• Dr Clyde Jin

Osteoarthritis affects a large number of Australians and is the most prevalent type of arthritis.

There is no cure for Osteoarthritis; however sufferers will often get excellent benefits from having regular chiropractic care.

Chiropractic therapy alleviates pain by making adjustments in the spine and skeleton in order to relieve stress and correct alignment and balance within the body. Our body is such an amazing structure and actually has the innate ability to heal itself when all areas of the body are operating as they should.

By focusing on restoring and maintaining movement and functioning of your musculoskeletal system, chiropractic can be beneficial in managing your pain and preventing the condition from worsening.

While movement maybe painful it is movement that is shown to be among the best treatments for the arthritic joint.

Keeping the joint mobile helps to reduce the constant inflammation and has shown marked improvements in the long-term relief of the associated pain.

So it is a matter of finding the CORRECT movements to assist with joint mobility and lubrication. This is where a certified doctor of chiropractic can help.

When your body is in alignment, pressure is taken off the nerves, allowing the motion between the bones and joints to be restored. The outcome of maintaining proper alignment can include increased flexibility and improved strength.

Often you may find just treating the surrounding tissues may significantly reduce the overall pain of arthritis. Chiropractic also offers several adjunct therapies which are exceptionally effective in targeting the pain source.

For e.g. laser therapy is a safe and effective solution to relieving pain and healing the body without surgery or prescribing of harmful medications.

TENS therapy or Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation uses a low voltage electrical current to provide pain relief;

And acupuncture to name just a few.

Chiropractic care, a balanced diet and a personalised exercise program may help control the musculoskeletal changes associated with your arthritic condition.

And hopefully remove the need for medication for this condition.

To find out if chiropractic therapy is right for you call our office to arrange a comprehensive initial consultation and examination.

We can help you to live the life you want.

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  • Dr Clyde Jin

As we age, our knees begin to show signs of wear and tear. Sad but true

This leads many middle-aged people to opt for knee replacement surgery.

While this may be successful for some it is still a very invasive and costly procedure.

Research has shown Chiropractic can be effective in restoring normal joint alignment.

Chiropractic Therapies can offer #KneePainRelief without the need for surgery.

Reduction of pain and the slowing down of joint degeneration are also major benefits of Chiropractic therapies.

As with anything the sooner treatment begins the better the outcomes.

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  • Dr Clyde Jin

Updated: Jan 17, 2020

The journey from pregnancy to birth to breastfeeding is truly a wondrous one. It does however place much strain on your body, particularly your #musculoskeletalsystem.

Many women may have had good posture prior to childbirth, yet now find themselves slouching like never before. This may also coincide with the onset of neck, back, leg and wrist pain, never before experienced.

There are many causes for the #spinaldistortion and associated or referred pain during breastfeeding:

  • The level of Relaxin in your system remains high for up to 3-5 months after the childbirth.

  • A side-effect of this hormone is the relaxation of ligaments in the new mum’s body, which may then decrease #spinalstability. As a result the new mum is more predisposed to scoliosis and the associated pain.

  • Secondly, an unstable pelvis may well be a cause of pain. The pelvis is the foundation of the spine.

When the weight of the foetus increases rapidly in late pregnancy, the mum-to-be’s centre of gravity at waist level, shifts forward forming an #anteriorpelvictilt and resultant laxity of core muscles.

This occurs due to #muscleimbalance in the lower half of the body. A combination of weak and tight muscles pulls the pelvis forward.

In addition, if you underwent C-section or epidural injection during the delivery, the damage from the surgical cut or chemicals used in those procedures could also result in discomfort.

However, #poorposture when feeding and looking after your babies, may cause the most direct damage to a new mum’s structure.

If this is your first baby, you may not even know the correct way to carry or feed your baby.

From my experience, quite a number of new mums sit very badly in an unsupportive chair, couch or even on the edge of the bed during feeding. Apart from being uncomfortable it can also be damaging to your spine.

When you have been holding the baby for a long time and start to experience tiredness in your shoulders and arms, it is common to just lean forward and feed the baby in a slouched position.

Never lean forward to nurse. Instead, let a chair or couch fully support your back. Why not try to imagine your belly is magnetic and it pulls Baby to you.

While breastfeeding might be “natural”, it is still work. Hard work!

You really do need to be mindful of looking after your own body while nursing.

Also do not assume that any little niggling pains or discomfort is just part of the process, take them as a signal to get help.

Last but not least, loss of calcium in a new mum’s body is a very serious issue.

When you're nursing, calcium is taken directly from your bones to reinforce calcium levels in your milk.

Not only is this a serious concern in relation to #boneloss but lack of calcium can also place you at risk of gum disease.

Next time I will go into a bit more detail on what a nursing mum can do to help minimize the #negativeeffectsofbreastfeeding on the body.

Of course if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to call or message me either via my website or on Facebook.

Until then, I wish you good health.

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