Can Poor Posture as a Child Impact Health in Adulthood? Good posture is developed from good habits, which is why it is so important to encourage children to stand up straight. Otherwise, bad habits can develop which can lead to issues later in life. Many adults with chronic back pain can trace their issues back to a childhood injury or a lack of proper posture habits established as kids. Children are at a greater risk for back and spine injuries because they are in the still growing and tend to be more active than adults. Studies show that injuries are more common among children who engage in sports or recreation regularly, and nearly one third of all injuries experienced by children are related to sports. Stresses and traumas that occur during childhood can also lead to spinal dysfunction later in life. Furthermore, the heavy backpacks our kids carry can contribute to postural problems and cases of spinal dysfunction. There is a correlation between a lack of proper spinal maintenance and the development of scoliosis in children and teens. What’s more, it seems that children who practice proper spinal health habits have far fewer health problems than those who do not. Read more…
Can what you do in childhood affect your health as an adult?
Don’t blame it on the muscle – It’s your nervous system
As chiropractors, we come across a lot of patients who self diagnose and sometimes come up funny stories It’s sciatica… I know my brother had the same thing. It’s just normal headaches everybody has them. I don’t know how it happen, I swear I was doing NOTHING! Must be age. I’m getting old. One of my favorite: ”I don’t think it’s my joint’; it’s my muscles causing me pain”. Muscles would be the only cause of pain, according to a number of our patients. In a neuro-musculoskeletal disorder, the part ‘’musculo’’ represents only a third of the word and the same goes for an actual physical problem. In fact, there is rarely one thing causing your problem, it is often multifactorial. Let me explain, What is Pain? It is nothing more than the interpretation of a sensation by your nervous system. So, without nerves we could not feel the pain… We could also not feel anything else, move, breath, think, react, or just live. Pain is a sign of alarm to let you know something is wrong in your body. From there you have the choice to listen to it or to ignore it. Fun fact: Pain transmission in your Read more…
Cardiovascular Disease: Are You At Risk?
Young and Old Are Affected By Cardiovascular Disease. In the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 2010 Annual Report on Canadians’ Health they warn of a “perfect storm” of risk factors and demographic changes that will place an unprecedented burden on Canadians fragmented cardiovascular care system.
The History of Chiropractic
The literal translation for Chiropractic comes from the Greek words cheir (meaning ‘hand’) and praktos (meaning ‘done’), i.e. “Done by Hand”.
Do you Suffer with Arthritis?
If you or someone you know suffers from Arthritis then you understand just how debilitating this disease can be. Arthritis is a systemic disease (the whole body) that dramatically affects the joints…
Endocrine System: The Connection To Our Nervous System
Out of site, out of mind, right? We rarely give our Endocrine System much thought. Did you know that the hormones our glands release impact almost every cell, organ and function of our bodies?
Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care, Is it Okay?
There are a number of reasons why many women will see a chiropractor for the first time during pregnancy. Often the body is changing as the result of weight gain and altered biomechanics that happen during pregnancy.
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…