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.

Good News for Resistance Training

Good News for Resistance Training

Who needs more evidence that exercise is good for you? Well whether you like it or not, there is actually quite a lot to back it up! And lately, there is more and more research to support resistance training as a great exercise.

Research Finds Pain Killer Worse Than Placebo for Sciatica

 Research Finds Pain Killer Worse Than Placebo for Sciatica

Sciatica is a collection of symptoms affecting the leg, indicating that there is a problem with the sciatic nerve in that leg. It can be a very painful and debilitating condition, often leaving people desperate for relief.

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.

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.’ 

Smoking & Spinal Health - Bad News

Smoking & Spinal Health - Bad News

Unless you’ve been living under a rock and you haven’t heard – the harmful effects of tobacco smoke on both the cardiovascular (heart, arteries & veins) and pulmonary systems (lungs) is common knowledge. But what isn’t so widely known are the negative effects that smoking has on spinal health.

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.

Low Back Pain - the Worlds Leading Cause of Disability

Low Back Pain - the Worlds Leading Cause of Disability

Low back pain causes more disability worldwide than infections, heart disease and cancer, with new research published in The Lancet stating that up to 10% of people are suffering with low back pain at any one time.

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.