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4 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, February 11, 2013 www.times.co.nz 118844-v2 eck problems -- o you have it? Today's modern living means hours of driving and hunching over workstations, this can play havoc th your neck. So it is not surprising that neck pain the second most common condi- on that brings people into their chiro- ractor. Millions of people experience neck ain and related arm pain at some tage in their lives and therefore seek chiropractic care. It results from abnormalities in the soft tissues -- muscles, ligaments, and nerves, as well as in the bone and the joints of the spine. The most common causes that chiropractors identify are soft tis- sue abnormalities from injury or prolonged wear and tear. In many people it is also the source of pain in the upper back, shoulders and arms. When neck pain is caused by uscle strain, you may have aches nd stiffness that spread to the upper m and forearm. Shooting pain that preads down the arm into the hand nd fingers can be a symptom of a pinched nerve" or nerve entrapment the neck. When a nerve is "pinched" the neck, numbness, weakness and ossibly pain of the hands or arms may ccur. Other common reasons people will onsult with a chiropractor include hiplash, RSI (repetitive strain injuries) overuse, degeneration and wear and ar, and postural problems, also head- ches and migraines. How Does the Body Work? Your body is controlled by your nerve system, much like the electrical wires in your house. In every electrical system you have a circuit breaker box. In that box you have individual circuits that control specific rooms of the house, much like your nerve system controls specific parts of your body. If you were to blow the circuit that leads to the kitchen, nothing in your kitchen would work. You don't have a proper electrical supply; you have to physically turn the circuit back on. In your body, you have a circuit breaker box known as your spinal cord. It has a series of 24 circuits known as vertebrae (spinal bones). Between each vertebra a nerve exits out to your body sending information and nerve impulses to all your mus- cles, organs and glands. Much like the electrical wires of your house. Much like a circuit breaker after a thunder storm, if your body suffers a physical stress -- like a car accident, fall, or even poor posture, that stress can cause one of these circuits to blow. Headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder pain are all BLARING ALARMS telling you that you have blown a circuit. Chiropractic helps reconnect the circuit! Take control of that pain in your neck!ADVERTORIAL 118508-v2 Get your posture and spine checked today -- TAKE USUPONOUR AMAZING OFFER! Mention this advert when you book in for a complete initial consultation before February 28, 2013 and receive a complete evaluation valued at $65.00 FOR JUST $27 HURRY! OFFER LIMITED TO FIRST 20 CALLERS Evaluation includes: • Chiropractic Consultation • Report of ﬁndings • Postural Examination • Thermal Scan of nervous system CALL US NOW ON 572 0177 253 Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga. Ph 572 0177. Like us on Facebook CreatingWellnessFCC WARNING SIGNS OF FHP: • Tight muscles • Headaches • Head forward on shoulders • Restricted shoulder and neck movement • Lack of energy • Tension in jaw muscles • Pins and needles in arms and/or hands • Burning sensation in shoulders and neck • Tightness in upper chest • Abnormal bite • Arm, elbow or wrist pain Celebrating 40 Yea An 88-page book packed with topical stories and photographs documenting a wide variety of local events, people and happenings as reported by the Howick and Pakuranga Times over the past 40 years. A great keepsake for Howickians! Pick up your copy from: Readaway Books and PaperPlus, Picton St, Howick; Howick Historical Village; Times Newspapers, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. $2995 VILLAGE VOICE is a free community notice-board for non-pro t groups. Send notices to paulinew@ times.co.nz, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our o ce at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. Men's Probus PAKURANGA Men’s Probus Club meets at Pakuranga Bowling Club, Lloyd Els- more Park, on February 15, 10am-noon. Bruce Cousins speaks about his experi- ences as a British Airways pilot. Visitors welcome. Phone Eric on 534-4912. Garden circle HOWICK Horticultural Society’s gar- den circle meets on February 14, 10am at Haseler Hall, All Saints Church, Selwyn Road. The speaker is Chris Hagon from the Historic Places Trust. Raffe, trading table, library, morning tea and visitors welcome. Phone 534-0249. Balancing life WOMEN are invited to take along their fellow bookkeeping girlfriends to a free and fun afternoon celebrating their hard work. Life coach Amy McAuley chats about balancing family, work and squeezing in time for exercise, at Astill Hawke Bubbles for Bookkeeping Babes. Play with iPads, test latest technology for businesses and discover secrets to becoming more proftable. The free afternoon includes fundraising activi- ties for Kidz First Children’s Hospital. It’s on February 18, 1-2.30pm, Level 1, BNZ Centre, 86 Highbrook Drive, East Tamaki. Registrations are essential by February 14. Phone 985-9791, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mah-jong club THE Pakuranga Mah-jong Club starts its weekly gathering for 2013 on Feb- ruary 13, at Howick RSA, Wellington Street, from 10am to noon. Instructions given, friendly group. Phone Jean on 533-4262. Fellowship starts THE frst fellowship meeting for 2013 is on February 14 at St Peter’s Church, cor- ner Reeves and Udys Roads, Pakuranga, followed by afternoon tea, $2. Take something for the trading table. All wel- come. A short communion service is in the chapel at 1.30pm. Phone 576-7817. 25th birthday THE Howick Ladies Probus Club cel- ebrates its 25th birthday at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Vincent Street, on February 15, 10am to noon. For enquir- ies, phone Rosemary on 534-7802. Zumba fundraiser ZUMBA Fitness with Felice is organis- ing a special event to collect money for Autism New Zealand on February 15, 6-7pm at Leys Gymnasium Hall, 20 St Mary’s Road, Ponsonby. All proceeds go to Autism NZ’s Auckland branch. Adults $10, students and children $5. Phone Felice on 021-0288-7020. Special Olympics SPECIAL Olympics provides year- round sports training for people with intellectual disabilities. Programmes are run by volunteers and there’s a small contribution required for venue hire in most sports. Athletics: Yvette Williams Track, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Saturdays 2.30-4pm, started February 2, phone Sandra on 535-9241. Basketball: Howick Recreation Centre, Wednesdays 6.15- 7.45pm, starts February 13, phone Claire on 279-3022. Snow sports: phone Dave on 250-0563. Swimming: Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool, Sundays 6.45-7.45pm, started February 3, phone Adele on 021-0259- 7493. Table tennis: Pakuranga Commu- nity Hall, Sundays 4-5pm, started Febru- ary 10, phone Tim on 273-2588. Tenpin bowling: Panmure Superbowl, Sundays 10am to 12.30pm, started February 10, phone Denise on 528-8542. Football: Lloyd Elsmore Park, Sundays 10-11am, started February 10, phone Roslyn on 534-0009. For enquiries, email Howick- email@example.com. Girls Brigade GIRLS aged from fve to 17 can enjoy a variety of activities in a safe and friendly environment on Wednesday evenings during the school term at Trinity Meth- odist Church, 474 Pakuranga Road. For enquiries, phone Shirley Peat on 537- 4077, or the church on 576-2407.
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