Author: Barny Lucas

What do we weave into the lives of others?

During Pericles' speech to the families of the Athenian War dead, he was quoted to have said "What you leave behind is not what it is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others". As we go about our daily lives,...

Chiropractic in Sports

So what do the latest 2 Golf major winners, Jordan Spieth (the Masters) and Zach Johnson  (The British Open) have in common? They are of course both chiropractic patients getting adjusted on a weekly basis. Jordan declared: "Dr. Van Biezen is an important member of my team and,...

Chiropractic 101

Chiropractic (meaning done by hand) is a primary health care profession. It addresses health issues and maintenance of health via non-invasive techniques (i.e. without the use of drugs or surgery). The chiropractic philosophy of health is based on four main principles: The body has a natural health...

Using movement as a nutrient

Almost everyone is now aware that exercise plays a very important role in keeping your body healthy with respect to weight control and cardiovascular and respiratory function. However the benefits of exercise are now understood to involve many more systems in our bodies on top...

Probiotics

Believe it or not, our bodies are 90% micro-organisms and only 10% of the cells in our body are actually human. This means that if there are 75 trillion cells in the average adult, there are 750 trillion bacteria and other micro-organisms! We have whats...

Nutrition from 30,000 feet

The area of diet and nutrition is a very confusing place. There are so many conflicting opinions, articles and authorities out there it is understandable that the majority of people don't know where they stand, or they have been fed some misinformation that they have...

Mid back and chest pain

Back pain is a very general term, caused by many different issues that we address in chiropractic. Most of them originate in the spine or ribs joints or back muscles, but referred pain from the organs does occur occasionally. For example, (incredibly rarely) a stomach...

Low back pain

Low Back Pain is Common. Each year over 5 million people develop chronic pain with back pain alone causing an estimated loss to the economy of £12.3 billion a year. Chiropractic is recognised as a cost effective and evidence based approach to acute and chronic low...