Bayside Chiropractic

Our Cronulla Chiropractic team are pleased to welcome you to Bayside Chiropractic, our friendly family health and wellness clinic.

(02) 9523 9940

info@baysidechiropractic.com.au
Suite 209, 30 The Kingsway
Cronulla, NSW 2230

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(02) 9523 9940

info@baysidechiropractic.com.au

Suite 209, 30 The Kingsway

Cronulla, NSW 2230

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back injury

Cervical spine facet joint lock

Have you ever woken up with a stiff neck? There may be more to it than just a dodgy pillow or mattress. You could have experienced a cervical spine facet joint lock. Now, its formal name is a ‘zygapophyseal joint’ — but who on earth thought that was a good idea?! Luckily we are sticking to the simpler term in this blog! Keep reading to find out what it is...

Neck treatment

The chiropractic adjustment

Are you experiencing frequent headaches, neck or back pain? You may need an adjustment! Adjustments have amazing benefits for not only your spine but your whole well-being. It may seem a bit daunting at first but don’t worry, we’ve got your back — pun intended! What is a chiropractic adjustment? Chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation is the process of applying a controlled and specific amount of force in a precise direction to...

Back

Lumbar disc prolapse

A lumbar disc prolapse (often referred to as a slipped disc… although the disk does not actually slip anywhere) is the most common cause of lower back pain there is. And when you consider that up to 80% of people will experience lower back pain at some point in their life, that’s a lot of potential lumbar disc issues out there. Let’s take a look at what might cause a disc...

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Why is posture so important?

You know when your mother and your teachers drove you crazy by always telling you to sit up straight? Well, sorry to be the one to tell you, but they were right. Having good posture has a whole host of benefits, and there are plenty of issues that can occur if your posture goes wrong! So here is the lowdown on why it matters, and what you can do to...

Why choose chiropractic?

If you have an injury or persistent pain, how do you know which type of treatment you should choose? Well, of course we’re going to suggest chiropractic care is the one for you… That’s our job! But why should you choose chiropractic over, say, physiotherapy or osteopathy? Or even massage or acupuncture? There are a few unique elements to chiropractic treatment that we feel make it best placed to tackle...

Chiropractor

What do chiropractors treat?

Many people think that chiropractic care is all about the spine. While we certainly have a particular interest in spinal alignment, chiropractors treat a wide range of conditions and can help with many areas of your health and wellbeing. We treat our patients holistically, so we take your entire physical, emotional and social wellbeing into account, no matter what you come to see us for. What is chiropractic care? The word “chiropractic”...

concussion

Concussion: signs, symptoms and solutions

If you play or watch sport regularly, especially contact sports like rugby, you have probably heard about concussions. It can cause serious effects, but these aren’t always immediately recognisable. So how can you tell if you, or someone close to you, has a concussion, and what can you do about it? What is a concussion? A concussion is a brain injury caused by trauma to the head. When the brain moves suddenly...

MCL injury

Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury

If you regularly play sport, you may be aware of your medial collateral ligament (MCL). This ligament is one of the most common parts of the knee to be injured, usually as a result of force to the body or a fall. What is the medial collateral ligament? The MCL runs along the inner edge of your knee and helps connect your shin bone (tibia) to your thigh bone (femur). This...

Hip flexor

Hip flexor spasm: causes, symptoms and treatment

Hip flexor pain is one of those conditions that affects both people who are very physically active and people who participate in minimal physical activity. If you’re experiencing hip pain and wondering if you might have over or underdone it, read on to learn about the common causes and symptoms of hip flexor spasms, and what can be done about them. What causes hip flexor spasms? The group of muscles that allow...

Fractured arm

Recovering from a forearm fracture

Forearm fractures are among the most common types of broken bones and can be some of the most complex. Surgery will often be needed to repair the damage before the rehabilitation process can begin. It can be a long road to recovery, but a chiropractor can help. Read on to find out how! Types of forearm fracture There are two bones in your forearm - the radius and the ulna. The radius is...

subacromial impingement

Shoulder pain: treating a subacromial impingement

One very common cause of shoulder pain is subacromial impingement. This is a complicated name for an injury that occurs often (in approximately one in five people). It happens when a tendon in the shoulder rubs or catches on nearby bone. This affects the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that allow you to rotate, raise and lower your arm. Which means that pain in this...

Girl with neck pain torticollis

What is torticollis (wry neck)?

Have you ever twisted your head sharply and felt the searing pain of your neck freezing in an unnatural position? Then you’ve got an idea of what we’re talking about here. Torticollis, also known as wry neck, is an extreme twisted neck which won’t seem to go away. Jarring pain may be similar, however it does not last. Wry neck (torticollis) usually causes the top of the head to tilt...

Superior and Lateral view

Injury blog: Spinal fracture

A spinal fracture can be a scary thing to experience. Depending on the severity and location in the spinal column, it can have devastating consequences. Cases vary in severity from mild to severe. And most breaks occur in the mid or low spine regions. Fractures in the neck region are less common, yet carry the greatest risk for serious consequences. Vertebral fractures are commonly seen in people with osteoporosis. This...

Sciatica

Sciatica: Causes, symptoms and treatment.

Have you ever bent forward to pick something up and had a sudden shoot of pain down the back of the leg to the foot? This is a familiar scenario to a lot of us. If you have experienced such a thing, you’ll know just how much discomfort it can cause. A common cause of pain like this is sciatica. What is sciatica? Sciatica is a condition that causes pain that originates...

Chiropractic adjustment

Neck, arm and hand pain: Cervical nerve root syndrome

Do you have neck pain that moves down the arm to the hand? One possible cause of these symptoms is when the nerve tissue gets compressed as it comes out of the spine at the neck. ‘Cervical nerve root syndrome’ is this condition's name. It can be a little complicated to explain, so we’ve broken it down for you, but if you have any questions, please just call us at...

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Hello readers and welcome to our July 2020 blog. This month we’re discussing a condition that can affect the whole arm, from the neck, down to the tips of your fingers. Welcome to the world of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (aka ‘TOS’). What is TOS? TOS is an umbrella term for a group of conditions that are caused by compression of nerves and blood vessels as they pass from the neck, through the...

Chiropractic

Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

New to chiropractic? Fear not! We at Bayside Chiropractic have written a guide on frequently asked questions (FAQs), to give you the information you need to get yourself started in the world of chiro. What is chiropractic and what is a chiropractor? Chiropractic Australia (CA) describes Chiropractic as “a drug free, surgery free system of healthcare primarily for the musculoskeletal systems (bones, joints, muscles and ligaments) and some of the neurological system...

Nervous system

Spinal cord injury: The ins and outs

Hey readers! This month we thought we’d have a look into the world of spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord that leads to loss of movement or feeling to a body part or parts. The stats indicate that this potentially devastating condition affects males under 40 years of age most commonly. And more than 80% of spinal cord injuries result...

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Let’s talk all things spine!

Hello everyone! The last week in April sees the celebration of Spine Week 2020. Normally, the leading clinicians and scientists from spinal societies across the globe get together to discuss current spine-related topics and research. This year, unfortunately this physical event has been cancelled. But we’re going to jump on the bandwagon with a blog dedicated to spinal conditions. The spine can be affected by many different conditions and with...

Scoliosis

The low-down on Scoliosis

Have you ever been told you have a scoliosis but have no idea what it means? Well, this month you’re in luck! Our blog will give you the low-down on scoliosis, so you don’t have to feel like you’re in the dark anymore. What is scoliosis ?Let us first start with some anatomy. If you look at a spine from the front or back, each bone segment (or ‘vertebrae’) that makes...

students chatting

Attention students with back pain!

Are you a student? Whether you’re studying at school, uni, part-time or doing home-study, this blog is for you! Looking at the research, we know that back pain in students is higher than desired, so read on to find out what you can do to take care of your back while studying in 2020.Did you know that poor back health can lead to headaches, pain and fogginess? Back pain can...

skeleton thinking

Chiropractic costs: Myths DEBUNKED!

Welcome to December’s blog! Can you believe we made it to the end of 2019? That year went way too fast! This month’s blog will focus on debunking important myths about payment methods. With the holiday season in full swing, our wallets seem to become quite light - and this can last for months after Christmas. If you are thinking about trying chiropractic treatment and are worried about the cost,...

dog yawning

It might be time for a new pillow…

Is your neck feeling stiff when you wake up? Are you starting the day with a headache? Neck pain and headaches first thing in the morning tend to point to one thing… You need a new pillow! Welcome to our November blog, can you believe there’s only one month ‘til the fat man in the red suit comes? This month, we’re talking about something that could make a big impact...

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Core strength and the spine – a close relationship!

Has your Chiropractor ever told you that you need to strengthen your core? No, they’re not insulting your six pack. The core is actually key to good spinal health! Here at Bayside Chiropractic we place priority on proactive care, with your core being a major factor when it comes to how happy (or sad) your spine may be feeling!Welcome to our July blog. We certainly can’t believe it’s already halfway through...

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Raising awareness for healthy hips

Healthy Hips week is here (1-7 April)! So, to raise awareness for all the good work Healthy Hips Australia do for people diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia, we’ve written a little blog to bring you up to speed on what Hip Dysplasia is, what to look out for and what can be done about it. What is Hip Dysplasia?Hip Dysplasia is a condition where the ball and socket part of the hip...