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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.

Finding a Chiropractor

Find The Right Chiropractor can be Difficult – Here’s Our 6 Step Guide!


  1. Friend & Family recommendations – ask around does anyone know of anyone who comes recommended first hand. Its win-win as the Chiropractors good work gets rewarded with the referral but also the prospective patient knows first hand that they are in good hands! (also I should admit it as everyone who comes in gets treated like a Rock Star but referrals get an even higher level)
  2. Look for online reviews/testimonials – established clinics with good reputations should stand out from the pack! Equally the bad ones usually do as well!
  3. Websites – they say a website is a reflection on the clinic. Is it professional, informative & look regularly updated. Does it portray the sort of place you’d feel happy and comfortable attending. A good website will also have a lot of information on it to better let you understand the process, procedures and what to expect.
  4. Email – email the clinic with a brief explanation of your problems and ask a couple of questions. The reply you receive and how long it takes to receive a reply will be a good indicator of how things would be as a patient. Some things to look out for – is the response time quick, personable, professional, does the chiropractor reply or receptionist.
  5. Training – make sure the clinician is highly trained, qualified and skilled. Also registered to a professional body such as the chiropractic association of Ireland (CAI). That means they comply to the world standards of Chiropractic Training. This way you know you are in good hands & the clinics meeting the recommended standards of training, insurance & learning.
  6. Chiropractor Owned & Ran – something else to think out! Is the principle chiropractor the owner of the clinic. From my experience Chiropractor owned Chiropractic clinics run more professionally and with a level of care superior to franchise or business model clinics. Also less turnover of staff, which is important as you establish a professional relationship with your Chiropractor.

For myself to answer this honestly……………

  • 75% of our patients initially attend through a first hand referral from family friend or colleague,
  • We’ve over over 600 5 Star real Patient Reviews, rating us the best chiropractor in Dublin
  • Our website is www.dublincitychiropractic.ie —> let me know what you think,
  • My email address is info@dublincitychiropractic.ie for any further questions you may have,
  • After 5 years training and now over 10 years practising, fully registered with the CAI – you’re in very safe, well trained hands,
  • I founded Dublin City Chiropractic and enjoy nothing more then helping people feel healthier on their journeys out of pain and into good health!

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.

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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.

Patient Education Programme

A series of training articles for health education and videos of stretching & strengthening to help support your chiropractic treatment


Articles – Chiropractic key lessons that build a foundation to health & movement!

  • Pain – What you need to do during an acute flair up of back pain
  • Stress – Easy things steps you take to help reduce stress
  • Breathing – How to breath properly and relax your body
  • Brace/Core – How to find and start using your core muscles
  • Hinging – How to safely move through your pelvis, hips and low back
  • Sleep – Mattresses, Positions & Pillows, the essentials on how to sleep
  • Supplements – Aid your healing & health

Videos – Chiropractic Stretches & Exercises to help maintain a healthy spine!

VIDEO SECTION UPDATING ALL EXERCISE VIDEOS CAN BE FOUND ON YOUTUBE TEMPORARILY >>>HERE<<<

  • Stretches – we want to start with movement
    • Neck – 5 Best Stretches for Neck Health Tension & Pain
    • Mid Back – 5 Best Stretches for Upper Back & Shoulder Health Stiffness & Pain
    • Low Back – 5 Best Stretches for Low back and Pelvic Health, Stiffness & Pain
    • Hip&Pelvis – 5 Best Stretches for the Pelvic & Hip Health, Stiffness & Pain
    • Shoulders – 5 Best Stretches for Shoulder and Upper Back Health, Stiffness & Pain
    • Posture – 5 Best Exercises to Improve Anterior Head Carriage & Posture
  • Strengthening — only once progressed through your treatment
    • Core – Starting Point to activate the muscles and develop control,
    • Advanced Core – Once control has been gained and you’re comfortable carefully and safely start into these much more dynamic core strengthening exercises.


Some Condition we treat and explained simply;

—> Sciatica —-> Headaches —> Disc Herniation —–> Posture

My Chiropractic Journey & Opening Dublin City Chiropractic

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Dealing With Stress

7 Easy Steps to Help With Stress During COVID19.

2minute video going through the 7 Easy Techniques

Daily Habits to help try and manage your stress levels;

  • Eat Healthy- whole healthy food, avoid sugar and trans fats,
  • Exercise- thirty minutes high intensity daily,
  • Breath- abdominal breathing pattern and 478technique,
  • Mental Health- Speak, Journal & Meditate to deal with your deep fears,
  • Sunlight- Exposure your skin to the mid day sunshine, increase your vitamin D,
  • Screens and technology- Get away from social media, screens and technology,
  • Sleep Routines- Monitor sleep quality and quantity have good nighttime routines.

Having a chiropractic health expert as part of your team is integral to deal with the physical and neurological effects of stress and posture on your body.

COVID-19 Clinic Policy

To ensure the safety and health of our staff and patients during the Coronavirus outbreak is our main priority.

We’ve implemented some precautionary measures or the foreseeable future.

We’ve firstly increased hygiene standards with table, equipment, handles and public contact points being sterilised regularly throughout the day.

For patients attending during this time;

  • Feel free to thoroughly wash your hand on arrival, we’ve medical grade hand wash available.
  • Use the hand sanitiser distributed throughout the clinic.
  • A no hand shake policy for now.
  • We have a large clinic, please try to maintain social distancing.
  • Cover your mouth and nose into your arm when sneezing or coughing.
  • If you wish to pay over the phone or online this facility is now active.

As the policy from the HSE recommendations please if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath or high temperature) or anyone in close contact with you has these symptoms, please let us know so we can cancel your appointment for now & self isolate.

We strongly believe that staying open is, currently, extremely important. If we can alleviate any pressure from GP clinics, A&E and the HSE at this time, in a extremely low risk setting, then this is our priority.

  • Our Practitioners will now be also wearing medical grade gloves & face masks – minimising their and your exposure.

Thank you for your understanding at this time and please let us know if you have any further questions by contacting us at info@dublincitychiropractic.ie

Your Pain, Your Spine,Your Chiropractor

People eventually find chiropractic care at various stages of their own health journey.

The majority are in an active state of pain 🚷 & DISease😪

Our aim is to restore the normal postural alignment & reduce stress on the spinal vertebrae🙌

Reducing central inflammation and irritation to the back, enabling the nervous system to correctly heal and signal between the brain and body 💪

Spinal health is crucial to muscle, joint, disc & nerve health.

Which is why we have exceptional success with our patients in treating common disorders such as;

✅Sciatic and nerve entrapment

✅Disc wearing,degeneration & bulging 

✅Joint stiffness and pain

✅Muscle tension & spasm 

Ignoring the spine is ignoring the problem & people with years of progressive back pain still recover with specific chiropractic treatment….it’s never too late!

importance of healthy chiropractic spine
back pain and the spine

Book your first appointment today or read some of our fantastic patient reviews.

Health Rules

With the changing season, its the start of all the sniffles, sneezes, coughs and colds. I good way of helping prevent suffering is by keeping your immune system and health in tip top condition. Here are some basic principles to help;

1) Optimise Your Nervous System- get adjusted and minimize interference

2) Minimise Toxins- processed foods/drugs/ environmental

3)Natural fresh food- Nothing man made/altered

4)Move- use your muscles oxygenate the body

Welcome Blog

Welcome to the Dublin City Chiropractic Blog.

chiropractic news

Where our chiropractic doctors can keep you up to date with health news, interesting videos, new research or activities within the clinic.

Our aim is give you the educational tools to maximise your health. With regards, to diet, supplements, exercise and spinal health treatment.

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