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How stress affects the body

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Acute stress is a response to imminent danger, it turbo charges the system with powerful hormones that can damage the cardiovascular system.

Galway Clinic provides ongoing access to state-of-the-art medical facilities

Galway Clinic is one of Ireland’s leading private hospitals situated on the outskirts of Galway.

Low Back Pain v A Low Back Problem? Is There A Difference?

Your “back pain” might be a misnomer. We often confuse pain for a problem.

Low back pain vs a low back problem — is there a difference?

Your "back pain" might be a misnomer. We often confuse pain for a problem. Doctors often do not help matters by not doing thorough examinations, and just offering a prescription of pain pills or anti-inflammatory drugs when the patient comes in with a complaint of pain.

Hip Pain or Low Back Pain – Which One Is It?

Technically, the hip is the ball-and-socket joint between the long bone of the thigh and the pelvis; but more often than not, many people will point to a number of different places on their back or pelvis and say, “My hip is killing me” when it’s not really “the hip” at all!

Pain relief at Crane Clinic

Acupuncture, which originated in China, is proven to be a very effective therapy for pain relief and is now used in many progressive hospitals in the USA, UK, Israel, and Australia. Specialised pain clinics also include acupuncture as part of their medical treatment protocol.

Low Back Pain and Subluxation

Subluxation means a vertebral joint of the spine is out of its normal position.

Low back pain and its cause

Low back pain for many of us is somewhat of a middle age problem. Lots of sufferers begin to seek physio care in their thirties and forties and wonder how it all happened. Perhaps it was a sneeze, a long drive, or gardening in the yard that set the pain off. But you were always able to do these things before without so much as a chirp from your low back. And now things are different. Even job stress can add to back pain.

Is sitting too much causing my back pain or sciatica?

A major manufacturer of workstations reports that 86 per cent of work computer users have to sit all day, and when they do rise from sitting, more than half (56 per cent) use food as the excuse to get up and move. In addition to sitting at work, for meals, and commuting to/from work, 36 per cent sit another one to two hours watching TV, 10 per cent sit one to two hours for gaming, 25 per cent sit one to two hours for reading/lounging, and 29 per cent use their home computer for one to two hours. In summary, the average Irish person sits for 9.5 hours a day and sleep for eight hours. That's a total of 17.5 hours a day off their feet.

Low back pain and subluxation

Subluxation means a vertebral joint of the spine is out of its normal position. It's the same as a sprain because the ligaments are stretched when this occurs. But how does a joint get out of its normal position? Usually, the culprit is some sort of trauma but not necessarily at the level of a high fall or a major car accident (although these trauma do cause problems).


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