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How a Chiropractor Can Help Relieve Sciatica and Assist with Ongoing Management

All back injuries can be painful and hard to manage, but if there’s one that’s particularly debilitating, it’s sciatica. This lower back condition is most common among people in their 40s and 50s and originates from the large sciatic nerve, which is formed by the nerve roots that come together in the spinal cord. The sciatic nerve passes from the spine through the buttocks before travelling to the back of the thigh and the leg. Sciatica can be brought on when pressure ......

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Acupuncture and General Health & Wellbeing

As we roll in to the summer months and say farewell to spring, many people start seeking remedies to the various ailments they might be trying to shake off in order to make the most of the warmer weather. From conventional Western medicines through to traditional Eastern practices, the list of available options is long. One practice that’s accepted across the board is acupuncture. At Melbourne Chiro Clinic, we provide acupuncture in Melbourne for patients looking to enjoy ......

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Acupuncture for Stress, Anxiety and Low Moods

In these fast paced times when there are barely enough hours in the day and we hardly take enough time to stop and simply enjoy the moment, more and more of us are experiencing anxiety and low moods. We find ourselves in stressful situations and don’t always know how to deal with them effectively, therefore taking that stress with us into other areas of our lives. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are numerous stress-relieving methods and strategies available for......

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Acupuncture for Fertility and Hormonal Imbalances

Having trouble trying to get pregnant, despite seemingly doing all the right things? It might be worthwhile getting tested to see if you have a hormone imbalance that might be affecting your fertility. These imbalances can affect men and women alike. Women can experience hormonal imbalance that hinder the necessary menstrual and ovulation cycles that facilitate conception. Meanwhile, men can experience hormonal imbalances that impede fertility, particularly affecting their sp......

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Reflexology Therapy – A Natural Way to Feel Great

Reflexology is an ancient healing therapy dating back around 5000 years, used to heal as well as maintain physical and emotional wellbeing. Feet have always held a great significance in many old cultures throughout history, including Egyptian, Indian, American aboriginals and Chinese. It’s been over 100 years since reflexology therapy was introduced to America and Europe, but only about 40 years since it came to Australia. What Is It? Growing strongly in popularity in M......

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Chiropractic Care for Marathon Runners and Triathletes

To be a successful triathlete or marathon runner, your body needs to be in optimum form, allowing long distances to be run without succumbing to injury. While regular training is a great way to build up endurance, sometimes it’s not enough on its own to prevent injury. In many cases, visiting a chiropractor in Melbourne can help keep your body functioning optimally for long distance running and endurance activities. When Should Chiropractors in Melbourne Be Seen? A mara......

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How a Massage Works to Reduce Stress Levels

Stress can be caused by a number of factors, including short-term stress that comes from being stuck in traffic or running late to something important, as well as long-term stress related to financial troubles, work related issues, illness or relationship problems. Fortunately, a massage at a chiropractic clinic in Melbourne can work to reduce the pressure felt from these problems. Various Techniques There are a range of techniques involved in massage, and it’s mostly a......

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How a Chiropractor Can Help Improve Posture

Did you know that chiropractors in Melbourne can help to relieve pain of the neck, back and other areas, they can also help improve joint motion, mood, nervous system function and posture. There are a number of reasons for posture issues, so before it can be resolved, your Melbourne chiropractor will first need to assess the cause of the problem. What Does 'Bad Posture' Mean? The causes of posture issues are ample, with each requiring a varying treatment. Common causes in......

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Chiropractic Treatment for TMJ

Chiropractors in Melbourne are trained to correct problems caused by bone misalignments, making chiropractic techniques a popular treatment to reduce pain associated with TMJ. An acronym of temporomandibular joint syndrome, TMJ is a term that chiropractors Melbourne wide will be familiar with. Essentially, it’s a catch-all term that’s used to describe pain and dysfunction associated with the muscles that move the jaw and the joints which connect the mandible to the skull......

Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a fairly common condition that can cause varying levels of discomfort. The pain that shoulder injuries causes can be anything from mild (causing annoyance) through to severe (resulting in the inability to move the shoulder altogether). Being one of the most mobile joints in the body and held together for the most part by ligaments only, the shoulder is unfortunately rather susceptible to injury. Whether the pain is caused as a result of a sporting injury or o......

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The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment During Pregnancy

Pregnancy causes a number of significant physiological changes in order to facilitate the development of the baby. These changes can cause misaligned joints that affect a woman’s posture, abdomen, pelvis and back curve. In addition to having a negative effect on the health of the mother, this can also affect the development of the foetus in extreme cases. Chiropractic treatments, including spinal manipulation techniques, can relax pelvic floor muscles and provide a range o......

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Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be frustrating at best and downright debilitating at worst. There are many conventional treatment methods available for alleviating discomfort, but you may wish to consider alternative options. Qualified chiropractors in Melbourne can suggest holistic long-term solutions that may help you avoid surgeries, pharmaceuticals and other short-term remedies. Many studies have been conducted that show a demonstrable impact on patients who receive chiropractic tre......

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Stop Back Pain At Work

  3 Ways to Create A Healthy And Happy Back 25% of work injuries are related to the spine, making it the most common work place injury in Australia. Additionally, prolonged sitting time is associated with a reduced life expectancy due to disease. So here is what you need to do to be healthy and keep your back pain free.     1. MOVE and stay HYDRATED Sitting down at a desk all day takes a toll on your body so make sure you get up every 30-40 minutes an......

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Stress and Sympathetic Dominance

By Chiropractor Dr Elise Feher Stress…it’s such a buzz word in the health industry but what does it actually mean for your health and well-being? Chronic stress as a result of work and family pressures and long term health issues play a huge role in decreasing your enjoyment of life. Many people think of stress as a normal part of life or are unaware of how much it is affecting their health. Seemingly unrelated symptoms can all be occurring as a result of chronic str......

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3 Ways To Enhance Your Gym Workout

By Chiropractor Dr Campbell Allport    #1 Mobility  Ensure you are mobile enough to perform the exercise you are about to do. Most gym injuries occur because the movements required to perform the exercise cannot be done properly in isolation, so you take a dysfunctional movement that is then loaded up with weight which forces the body to compensate. The result is a nice combination of strains, sprains or even worse. For example, you should be able to touch your toes i......

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Your First Consultation with a Chiropractor in Melbourne

For someone who has never been to see a chiropractor in Melbourne before, you may be unsure what to expect in your first consultation. Rest assured, our chiropractors near Carlton, Parkville and North Melbourne are professionals who are here to make your first visit a positive experience. Here’s what to expect in your first consultation. Welcome to the Chiropractic Clinic First, you will have an initial interview over the phone or in person with your chiropractor. This is......

Treatment Techniques Used by Chiropractors in Melbourne

In the human body, the nervous system is responsible for transmitting signals to and from different parts of the body. Maintaining proper spinal health and alignment is important for living a life free of debilitating pain and other health issues. Recognising the importance of the spine and the human body’s incredible ability to heal itself, chiropractors in Melbourne use natural, drug-free treatment techniques that generally involve adjusting the alignment of the spine ......

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Get Your Happy Back

This year Spinal Health Week 2015 runs from May 25 to 31, with the theme 'Get Your Happy Back'. Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life. One explanation for this is the impact an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has on postural fitness. Think about all the hours you spend each day sitting at work or school, on a computer or other mobile device, wa......

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Two Techniques Used by Chiropractors in Melbourne

There are many different routes in medicine, and chiropractic clinics in Melbourne are no different. Here, we practice both the Low Force Technique and the Thompson Technique, two alternative methods that have their own specific uses and advantages. The chiropractors at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic are trained in both techniques and can advise you on which one is most suitable for you. Below, we take a look at the differences between each type. The Thompson Technique an......

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How to Prevent Headaches Naturally

There’s no such thing as total headache prevention – we’ll all experience the niggling pain of a throbbing head at some point in our lives. Depending on the cause, type and severity of your headaches, you may benefit from visiting a GP, chiropractor, or other specialist for treatment. For example, a chiropractor can help with headaches related to the spine. However, if you don’t require professional intervention, there are some simple things you can do to help minimis......

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What is Plagiocephaly?

Also known as ‘flat head syndrome’, deformational plagiocephaly is the most common craniofacial problem among babies today. It is characterised by a flattening on the back or one side of the baby’s skull, which can occur when the baby’s head lies in the same position for too long – usually when they’re left to sleep on their back for prolonged periods. Other causes include in-utero constraint, pressure put on the cranium during birth, and muscular/congenital torti......

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