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Poor Posture Increases Risk of Death by 44%

Poor Posture Increases Risk of Death by 44%

A ground-breaking study* published in 2004 proved a significant relationship between bad posture and early death from heart and lung related deaths. The actual study determined a 44% higher risk of death in those with the poorest posture.  The study pointed out that the posture with the most dangerous influence on heart and lung health […]

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10 signs you may be ignoring that show you may need a checkup

10 signs you may be ignoring that show you may need a checkup

The spine is a vitally important part of our body and influences our overall health and wellbeing. It provides structure, support, movement and it affects the communication between the brain and body. People often ask if there are ways for people to check themselves to see if they have an unhealthy spine. There are ways […]

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Epilepsy interview on 96fm

Ben talks about heavy school bags on Cork’s 96FM

Last Friday 18th September I spoke to Deirdre O’Shaughnessy and PJ Coogan on Cork’s 96FM Opinion Line about the weight of children’s school bags. We discussed how to pack and carry the bag correctly to prevent future neck or back pain. I offered listeners the opportunity to have their kid’s bags checked in the office […]

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It's not about pain - it's about the brain

Chiropractic is not about pain – it’s about the brain

A study from an important medical journal in 2007* proved that a Chiropractic adjustment changes overall body health by directly improving brain function. This study proved a person can have a subluxation without experiencing any symptoms. This is ground-breaking because too many people still believe that Chiropractic care is only for people with back pain. […]

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Don’t let your child go back to school until you do this…

Your child’s school bag, if fitted poorly, may cause poor health

Did you know that 90% of school children wear their school bag incorrectly? Poor carrying posture can lead to: • Neck and back strain • Spinal stress and fractures • Scoliosis • Cartilage damage • Spinal disc degeneration/herniations • Nerve pinching How can I check it? If your child’s head is protruding forward, or their […]

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Sciatica - How to Get Relief from Nerve Pain

Sciatica, a huge pain in the ass

Sciatica Pain – a huge pain in the ass Good old Sciatica – that unbearable guest that arrives uninvited, keeps you awake at night, interferes with your life and is the biggest pain in the ass you can imagine! If sciatica has paid a visit before, chances are, it can return at any time to […]

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Head over Heels in Cannes says your Chiropractor

“Head over heels at Cannes” says your Chiropractor

There’s been a lot of controversy in the last week over Cannes Film festival organisers refusing entry to several women wearing flat shoes at the star studded event. So outraged are women around the world, it’s been dubbed “flatgate.” In my opinion these ladies used their head over their heels! I know the arguments for […]

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Your next health check

Treat your body like you treat your car

Whether you’re a car fanatic or just happy that your old jalopy takes you from A to B, one thing’s for sure; to keep your car running smoothly it needs regular mainentance. When the wheels of your car are not aligned the car faces uneven friction and much more resistance from the road surface. This means […]

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