Let me start by saying I did not believe in chiropractors. 🙅🏻‍♀️

I had been treated by one for some time and I really found the sessions ineffective and a total waste of money.

So, I continued with my usual allied health treatments, namely physiotherapy, remedial massage, and podiatry.

Oh, and every handbag I owned contained ibuprofen as did my car glove box, work desk etc. 💊💊

I suffered from severe headaches and that was the only thing that seemed to work. 🤕 That and perhaps Coca Cola (= a massive sugar and caffeine hit together).

I used to call these headaches “mini-migraines,” not that they were as painful as the true migraines I had suffered.

If I got on top of my “mini-migraines” before they got too bad, I would be okay.

If I did not, then apart from the debilitating pain I would also be nauseous and total ineffective in my tasks.

Then my wonderful remedial masseur became a qualified chiropractor. 👨🏻‍⚕️

I was meeting with him on a business matter when he offered to look at a painful foot issue I was having.

The physio had not been able to help with this issue at all and the podiatrist had helped a little but then Dr Clyde helped a lot.

It was then that I started to think there is something to this chiropractic therapy.

Fast forward some months and my foot pain was now manageable.

And my headaches were gone! 🤯

In my case, my “mini-migraines” were caused by the tension I held in my neck, shoulders, and jaw.

I had always suffered from stress and anxiety and over time the ramifications of this just magnified.

As with everything there is a flow on effect.

Until I had posture scans done, I had no clue how bad my posture was.

Note the red lines. These are the reality of your spinal alignment.

The green line indicates the ideal alignment of your spine.

In fact, most people are walking around with spinal subluxations due to poor posture.

This is just a result of the lifestyle we now lead as well as gravitational pull.

And as I now know, posture is everything!

Poor posture can be responsible for:

Ø Migraines and tension headaches.

Ø Shoulder, neck, and back pain.

Ø High blood pressure.

Ø Heart disease.

Ø Reduced lung function.

Ø Stress and anxiety.

Ø Fatigue or low energy.

Ø Constipation and gastrointestinal pain.

…. to name just a few.

I have had a regular regime of chiropractic therapy for some years now.

As a result, my “mini-migraines” are long gone. I may experience strong headaches once or twice a year but nothing like I endured in the past.

In fact, I recently had to throw all my headache tablets out as I had not used them in so long, they were now all out of date!

My regular chiropractic sessions really do put my body back in sync.

This is wonderful news for #pregnant or #perinatal women who can be safely treated for migraines, without the use of harmful drugs.

Chiropractic is also an efficacious therapy for pre and post-natal depression.

The more I learn the more I realise chiropractic therapy, due to its focus on the spine and central nervous system, can benefit all of us.

This is not to say we no longer need medications or other forms of treatment, but rather, chiropractic can be a wonderful complimentary therapy to mainstream medicine.

And given such a natural holistic therapy can result in such successful outcomes why would you not use it?

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Parkinson Disease (PD) is a complex neurodegenerative disease with no known cure. Pharmaceuticals and surgery are options for patients with PD wanting to reduce or alleviate the symptoms. While PD symptoms can vary from person to person, they may include Tremors These usually begin in a limb and your hand may tremble when it's at rest.

Rigid muscles Muscle rigidity may occur in any part of your body, limiting your range of movement and becoming quite painful.

Impaired posture The brain of a PD sufferer does not send auto reminders to stand or sit up straight. And combined with the stiff muscles this can lead to stooped posture or rounded shoulders.

This in turn affects the ability to breathe deeply, resulting in softer speaking voice and tiredness.

Low Back Pain Caused by muscle rigidity and poor posture

Loss of Balance This is critical as it leads to falls

Slowed movement (bradykinesia) Over time, Parkinson's disease may slow your movement, making simple tasks difficult and time-consuming. Your steps may become shorter when you walk. Your gait will be affected.

These life changing symptoms mean PD patients look for treatments focussing on the reduction and/or alleviation of symptoms.

A study conducted by PubMed Central [1] looked at Chiropractic Management of an 81-Year-Old Man with Parkinson Disease Signs and Symptoms. Over time the patient reported a major change in PD symptoms, with the chiropractic manipulation appearing to help his Parkinson disease signs and symptoms.

Chiropractic therapy is based around the connections to the central nervous system, so as such is an excellent complimentary therapy for PD patients. Chiropractic: Improves Nerve Function By removing spinal misalignments caused by the PD posture, nerve cells are then able to function at optimal levels. When a patient has #subluxations or misalignment in the spine the body cannot communicate to all areas of the body and use its innate ability to self-heal. These #misalignments can cause interference which disrupts communication in the body.

Gentle adjustments will remove these misalignments and allow nerve cells to function at optimal levels of health so that they ensure proper dopamine production and improve Parkinson’s symptoms.

Improves Muscle Control Parkinson’s disease can cause muscle stiffness or mobility issues that can cause complications, such as difficulty walking or even slips and falls. Misalignments of the spine add to muscle stiffness as vertebrae that are out of alignment can pull on muscles, causing tightness, tension, and pain. Chiropractic care focuses on restoring proper alignment and relieving muscles stiffness so muscles can work together more smoothly and effectively. This can help those with Parkinson’s get around easier, improve muscle control, and avoid dangerous slip and fall accidents that can cause further harm and injury.

Use of the Flexion/Distraction & Decompression Table allows for gentle stretching of rigid muscles. Improves Quality of Life Chiropractic can slow down the progression of #Parkinson’s disease substantially to improve the quality of life for those with the disease as well as for their family members and caretakers. Spinal health plays a vital role in overall health. Medication may help with managing symptoms, but it only masks the symptoms and can cause other potentially harmful side effects, but chiropractic care seeks to address the root cause of the problem. This improves nerve function to decrease symptoms, increase health and function, and improve overall quality of life. #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsons #parkinsonsawareness #parkinson #parkinsonsexercise #parkinsonswarrior #parkinsonsfitness #parkinsonsawarenessmonth #parkinsonsresearch #parkinsonsfoundation #stroke #fightparkinsons #parkinsonsdiseaseawareness #balancestabilization #dementia #multiplesclerosis #alzheimers [1] Joesph Bova, DC and Adam Sergent, DC

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  • Dr Clyde Jin

Updated: Apr 7

For many of us one of the benefits of lock-down has been the ability to work from home.

It has been a time saver. ⏳‍

We have been more relaxed not having to battle peak hour traffic. 🚗 😊

And we have seen our families more. 👨👨‍👨‍👧‍👧

However there is a huge downside to the WFH life which will have ramifications for years ahead.

Many have adopted poor postures at their work station. When we work in an incorrect postural fashion we are doing major damage to our back and spine and therefore other areas of the body.

This can be remedied by using a high quality ergonomic desk and chair thus ensuring correct posture is maintained while seated at your desk. Of course the chair and desk need to be set to the right height for your particular needs. This is something we can do for you as part of our ergonomic assessment.

There is also a simple and quick solution available.

Firstly ensure you have no spinal subluxations or misaligned vertebrae. #Subluxations are managed by chiropractic adjustments, which can be either fully manual or tool assisted.

By using a balance cushion, such as the 66Fit (pictured) as a seated cushion you will improve posture and core stability.

Just pump it up a bit more, place on the floor and it operates as a balance training aid whilst standing.

Users have reported its effectiveness in improving #posture, muscle strength,

joint stabilisation and #balance.

By positioning a lumbar support cushion on your chair this, along with the balance cushion, provides an excellent ergonomic setup for you to work with out damaging your back.

The 66 Fit Balance Cushion and the lumbar chair support are available from both our clinics in #SydneyCBD and #Cremorne.

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