Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Don’t Overdo Ibuprofen

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a class that includes naproxen (Naprosyn,Aleve), ibuprofen (Nurofen, Advil), celecoxib (Celebrex), and diclofenac (Voltaren) among others, are the most commonly used medications among active adults.  While many NSAIDs are available over-the-counter, these medications should not be taken lightly, especially when taken beyond recommended dosages. NSAI...

Paracetamol, not for back pain

Published in The Conversation¬† Put down the paracetamol, it’s just a placebo for low back pain By Christopher Williams, George Institute for Global Health People with lower back pain are usually told to take some paracetamol for relief. But research published today shows that this almost universal advice is misguided. Up to 90% of the […]

Sciatica

BodyKey Chiropractors regularly treat sciatica and evidence demonstrates proven effective relief from pain and symptoms. Sciatica is the Latin word for “Pain down the back of the leg” Sciatica is referred pain usually caused by trapping the sciatic nerve in the lower back. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttocks […]

Neck Pain

If you are one of the many Australians that suffers with neck pain, you will be pleased to know that a chiropractic approach may offer the solution you have been searching for. One out of ten of us will have neck pain at some time in our life. In most cases it is not due […]

Posture

What is good posture Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or laying down. Good posture helps to minimise the amount of strain imposed on our muscles, joints and ligaments whilst performing our daily activities. If you want an example of good posture, just look at […]

Back Pain & Abdominal Strength

When you injure your back people will often tell you that you have to strengthen your abdominals. If this is not explained correctly one would take this statement that you need to strengthen your stomach muscles by performing sit-ups. The statement is correct but doing a sit up while you have back pain will actually […]

Headache

Headache is one of the most common illnesses in Australia, with around 15 per cent of us taking painkillers for a headache at any given time. Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache is a sign that something is wrong. The continual use […]

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