Modern Chiropractic – Looking Under The Surface

Example of Spinal Injury

Chiropractic care has come a long way since its foundation in the late 1800s. The days of the “bone out of place” way of describing what is going on under the surface are long gone. Research in the field of

Painful Facts (and what to do about them)

By Kristen Page (BChiroSc. MChiro)   Chronic pain is a BIG problem. 24 million Australians were living with chronic pain in 2018. 53.8% are women (1.74 million) and 46.2% are men (1.50 million). For the majority (56%) of Australians living

Is Sitting Really the New Smoking?

by Kristen Page BChiroSc. MChiroprac   It’s a bit of a bold statement but it did get your attention. So… is sitting really killing us? There is no doubt that sitting has become routine in today’s society. On average Australian’s

Focus on Spinal Manipulation

You may have seen that one of the recommendations made by the recent Lancet series of papers on low back pain was spinal manipulation. It just so happens, chiropractors are experts in spinal manipulation, often referred to as “chiropractic adjustments”

Must an Injury Always Hurt?

Did you know…? Over 40% of people without pain have a bulging disc on MRI (Turner et. el 2017). 80% of pain free people aged between 20 and 80 have disc degeneration seen on imaging (Brinjiki et al, 2015). Up

Can a spinal bone really ‘go out of place’?

One of the common misconceptions about the spine is that your bones can ‘go out of place’. While true dislocations or sub-luxations (partial dislocations) do occur as a result of trauma, these injuries are serious and often require urgent medical

Four Myths About Pain And Aging

Below is a great little list of some common myths about pain and aging. It’s taken from the great work done by David Butler and Lorimer Mosely from the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute.   Myth 1:  Pain is inevitable with ageing. Contrary

Tips For Troublesome Tendons


Pain arising from a tendon is common especially in the sporting population. Although we are understanding more and more about the injury process and subsequent healing, they can still remain a challenge to treat. They are slow to heal, and

Get to know your Pain Neuromatrix

Brain Neurons Firing

For a long time, we have viewed pain as a sign of injury or damaged tissue and have relied on models that are largely based on basic anatomy and physiology. These have been at best, simplistic cause and effect mechanisms