Things Back Specialist Christian Farthing Has to Say about High Heels

Why Pretty Heels Cause Nothing but Pain

Read the latest Dr Christian Farthing blog. Dr Christian is a specialist on spinal health.  Currently consulting for BodyWell Group, he places a lot of emphasis on the importance of taking the health of every client seriously. He is also committed to providing treatment that is aimed at the specific needs of the individual while ensuring too that affordable care and excellent service are extended to them. Below he discusses some of the most burning questions that revolve around high heels.

While a pair of high-heeled shoes does look pretty, everyone who has had the chance to wear them can tell you that they are nothing but painful. If you ever wondered why this is the case, then read on to find out why these pretty shoes can be such a huge culprit for bringing its wearers pain.

Your centre of gravity gets changed when you wear heels. When you choose to wear high-heeled footwear, you are also increasing the amount of weight that your forefoot needs to bear. At the same time, it also causes the body’s centre of gravity to be pushed forward. As a result, the head moves forward too. Considering how the muscles along the spine are not really designed to have to stay in the same spot for hours just to hold the jacket, this can easily lead to pain.

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In addition, the spinal muscles are not really designed to hold the head in such a forward position for an extended period. As a result, the muscles experience fatigue, which can, in turn, feel painful once the metabolite that gets created through muscle contraction will start accumulating.

Heels can affect the pain receptors in the body. The moment that pain receptors get stuck in the scar tissue, the amount of pain signals that are sent to the brain gets amplified considerably. The pain signal then gets sent to the brains a thousand times easier.

The position of the spine can get affected as a result of wearing high heels too. The effect is quite detrimental since it can create a low back extension, moving the thoracic spine backwards while the head is moved forward.  The spinal curves are designed to absorb 80% of the shock that the body has to deal with. When the curves are not properly positioned, the discs and the spine are going to have to bear the brunt, which can result in it wearing faster.

It is also harder to breathe when you are wearing a pair of heels. Since wearing the heels can mean that the head is going to be positioned just an inch forward, it will make it harder for the person to breathe by 20%. One must remember that the heart acts as a pump. This is why when the rib cage is pressed on the heart, it becomes harder for the organ to continue pumping blood.

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Health Conditions that can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Welcome to the Dr Christian Farthing Blog. An experienced chiropractic, Dr Christian received his chiropractic education from the Royal Melbourne Institute of technology. Originally from Australia, he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He is presently consulting for the BodyWell Group in Canterbury. He draws on his extensive experience and clinical expertise to provide professional sportspeople and patients with holistic solutions to their health concerns instead of just temporary fixes.

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Chiropractic care is useful in correcting abnormalities in the spinal alignment to treat a number of health problems. Spinal alignment, pain relief, as well as muscular and skeletal disorders are just a few of the most common reasons why people these days refer to chiropractic professionals. However, the benefits of chiropractic treatments do not just stop there. Below are just some of the many health conditions that chiropractic care might help.

Arthritis is known for causing debilitating pain in older adults. It has been noted that patients who are suffering from arthritic pain who choose to take advantage of chiropractic care were able to enjoy better health and less discomfort than those arthritic adults that do not. This leads to better quality of life for those who undergo chiropractic treatment since their discomfort and pain are significantly alleviated.

The treatment has also been known to help alleviate the discomfort that most women feel pre-menstruation. Manual adjustment of the spine, along with soft tissue therapy has been found to help relieve PMS. A study that tested two groups of women showed that the group who have received chiropractic treatment manifested the most improvements compared to those that did not.

Another health condition that can be relieved through chiropractic treatment is Bell’s Palsy. This is a condition that causes hearing disorders, facial paralysis, as well as jaw problems, especially those associated with its muscles. Patient recovery may vary. However, chiropractors take the time to get to know more about the patient to come up with a treatment program that is customised to centre on the patient to not only to relieve pain but to also improve motion and address any nerve-related issue.

Chiropractic treatment focuses on implementing a holistic approach when treating conditions and it has been found to help those people with IBD. Bowel disorders can truly make one’s life miserable and many of those that are suffering from the treatment would be more than pleased to accept treatment that will not have any side effects. One survey has found that some chiropractors have reported success in relieving colitis, IBD, and other bowel disorders through spinal manipulation.

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Chiropractic treatment can also help serve as a therapeutic support for people who are diagnosed with cancer. The treatments that cancer patients have to undergo often make their lives difficult. From depression, sleep disorders, insomnia, to anxiety, the life of a cancer patient can be quite miserable. There are studies that show how chiropractic can be a great alternative complementary treatment for people with cancer. It can help in pain management, most significantly, which makes it effective in improving a patient’s quality of life. Find out about other health conditions that chiropractic treatment can be beneficial for by reading about Dr Christian Farthing online. You can also like and follow the Dr Christian Farthing Facebook page.

Why You Should See a Chiropractor after a Car Accident

Welcome to the Dr Christian Farthing Blog. Dr Christian is an experienced spinal health specialist who currently consults for the BodyWell Group. With 20 years of chiropractic experience, he draws on his extensive clinical expertise to help provide patients with the best health solutions through holistic means. A Doctor of Chiropractic graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, he elected not to pursue a degree in medicine because he felt that the medical field does not really get to the root of many a medical problem.

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When chiropractic treatment is used alongside massage therapy, the two treatments can work hand in hand resulting in faster healing and recovery for patients. Massage allows the body to get more relaxed, making it easier for practitioners to perform spinal manipulation and realignment smoothly.

Each of these treatments offers their own core benefits when used on their own. However, when both are combined together, they mesh quite well, creating a treatment that is comprehensive and effective in addressing a number of injuries and health conditions.

Chiropractic visits would be more effective when massage therapy is performed. Therapeutic massage helps warm the muscles in the body and allows it to relax. When the chiropractor performs the adjustment, it becomes more effective and results tend to be more optimal since the body has already been rid of unnecessary tensions.

Adjustments done by a chiropractor tend to be more stable through the help of massage therapy. The body tends to be more accepting of the adjustment that the practitioner performs. So whether the adjustment is done to alleviate pain or to help increase the mobility of a patient, a pre-adjustment massage is generally ideal.

Both the treatments are known to offer the body not only great relief but also faster recovery especially to areas that are tensed. When combined together, their effects can be felt by the whole body. The treatments are focused on the use of healing and rejuvenation techniques to enable a full body health. There are a number of instances where chiropractic care becomes more effective at addressing the root cause of the problem that the patient needed help with when it is used in conjunction with massage therapy.

It helps patients feel more relaxed before undergoing spinal manipulation and body realignment. There are a lot of patients who might feel stressed and tense when going to their chiropractic appointments sometimes either due to not knowing what to expect or because they are overly worried about their health issues. Getting them to undergo a massage therapy before a chiropractic session allows them to get in the right mood and to be more accepting fo the treatment that they will be put under. Massage therapy readies the body and chiropractic care then picks up where massage left off.

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Since the muscles are properly warmed up before a chiropractic treatment, it helps ease any discomfort to the patient. Muscles will be more pliant thus, making it less resistant to the chiropractic treatment which will ultimately lead to better recovery. Learn more about the many benefits of chiropractic care by reading about Dr Christian Farthing online. You can also connect with Dr Christian Farthing on LinkedIn here.

Guidelines to a Healthy Spin

Dr Christian Farthing is a Spinal Health Specialist and consults for the BodyWell Group, located in the heart of Blean, near Canterbury in Kent. Here some tips to getting healthier spin.

Experts have always debated as to which routines are the best for the spine. Often the arguments go in circles. This article will break it down to simple rules to a great spinal health which will make your life a lot easier. When you are healthy and your body works optimally, you will perform better at home, at work and socially.

Frequent Chiropractic Adjustments

Frequent chiropractic adjustments are the foundation to a healthy spine. You are able to move the rest of your body because the spine allows it. When the spine does not work properly, you will not move properly. Regular chiropractic adjustments compose no less than one adjustment every two to four weeks. Such frequency of regular care will increase the optimal performance of the nervous system and the immune system. This will also provide optimal range of motion for better physical function.


Most of us in our society don’t drink enough water. We need to hydrate our body properly for it to function properly. The spinal discs are comprised mostly of water. When we don’t hydrate properly and the joints don’t move properly, the spinal discs decrease in size. The body’s spinal movement and overall health is significantly dependent to the health of the spinal discs. Drink enough water to avoid shrinking the spinal discs.


To strengthen the spine, the most vital group of muscles that must be focused on is the core. The core group of muscles refers to the internal abdominal muscles, the spinal muscles and the muscles found at the floor of the pelvis. These core muscles are the ones that provide the most amount of stability for the spine. The core is usually very weak because of improper muscle usage due to prolonged sitting and lack of movement. Strengthening the core is a very difficult work. You must always add core exercises to your gym routines to strengthen the core.


Stretch often and spend time lengthening your spine and its associated muscles. The stretching exercise does not need to be a long process. You can do two-minute stretching exercises while sitting in front of your computer, stretch along a doorway while talking to an associate or in your bed when you wake up in the morning.

Health can get complicated but it does not have to be. Keep in mind these simple rules as part of your regular routine and you and your health will benefit from them. If you want an improved function of your body and performance and health then create a happy and healthier spine.

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The Effects of Sitting Too Much


With technology getting better these days, people seem to sit more and more. With smart phones and tablets taking such a big part of everyday life, many of the activities that used to be physical are now made without having to move much at all. It is not unusual for today’s adults to have more sitting activities than those that require moving. But we all know that too much of something is not good.

Many people will say that they will have no choice but to sit and work at a desk. This may be true, but excessive sitting is rough on your back and it’s also bad for your overall health. Chiropractors that usually deal with back pain and back related issues blame them to too much sitting. Even if your chair feels very comfortable, it is still bad to have prolonged static posture. Too much sitting will also flatten your butt and tighten the muscles in your hamstrings and hips. These will eventually leave your prone to injury during exercise or strenuous activities. Excessive sitting promotes serious health issues such as diabetes, heart diseases and gaining of weight.

The reason why sitting excessively is hazardous to your spine is because you are putting stress on your spine twice compared to when you are standing. If you’re the type to hunch forward slightly in your chair, the problem gets even worse. Hunching forward removes the natural curve at the bottom of the spine. If you have a sedentary job, you can make a few adjustments to your daily routine to help protect your back from serious ailments associated with excessive sitting.
Try your best not to slouch forward. You must sit straight to maintain the natural arch in the lower back. Another tip is to stand up and out of your chair at least once every 30 minutes. Walk around your work area and stand or you can do light stretches. If you have access to a standing desk use it for a portion of each day. Take short breaks and move around so your muscles and ligaments stay loose and flexible.

The impact of moving around can be profound because you’ll burn more calories. This will lead to weight loss and increased energy. The muscle activity needed for standing and other movement seems to trigger important processes related to the breakdown of fats and sugars within the body. If you have a sore back from too much sitting a visit an expert chiropractor that will help get things back in balance and remove your pain. Contact Dr. Christian Farthing at The Bodywell Group today for help.

Unsure if you have good posture? Talk to your chiropractor or schedule an appointment for a spinal examination. Make an appointment with Dr Christian Farthing by visiting his official website here. Read Dr Christian Farthing reviews in FreeIndex here and connect with Dr Christian Farthing on his Facebook page to learn more about Spinal health.