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What is a soft tissue injury?

The most common cause of soft tissue injury is from sports and exercise activities. Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, fat, blood, nerves, and fibrous tissues. A chiropractor can provide the best treatment for these types of injuries and is often more knowledgeable than a traditional doctor where soft tissue problems are concerned. Treating Soft Tissue … Read more

Can a chiropractor help with headaches or migraines?

  Headaches and migraines are so common in Australia that many people may be mistaken that it is a normal part of life. Paracetamol and pain relief medication can provide temporary relief. However, many may continue to experience headaches frequently as the main cause of the headache has not been addressed. According to the Migraine in … Read more

5 Benefits of the Ear Hole Pillow and why you need one!

The Ear Hole Pillow is known as the best pillow for treating Chondrodermatitis (CNH), but you will be surprised that it can cater to anyone’s needs and has provided a better quality of sleep to many of our customers.  It may be difficult to get a decent night’s sleep, you might be tossing and turning … Read more

How to pick the right pillow for your child?

Picking a pillow for your child can be a challenge with many questions including what density, height, and design to choose from. Another important factor to consider is the age of your child as some pillows are catered for children 3-4 and others from 8 and over. Observe how your child sleeps, do they sleep … Read more

New Year New Pillow!!

Have you been tossing and turning while you sleep? Or maybe you have had the same pillow for over 5 years?? Maybe its time to get a new pillow!! A poor-quality pillow can often lead to headaches/ migraines, neck pain, pins and needles, numbness, or pain in the arms and or fingers or grinding numbness … Read more

What should I get my family for Christmas?

Christmas gift ideas! Sick of giving chocolates and socks for Christmas. Why not spoil your loved ones with a gift they need!! At Back to Basics Chiropractic we sell massage vouchers. Choose from Remedial massage, deep tissue, pregnancy, or Swedish massage. These vouchers can be used either at our Bexley or Kogarah clinic. Also, we … Read more

How to use a spikey ball?

Spikey Balls are great to loosen knots and target trigger points. They are known to help reduce muscle pain, improve blood flow and is a great device to aid rehabilitation and injury prevention. Spikey balls are evil torture devices however they have become very popular in performing self-therapy in painful areas. They are great in maintaining flexibility, … Read more

Cracking your back! Is it actually good for you?

It is very common to crack your back, neck, fingers, toes, and knuckles. But why do we do it? There are many people who crack themselves to relieve tightness and others do it out of habit. But is it beneficial? Cracking your joints can give you temporary relief however doing it frequently, incorrectly, or too … Read more

The importance of warming up before sport or exercise – Injury Prevention  

Warming up before a game is often overlooked. However, warming up super beneficial as it increases flexibility and athletic performance and reduces your chance of injury. What is the purpose of warming up? The purpose of warming up is to prevent injury by increasing the body’s core and muscle temperature. Warm muscles turn stiff and … Read more

ICE VS HEAT: What is better for an injury or pain?

ICE VS HEAT What is better for an injury or pain?   Ice packs and heat pads are one of the common treatments used by Chiropractors. But we often have patients using the wrong treatment for their injury or pain. It can often be confusing if you should use ice or heat. We will be … Read more

How core exercises can improve lower back pain?

How can core exercises be beneficial in lower back pain? A chiropractor answers your questions!  There are many causes of lower back pain including overuse, muscle strain, and/or injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support the spine. If you suffer from lower back pain, you may have heard that core exercises can bring … Read more

How Well Do You Know Your Body? Interesting Facts About Your Body

We’ve created a list of interesting facts about your body to help you test, how well do you know your body? The human body is a strange oddity that is filled with many riddles and mysteries. Scientists have studied the human body for thousands of years and we haven’t yet fully unlocked the truth. However, … Read more

Chiropractic Fun Facts – Better Understanding Chiropractic Care

We’ve curated a list of Chiropractic Fun Facts to help you better understand Chiropractic Care and what a Chiropractor can do for you. Some of these facts even surprised us! Check out the List of 13 fun facts below: 1. The term “chiropractic” is a combination of two Grecian words: Cheir which means hand, and Praktos … Read more

Key Facts About the Flu (Influenza)

Every winter many of us feel the hit and effects of the flu but not all actually know what flu influenza is. The Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infects the nose, throat and sometimes in the lungs. The virus is inhaled or transmitted usually via your fingers, to the … Read more

My Child Is Complaining of Headaches. What Should I Do?

Your child has been complaining of headaches and it’s been going on for a while. Headaches can be a a symptom of pain in the area of the head or neck and are common in children and adolescents. There are many reasons as to why your kid is suffering from headaches. Some reasons include; colds, … Read more

Some Great Benefits of Pilates

If you’re wondering what the benefits of Pilates are and are looking for a good reason to start; you’re in luck, because there are many. Pilates is a form of exercise similar to yoga, involving a series of movements which concentrates on core strength, posture, balance and flexibility. It uses a form of 500 exercises … Read more

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