Spinal Awareness Week 2018- it’s not how you feel its how you function

Spinal Awareness Week 2018: Why a healthy spine means a healthy body  The Alliance of UK Chiropractors (AUKC) has launched a campaign to make people more aware about the importance of a having a healthy spine.  The (AUKC) says the spine is key to overall health, not just the back and neck, because it houses and protects the central nervous system that connects the body to the brain. The organisation brings together the United Chiropractic Association (UCA), McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA) and the Scottish Chiropractic Association (SCA).  One of the chiropractors leading the AUKC’s Spinal Awareness Week campaign on 14-20 May is Donald Francis, a member of the UCA and an executive board member of the SCA. He explained: “Chiropractors look predominantly at the spine because that’s our […]

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How to choose the best mattress for your back

  Rebecca Nicholas, chiropractor and owner of Back 2 Balance in Brighton and Hove, describes the ‘ideal’ mattress choice, and it may not be what you thought. She is passionate about natural health and being vibrant.   Choosing the right mattress and pillow is one of the most popular questions I get asked at Back 2 Balance as a chiropractor. The usual questions include: “will buying a new mattress sort out my back?” “should I get a memory foam mattress?” “should I get an orthopaedic pillow?” and “should my mattress be firm or soft?” This topic is hugely controversial and so […]

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Have you got your sleep environment sorted?

  Rebecca Nicholas, chiropractor and Back 2 Balance owner, likes nothing more than helps clients get healthy, not just pain free. In this blog, she gives some of her top tips for creating a relaxing sleep environment.        What do we mean by a good sleep environment? There are many factors that can influence sleep quality, including nutrition, trans-meridian travel, emotional stress and the room that you are sleeping in. I have written several things to keep an eye on, especially if you are suffering from sleep deprivation. Click here to read the reasons why getting good sleep […]

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Sleep and it’s importance in health

  Rebecca Nicholas, chiropractor at Back 2 Balance, wants to encourage every person to have an awesome night’s sleep. Read below for her reasons why getting a good night’s sleep is vitally important for health.        Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, emotional health and ultimately quality of life.  The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain […]

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Bone Broth- why it is so good for you and your gut

    Doctor of Chiropractic, Michele Oman, is passionate about human movement and motor skills, music, literature, DIY and nutrition. In this his latest blog he details his journey into leaky gut and how to heal it with bone broth.       As chiropractors we are always looking to perfect the way the body works in order to feel better and better. We are not satisfied with a normal state of being we want to speed up the healing process as much as we can! For this reason we normally recommend few supplements during the first phase of care […]

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Chiropractic Awareness Week April 2018- Just Keep Moving

Press Release! Southerners advised to keep moving to halt rise in back pain New research finds increasing numbers of people from the South East suffering from back and neck pain New research released to mark Chiropractic Awareness Week (9 – 15 April), has found that two fifths (40%) of people in the South East are currently experiencing back or neck pain, an 8% increase on 2017. The research, which was carried out by the British Chiropractic Association, found that for sufferers in the South East, the top triggers for this pain were; Lifting or carrying heavy objects (49%) Sitting for […]

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome- one of the most common injuries in marathon runners

Rebecca Nicholas, chiropractor and owner of Back 2 Balance in Brighton and Hove, describes what patellofemoral pain syndrome is and why it’s so common in runners. Rebecca loves nothing better than to see her community enjoy life through a healthy lifestyle and switched on nervous system.   What is patellofemoral pain syndrome One of the most common injuries facing runners who are preparing for a marathon is patellofemoral pain syndrome. Carry on reading to find out what patellofemoral pain syndrome is, how to prevent it, and how to tell if it’s something serious, or something you can push through for […]

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7 Daily Secrets to being Happy- love your life, don’t just exist!

Doctor of Chiropractic Mike Ford from Back 2 Balance is an ardent wellbeing proponent. He likes nothing better than improving others’ lives in any way possible, and helping them understand how to keep it that way! Today he gives us his top 7 secrets to being happy.    The 7 daily secrets of being happy! Breathe I know! It seems simple, absurdly simple, but breathing is one of the keys to our emotional and physical state! This is how; When you are stressed your breath shortens and your heart rate increases, and this association works both ways! Research has shown that […]

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Walk to Work Day- the power of Walking

  Rebecca Nicholas, chiropractor and clinic owner, advocates increasing our exercise amounts whatever our starting level! Read below the benefits of walking.   The Power of Walking Walk to work day is Friday 6th April this year and you can read about the history of this day here. Interestingly it was not just for the health benefits that this day was created, it was also for the environmental aspect of walking rather than polluting the air using cars etc. Walking may be seen as just a mode of transport, however, what about getting into the fresh air, connecting with the smells and […]

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The power of water and why you should (probably) drink more

12 Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water   The 22nd March 2018 marks World Water Day so I’d thought I’d write a blog on the importance of water. There may well be some health benefits that you weren’t aware of. Rebecca Nicholas is the principle chiropractor and clinic owner of Back 2 Balance.     Water is essential for life. From the time that primeval species ventured from the oceans to live on land, a major key to survival has been prevention of dehydration. The critical adaptations cross an array of species, including man. Without it, humans can survive only for days. […]

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