treatment?

Suffering from pain is difficult. It’s quite natural to want to remove discomfort quickly. This often leads our patients to ask about painkillers. Let’s answer from a chiropractic perspective. As chiropractors, we believe that your body has an innate ability to heal. You a...

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New Facts on Remarkable Fascia Features

Have you heard of fascia? If you haven’t, you’re not alone; this tissue type is present throughout your body but there isn’t a lot known about it. What is fascia? The old-school definition is that fascia is formed by layers of connective tissue that act as a ‘...

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Caring for a Baby without Hurting your Back.

Congratulations! Becoming a parent is a beautiful, profound experience. But your body takes a toll as it changes to accommodate and give birth. There are hormonal changes, an increased body weight, a further forward tilt of your pelvis and your lower back curve, or lordosis. This...

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The Impressive Benefits of Avocados

Love them or hate them, you’ve probably heard many claims made about them. So here are some FAQs and facts about the humble avocado. Are avocados fattening?   Avocados are high in healthy fats – the unsaturated essential fatty acids and oils that allow us to absorb...

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Your Body's Balancing Act

Have you ever wondered how you’re able to stand, bend, or dance? Most of us can perform these actions without thought. But this seemingly simple ability is a complex feat of engineering. After all, we have so many moving parts. Why don’t we fall down? The answer li...

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Balance - It's a complex process!

Do you, like many others, take your ability to balance for granted? That’s understandable – it’s often only when we experience a problem that we give it more thought. Yet, balance is more than simply remaining upright. There are complex processes that allow us to move, turn...

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Keeping your Cartilage Healthy can put a Spring in your Step!

Cartilage is a connective tissue. Yes, it connects parts of you together, particularly your joints. Cartilage can be compared to a squash-able sweet. Whereas a boiled lolly cracks under pressure, a jelly baby bounces back. There are three types of cartilage: elastic, fibro...

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Improving your Nervous System - Naturally

Your nervous system is complex and essential. Your brain, spinal cord, and nerves — the parts that make up this system — are constantly at work. This allows you to adapt to your inner and outer worlds. In health, this promotes wellbeing. Your nervous system has two compon...

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The Secret to Healthy Ageing

You've likely heard of the term, “use it or lose it.” But why is it so important to keep moving as you age? Physical activity has a raft of benefits: stronger bones and muscles, healthy weight, better balance, a sharper brain, it may even delay the onset of dementia. It ca...

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Work Well from Anywhere!

Workspace Week launched to help Australians’ work well from anywhere Workspace Week is 22-28 August 2022 - Work Well from Anywhere! Due to long-running COVID-19 lockdowns and persistent calls to work from home caused by ongoing outbreaks, the majority of Australians ha...

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Is Yoga good for you?

Yoga has taken the world by storm, but how do you know this practice is good for you? What are the benefits, and how can you stay safe?  Research shows there are a multitude of health benefits for both mind and body.  A 2017 study published in the International jou...

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Are your knees letting you down?

Do your knees ache or feel stiff when you wake or sit too long? Do you have an old or new injury? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone − around one in three people experience knee pain. Yet, while knee pain is common, many treatments can be unhelpful. With this in mind, ...

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Baked Camembert with Walnuts & Figs Recipe

Celebrate fresh fig season with this easy oven recipe. The sweet and savoury flavour of the figs is delicious, and pairs perfectly with the camembert. It looks spectacular – for very little effort! Serve as an appetizer to share, or a party snack. INGREDIENTS &nbs...

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Figuring Out Figs

The edible fig has been around since ancient times – they’re soft, juicy, and a little crunchy as they’re full of tiny seeds. They can be eaten raw or cooked, and are delicious and nutritious. Dried figs are more readily available and taste much sweeter. Fresh figs...

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Common types of chiropractic care

There are currently over 5,000 chiropractors practicing within Australia. Extensive university education, clinical practice, and ongoing study all combine to produce the different approaches chiropractors use. There are over 100 adjustment types to choose from. Regardless of...

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Massage: types and benefits

Have you wondered if massage therapy might compliment your chiropractic care? Or felt curious about what massage is or what it does, and how it might help? Massage therapy involves manipulating the body’s soft tissues, including the muscles, fascia, fibrous tissues, ligaments...

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Blueberries: truly delicious and nutritious!

Whether in pancakes, yoghurt, muffins or jam, blueberries are an amazing fruit, absolutely bursting with goodness. Blueberries are native to North America but are now grown around the world, including Australia. They grow from shrubs; the farmed ‘highbush’ varieties produce...

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Tennis Elbow & Golf Elbow

Do you have pain at your elbow? Is the discomfort worse on movement and everyday use? Does the problem stubbornly refuse to subside, even after rest? Do you frequently use your arms? You might have tennis or golfer’s elbow. These conditions have similar causes, effects and t...

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Good Health Tuna Salad

Health and happiness – all in one bowl. Serves 6-8. 

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Can alcohol cause weight gain?

Everyone knows the health risks associated with high alcohol consumption – the effects go beyond risky behaviour and hangovers. High alcohol intake is associated with many chronic health conditions. You could also be adding weight problems to that.  We’ve all seen the...

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Biking and your back

Biking is a fun form of exercise, but is it helping or hurting your back? 

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The power of the hamstring

Surprisingly the hamstring muscles are not very active when you’re walking or standing, but they play an extremely important role in other activities. 

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Strong, lean and healthy

Do you think that strength training isn’t suitable for you? Find out why it is an essential part of an exercise plan for everybody. 

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Weight matters when it comes to joint pain

When we consider joint pain, obesity is generally not the first thought that springs to mind. Yet carrying excess weight is closely associated with an increase in musculoskeletal pain; particularly in the lumbar spine and knees. If it’s not dealt with, the pain can accelerate t...

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Does simply standing and walking make your back ache?

Walking is usually great for wellbeing. But what if it makes your back ache? If even the act of standing triggers increased discomfort, what could be wrong?  When these two simple actions hurt, it’s more challenging to keep mobile. Over time, this may result in loss of ...

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Managing your stress can boost your health!

Are you feeling stressed, lonely or sad? Don't be surprised if you become ill. Research has shown that our state of mind affects our health.  Our lives today can be filled with stressors such as financial worries, relationship problems, work issues, loneliness and health ...

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Kale, Broccoli & Cheese Quiche With Sweet Potato ‘Crust’ 

The crispy ‘crust’ of roasted sweet potato adds a healthy twist to a delicious, calcium and protein-filled dish. INGREDIENTS  Base   2 large orange sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced  4 tsp olive oil  Filling  1 medium onion, f...

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Taking care of your hamstrings

It’s likely you’ve heard of a pulled hamstring. Maybe you’ve watched as your favourite sports player suddenly stopped, grasping the back of their thigh. You might have experienced it yourself or know someone who’s been struck by this troublesome injury. You may not realis...

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Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Now that we’re in the middle of winter it might be time to think about your vitamin D intake. Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient – one of its most important functions is to help grow and maintain strong bones and teeth. Some research has shown that vitamin D can also hel...

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What do you know about degenerative disc disease?

Have you heard of degenerative disc disease and wondered what it is? Maybe you’ve asked yourself if you’re at risk, or how it happens and whether it’s possible to prevent it.  Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a common condition in which age-related wear-and-tear...

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Know more about your knees

If you were to take 7500 daily steps over the course of 80 years, you would rack up over 219 million paces in your lifetime. That’s a lot of work for two knees. It’s little wonder they can develop problems and become painful. Knees are prone to a range of issues.  HOW...

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Being smart about salt

Taking a closer look at the salt you get in your diet might surprise you. If you don’t keep track of your sodium intake, it could be time to start.  Salt, also known as Sodium chloride or NaCl, is a chemical compound which is found in our foods. Both of the components...

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Sugary drinks & childhood obesity

What you can do to help your child  Obesity-related illness is higher than ever throughout the Westernised world, and it’s becoming more of a problem for our children.  Obesity is fast becoming a health crisis; it’s a high risk factor for many serious illnesse...

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Lighten up! The burden of the school backpack

As school heads back for another year it’s the ideal time to consider your child’s backpack. Is it fitted correctly? Too heavy? Could it be damaging their spine and health?  Our posture is affected by the size, weight, and the way we carry our bags. Research shows tha...

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Motivational music and exercise

The researchers in the journal Psychology of Sport & Exercise found that music can impact your effort. The athletes generated more enjoyment, and that this effect has the potential to reduce the chances of people giving up on exercise.   During exercise, listening to mu...

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Should I expect pain relief in the first few treatments?

Not yet feeling 100% and worried that pain relief isn’t happening fast enough? These are natural thoughts when you begin treatment − after all, aches, spasms, and stiffness are not nice and can stop us from enjoying life.  The human body takes time to heal. Think ab...

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Ankle sprains: prevention and treatment

A sprained ankle is a common injury in our sports loving communities. It often happens during soccer, footy, netball, running, and walking.  Even minor sprains can take a long time to heal − one in three people still complain about ankle problems years after the injury...

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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,  encourage a ...

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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

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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 aches and pains that commo...

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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 ago were found in...

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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 mobile devices ever...

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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 education. Straighten U...

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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 are: Dry eyes  Fatigue Strain on t...

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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 way to sustain an inj...

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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 activities is that th...

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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 nerve runs from the lower ...

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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 ago, it made its w...

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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 sacroiliac joint the condi...

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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 the sciatic nerve, sting...

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Preventing Back injuries in Golf

Five important things you can do to prevent injuries in golf: 

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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, the source of these...

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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. Muscle knots commonl...

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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 area. Pain is often made ...

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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).  Rotator cuff muscles...

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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 marketed step cou...

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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. Read along; it’s time f...

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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-related disability. Both ...

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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 direct trauma but rather ...

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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 can stem the advanc...

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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.  The device is conn...

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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 rehabilitation programs and...

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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 to 6-8 km of walking, req...

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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 ease aches and pains, ...

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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 briefly Gonstead Technique 

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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 fit.  Running keeps ...

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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 injuries can cause back pai...

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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 the most common type ...

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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 with some important ti...

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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 of the poor posture in t...

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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 more to offer ...

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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 questions about the chiro...

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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.  Tension Headaches&...

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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 bus Take 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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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 between each of the vertebr...

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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.  Mindfulness involves the proces...

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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…” if you don’t use ...

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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 various tastes. Whi...

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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 condition that must be dealt...

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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 to provide smooth glidi...

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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 back pain.  The t...

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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. 

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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 back, neck, shoulder, a...

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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 again that our sleep and ov...

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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 it can lead to ser...

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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).  Where: Oxley Beach...

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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 you might surprise your...

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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, along with the ankles...

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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 kneecap (patella). ...

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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 do not USE IT...you ...

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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 health benefits....

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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’’. Between each vertebr...

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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 comfortable

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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 turning your head too fast...

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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 direction. This rapid an...

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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 everyone can use the tools for...

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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. A muscle cramp also...

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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 some sur...

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