It’s that time again! Time to dig out the school jumper, dust off the pencil case and get ready for homework, dirty PE kit and grubby knees. One thing you may not have thought about is how well your child’s spine is equipped to deal with the stresses and strains of going back to school. New school year, new challenges for the body The start of the school year brings a number of challenges, not least of which is the stress that can be put on the body. To go from an active summer spent outside, to sitting in a[...]
Here at Dixon Health we’ve got a lovely warm fuzzy feeling… we have had so many expecting mums coming through the clinic in the last few months, there must be something in the water! Sadly, what should be the most exciting times in a woman’s life can be hampered by nagging, and often severe back pain. Many people don’t realise that chiropractic can help with back pain during pregnancy, and unfortunately some people don’t even know if it is safe to see a chiropractor when pregnant. The first thing i have to say is that categorically YES it is safe[...]
In our practice, we have noticed gradually increasing numbers of school kids, particularly those aged between 13 and 18, coming in with complaints of back pain, particularly towards the end of the school day. Could this just be a nice way to get out of the last lesson? We think the problem runs a little deeper than that… Dare I say it but…. When i was young! we would get home, and either sit in front of the telly, or go out and play. Now I’m not here to lament the demise of kids playing outside, because the obviously still[...]