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Supplements for Pain & Healing

Supplements can be beneficial, to aid the body in healing, reducing pain and optimising health!

We know that a healthy, nutritious, varied diet is essential to good health. We want to give our bodies all the building blocks it needs to heal, grow and repair.

However modern farming, agriculture, food manufacturing & processing can lead to use becoming suboptimal or deficient in some important areas.

+Vitamin D3 & K2

Skin exposure to direct sunlight of high UV values is what naturally boosts are D3 production. With climate, clothing and indoor living more common then ever, this is having an effect on our natural levels.

It generally supports immune & muscle function, helps calcium absorption & vascular health.

Vitamin D has been shown to influence dozens of conditions, including: Muscle Pain, Cancer, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Obesity, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s, IBS, Flu, Dementia, Eczema and Psoriasis, Cancer, Infertility, Asthma, CF, Migraines,
& Depression.

Dosage of 5000 IU is the safe upper limit according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Make sure not to take more than that without consulting with a health professional. You can get oral sprays for this.

+Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Citrus fruits are synonymous with vitamin C.

Its a Powerful Antioxidant – participates in immune function, wound healing, fatty acid metabolism, neurotransmitter production, and blood vessel formation, as well as other key processes and pathways.

The recommended daily amount of vitamin C for adult men is 90 milligrams and for adult women is 75 milligrams. There is increasing evidence however supporting the increase the RDA for vitamin C to 200 milligrams per day for adults

+Omega Fatty Acids

Ideal ratios of Omega6:Omega3 is 4:1 western diets have massively outweighed Omega 6 into ratios more like 10-15 times what is ideal. Omega 6 is found heavily in processed margarines & vegetable seed oils & Omega 3 in healthy fish oils, chia seeds & walnuts!

Omega three has been shown to help;

  • Improving heart health: increase HDL,
  • Supporting mental health: reduce symptoms of depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,
  • Reducing weight and waist size: help weight management,
  • Decreasing liver fat
  • Supporting infant brain development
  • Fighting inflammation: are anti-inflammatory
  • Preventing dementia: slower decline in brain function & improve memory in old age
  • Promoting bone health: People with higher omega-3 intake and blood levels tend to have better bone mineral density
  • Preventing asthma

A great sustainable source of Omega 3, (DHA&EPA) is from Krill oil.

+Magnesium

Found in spinach kale & avocado, broccoli & can be absorbed through the skin with supplementation.

  • Magnesium Is Involved in Hundreds of Biochemical Reactions in Your Body,
  • It May Boost Exercise Performance
  • Magnesium Fights Depression
  • Help Sleep
  • It Has Benefits Against Type 2 Diabetes
  • Magnesium Can Lower Blood Pressure
  • It Has Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is around 310 to 420 mg per day depending on your age and sex, although some researchers believe we may need as much as 600 to 900 mg/day for optimal health.

+Calcium

Calcium can naturally be found in dairy products, green leafy vegetables, soya beans,tofu, soya drinks & nuts.

Absorption decreases with age & low Vitamin D effect absorption also.

Calcium has been shown to help bone health and osteoporosis, prevention of prostate, colon and rectum cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Blood Pressure & Hypertension, Pre-Eclampsia, Kidney stones and help in weight management

Recommended Daily Intake;

4-8 years1,000 mg1,000 mg
9-13 years1,300 mg1,300 mg
14-18 years1,300 mg1,300 mg1,300 mg1,300 mg
19-50 years1,000 mg1,000 mg1,000 mg1,000 mg
51-70 years1,000 mg1,200 mg
71+ years1,200 mg1,200 mg

+ Zinc

Zinc can be found naturally in red meat, shell fish, legumes link chickpeas and lentils and seeds.

Zinc is an essential element for immunity, wound repair, cell healing & growth.

Its been found to be beneficial to gene and dna regulation & repair, levels of immunity, aging & immune regulation, pneumonia, common cold, sepsis, childhood development, acne and brain injuries.

40mg a day in a healthy 19year old has been proposed as the upper tolerable limit.

+ Curcumin

Tumerics most active ingredient!

Research papers are suggesting with increasing evidence that curcumin can help in the management of pain and inflammatory conditions, metabolic, arthritis and maybe even anxiety,.

A recent RCT, 120 overweight individuals took turmeric supplements for three months. On average, total cholesterol was reduced by 32%, LDL by -42% and triglycerides by -39%

Its been shown also to help with of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness. Helping with performance and recovery.

Studies showing efficiency have generally used between 500-2000mg daily.

How To Foam Rolling

Foam Rolling a Chiropractic Guide

In this video you’ll see how to Foam Roll;

Your Thoracic Spine & Upper Back – lay back over the foam roller with it between your shoulders, you can use your hands to support the weight of your head if its too uncomfortable.

Repetitive Extension with your shoulders upper back and head – In the extended position over the roller, gently pulsing and slighting shifting your upper body weight left or right.

How to Side Roll the Shoulder & Lats – Lying on the side, with the arm/hand up above the head, have the roller placed on the outer shoulder blade, gently move up working the shoulder and shoulder blade area

Hamstrings – Sitting on the floor place the roller under your leg

Quadriceps – Laying on your front with the roller under your upper leg

Pelvis & Hips – Almost sitting on the roller, change the angle of your body and then leg to see if you are able to hit tender spots.

ITB – Iliotibial Band – very important for runners. Side lying with the roller on the outer leg. Go up high into the pelvis and down as low as the knee.

Calves – overlooked with ankle stiffness/issue. Sitting on the floor with the roller under the lower leg. Do one leg at a time by crossing on leg over the other to increase force through the roller

Also with a foam roller don’t roll on bone keep it to the softer stuff, don’t roll your lower back, don’t be too aggressive or forceful!

Its all about habit and frequency try and roll out for a few minutes at least 3 times a week. These are techniques to better manage and keep a healthy back healthy. Opposed to fixing things that are wrong in the back or spine.

If you are generating or aggravating pain then stop – don’t make things worse!

Posture, Spine, Back Pain & Chiropractic

Posture and Spine Health are our main speciality.

Most people wont ever think about their posture or back until they develop a problem.

As Chiropractors specialise in the spinal and structural alignment of posture in order to stay healthy and pain free. How you feel is obviously important in the short term but how your spine works is what matters long term. Postural deviation can effect disc and wearing processes longer term. This can lead to some very serious spinal conditions, that are debilitating.

We initially identify what level or change or damage has developed through the spine & back. In the clinic we utilise some of the most advanced postural scanning technology. From there we initially work on allowing the back to heal and work normally again. Once this is happening we can start developing movement and strength strategies.

Over 10years our protocols have helped thousands of people, here are just a handful of some of our happy patients & their results!

If you’re struggling with posture, aches or pain! Its time to make your first appointment!

Chiropractic Care through Pregnancy

Chiropractic Treatment throughout Pregnancy is very common. Something we see daily in the clinic. This often surprises people.

In the video below you’ll learn a little bit more about why and how chiropractic treatment helps so many people throughout their pregnancies.

Chiropractic Pregnancy

You can also see a recent article about pregnancy here.

Chiropractic Prices & Fees

Chiropractic treatment provides the most affordable, effective measures to help reduce your pain & manage your spinal health conditions.

At Dublin City Chiropractic we offer very competitive rates for world class Chiropractic spinal health treatment & maintenance.

We offer a fair and transparent pricing structure as not to discriminate making affordable chiropractic care accessible to everyone who needs it.

Ultimately the real cost is can you afford to be sick or out of work due to pain and disability, as well as the quality and enjoyment of life

In Ireland health insurance policies cover your chiropractic care, meaning that with the reimbursement, treatment could work out almost totally free. There is also a med one form which can allow a tax rebate of up to 20% of the cost of your health expenditure.

We offer a free initial assessment for anyone wishing to come and meet our Chiropractor to discuss their individual issues. We then can offer treatment prices from as little as €30 a session.

All research and guidelines state that non invasive treatments should be used and exhausted before any form of invasive medical procedure. Even in regards to imaging, unless there is significant progressive neurological deficit or red flags present. Which in my 10years of experience is very rare.

Cost of MRI = €300

Cost of Orthopaedic Consultant = €200

Joint Injections = Over €275

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Chiropractic Pregnancy Treatment

Pregnant Women regularly benefit, getting great results from Chiropractic Treatment & Care.

It surprises people who’ve never seen a chiropractor before, that we are utilised by pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and often long after.

Not only for help with staying pain free and comfortable through all developing trimesters but also to help with an easier birthing process & recovery.

Its estimated that up to 50% of women will experience back pain through labor with 75% suffering with back pain through the delivery. (1-3)

The changes and challenges the mothers body goes through as it develops are truly incredible. Problems can arise when the biomechanical changes created meet barriers of restriction or tension to this increasing change.

For example as the pelvis rotates forward with the growing weight of the baby and growing bump any underlying tension of resistance in the lower back could be agitated. This is a common area and an area associated with the sciatic nerve and leg issues, which is a common problem through pregnancy.

Often the issues that are experienced through pregnancy are historic and underlying which exacerbate through the pregnancy. Now usually where these women may usually rely on medications to help, they now don’t have that option. Also becoming acutely aware about the effects of what medications can do to the growing baby.

Whats fantastic is the research backs this up!! Women who receive chiropractic care through their pregnancy have been shown to have a higher chance of a successful natural birth.(4)

Its from my experience as well they recover much quicker without complication following the the whole process as the body resets physically and hormonally following the birth.

Chiropractic treatment Pregnancy

Make you appointment today and find out for yourself

1. Phillips C.J., Meyer J.J. Chiropractic care, including craniosacral therapy, during pregnancy: a static-group comparison of obstetric interventions during labor and delivery. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1995;18(8):525–529. 

2. Diakow P.R.P., Gadsby T.A., Gadsby J.B., Gleddie J.G., Leprich D.J., Scales A.M. Back pain during pregnancy and labor. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1991;14(2):116–118. 

3. Berg G., Hammer M., Moller-Nielsen J., Linden U., Thorblad J. Low back pain in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 1988;71:71–75

4. Vallone S. The role of chiropractic in pregnancy. ICA Int Rev Chiropr. 2002:47–51

My Chiropractic Journey

How I Moved & Opened My Own Chiropractic Clinic in Dublin

My Chiropractic Journey Started in my early teenage years with a sports injury, that wasn’t recovering, until I had a Chiropractic Treatment!

However I was always sure from an earlier age that my passions lay with helping and healing people in need!

From Studying & Graduating in Wales to moving to Dublin in 2010.

Learn about my journey to opening a clinic at the age of 24years old and how Ive gone on to help thousands of people get better over the last 10 years, including famous actors and professional sports people.

Book Online and make your appointment today

Headaches Migraines a Chiropractic Guide

Headaches are one of the most common conditions we treat in Clinic, with exceptional results

Accoording to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Over 50% of the population suffer with migraines with a great percentage suffering with persistant frequent headaches.

Most people will reply on over the counter medication to try and manage the symptoms, then potentially consult their GP or a consultant where scans and more medication changes nothing.

At Dublin City Chiropractic we try and analyse using a multi factored approach to this complicated issue to create positive effects to areas that can be identified as a contributor.

Book Online today and make your first appointment

Chiropractor 10 Years 10 Lessons

Lessons over a Chiropractic Career so far……

I graduated following 5years study in at the time was one of the two only Chiropractic Courses in the UK (None in Ireland). Health, Wellness, Pain & Chiropractic has been be passion, job and my main purpose for over a decade. Helping people gives no greater satisfaction. Involving constant learning, growing and marvelling at the wonders of the human body.

Over the last 10years I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and help over 4000 patients improve their lives and health, through chiropractic care!

  • You are either Grow & learning or shrinking & dying,
  • You don’t get a bad (spine) back over night,
  • You are what you eat….literally,
  • A mental block can be the bigger initial limiting factor physical health block,
  • Healing takes time, no quick fixes, patch up no gimmicks,
  • Money is worthless if you’re sick or unwell – your health is your wealth,
  • Look internally at yourself for a solution instead of blaming everything else – mattress, car, sleep, boss, weather, glasses etc etc etc
  • Difference between a problem & symptom – why we feel the way we do takes deeper thought, then ‘my muscle is tight’
  • Pain medication doesn’t solve problems – temporary relief maybe but nothing more – letting problems develop longer term….potentially?
  • Patience and perseverance – two characteristics of people who generally stay healthier and have better health outcomes,
  • People aren’t taught about health and well being sickness and disease – should be a priority to teach the young how to live, move, eat, think.

Sciatic a Chiropractic Guide

Learn about Sciatica, Low Back Pain & Chiropractic

Learn about Sciatica and Low Back Pain

Sciatica is one of the worst and most common symptoms we can see from the low back in clinic. It is an indication that things have become considerably progressed and aggravated in the lower back.

Its very important to understand Sciatica is only a symptom and not a diagnosis and there is a lot of causes of sciatica.

Proper assesement, diagnosis and a plan of treatment if crucial.

Imaging such as MRI is only to be considered in very few individual specific cases. Which often leads to complications and delays in accessing the necessary treatment at early stages, when management of the conditions is easier.

Important foundations to movement include breathing, bracing and bending. Book your next appointment here.

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