Category: Back Exercises

What is a Chiropractor?

What is a Chiropractor? The question “What is a chiropractor?” has come up several times recently in the clinic. I have been asked this question throughout my career by patients, friends, family and other healthcare professionals, and it is a good question to ask. I have addressed questions regarding...

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What’s the Crack?

What’s the crack? Recently, I have seen a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about the “popping” or “cracking” sound that can be heard during spinal manipulation or when you crack your knuckles. The cause of the popping sound is also a question I get a lot from my students...

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Obesity and Back Pain

Obesity and back pain, are they related? The simplest answer is yes, excessive body mass increases loads on the spine leading to excessive stress and strain on the tissues and joints of the low back. The effects of mechanical loads and forces on the spine is something that has...

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Whole Body Vibration

Whole body vibration is a key element of our spinal rehab plans here at Spriggs Chiropractic. Whole body  vibration is well-recognised as a useful alternative and adjunct exercise modality with resistance training1, having been found to be effective for: Increasing force and power generation capacity in skeletal muscles2 Increasing...

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