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Posture Problems

The importance of good posture cannot be stressed enough in modern times. It extends far beyond our outward appearance and aesthetics. Your posture is an indication of muscle balance and spinal alignment. Healthcare providers around the world are seeing a sharp rise in health problems arising from poor posture, especially in children with the rise […]

Sciatica

Sciatica is the Latin word for “pain down the back of the leg.” Sciatica is referred pain usually caused by trapping the sciatic nerve in the lower back. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and along the back of each leg. Sciatica is pain along this nerve and is […]

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. It is a medical disorder common to people whose spine or vertebral column becomes misaligned through a 3-dimensional deviation. Three-dimensional, meaning, it can be viewed on the X-ray as resembling a letter “C” or “S” instead of the normal straight line. The word scoliosis came from […]

Shoulder Injuries

Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling. All these movements you will do countless times over your lifetime. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace. ‘Shoulder’ is a common term used to describe a four jointed system: Shoulder injuries will typically […]

Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common and are often caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It is possible to do more movements with the arm than with any other part of the body. The arm is such a useful tool that it’s a pity there are only […]

Sports Injuries

A sports injury may involve damage to one or a number of structures: muscles, ligaments, joints, tendons, and bones. The severity of the injury can often be assessed by the degree of pain, swelling and inability to use the damaged part of the body. Muscle Injuries Muscle fibres may tear if the muscle is overstretched […]

Stress

During our busy everyday lives, we experience different forms of stress such as physical stress (accidents, falls, lifting heavy objects, etc.), emotional stress (responsibilities, work, divorce, etc.), and chemical stress (processed foods, drugs, water pollution, etc.) These stresses can often cascade into other problems that may lead to negative structural changes in the spinal bones. […]

Subluxation

A subluxation is a condition wherein a vertebra or a region of the spine has lost its proper alignment and capacity for movement in relation to its neighbouring vertebrae. In short, this is when your spinal vertebrae are out of normal alignment. This creates disturbance, irritation, tension, and pressure on the nerves in and around […]

Whiplash Neck Sprain

A whiplash neck sprain occurs when your head is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards in a whip-like movement, usually caused by motor car accidents known as a “rear-ender.” These movements generate considerable force, typically causing the neck to move far beyond the normal range of movement and causes damage to the delicate supporting structures of […]

Why Chiropractic is Safe for Everyone

Is chiropractic safe for everyone? This is a question asked rarely of chiropractic procedures these days. One could just as easily ask “How safe is it going to the gym”? Or, “How safe is indoor rock-climbing”? Even, “How safe is it getting out of bed”? Yes, chiropractic is safe, possibly safer, than most things. With […]