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Low back pain

What is the real cause of your low back pain? Ironically, some of the most common causes of low back pain are not primary problems of the lower back. Whilst many people present with a low back injury the primary cause or problem can often be somewhere else. While the causes of low back pain […]

Chocolate – Hayley’s thoughts!

Is it all bad? Chocolate is the single most craved food (closely followed by pizza in second place). The key ingredient in chocolate is cocoa (well it should be!!).  Cocoa possesses many health benefits which were first exploited by the Native American’s in the 17th and 18th centuries. Unfortunately the key ingredient in most chocolate these […]

Ergonomics – Fact and fiction

Ergonomics is something we address everyday with clients at Better Health. The science of workplace ergonomics, health and safety has come a long way over the last couple of decades but there is one thing we must not forget. Whilst there is an ideal way of setting your workstation up, no amount of ergonomic science is ever […]

Chronic Back Pain, Your Brain & Chiropractic

Chronic low back pain is more than  just a muscle or joint problem. There is big difference between the treatment of acute pain (short term, first time and one off) v.s. chronic pain (long term and recurrent). If your back pain has been present for more than 6 months and associated with acute relapses during […]

Herbal medicines save Xmas Day!

So it’s the time of year when most of us start to feel burnt out, exhausted and stressed. With Christmas just around the corner it can feel as though there is too much to do and not enough time to do it in. In between finishing up at work, present shopping and Christmas parties our […]

Healthy Stress

Fact: Some stress is vital for life.  Without healthy stress your mind and body would simply shut down and wither away. Stress comes in 3 forms: physical, chemical and emotional/mental. For example: Without the physical stress of gravity and movement your bones de-mineralise and joints degenerate. Without the chemical stress of digesting the foods that we eat […]