How do you know? Here are some of the symptoms you may experience if you do: 1) PMS; 2) Migraine Headaches; 3) Mood Swings; 4) Depression; 5) Insomnia Fatigue…
Sciatic Nerve – Chiropractic Care Can Help
Millions of people experience sciatic nerve pain, so if you are suffering you are not alone. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve fiber that begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.
Is Your Neck a Pain?
Your neck enables you to turn, tilt and bend your head, it also houses many vital anatomical structures. These structures are: 7 cervical vertebrae (neck bones); spinal cord and brain stem…
Our spine is a structural unit and has 4 curves. Loss of the structural integrity or the normal function of the spine is what causes vertebral subluxations.
Lighten Up: Sunlight, Sunscreen and Tanning
There has been a lot confusion related to how much sun we should be getting, if we should use sunscreen and if so, which ones? Most of us have heard about UVB rays. The majority of the products on the market the past 30+ years focussed on protecting against these rays.
TMJ – What Can You Do?
TMJ is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull. We are able to control the movement and position of the jaw with the 68 pairs of muscles that are attached to the joint.
De-stressing our Stressful Lives! How Stress Affects Us
Chiropractic Care for Stress: The demands on our time and attention are increasing all the time. The world we live in has become increasingly more difficult to live without some negative stresses in our lives. Our jobs are becoming more competitive and less secure.
Digestion, Heartburn & Ulcers
Your digestive system is a long tube starting at your mouth and ending at your anus. Its primary goal is to break down food and extract energy and nutrients from the food you ingest. Modifications of this tube are your throat, esophagus, stomach, duodenum and intestines.
Orthotics – Do you have your best “feet” forward?
Feet – What do they have to do with my overall health?? Have you ever looked at the bottoms of your shoes? Do you ever wonder why they wear out the way they do? Some people have obvious wear and tear on the outsides of their heels, others may show wear on the insides of their large toes.
Osteoporosis – The Silent Thief
Osteoporosis is a disease that is characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This puts people at risk for increased bone fragility and greater risk for fracture (broken bones). Bone loss often occurs without symptoms and because of this Osteoporosis has become known as the “silent thief”. Fractures resulting from Osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. One in five men and one in three woman will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. In 2010 the overall cost to the Canadian healthcare system for treating osteoporosis and fractures relating to the disease was over $2.3 billion. Osteoporosis is to blame for over 80% of all fractures in people 50+ according to Osteoporosis Canada. There are 30,000 hip fractures annually and osteoporosis is responsible for 70-90% of them. The cost for the healthcare system for each hip fracture is $21,285 in the 1st year after hospitalization. $44,156 if the patient is institutionalized. The chance of a 50 year old woman developing hip, vertebral or wrist fractures during her lifetime is 40%. 1 in 4 women who have a vertebral fracture will fracture again within one year. 20% of people who have Read more…