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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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