Getting stressed out!!

Stress and how it affects our necks and backs:   There’s no question that tension and stress can manifest itself in the body. Whether it’s a headache or tight muscles, psychological factors can take a toll on our physical body. … Continue reading

Spring has Sprung! – How to look after your body after winter hibernation, when you get exercising again.

A lot of us will be out and about on these lovely spring days, whether that’s on bicycles, jogging, picking daffodils or even Easter egg hunting! So here are some tips to help ease you back into exercise: When bending … Continue reading

Digital detox- Part 2

Digital Detox Part 2- The Blue Light Hazard!   Modern society is becoming increasingly reliant and addicted to the benefits and lures of digital devices of all forms, but as with all good things, there are downsides.  In this series … Continue reading

Off to a Tee!

Golf is hard, let’s make it easier.   Tour golfers are surrounded by a team of professionals whose aim is to ensure that they achieve the optimal performance and as the Olympic cycling team showed, incremental improvements add up to … Continue reading

Massage for Body AND Mind

Massage Therapy is more than just relaxing ‘me’ time and often gets misconstrued as a pamper treatment rather than something that aides physical and emotional well-being. Its not thought of as anything medical at all or related to anything medical, … Continue reading

Summers Here!!

As plants blossom and grow, hanging baskets become laden and the demand for water is incessant, keeping on top of your garden becomes an increasingly physical affair.   Here at Harding Chiropractic we have put together a few tips that … Continue reading

Getting to the Core…..

Over the past few years core stability training has exploded and became its own entity entirely. Many discussions are now held regarding the importance of core stability. Due to this I am going to construct a series of weekly articles … Continue reading

Arthritis and Joint Pain – Causes and Treatment

Pain and stiffness in your spine, hands, hips, knees or feet? Pain and stiffness can be caused by an inflammation of the joint and often develops or become more acute as we age. This is broadly known as arthritis, but … Continue reading

Headaches and Chiropractic

Headaches are so common that almost everyone takes the odd one now and again for granted, but you may be suffering more than you can cope with. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you … Continue reading

Back and Neck Pain – Advice on Driving Postion

Whether it’s the daily commute to work or an extended road trip, the miles start to accumulate putting stress on the neck and the upper and lower back. Adjusting the driver’s seat to the perfect position can enhance both the … Continue reading

Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain

We all come in different weights, shapes and sizes, but have one thing in common; we spend more than a third of our lives in bed. For sufferers of back pain sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or even … Continue reading

Back pain – Advice on lifting

One of the commonest causes of back injury is handling of lifting objects incorrectly. Learning and following the correct technique for handling and lifting can help to prevent injury and avoid back pain. Think before you lift. Plan where the … Continue reading

Back Pain in Golfers

Many high profile professional golfers, such as Lee Westwood suffer from back pain, despite being physically fit and having excellent swing mechanics.  The amateur player may in fact be more at risk than the professionals.  Poor technique, inadequate stretching prior … Continue reading

Avoiding Back Pain when Gardening

As the weather starts to warm up (hopefully!), we spend a considerable amount of time and money on our gardens. Back problems can make gardening a painful experience. By following a few of these simple rules you can make gardening … Continue reading

What is Sciatica?

“I have sciatica!” Three words I commonly hear from patients in my clinic suffering with lower back and/or leg pain. What many don’t realise is that sciatica is actually a symptom and not a medical condition in its own right; … Continue reading

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body.  It has to be incredibly mobile, while remaining stable enough to move well, making it vulnerable to injury. The anatomy The shoulder joint is known as … Continue reading

Back Pain – What’s the Best Position to Sleep in?

For many suffering with lower back pain finding a comfortable sleeping position can be a challenge.  Supporting the injured structures at night can help to reduce the stress on the area. If you prefer to sleep on your side, try … Continue reading

Back and Neck Pain – Advice on Ideal Desk Posture

If you find yourself with a sore neck or back as you go to sleep, or with uncomfortable pain throughout the day, then you are probably suffering from the result of poor posture like many other people around you. Over … Continue reading