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Lucks Yard Clinic

The chiropractic clinic that helps you keep going …

The chiropractic clinic that helps you keep going …

Does your back need a service?

In 2013 almost 31 million days of work were lost due to back pain with an estimated 2.5 million people in the UK suffering annually. The British Chiropractic Association estimate that 1/3 of us have to take time off work because of back or neck pain which is not only causing individual suffering but costs [...]

Can probiotics help fight obesity?

According to Diabetes UK we are the ‘fattest’ country in Europe with over 1 in 5 adults categorized as overweight and 1 in 15 as obese.  The number of obese adults is set to rise to over 26 million in the next 20 years – a rise of 73% which would result in an extra [...]

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a common condition that can have a huge effect on the quality of day to day living.  It can make simple tasks such as bathing, dressing, driving and sleeping uncomfortable in mild cases to extremely painful in more chronic situations. Phases of Frozen Shoulder During the initial stage, often referred to as the [...]

Why you need Vitamin D

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition is proposing that everyone should consider taking Vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine. Currently only at-risk groups are advised to supplements and these include under 5s, pregnant women and over 65s. Considering the lack of sunshine in the UK this summer this is timely advice. National [...]

Help for damaged muscles

Research shows that the best way to treat post-exercise pain is to carry on exercising. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) appears between 24 and 72 hours after working out  and can be alleviated by light movement which has been described as ‘an internal massage for the body’. Many different types of exercise can result in [...]

Buggies and back pain

Tone passed this article to me that contains great advice for mums when pushing prams. However, having read the article I would definitely include dads too! Having to push a baby, toddler or small child in a variety of different prams, strollers, double buggies etc can have a big impact on the health of your [...]

A pain in the neck

Chiropractors are warning that sedentary lifestyles and poor posture due to frequent use of mobiles and other handheld devices is causing a huge rise in back and neck problems amongst young people. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) said that 45% of 16-24 year olds reported living with back and neck pain compared to 28% of [...]

Effects of sugary drinks on girls’ health

I read this worrying research this morning highlighting that girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not. Researchers at the Harvard Medical School followed just over 5,500 girls aged between 1996 and 2001 found that those who drank 1 ½ servings of sugary drinks daily started [...]

Acupuncture helps reduce hot flushes

Acupuncture can be a useful therapy for menopausal women who are suffering hot flushes and who wish to seek alternatives to prescribed medication. The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) evaluated a number of randomised controlled trials – 12 studies with 869 participants which met their inclusion criteria.  They concluded that acupuncture can positively affect the [...]

Your heart loves yoga

If you are one of those people who are unable to participate in exercise such as walking or gym then yoga may be for you. Researchers in the Netherlands have found that yoga is heart protective lowering both cholesterol levels and blood pressure and obesity. Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing and although it [...]

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