10 things you may not know about Chiropractic. North London Chiropractor, Dylan Paydar shares the following …

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 September 2013 04:35 Written by Dylan Paydar Wednesday, 4 September 2013 04:33

Chiropractic Visit at Muswell Hill Chiropractic ClinicHere are 10 things you may not know about Chiropractic:

  1. Chiropractic is a primary health care profession.
  2. It is the third largest healthcare profession in the Western World after medicine and dentistry.
  3. There are about 10,000,000 chiropractic visits to British Chiropractic Association (BCA) members every year.
  4. Chiropractors are governed by statute. Because of this chiropractors have to keep up to date and a patient can be assured that they get the best treatment for their problem.
  5. Chiropractors treat problems with joints, muscles and nerves. All the joints of the body but mainly concentrating on the spine.
  6. Chiropractors use gentle but specific manipulation which often chiropractors refer to as adjustments to improve the function of joints.
  7. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and dry needling as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.
  8. Chiropractic is suitable for many people. A chiropractor looks at the person as an individual and will tailor a package of care for them.
  9. Chiropractors do not use drugs or surgery.
  10. Chiropractic is backed up by positive evidence, for 15 conditions people generally see a chiropractor for and is even recommended in The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (Nice) guidelines for back pain of greater than 6weeks, but less than 1 year duration.

Chiropractic is a natural, gentle, drug-free healing art that recognises the body’s self-healing abilities.  If you are in pain and suffering right now and are looking for a way to feel better again and be your very best then we are here to help you.

If you haven’t visited a chiropractor before then you can read our post on what to expect on your first visit and even watch a short video here.

Call us to make an appointment to visit us at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic North London and find out how we can help you.

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Lounging in the sun can result in more than sunburn – avoid back pain this summer with advice from a North London Chiropractor

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:52 Written by Dylan Paydar Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:48

avoid back pain advice north london chiropractorWith the heatwave continuing in Britain, more and more of us are taking to lounging in the sun. However, this can result in more than sunburn if we don’t take care.

With recent consumer research* finding that 44% of the UK population are suffering back and neck pain, it may be surprising for some that lying down or sitting can trigger symptoms of back pain.

Lying or sitting in one position for an extended period of time can have a negative impact on our posture, often leading to poor posture. As an experienced chiropractor in North London, I know that poor posture can often be a contributory factor to back and neck pain.

Here are some simple tips to avoid back and neck pain while still enjoying the beautiful sunshine and all its benefits:

  • Make sure you move around and change your sitting or lying position at least every 20 – 30 minutes. You want to have a good stretch and shake out all the tension in your muscles.
  • Don’t lie on your stomach with your back and neck in an arched position. This can especially be a problem if you are reading a book on a lounger. Try putting the book on the floor so you can look at it over the edge of the lounger. Or even better listen to an audio book.
  • Make sure to warm up and stretch before taking part in any outdoor games. While they can be lots of fun, they can often result in injury if you’re not prepared.
  • Keep hydrated – drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Incorporate the Straighten Up UK programme into your daily routine to improve and maintain a good posture.

You can watch the Straighten Up UK video here – it’s only 3 minutes long.

We hope you enjoy the sunshine and keep your back safe this summer.

If you are experiencing back or neck pain then why not visit us at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic.

Call us now on 020 8442 0008 and ask about our Limited Time, Half Price offer.

Dylan Paydar at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic
Committed to helping the health and well-being of people in North London
Including Muswell Hill, Finchley, Highgate and Southgate

*research undertaken on behalf of the British Chiropractic Association

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Bad Back? It Could Be Your Commute that’s causing it. A North London Chiropractor offers some advice.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 01:23 Written by Dylan Paydar Monday, 11 March 2013 01:43

commuting advice fromnorth london chiropractorThe average commute is now just over 52 minutes per day according to new research undertaken by the TUC. While the average commute time for men has lowered over the last 6 years, women’s commute times have increased.

Of course this is the average commute time across the whole of the UK and commute times vary considerably. Commuting in, out and around London for most of us is a necessary evil and not surprisingly Londoners have the longest average commute at 75 minutes.

Commuting can have an impact on our health and wellbeing. Research undertaken by the British Chiropractic Association showed that one in three commuters, i.e. (32%) of the sample group, are suffering from back pain. Awareness of this is positive news as there may be measures you can take to help.

As a North London Chiropractor with a busy practice in Muswell Hill I see patients daily whose lives are impacted by back and neck pain.

If you are a regular commuter then here is some advice for reducing the risk of suffering back pain whether you are taking Public Transport or Driving.

Public Transport

Start by wearing comfortable footwear. If you find yourself having to stand on Public Transport, not uncommon in London, then make sure your feet are shoulder width apart. Always hold onto a rail for support and balance but make sure you are holding on comfortably – where possible, try and avoid overstretching or overreaching as that puts more stress on your back.

If you do get a seat then maintain a good seated posture. Make sure your bottom is against the back of the seat. If possible your shoulder blades should be touching the backrest of the seat.

Are you using a laptop or tablet during your journey? Then you want to watch your posture and follow the same guidelines as if you are using the laptop in any other place. To minimise neck tension the device needs to ideally be rested on a table and not on your lap. Your arms should be flat and your elbows level with the surface your device is on.

Driving

A daily commute by car offers no less risk of back pain. In fact driving remains one of the key triggers for back pain.

Always adjust the seat, head rest and steering wheel for your specific requirements before heading off on any journey. Also to avoid slouching try adjusting the mirror so you can only see it when sitting upright.

Here is a video from the BCA that offers step by step advice to ensure you Mind Your Posture while driving and minimise the risk of suffering from back pain.

If you are suffering back pain then why not visit us at Muswell Hill Chiropractic where will be able to advise you on this. Why not take advantage of our First Visit Special Offer.

Dylan Paydar at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic

Committed to improving the health and well-being of people in North London
Including Muswell Hill, Finchley, Highgate, Crouch End and Southgate

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