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Low Back Pain and Digestion

By Dr. Elliot Lysyk, DC Low back pain is often coupled with digestive issues. How do I know? Well, it’s common for me to help patients improve their low back alignment, which relieves low back pain. And, as an added bonus, they often end up reporting an improvement in digestive issues such as constipation, irritable […]

Winter Camping & Developing Gratitude

By Dr. Elliot Lysyk, DC I didn’t grow up with much. My single mom worked hard raising my brother and I, giving us a great work ethic. She required social assistance at times, so I was grateful for anything I received. Then, when I was 8, she met our “Dad” who ended up adopting us. […]

The Best Sleeping Position

Written by Dr. Deane Studer, DC Photo by Vladislav Muslakov on Unsplash From time to time, you may have awakened to a stiff and painful neck or lower back. As a chiropractor, I often get asked the question, “Should I sleep on my back, stomach or side?” Well, some new science reveals the optimal positions to sleep… You […]

6 Ways to Stay Active This Winter

By Dr. James Mayne, DC So winter season is upon us and we are beginning to see the “winter injuries” come rolling in. Sore backs from shovelling and headaches from being inside under artificial light will always come in this time of year. Staying active through the winter months will keep the body moving and […]

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 […]