5 Tips to Help Winter Back Pain

Cheyne Thompson General Health, Lifestyle Health

Are you enjoying the cooler weather after our long summer this year? What a change! It has been quite chilly for us Queenslanders! The colder weather can cause some people to have back pain, though. Why is this? It can be caused by tightening of the ligaments, muscles and tendons that irritate the nerve roots leaving from the spine. If …

Ergonomics and How It Helps My Back

Cheyne Thompson General Health, Lifestyle Health, Workplace Pain

Lots of office workers would have heard of Ergonomics, but what does it mean? It promotes muscle/joint health and helps prevents injuries, considering an individual’s current limitations (eg height, back pain and function, previous injuries etc). Ergonomics makes sure that the design of spaces and products suit the person using them and is suitable for that person’s requirements. It is …

What is a Muscle Strain or Tear?

Cheyne Thompson General Health, Lifestyle Health, Sports Injury

With the recent completion of the Gold Coast Commonwealth games, it seems a good time to talk about muscle injuries. Muscle strains and tears don’t only effect elite athletes, they more often effect regular people like you and I. This can be whether you’re physically active or not, even with good nutrition and/or exercise. They may occur from sports injuries …

Arthritis and Chiropractic Treatment

Cheyne Thompson Child Care, Lifestyle Health

Arthritis can cause joints to be inflamed which can lead to stiffness, pain, misshapen joints and loss of joint function. It can affect most joints in the body including the spine, hands, hips, knees and ankles. Continue reading to learn more about the different types of arthritis and how Chiropractic treatment can help! If you think you may have Osteoarthritic …

Kids Muscle and Mobility

Cheyne Thompson Child Care, Lifestyle Health

Now that school is nearly started for the year, let’s chat about why good muscle control and development are important for your child to achieve they potential for the school year and life in general! The skills we learn as babies and children set us up to learn even more complex tasks as adults. As the saying goes, “you need …

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Using Ice to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Cheyne Thompson Joint Injury, Lifestyle Health, Sports Injury

Once you have seen your chiropractor or health professional for an assessment of the cause of your spinal pain, you may be directed to use ice or cold packs to reduce the pain whilst your body goes about healing. Cold packs can be used to alleviate low back pain symptoms by: Cold packs can usually be purchased at your chiropractor’s …