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?
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?
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…
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.
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.