Core Chiropractic, New England Road, Brighton, BN1 4GW


  Contact : 01273 933 170

Staff at Core Chiropractic Brighton

We welcome a new member of staff at Core Chiropractic Brighton and his name is Jeffrey.

He works behind the front desk here at the moment however if you do call and find there is no-body to talk to then please leave a message and we will get back you ASAP

Yours

Core Chiropractic Team

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World Spine Day 2016

Straighten up on world spine day

Core Chiropractic is urging people to pay attention to their posture and straighten up this World Spine Day (October 16th) by following a few simple steps.

Recent research from the British Chiropractic Association found that over half of south east England (52%) who have suffered from back or neck pain believe poor posture triggers it. However, having and maintaining a good posture can help to keep back pain at bay.

Many people don’t realise that a straight spine is more achievable than they think, and incorporating just a few small changes into our daily routines can make a huge difference to back health.

Core Chiropractic has compiled a number of simple tips to improve posture and protect against back pain.

  • Get up, stand up. Inactivity is a leading cause of back pain. If you spend most of your day sitting, make sure that you take regular breaks, ideally every 20-30 minutes. Stand up to stretch, change position and walk around a little.
  • Stretch it out. If you struggle to get away from your seat at work, simple activities such as stretching and shoulder shrugging and even simply fidgeting in your seat can all help to keep your back in line.
  • Keep moving. Exercise is key to a healthy back, however you don’t need to embark on any extreme fitness regimes. Adding just a few extra minutes of walking a day can have a huge impact on your posture.
  • Straighten Up. Try incorporating some simple exercises into your daily routine. The BCA has developed – Straighten Up UK – a series of simple exercises designed to improve posture and help prevent back pain by promoting balance, strength and flexibility in the spine. You can find these via the BCA website on www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk
  • Spot your side profile. Paying closer attention to your body’s side profile can help you recognise back or neck pain triggers. People who want to improve their posture should try imagining they have a plumb line hanging straight from their ears to ankles – with everything in the middle sitting on the same line.One way to do this is to try standing in a relaxed way and then gently contracting the abdominal muscles

Matthew Bateman comments: “As modern lifestyles put increasing amounts of strain on our backs and necks it’s becoming even more important for people to take proactive measures to protect their back health.

“Prevention is always better than cure, so this World Spine Day we want to encourage people to straighten up, and incorporate simple steps into their daily routine to maintain a healthy posture. For example, people are often surprised at the positive impact that simply ensuring you take regular breaks when sitting for long periods of time, or walking regularly can have on your back.” 

For more information on how to maintain a healthy posture and avoid triggering neck and back pain, visit www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk.

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Low Back Exercises for the Office

Low back exercises for the office include thhe pelvic tilt which can be done in the chair as well as the knee – chest stretch which both move the pelvis  and low back joints.

These help keep the back mobile if you are subject to sitting all day in the chair at work.

Obviously the best movement is always to get up and move around and walk in the office however these gwo exercises will help when seated also

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Hip Flexibility Stretches – Brighton Chiropractor Matt Bateman demonstrates

Hip Flexibility Stretches can effect your chances of developing low back pain. Brighton Chiropractor Matt Bateman helps explain how to improve your hip flexibility with two simple stretches.

These stretches help you improve your hip flexion which is important when bending forward and squatting. But also hip extension which is very important when walking to prevent over arching in the low back and pelvis.

Brighton Chiropractor Matt Bateman explains two fantastic stretches that can help you improve your flexibility. If these have been prescribed to you then watch the form careully and do not complete if painfull at all.If either cause back pain or  leg pain then consult the clinic and book in for a free consultation TODAY ON 01273 933170

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Brighton Chiropractor Matthew Bateman Healthy Eating makes you Happy

The Core Essentials to Health is the latest collumn written by Brighton Chiropractor Matthew Bateman and to read the full story please follow below:

Healthy Eating Keeps Your Happy

There are many diets in the media, it is difficult to know which FAD to listen to. Nutrition should not just be about weight loss as we should all know the affects of our food has on us. People who have decreased brain function, regular illness or chronic pain may be dehydrated, eating low energy foods or eating too many inflammatory foods such as red meat, refined sugars or processed foods.

A common piece of advice I give to patients is to drink more water. People who are properly hydrated are less susceptible to headaches, muscle pain and have better brain function. See how you feel if you drink 2 – 2.5 litres of water daily.( But think about when you are drinking water.)( You dehydrate during the night by exhaling water vapor and sweating and then morning caffeine makes you more dehydrated hence you can swap your morning coffee or tea for a lemon water or herbal tea to rehydrate as early as possible. This can help your brain function, mobility and digestive system for the rest of the day. Ignore some of the FADs and make small changes to your diet and see what works for us.

When diet is combined with physical fitness and psychological happiness you can make changes in your overall health. Combining the three allows you to balance a good level of health if you know you are going to have a stressful week and cannot make the gym then you need to be strict with your diet. However if you have been segregating your stress levels, completing consistent exercise then feel free to enjoy a steak and vino with your family.

 

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The Core Essentials to Health – Fit Exercise into you Life

Core Chiropractic Chiropractor Matthew Bateman has written another column for the Brighton and Hove Independent in the column The Core Essentials to Health

This month he has focused on the how exercise is beneficial with tips how  to stick to exercise as a consistent goal in your life.

The full article is below, however for more hints and tips how to live a healthy lifestyle then please follow through this link for the latest news http://ccbrighton.co.uk/videos-exercises-back-pain-neck-pain-sports-injuries/

The Core Health Essentials to Health

With Dr Matthew Bateman (Doctor of Chiropractic)

Welcome to the Core Essentials to Health column. Last month’s column covered psychological stress and this month’s column focuses on my favourite, physical wellbeing.

Very simple levels such as 20 minutes of active exercise daily can make you 50% less likely to have diabetes, 30% less chance of heart disease and 30% less likely to suffer from depression or dementia. So obviously even low levels of exercise not only helps us physically but also mentally. Sticking to long term exercise is a problem that I see in my patients regularly. You need goals that are achievable for you and then enjoy fulfilling them. Goals can be as simple as walking the dog daily or tough as running a marathon, it must fit around your current lifestyle so you can plan it at the beginning of the week and execute it by the end. You goal can be integrated into your current schedule like walking your children to school or even going to the gym in your lunch hour. The key aspect is to then celebrate your goal! Tell people about your achievement and then set a new goal. My wife ran the Brighton Marathon but after race day, her running stopped. So now she has set another goal of a 12 week fitness plan and is enjoying executing her new goals. Don’t make excuses, remember the satisfaction after going to the gym, walking to dog or swimming and make that feeling a priority in your life.

Combined exercise, psychological happiness and nutrition can help you to be healthier and happier. Next month you can learn simple easy methods to introduce new and fun healthy eating to your lifestyle.

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Pokeman Back Pain Brighton

Pokeman related back pain spreading in Brighton

Pokeman related back pain spreading in Brighton –

Its not really, generally its  harmless game and gets people exercising a little. However all jokes aside I have had 2 recent complaints where patients have jarred or jolted their low backs due to walking without due care whilst playing Pokeman.

If you have had Pokeman related back pain or any other condition and would like to organise a free consultation then contact us via http://ccbrighton.co.uk/ or 01273 933 170 and let us have Pikachu (sorry)

Otherwise have a great day

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The Golfers lift – from Core Chiropractic

This week I watched a patient pick up their handbag after a treatment with bad form. She then asked me to show her the best way to pick up light objects. So this week we will be looking at The Golfer’s Lift. Last week we discussed the need for proper lifting  in the best ways to squat. In the video http://ccbrighton.co.uk/best-ways-to-squat/ we showed you  how to use the hip hinge to  squat down properly with strength. However this week is a slightly more difficult lift but used for every items to pick up quickly and easily.

The Golfers Lift

This uses the legs to  counter balance the upper body when bending forwards. The golfers lift can prevent the joints in the low back from spraining and the muscles from straining. When we lift badly  we can cause injury. However when we lift properly we prevent the risk of injury. In practice we see patients commonly say  “I was imply bending over to pick up my bag and my back went” this is normally due to  repetitive bad lifting habits which eventually cause tissue injury.

This is designed to be used to pick up light objects. You need good core stability to practice the lift safely  however if you practice at home with light objects while concentrating on your form then the movement pattern will improve.

 

Prevention of back pain

Proper lifting can prevent back pain however maintenance care and chiropractic adjustments can also prevent the low back from injuring. If you have had pain and these problems keep re-occuring then make contact with us and book in for a free consultation with a qualified Chiropractor to examine the problem today through our request an appointment page http://ccbrighton.co.uk/

For regular updates on your phone then like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/corebrighton and see constant new updates on news, dietary plans and core stability suggestions

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Best ways to squat – Core Chiropractic advice on lifting

Best ways to squat – Core Chiropractic advice on lifting

People experience back pain when they are lifting badly without good form. This is due to improper loading of the spine and in so doing we can strain muscles and sprain joints. Poor squatting techniques and bad lifting can all of a sudden cause back pain. This is why in practice we see many people to explain that “I was only bending to pick up my bag and my back went”

However the best ways to squat help you decrease the chances of causing back pain. If we can learn how to squat and bend properly without putting our back under pressure then we decrease to chances of causing tissue damage. The more we practice best ways to squat then the quicker it becomes natural and habitual.

In the words of Marcus Gladwell the start of your 10,000hours starts here. By practicing this form consciously when lifting in the gym or simple tasks makes the movement pattern then habit. When something is habit you will still do it at a subconscious level. So when the kids are screaming and you need to pull the clothes out of the drier you will still squat properly.

Learn the patterns of moving your hips backwards during the best ways to squat and protect your back for the future.

Hip Hinging

This simple video illustrates the ease of preforming a hip hinge when lifting. There are many other techniques when lifting including the golfers lift as seen below.

Check out our advice on the golfers lift on  http://ccbrighton.co.uk/how-to-lift-properly-using-the-golfers-lift/

Keep your eyes out for future videos in our library on core stabilisation techniques and exercises to help maintain a good base for strong lifting.

Further Advice

If you are currently suffering with a problem then don’t simply try to work through it. Visit Core Chiropractic and have any injury  assessed diagnosed and a treatment plan set out for you.

 

 

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The Core Essentials to Health – How to maintain a positive mindset

Learn the simple tricks to maintaining a positive mind-set in the most recent ” Core Essentials to Health ” column from Chiropractor Matthew Bateman in the Brighton and Hove Independent newspaper.

This month describes simple and easy tricks to swap from a frustrated negative mind-set into a more positive resourceful mind-set at your command. These tips can help your psychological health which in turn contributes to your overall health.

Find the full text below

The Core Essentials to Health

With Dr Matthew Bateman (Doctor of Chiropractic)

Welcome to the Core Essentials to Health column. This monthly column can teach you how to live a healthier life. The three main factors that contribute to your health are psychological stress, physical wellbeing and nutrition. This month we are focusing on how to maintain a positive mind-set during your daily activities.

Psychological happiness is important because stress can make you more susceptible to depression, heart disease and weight gain. Nobody is completely stress free and you may have it during your commute, office politics or even from certain family members. Many of us have finished a hard day, come home, had a glass of wine and continued to allow the days stress effect your mind-set.  After leaving a stressful environment you can change this negative attitude and re-set your mind-set. Some people choose to meditate, listen to cheerful music or play with their children. Personally I choose to exercise, often I run home from work while listening to health and fitness podcasts. This positive task allows for endorphins to be released in my system, it improves my mood and helps my brain function away from work. The immediate self-satisfaction makes me happy to go on into my next task of the day. You may be different but you can find that task that can help you re-set your mind-set. This may be a 10minute fitness video, bathing your children or taking your partner on date night however find what activity works for you and make it a priority. This will help you move forward in a positive psychological state.

Read next month we will let you know a few secrets to committing to long term exercise plans and making a positive change in your life.

Future Articles can all be found on http://www.ccbrighton.co.uk/news/ in the future as well as tips and hints on diet, core stabilisation and clinic news.

 

 

 

 

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