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Anti-inflammatories for low back pain?

16 Mar

Back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world and many patients presenting to their doctor are prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen to treat the complaint. New medical research seems to indicate that this treatment is ineffective. The research, which was conducted in Australia, has determined that for every six patients treated […]

Help for Headaches

17 Sep

It is estimated that more people complain of headaches than any other health condition. One in every six people, or 16% of the population suffer from headaches at least once a year. The most popular treatment is over the counter pain relievers or prescription medications. But there is an another option. Chiropractic care is a […]

Stress and Back Pain

18 Mar

Stress is something we all have to deal with at some stage of our lives, and for many people, so is back pain. It may come as a surprise to learn that stress is actually a common cause of back pain. In the human body stress stimulates a part of the brain called the limbic […]

The Global Effects of Spinal Pain

25 Jan

The Global Burden of Disease 2010 Project was a collaberation between the World Health Organisation and several medical universities around the world to determine the worldwide impact of chronic disease. The results make interesting reading. The global impact of spinal pain and arthritis is staggering. To put it briefly, low back pain is the number […]

More on Weight Loss

09 Nov

What is the secret to weight loss? You increase energy output, by exercising more. Or you decrease energy input, by dieting. And the diet that you follow will usually focus on decreasing the intake of one or more of either fats, carbs, calories or protein. So far, so good. But do you know what a […]

Core Strength

04 Sep

By now it’s a pretty well-known fact that treatment of a spinal injury often involves muscle strengthening exercises. But which type of exercises are the best ones for you? Exercises should be tailored to the individual, taking into account the person’s age, size, fitness level, strength and the severity and chronic/acute nature of the injury. […]

A Good Night’s Sleep

10 Jul

Good health is dependent on good sleep and it seems that these days there are more and more things that prevent us from getting a good night’s sleep. Shift work, all-night sport on the TV, computers and various other aspects of modern day life often take priority over being well rested. And yet according to […]

Ease off on the Carbs!

16 Jun

It’s become widely known over the last few years that a diet high in processed carbohydrates can be very bad for your health. Type II diabetes and obesity are on the increase and are bound to have enormous consequences on society in general as medical practitioners try to provide treatment for those patients. From a […]

Panadol for low back pain?

16 Apr

It is estmated that up to 80% of Australians suffer from low back pain at some stage of their lives and at least 10% experience significant disability. Many people suffering from low back pain consult a medical doctor for treatment and many of those are prescribed Paracetamol (Panadol). In news that may change the whole […]