Back pain experienced more frequently in the UK

Back pain experienced more frequently in the UK

More people in the UK  are experiencing back or neck pain each week than they were five years ago according to new research just released from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). The consumer research, which looked at trends from the past five years, revealed the number of people experiencing back or neck pain on a […]

Back to School

Back to School

Children are back for a new school year soon and the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) is encouraging parents across the country to check their children’s posture, as well as the design and contents of their school bag to help prevent school children suffering from back and neck pain. When it’s time to get the kids […]

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

This year’s World Breastfeeding Week will run from 1st – 7th August, aiming to raise awareness of the links between good nutrition, food security, poverty reduction and breastfeeding as well as to galvanise action to increase breastfeeding rates worldwide. Breastfeeding is supported and promoted by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, as well as national […]

Ski/Board Safely

Ski/Board Safely

For those venturing to the slopes this season, the BCA has some great advice Despite common assumptions that a ski or boarding injury is most likely to occur on the first day, Matthew Bennett, BCA Chiropractor and the first to work with the British Alpine Ski team, comments: “After three days of skiing using unaccustomed […]

New Year Resolutions?

New Year Resolutions?

Are you starting 2018 determined to be fitter and healthier? January usually sees a surge in gym membership, with people wanting to loose some unwanted weight or fulfilling a new year resolution to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s important to remember that taking on exercise regimes your body is not used to can take its […]

Autumn in the garden

Autumn in the garden

Autumn brings a whole raft of garden tasks; time to cut back the dead plants, clear up leaves, do winter planting and get ready for winter. Our bodies are very well adapted to a variety of tasks, but we need to be careful not to take advantage of this and push our bodies to breaking […]

Quirkiest back pain myths revealed

Quirkiest back pain myths revealed

Applying WD40, drinking your own urine and hanging off a doorframe are just some of strange ‘cures’ back pain sufferers have tried, according to members of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). The anecdotes, which also include patients rolling over sofa arms and believing their pain is worse when there’s a full moon, have been revealed […]

Take a Break

Take a Break

A study from Columbia University Medical Center has found that regular movement every half hour could help limit the effects of a sedentary lifestyle and that exercise is not enough to ward off the risks of sitting still for long periods of time. The British Chiropractic Association has some great advice for desk hoggers and […]

Autumn Arriving - Trying a Digital Detox?

Autumn Arriving – Trying a Digital Detox?

Are you considering a digital detox after the summer? Too much time on the Instagram and Facebook? Maybe you just want to pare back your usage. The British Chiropractic Association advises that being smart when using tech can ease some of the physical issues that can come up. For example, one way to help get […]

Sun, Sea and Back Pain?

Sun, Sea and Back Pain?

As Brits return from their summer holidays, new consumer research has found that almost half (48%) of the nation’s holidaymakers have experienced back or neck pain on their trip. According to the survey, from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), respondents stated that sleeping in a bed with an unfamiliar mattress (23%) or pillow (18%) were […]