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?
Neck Pain Relief
Is your neck being a pain in the neck? Here are three ways to relieve neck pain!
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.
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…
Run to your Chiropractor
Did you know that the Greek word for chiropractic actually translate as “done by hand”. Chiropractic care is a non-medicinal way that we can treat physical ailments through hands on adjustments.
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.
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.
What is a Subluxation?
A Subluxation (Vertebral Subluxation) is in simplest terms, when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. These nerves are found between each of the bones in your spine.