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Preparing for Your First Chiropractic Visit

Preparing for Your First Chiropractic Visit

Durham Family Chiropractic is an award-winning multidisciplinary family practice and has been serving County Durham and the surrounding areas since 1997. We have a wide selection of experienced chiropractors who utilise the latest techniques to assess, track, and...

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What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

You may have encountered this article while searching for answers about manual lymphatic drainage and wondered about its efficacy. Would it help me? To help you understand this service offered at Durham Family Chiropractic. We will need to run through several aspects...

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All You Need to Know about Sports Massage

All You Need to Know about Sports Massage

Date Published – 06/10/22 Estimated Reading time – 5 minutes 6 seconds.  Common Questions about Sports Massage, Answered. Here at Durham Family Chiropractic, we truly believe in our multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness. Supporting you with a more...

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Acupuncture Therapies Explained

Acupuncture Therapies Explained

At Durham Family Chiropractic, some of our practitioners offer Dry Needling and Western Medical Acupuncture, as part of their wider treatment approach. Here is a simple explanation of the Acupuncture therapies we have to offer:Acupuncture was originally used as part...

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Vitamin D, C, Zinc and Echinacea and Immune Function.

Vitamin D, C, Zinc and Echinacea and Immune Function.

The common cold – an unwelcome visitor we all wish to avoid. While it might not be as serious as other infections, its impact on our daily lives is undeniable. Fortunately, natural ways exist to reduce or prevent its impact. This article delves into the science behind...

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Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated

You can’t survive without water. It makes up nearly two-thirds of your body and is essential for you to function properly. Water has a wide range of benefits for your body – everything from removing waste products in urine to lubricating your joints. It can even make...

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Sun Sense

Sun Sense

VITAMIN D AND YOUR HEALTH During Covid-19, the power of Vitamin D entered the public discourse for its immune system-boosting benefits. Before this, it was long seen as a bone and teeth vitamin. However, more and more discoveries are linking Vitamin D to mental...

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Health Benefits of Gardening

Health Benefits of Gardening

Protect your back whilst enjoying the health benefits of pottering in your garden. It is that time of the year when the sun is starting to shine, and the surrounding countryside is full of golden daffodils, fragrant blossoms and bouncing lambs. Just the motivation...

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Autumn Harvest

Autumn Harvest

Leaves are turning gold, the air is feeling crisp, and our thoughts are turning to bonfires, pumpkins and Halloween. For astronomy fans, Autumn also means it’s time for the Harvest Moon. This is the name given to the first full moon that takes place closest to the...

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Health Benefits of the Tomato-“Love Apple”

Health Benefits of the Tomato-“Love Apple”

February, often celebrated as the month of love, offers the perfect opportunity to explore the myriad benefits of one of nature's most love-associated foods - the tomato. Dubbed the "tomato d'Amour" or "love apple" by the French, thanks to its supposed aphrodisiac...

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Why Getting Adjusted makes Perfect Sense

Why Getting Adjusted makes Perfect Sense

Every year we tend to plan ahead and set goals for our future. One’s health and well-being is often top of these lists. The United Chiropractic Association offer a list of reasons why getting a chiropractic adjustment is good for you and therefore a perfect choice for...

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Walking on Thin Ice

Walking on Thin Ice

The winter months have already brought us some icy lows and threaten continue to do so, so it is a good idea for us to perfect our “ice walk”   No matter how well the snow and ice is removed from parking areas and pavements, we will still encounter some slippery...

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Be Ski Fit and Ski Safe!

Be Ski Fit and Ski Safe!

Be safe on the Slopes! The ski season is upon us with promising looking snow falls in Europe! Most people believe that ski injuries happen on the first day, but Stuart Bennett DC, who is also a keen skier himself, says, “After three days of skiing and using...

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Gift of Giving

Gift of Giving

Gift giving is an act that can show just how thankful you are for the life that you have. The receiver will truly feel your gratitude when you give gifts for elevating happiness and wellbeing. Giving gifts to loved ones for special occasions is an ancient tradition....

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Essential Vitamin D

Essential Vitamin D

Healthy Bones, Teeth and Immunity.  We need vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and phosphate from our diet. These minerals are essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. The body creates vitamin D from direct sunlight on the skin when outdoors. According...

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The real effects of flip flops on your body.

The real effects of flip flops on your body.

First Published: 03/08/2019 Updated: 10/07/2023 How Can Flip Flops Affect Your Health During these summer months, most of us love to get our feet into those flip flops. We love to let our feet breathe and show off our painted toes.  Well, that all sounds wonderful,...

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Take the Plunge

Take the Plunge

Summer has us looking for the nearest beach or pool to cool down, but did you know that as well as being fun, swimming is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy and make friends. Swimming is a healthy activity that you can continue for a lifetime. It is a low-impact...

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Summer Strawberries

Summer Strawberries

Ever since 1877, when the four grand slams were first played, the strawberry become a traditional accompaniment to tennis. Did you know that according to the CNN news, over 28000 Kg at eaten at Wimbledon every year! So why strawberries? "It was probably two things --...

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Chiropractic for Equestrians by our guest blogger

Chiropractic for Equestrians by our guest blogger

Horse Riders seem to have that canny ability to put their horse’s needs above their own. I know many horse riders who will have the osteopath or chiropractor out to their horse on a regular basis, but when it comes to their own aches and pains, they are strangely...

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Exams becoming a pain in the neck?

Exams becoming a pain in the neck?

The exam period can be a stressful time for many students: Long periods of revision hunched over a book, computer or notes and then the exams themselves, with hours of focused concentration. Consumer research (2017) by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) found...

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Sitting, Sleeping and Standing  by Neil Thomas DC

Sitting, Sleeping and Standing by Neil Thomas DC

The way you are Sitting, Sleeping and Standing could be Causing you Chronic Pain and Recurrent Injury. The way we sit, sleep and stand can greatly influence our spinal health. Everything we do day to day can result in excess stress to our body’s, leading to or...

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What’s the Crack? by Dr Stuart Bennett

What’s the Crack? by Dr Stuart Bennett

As chiropractors, we are often asked this question. We are apparently infamous for cracking backs and necks. Stuart Bennet chiropractor explains -  What is a crack or a pop? Because quite simply, We don’t crack bones, We do adjust joints The joints we adjust are...

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Walking Fit

Walking Fit

Whether it is a walk in the park, or hike in the hills, enjoy the health benefits of walking and make every step count! So, whatever the weather, get yourself and your family outdoors to enjoy our beautiful countryside. Not only is walking simple and free, it is also...

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Top Tips to Combat Hayfever Naturally

Top Tips to Combat Hayfever Naturally

Nature can be cruel! When we are over the worst that Winter has to offer and looking forward to the Spring sunshine, those suffering from seasonal “hayfever” allergies are probably sighing and stocking up on their tissue supplies. Thankfully, nature also provides us...

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