A Scaffolders Shoulder – How the body compensates for increased stress
Here we have a photograph of a middle aged Plymouth Scaffolder (who wishes to remain anonymous!) He has developed to large fat pads in the acromio-clavicular area of his left shoulder in response to the increased stress of carrying scaffolding on his left shoulder for all of his working life. The enlarged fat pads (bursae) do not cause any pain and reduce the stresses on his shoulder when lifting.
Christopher (“Chris”) Lloyd Maddocks (born 28 March 1957) is a retired race walker from Great Britain, who competed in five consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1984. He retired from international competition after finishing last after being injured in the 50 km race at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He became the first British track athlete to compete in five Olympic Games.
He won an award for services to athletics at the 2000 British Athletics Writers Awards, having become a freelance journalist following his retirement from professional athletics. For the 2012 Summer Olympics, he is to be a analyst for the racewalking events for American television network NBC.
Chris struggled with his inner demons for many years before writing his autobiography. “Money Walks” was published to coincide with the 2012 Olympics, at which time Chris was a specialist TV sports commentator for NBC. The book is available to purchase online at http://www.racewalkuk.com/Book/
It’s easy enough to deal with a simpleevery now and again but when you begin to experience headaches on a frequent basis, it can be much more than just a pain. Frequent headaches may have a range of effects on the quality of your life including:
• Preventing you from getting the sleep or rest you need;
• Interfering with your work and everyday activities and your ability to get things done;
• Making you irritable with those around you;
• Causing you stress and anxiety when the cause of the headaches is unknown.
Frequent headaches are indeed a worry and while sometimes they may be connected to a serious health issue, more
often than not they are simply the result of tension in the neck and spinal muscles. Sometimes headaches beget headaches – if you frequently take medication, your body may demand more by creating headaches.
Generally, there are two types of headaches: Primary and secondary. The very common primary headaches are generally not associated with serious health problems. Examples of these are migraine, cluster headaches and tension
headaches, tension headaches are often characterized by pain behind the eyes and in the forehead. They are often related to stress and muscle tension.
The rarer secondary headaches on the other hand, may be early signs of visual problems, you may need spectacles or less commonly from more serious health condition such as stroke, hemorrhage, or brain tumor. They may also trigger
from other underlying conditions like caffeine, alcohol, cigarette and pain killer addiction. Many people who suffer from different headache symptoms visit a chiropractor, normally your headache symptoms will quickly lessen with Chiropractic treatment and if your chiropractor suspects that they maybe due to a more serious underlying cause he will refer you to your GP for further evaluation. Less than one in 5 people consult their GP about their headaches.
may also affect the quality of life. This condition may come and go over a long period of time. The pain may vary in intensity and stress level throughout the day. This may range from mild to severe constant pain, irritation, and pressure around the forehead.
Kevin Kelly a chiropractor in Plymouth ‘s Peverell Chiropractic Clinic says “if you suffer from frequent headaches, taking the time out to seek treatment should be a priority”. In alot of cases, your chiropractor will be able to help. That’s because many headaches are caused by stress induced tension in the muscles, nerve irritation or by poor posture. Chiropractic care aimed at releasing that tension, correcting posture or restoring the spine to proper function may assist.
Chiropractic care may also provide exercise and other healthy living programs to improve your overall well-being. A Chiropractor in Plymouth doesn’t just treat the symptoms; they find the causes of pain and discomfort by examining your spine and correcting any problems with ligaments, joints and muscles of the spine. Chiropractors in Plymouth also treat ailments such as back pain, neck pain, Sports injuries and headaches.
Constant headaches can make getting through the working week tougher than usual and take the shine off your weekend. We think that chiropractic treatment will probably help with your headaches, call our Chiropractor in Plymouth Kevin Kelly today for an appointment.