You bent over to pick up a dropped pencil from the floor and then a lightning bolt strikes in your low back, your legs go weak and you fall to the floor! This seems quite dramatic but you’d be surprised how often I hear stories like this. People say the first thing they did was grab their phone and type osteopath Taunton or chiropractor Taunton to get some help. At Taunton Health we see many people with low back pain, neck pain and headaches. However what we are best known fo
I often get people coming to see me at Taunton Health who have done the search for osteopath Taunton or chiropractor Taunton, chosen a practitioner and had treatment but are still no better. They tell me that they have tried this and it doesn’t work on them. The thing I always remind them is that simply having the same title whether that’s osteopath or chiropractor doesn’t mean that they will work the same way, that they’ll use the same techniques or that they will do the sam
Low back pain is one of the most common things we see here at Taunton Health and is one of the most common things an osteopath or chiropractor will see. It’s also one of the most common reasons for people to have time off work. One thing that the majority of people say when they come in to see us with low back pain is that they think it’s just tight muscles and it needs a massage. The question is though…why are the muscles tight? Yes some of the discomfort you might be experi
Back pain is one of the most common symptoms people come to Taunton Health. Actually any chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist will probably tell you that this is the most common thing they see in their clinics. The variety of reasons causes people give us for their back pain are massive. Things like sneezing, lifting weights, picking up children, twisting, rolling over in bed, even just laughing! These reasons people give us really should be thought of as the ‘trigger’.
Firstly it’s important to say that there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ headache. People often say they get headaches but its just normal. Headaches are NOT normal and you DON’T have to suffer. Some quick facts about this type of headache… - This is a form of headache that comes about due to irritation of the occipital nerves at the top of the neck. - The pain can be felt like it’s starting along the upper neck and at the back of the head. - With some people it will also trav
We’re getting very close to Christmas and this is the number 1 time of year when people let things fall apart with the diet. One thing to remember is that if there ever was a time of year where you could let the diet go it’s now! So relax, enjoy your break and try to stick with a few simple rules to limit the amount of weight gain and health damage that you might create. Which ever way you look at this the end result is the same. Some people like to say they’re being ‘good’ 8
About headaches… Headaches affect 80-90% of the population at some time in their lives. They can range from relatively mild to absolutely debilitating. At Taunton Health we see a lot of people with headaches and just love to help people get pain free and take control of their lives again after so many years of suffering. To help get people started on their journey to being headache free we’ve put together this handy headache guide which outlines 3 major causes of headaches an
The weight loss and diet industry is extremely confusing and many subjects are a bit of a grey area when knowing what exactly to do. One of the areas that tends to be debated is, do calories count when trying to lose weight? Some people will say, ‘a calorie is not a calorie’ and explain that a calorie of sugar isn’t the same as a calorie of protein.
There is a very simple and CORRECT answer that I can give. And then I will expand on why there seems to be too much confusion
Knees are one of those joints that Taunton Health see a lot of problems in. There are a variety of reasons and problems that could be causing someone’s knee problems or pains and if you do have knee pain it’s probably a good idea you find someone who knows about knees (an osteopath or chiropractor) to get the underlying problem found and then addressed. However this article is designed to give you a few exercises so that you can begin increasing the stability and strength in