Frequently Asked Questions
You have around 206 bones, the human skeletal creates your structure and the ability to move through various articulations. It’s an anchor for your muscles, tendons and ligaments and acts as protection for your vital organs. You have an incredible 840 different type of muscle in your body performing the most incredible tasks. You have around 46 miles of nerve that can travel between 170 - 238mph. You truly are quite spectacular!
You look after your body it will look after you
We subject our bodies daily to physical and mental demands which can place unnecessary stressors causing discomfort to appear as physical ailments. Working backwards to find the root cause and not just the area of complaint is where Justin begins to build a picture of how you use your body daily and starts the process of getting you back to feeling great with the added tools of stretching or exercises to help keep you functioning optimally.
The Chiropractice relationship and the Nervous System
The nervous system is made of two parts that include the brain and spinal cord which combine to form your central nervous system. This is like a relay that is constantly sending and receiving messages back and forth from the brain to different parts of the body that may control movement, coordination, and balance, to breathing and heartbeat to how we regulate stress and perceive our surrounding of touch and sensation. The nervous system plays a role in nearly every aspect of your health and wellbeing. When a nerve has interference such as a joint that may not function properly a chiropractic adjustment to a specific segment can help improve nerve flow and start the restorative process back to movement and health.
Evidence Based Practice
At Holmes Chiropractic we have an evidence-Base approach to treatment:
- The experience of the treating clinician
- The Preferences of the patient regarding their care
Achieving this is done by making sure that possible underlying causes and symptoms are identified, explaining an overall action plan, and educating the patient to give them the necessary knowledge they need to help avoid possible future recurrences with some valuable tools to help.
Evidence is always emerging, pursuing clinical relevance, giving the best patient care possible and in their best interest and building this to best patient practice is important. As people we are all different and no one solution, technique, or advice is always going to work on every person, but we actively encourage each patient to be involved in the treatment plan, whether that be home exercise, stretching and mobility and making this a journey of discovery about how you can best achieve your optimal health outcomes and get back to doing what you do pain free.
Common Condition Neck Pain
Neck pain is very common and is often related to poor underlying postural habits or sudden or certain movements. In other cases, there may be degenerative, disc prolapse or trapped nerve or more muscular in its presentation that all may present differently. The discomfort maybe be very isolated in one area or travel down towards the shoulder or you may feel numbness and tingling into the hands. This is often referred pain caused from somewhere else, the movement in your hands and fingers are innervated from nerves that exit at various point in the cervical and branch out. With appropriate neurological and orthopaedic testing, we can help find the cause and remedy a solution.
Possible causes of back pain
There are many causes of upper or lower back pain and very individual but often it could be the simple things that maybe trigger an episode, such as:
Lack of exercise, stretching and general mobility. Get moving!
Falls or accidents, be mindful even if it was something slight your body may of created a compensations to help you manage your recovery and movement.
Repetitive tasks we do daily either through work, hobbies and interests, the body adapts to the demands you place upon it so make you’re your demand adaptations are positive ones, if not try and be mindful about too much time spent in one position.
Looking down at your phone for long periods of time? We can all be guilty of this, so be mindful of your time spent. Look around once in a while!
Carrying heavy bags over one shoulder? Or rucksack over one shoulder? best to use double straps over both shoulders to minimise producing a postural scoliosis.
Sleep, we all need it, we all tend to move in our sleep and twist, check the mattress and pillow is correct for you. If you find your low back aches when you lay down put a pillow under the knees for a short while this may help.
Posture, this is an achilles of many aches and pains, often preventable once you have some easy tips to help you on your way and is often overlooked and an afterthought of why we may get pain. Quick tip if you find you are curling to a letter C lift yourself up from your sternum and think about putting your shoulder blades down and back into your back pockets. Stop slouching, Think tall!
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8 Widmore Road,
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