Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Get Back to Feeling Great; Bremer Chiropractic Team Can Show You How to Improve Your Spinal Health and Avoid Injury

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Get Back to Feeling Great; Bremer Chiropractic Team Can Show You How to Improve Your Spinal Health and Avoid Injury

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SPINAL Health Week 2015 runs from May 25-31 and this year the chiropractors at Bremer Chiropractic are encouraging you to 'Get Your Happy Back'.

They are using this week to launch their exclusive signature exam and Spinal Health Assessment Report.

"At Bremer we have developed a comprehensive exam that consists of over 200 musculoskeletal, neurologic, chiropractic and functional movement tests," chiropractor Dr Joseph Rivers said.

"Each test has been chosen because it is very easy to consistently reproduce similar results no matter which chiropractor in our practice performs them. All of that data is then put into a personalized Spinal Health Assessment report detailing the health of your spine and how it is impacting the quality of your life."

Dr Rivers said anyone could benefit from this report.

"The beauty of our Spinal Health Assessment is that we can clearly show you which areas of your spinal health are negatively impacting your overall physiology," he said.

"Then the choice of how you address those areas is yours. We will explain what we can do to help but you may also chose to work with a physio or a dietician or even a personal trainer instead depending on what your main concerns are.

"Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life."

One explanation for this is the negative impact an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has on postural fitness.

"Think about all the hours you spend each day sitting at work or school, commuting, on your computer or other mobile device and watching television," Dr Rivers said.

"Poor posture increases abnormal pressure on your spine which can cause lower back pain, neck pain, headaches and fatigue."

Lower back pain is a growing problem and now ranks second in Australasia and seventh in the world according to the World Health Organisation's latest Global Burden of Disease study. …

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