Understanding Chronic Pain (in less than 5 Minutes!)

Understanding Chronic Pain (in less than 5 Minutes!)

Many people living in Mandurah suffer from long-term back pain or neck pain, and while we know that chiropractic is great at helping to manage the physical component of this complex condition, there is more that can be done...

New Medical Guidelines Recommend Conservative Therapies

New Medical Guidelines Recommend Conservative Therapies

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for a GP visit and is the worlds leading cause of disability. New guidelines for treating low back pain address both short-term and long-term pain, with both cases suggesting to trial non-drug therapies first, such as chiropractic.

Treating Upper Back Also Helps Low Back Pain!

Treating Upper Back Also Helps Low Back Pain!

When treating back pain, chiropractors often take a holistic approach, and will assess not just the area that is painful, but take the time to look at the spine as an integrated whole. This is because a problem in one area of your spine may affect another area of your body through compensatory reactions.

Whiplash – More Than Just a Pain in the Neck

Whiplash – More Than Just a Pain in the Neck

We’ve all heard of whiplash somewhere along the line. The most common causes in Mandurah are car accidents, sporting injuries, or a fall/slip. With quite a few causes of whiplash, you may have even experienced it yourself and it is important to have it checked by a chiropractor.

3 Simple Steps to Achieve Better Balance

3 Simple Steps to Achieve Better Balance

To be able to balance, your body need to know where all its parts are, in relation to the world around you. Whether you are sitting, walking, or standing on your head, your body is constantly providing information to the brain regarding your body’s position and alignment.

7 Practical Ways to Live a More Active Lifestyle

7 Practical Ways to Live a More Active Lifestyle

It's no surprise to us as chiropractors, that new studies are finding huge health benefits for people who live a simple and active lifestyle (something that should be pretty easy to do in a city as beautiful as Mandurah). Health benefits have even been found to be equal to that of...

What You Need to Know About Sciatica.

What You Need to Know About Sciatica.

One of the many reasons people visit a chiropractor is for relief of sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica is a general term that can refer to several possible symptoms arising from various different causes. Confusing right? The good news is that chiropractic is often helpful in treating many of the underlying causes of sciatic nerve pain.

The Most Simple Neck Exercise Ever!

The Most Simple Neck Exercise Ever!

At Waters Family Chiropractic, Mandurah WA, we believe in the K.I.S.S principle - keep it simple, stupid! The more simple and easy an exercise/ stretch is, the more likely we are to do it! Even better - a recent study has found increasing benefits for people who perform a particular type of neck exercise called ‘isometric neck exercises.’ 

Smart Phone Posture Causes ‘Text Neck Syndrome’

Smart Phone Posture Causes ‘Text Neck Syndrome’

Lets take a wild guess. I would say you are slumped in a chair or leaning over a table whilst reading this, with your head tilted forward and shoulders curved. And, if you are using a mobile device to read this, you are probably even more stooped with your arms bent at your side. Am I right? This familiar posture is what causes “Text Neck Syndrome”.

6 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy & Happy

6 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy & Happy

Having your spine properly checked and in correct alignment should be a priority if you want to get back (pun intended) to being happy and healthy. Rebalancing your joints and muscles will give you the perfect foundation for your body to thrive.

Feel Awesome with Chiropractic Adjustments

Feel Awesome with Chiropractic Adjustments

A chiropractic adjustment is much more gentle than most people imagine, involving a quick, direct movement to a specific spinal joint. At Waters Family Chiropractic, there is no bone snapping or warrior-style pulling heads off spinal columns! Most people after a chiropractic adjustment describe feeling “lighter”, having greater ease in moving the body, and being able to stand up taller.

Paracetamol - No Better Than Placebo for Low Back Pain

Paracetamol - No Better Than Placebo for Low Back Pain

So, you may have heard the news. According to a study published on April Fools Day 2015, Paracetamol has been deemed useless in the treatment of low back pain. And that's no joke! The study published was a review of 13 trials published around the world, and reported on the effects of paracetamol based on more than 5,000 patients.