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Disc Herniation – Chiropractic Treatment

Disc Bulge / Herniation, Sciatica & Back Pain!

Understand how your spine and discs are inclusive of each other. How we are helping more people then ever with their back and disc issues successfully.

By treating the spine and helping with spinal health a massive component of this is 1)keeping the spine and discs as healthy as possible 2)if there is already damage minimising that impact.

Short term to heal and feel better but longer term to support the health of your spine and discs long term.

We all know friends, family or colleagues who’ve had severe disc and nerve issues. Its one of the worst spinal conditions you can get and requires expert guidance and treatment, to avoid longer term pain and disability.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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Chiropractic – Yoga – Pilates

Now more then ever, everyone seems to be a health expert offering all sorts of varying advise, from your beauty blogger, personal trainer, massage therapist, physical therapist, office colleague, yoga and pilates instructor.

Its a minefield of misinformation and often confusing. Unfortunately this often leads to improper management of conditions which longer term can be detrimental.

Chiropractors are the leaders of Spinal health care, whos specific medical training gives an unrivaled level of education. With a minimum of 4/5years full time higher level masters educations. Ensuring world class standards in treatment.

This is the reason there isn’t many chiropractors, especially in Ireland, as the barrier to entry is of such a high standard and there being no training courses available in Ireland.

Comparatively training and education standards of your massage, physical therapists, yoga or pilates instructors is at a minimum a 12week part time course at a cost of under 2000euro. Which is why there’s been such an influx in these sectors over the years.

Its important to understand this difference as well as the limitations of this as it could be crucial to your short term comfort and long term spinal health.

Generally speaking;

Yoga = Stretch Exercise,

Pilates = Strengthen Exercise,

Massage/Physical Therapy = Muscular

None of these modalities will specifically fix your underlying spinal/back issue. Whilst they are recommended strategies to help exercise and maintain good spinal health. Opposed to the idea that they are in anyway changing a back problem.

If you’re thinking of making an appointment then please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@dublincitychiropractic.ie or make an appointment using our online booking system.

Beds, Pillows & Back Pain!

I’ve changed my mattress and I still have back pain??

One of the constant most common questions with new patients is what mattress is best for the back and back pain.

Simply as firm as comfortable is the answer.

The bigger answer to the question though is a good back + a good mattress = perfect solution.

When we were young healthy and vibrant it didn’t matter where how or what we slept on.

Pain or stiffness at night or in the morning when waking it an extremely common symptom of a progressed bad back, which confuses people.

At night we need to have the ability to relax and rest as well as move with rotation whilst horizontal. Characteristics an unhealthy spine is incapable of.

What is important to realise whilst a better mattress is a positive change it isn’t going to fix the underlying problem that have usually taken years to develop.

Pillows and Positions

A pillow supporting and keeping the neck in a straight neutral position through the length of the night.

Side or back sleeping is advisable whilst trying to avoid front sleeping.

Side sleepers will generally require more pillow height then back sleepers.

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

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Chiropractic Care: What to Expect

Chiropractors provide the third largest healthcare group in the world, yet particular in Ireland so little is known and worse a lot of of general assumptions are incorrect founded on misinformation and hearsay.

This is detrimental to the treatment and recovery of so many people suffering with back pain, who would highly benefit from early chiropractic treatment.

YES- we have some of the highest level neuromusculoskeletal training- 4/5years full time, regulated by an association (CAI), we can take a read x-ray&mri, safer than taking paracetemol or neurofen, researched & recommended.

NO- it doesnt hurt, make people worse, take much time to help or you have to get treated for ever.

What to Expect;

Do you suffer from constant pain and discomfort? For most, this is due to an injury. For others, there is no explanation. Pain can easily be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers, but relief is short lived.

Deal with the source of your unfllammation and pain and don’t mask the symptoms.

Since pain relievers do have risks, especially with prolonged use, it is important to seek proper medical care. One of your options is chiropractic care.

If you weren’t already aware, chiropractic care is a form of medicine. Some classify it as alternative medicine, as the treatment options are very different.

There is a high difference between the care provided by a chiropractor and a primary care physician.

Chiropractors believe & utilise in manual therapy. This is a natural therapy with the use of the hands and a promotion of preventative wellness care.

Common methods of solving pain problems include manipulation, mobilization and various specialist spinal techniques. For example, neck pain may be treated with a neck adjustment to help correct the alignment.

If you like the sound of chiropractic care, the first step is to schedule an appointment with us. We can be found online with a standard internet search or an online business directory and have over 500 5star patient reviews.

There are a few local options but we provide best care with the most affordable price in a friendly personable evidence based setting. Most insurance providers do cover chiropractic care. If covered by insurance, speak to a representative to see if your care qualifies for coverage.

We aim to see most new patients within 24-48hours, so not long after making your appointment, you will arrive for it. As for your first visit, it will be similar to a consultation appointment. Your chiropractor will take a full detailed medical history understanding your complaints and assessing factors that are contributing or aggravating and underlying conditions. From there a full physical examination will be carried out to determine the source of your problems and other compounding physical factors.

Chiropractors can diagnose a problem by simply testing and assessing your source of pain. However, additional tests may be needed. These may include an MRI or x-ray.

We will generally begin treatment immediately, usually a few sessions are needed to fully rectify the underlying stresses and damage in the spine. It will depend on the length of your appointment, the type of care needed, and how soon a course of treatment was decided on.

In addition to wondering about chiropractic treatment, many patients are also curious about payment. Most insurance providers cover chiropractic care. If you are uninsured and paying out-of-pocket, this should not be a concern for you. As we offer an extremely affordable service for the quality and level of service that we aim to give.

We accept accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, and checks, while others only take cash.

Returning back to insurance coverage, do not make any assumptions. Always speak to an insurance provider first.

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