Sit up straight! Don’t slouch! Parents nag their kids all the time about bad posture but funnily enough, they are just as bad! I can’t tell you the amount of times I have come out of my office at the clinic, only to see three of my patients slumped over looking down at their phones, texting, tweeting, facebooking or surfing the net. Many of them have come to the clinic to address neck pain, yet none seem to realize that their cellphones are part of the problem! Sure, our mobile devices keep us connected, entertained, and safer than ever before. But, with all the advantages we gain from mobile technology comes the risk of serious and permanent health problems. Is Text Neck Causing You Neck Pain? Ever heard of ‘text-neck’? Today, widespread use of smartphones, blackberries and tablets has caused an epidemic of Anterior Head Syndrome, or loss of cervical structure. In a prolonged period of time, this may be the cause of many health issues such as frequent headaches, neck strain, and even reduced blood flow to the brain. Not good! So, what is the big deal? The cervical spine supports the weight of the head, which generally speaking weighs between ten to fourteen Read more…
Is Text Neck to Blame for your Neck Pain?
Get Rid of Bad Headaches with these 6 Practical Tips
Headaches are a difficult health issue to walk around with. Mostly, because they’re an invisible problem. They don’t make noise like indigestion or show on your skin like eczema. Outsiders can’t tell that they are there, yet the symptoms that accompany headaches are often debilitating for sufferers.
What is whiplash? Well aside from being, in my opinion, a pretty good movie about music, control and over achievement; whiplash is also the name of an important neck injury. In this article, we will demystify this whiplash and its repercussion WAD (whiplash associated disorder). The Injury Car accidents cause whiplash in most cases. However, what exactly is it? In a car accident, the speed of the vehicle can change drastically. If you get hit from the behind it accelerates or if you hit something in front of you it decelerates. Of course, lateral and other vectors of collision are possible but they make the injury more complex. Good news for all driver, car safety and technology can now save a lot of lives during impact. The seat belt and your headrest are definitely two of the most important, but the design of cars today is to absorb most of the impact, which is an important factor. Some newer device in some car are even better at preventing you from having an accident. Even with all these different technologies your car might have for your security, your body will also feel it. Your head will go forward, in hyperflexion, during an impact. This Read more…
The Impact of a Concussion
In the past decade they has been an increased awareness towards cerebral concussion
3 Tips for Relieving Neck Pain
Do you suffer from neck pain and stiffness? You’re not alone!
What’s So Bad About Poor Posture?
Spinal Health Week May 1-7
Are You Addicted to Sugar?
Did you know that the average Canadian consumes about 26 teaspoons of sugar a day, a whopping four times the amount recommended by the World Health Organization?
Neck Pain Relief
Is your neck being a pain in the neck? Here are three ways to relieve neck pain!
What is Chiropractic All About?
Not sure how to explain chiropractic to your friends and family? Keep reading… What is Chiropractic All About? The word ‘chiropractic’ comes from the Greek chiros and praktikos,meaning “done by hand”. Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by D.D. Palmer, and it is now practiced in over 100 countries. Chiropractic is a safe and natural form of health care and is well-known for helping people with their aches and pains, but there is so much more to it than meets the eye! Chiropractic care focuses on optimizing your body’s own ability to function at its best. It achieves this by removing interference on the nervous system. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to health. Chiropractic does not include medications or prescription drugs, which often cover up important symptoms. A health symptom is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and that it is an important signal one should not ignore. Medication may provide temporary relief but it often doesn’t address the underlying issues. Chiropractic care focuses on addressing the cause of your symptoms as opposed to just camouﬂaging them. When your body is functioning properly, it has a tremendous ability to regulate and correct its own Read more…
Manage Chronic Pain without Medication
1 in 5 Canadians experience chronic pain but they don’t have to. Chiropractic can help sufferers live life fully again!