Chiropractic Care for Degenerative Disc Disease

Senior sciatica pain

Here at Willow Chiropractic, we understand that ageing is part of life, and as we grow older, back pain can become more prevalent. One of the most common causes of lower back pain is degenerative disc disease. What is Degenerative Disc Disease? Almost everyone’s spinal discs show signs of wear and tear, it’s part of…

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Health warning as lockdown back pain on the rise

Women with back pain on the phone

A ‘perfect storm’ for back trouble is brewing. Home-working conditions and the impact of lockdown restrictions have led to a big rise in the number of people suffering from pain. They are seeing a big increase in people with neck pain, headaches, pain between the shoulder blades, pain down the arms, and lower back trouble.…

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Working from home: your health check

Working from home

Many people are now working from home instead of going into their office. The good news is working from home has many positive aspects, such as increased flexibility and productivity, less time commuting and the ability to stay in your comfy clothes all day. But it can also present a couple of unique set of…

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Yate talks lower back pain

pain locations

Your lower back is perfectly engineered to provide strength, support and flexibility to your upper body. It’s no wonder it’s so sensitive to pain and injury from everyday life.  Back pain is one of the most common and debilitating conditions people face and could be sourced from several causes, as well as range in severity.…

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Nailsea Clinic: Get Better with Bands

sporty woman doing different exercises with resistance band

Resistance bands are an excellent piece of equipment to aid aches and pains or after an injury. The band helps add resistance to your motions, improving both your strength and flexibility without undue stress on the joints. They allow you to focus and work on specific parts of the body, potentially speeding up the process…

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Pregnancy & back pain – what’s the link?

pregnant women

Starting a family is a wonderful thing and should be celebrated, so congratulations if you’re pregnant and reading this. Lots of changes are happening, some with good side effects like your skin glowing and hair being stronger and some with not so good side effects like tiredness, morning sickness and low back pain. Being a…

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Is clicking your own neck & back safe?

women clicking her neck

Imagine you’re sitting at a computer and your neck feels stiff, so you roll your head around, causing that satisfying popping sound in your neck. Or your back is sore, so you press your hands against your spine, leaning backwards till you hear a pop. Aah – instant relief! Everyone does it – but is…

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Is your child’s backpack causing them pain?

three children walking to school

Ah, school. New sets of flashy highlighters, packs of biros in every pencil case and a backpack to haul it all. Your child’s eyes might ignite when they see a colourful superhero backpack or they may even beg for one with so many compartments it could hold enough food for a year. But, although a…

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Only the pros know this secret golf tip

pro golfer swinging golf club

If you are reading this, I assume you want to find out the secret that all the pros use to improve their game. Keep reading to find out how restrictions in the body can halt your performance and discover the vital game changer most of the pros are using!  Golf, what a great game! Frustrating…

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Did you know your head is as heavy as a bowling ball?

People picking up bowling balls

“Why is neck pain so common”, this is a question we get asked all the time. The simple anatomical answer is because holding your head up is like trying to balance a bowling ball on the end of a snooker cue. This presents challenges to the neck. Ian, one of our Yate Chiropractors recently did…

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