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, the 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 Read more…
Is Text Neck to Blame for your Neck Pain?
The Negative Effects of Sitting: It`s worse than you think
Is Sitting too Much Really that Bad? “Sitting is the new smoking!” at least that is what people are saying these days. Sounds a little bit extreme for some, but did you know that sitting can actually cause more than physical dysfunction and can also be systemic? Harvard University recently published an article stating that too much sitting is linked to heart disease, diabetes and premature death. The 2015 Inaugural Active Working Summit presented findings on the increase risk of lung, uterine and colon cancer with longer hours seated. More than half of the average person’s waking hours are spent sitting, watching television, working at a computer or commuting. Studies have also shown that brain function slows when the body is sedentary for too long. This is explained by the decrease in blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Sitting and Weight Gain If one spends a significant amount of time in a sedentary position throughout the day, they may find that weight gain becomes an issue. As the body slows down while in a resting and seated position, our metabolism slowly slows down as well. Calories are burned at a far lower rate when most of the muscles are Read more…
Prevent Lower Back Pain Naturally Ottawa!
Four out of five adults will experience low back pain.
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…
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.