Sciatica, What is it? Sciatica is a sensation of consistent pain that refers from the buttocks down through one or both legs. This pain is often aggravated when seated and can feel like a tingling or burning sensation. It can also generate numbness and weakness. In some cases, it can even create pain when trying … Read moreSciatica, what is it?
This week we headed to one of the local schools in the St George area to conduct free scoliosis screenings. Dr Natalie Legge, one of our chiropractor headed to Danebank a school for girls to conduct scoliosis screenings. Scoliosis is found in 3-5% of the adolescent population, it is a curvature in the spine. Which, … Read moreScoliosis Screenings with Back to Basics Chiropractic
Australians on average are living into their eighties these days. Whilst this is amazing it is also very important that we take the time to look after our health and body. Here at Back to Basics Chiropractic we have a range of patients from infants to the elderly. We believe in the importance of musculoskeletal health … Read moreMusculoskeletal Health- Keep an eye on the body as it ages
With spring just around the corner, you may be inclined to go outside to soak up the sun and breathe in the fresh air. This may mean increasing your level of activity and getting into an exercise routine, which may cause you to experience sore muscles caused by muscular tension and cramping. These symptoms, along with … Read moreManaging Sore Muscles: Step into Spring with Magnesium
As chiropractors, here at Back to Basics Chiropractic we see many conditions come through our door, one of the most common is chronic back pain. Our spines are remarkable, assisting in supporting the body and maintaining structure to it. Which is why it is so important to protect and look after this area. If pain … Read moreChronic Back Pain- Here’s what you need to know…
As the icy weather of winter starts to settle in, lazing around and staying indoors with a cup of coffee becomes a creature comfort. Whilst others prefer increasing levels of activity through exercise due to it’s ability to help blood flow during the colder months. With dropping temperatures, the body becomes stiff and may cause … Read moreWarm Up This Winter with a Remedial Massage
George Magoulias Sports Massage Therapist George Magoulias Sports Massage therapist works with a range of big sporting teams! Some of which include Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Storm, Gold Coast Titans, Wellington Phoenix and Victoria Cricket. There’s a lot about George that our patients aren’t always aware of. Did you know… That George is the only massage therapist … Read moreGeorge Magoulias Sports Massage Therapist
With school back in full swing, don’t let your kid’s spinal health suffer. School bags have a tendency to place excess weight on young, developing spines. Incorrectly fitted bags with an excess weight are potentially creating issues for your child’s spinal health. This effects a child’s development as their body frame has not transformed enough to carry … Read moreKid’s Spinal Health-Don’t Weigh Your Child Down
Strength training is a crucial part of exercise. By incorporating strength training and cardio you are improving your bodies muscle endurance and capability. This training style assists your body in gaining tone and fitness. This helps to body prepare for mechanical strains and stress that routine tasks can place on the body. Strength training uses resistance to … Read moreStrength Training- It’s Important
Sitting for extended periods of time has a serious impact on your overall health, and even has the potential to shorten life spans. Being seated places undue pressure on the spine in comparison to standing. Recent reports and studies demonstrate that people who sit for extended periods of time or have a sedentary lifestyle (lifestyle … Read moreSitting for too long? Could it be affecting your health?
Text Neck is a contemporary term for the classic health condition of Forward Head Posture. This develops due to too much time spent holding the head in a forward position relative to the shoulders. Over recent years texting has developed a negative stigma for driver distraction. However a less known side-effect of constant texting and … Read moreText Neck-Have you got it?
Do you find that housework can literally be a pain? Daily household activities such as ironing, washing dishes and vacuuming can lead to serious body discomfort and in particular, back pain. We can offer you preventative measures to protect your body from such discomfort, and reducing the probability of pain from household activities. Regardless if … Read moreIs Cleaning A Pain In The… Back?
If you are putting up with unnecessary pain, we can offer you back pain help! Australian’s are living longer than ever before and with that comes an increased want to be healthy, active and capable of getting the most out of those extra years. Unfortunately, back pain is one of the top three causes of … Read moreBack pain help – don’t put up with the pain any longer!
The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia supports evidence from the British Medical Journal, which suggests non-pharmacological treatments such as spinal care are safer and more effective than paracetamol for back pain and osteoarthritis. Spokesperson Dr Billy Chow, Chiropractor, said “It is a positive reflection on Australia’s health care system to take notice of this latest research … Read moreMedia Release: Spinal care more effective than Paracetamol for back pain & osteoarthritis
Day to day our backs endure a lot. From simple tasks to keeping our bodies upright with proper posture, to lifting heavy objects or even more complex things depending on our occupations. If our back muscles are weak we become much more susceptible to back pain and even injury, however simple back exercises may minimise … Read moreBack Exercises – Simple Steps to strengthen your back the right way!
Pins and Needles, or Paresthesia as it is correctly named, is a strange sensation of tingling or prickling which is most commonly felt in the hands and feet. We’ve all experienced it at least once, where a body part has ‘fallen asleep’ after we’ve unknowingly had too much pressure on it and caused the blood … Read morePins and Needles – The Facts!