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Do You Have a Pain in the Neck? Tingling? Numbness?

Photo by Jacob Morrison Written by Dr. Elliot Lysyk, DC When small nerves in your neck get pinched, pain can run into your shoulders, down your arms, and into your hands if the pinch is bad enough. On x-ray, we can see the little holes between the spinal bones, and sometimes they appear much smaller in certain […]

Growing up with Chiropractic

By Dr. Jerry Pyrozko B.Sc, DC Children bump and jar their spines constantly in the first five years of life. As they develop from helpless infants into fearless adventurers, bumps and falls naturally come with your child’s desire to learn everything about the world around them in the quickest amount of time possible. But even […]

The Pains of Parenting

By Dr. Elliot Lysyk, DC, Founder of Arise Wellness, Vernon It’s surprising how many parents I meet who struggle to pick up their kids, or even play with their kids, due to some kind of back, neck or body pain. It breaks my heart to know that many of you are forced to pass up on […]

Osteoarthritis Increasing Due to Lifestyle

Osteoarthritis is basically a process of cartilage cells in joints dying. The prevailing theory is wear-and-tear of the joints over the years from living longer and obesity rates. But a new study from Dr. Jan Wallace in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University suggests our lifestyle is the biggest factor. Analyzing over […]

Your Child’s Alignment is Important

We see a lot of kids in our practice. And we work closely with our in-house midwife, helping pregnant moms and their babies. Why is it so important to address spinal alignment early on? First let’s look at Mom. Poor pelvic alignment during pregnancy can cause intra-uterine constraint on baby, not to mention low back […]

“Doc, I Think I Have a Pinched Nerve!”

I’m sure all doctors have heard this before: “Doc, I think I have a pinched nerve.” Symptoms like arm or leg pain, tingling or numbness are common when a nerve is pinched, stretched or otherwise irritated. There are other symptoms which can be a result of pinched nerves as well. The nerves are the communication […]

Shoulder, Thorax & Thoracic Spine

The shoulder & pectoral girdle has 3 bones, 3 joints, and 1 articulation. The chest cavity, or thorax, consists of 12 vertebrae connected to 12 pairs of ribs which connects to the sternum in the front of the body. The thorax forms an elastic but firm cavity that protects vital organs. It also generates a […]

Maintenance vs Pain Relief Care

I’ve been talking to a number of patients about this lately, so I thought it would be a good idea to share my thoughts on this. There are 2 camps of people who use chiropractic care—those who wait until they are hurting to come in, and those who come in proactively around a once a […]

Dr. E’s Immune-Boosting Salsa & Hummus

Salsa 4 medium tomatoes Small handful of cilantro 2-4 cloves of garlic, depending on how much you love your fellow man Hot pepper of your choosing, depending on masochistic tendencies. I add one jalapeno (minimum), but I have also used one serrano, which is quite a bit hotter. Or, if you are feeling frisky, go […]

Knee, Ankle & Foot

The lower extremity has a significant impact on your ability to move within your world. A series of moving links (hip, knee and ankle joints) work cooperatively in dynamic and static states. This capacity affords us the opportunity to proficiently move, perform and pursue our passion in life. An understanding of these articulations, muscles, joints […]