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Creating a Strong, Stable Core

What Is Your Core? It?s a group of muscles and connective tissue that forms a circumferential wall from front to back, a roof from above and a floor from below that stabilizes your torso and spine. It?s like a back support belt that?s built from within. Its primary function is to stabilize and support your […]

Poor Posture Creates Body Pain

Our lifestyles perpetuate poor posture—hours of driving, sitting at desks, and staring down at our tablets and phones. Chiropractors see this poor posture translate into pain and inflammation in the neck, mid-back, low back, shoulders and hips. Look at yourself in the mirror. Do you have level shoulders? Is your head sticking out too far […]

The Health Secret No One Talks About

You get your eyes, ears and teeth checked. You test your blood. You measure your height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, vitamin B12 levels and body mass index. Your Fitbit device tracks all of your biometric data, from how many steps you take to the quality of your sleep. When it comes to monitoring your […]

Chief Public Health Officer Supports Chiropractic

I recently watched an interview on The National with Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer. Dr. Taylor was addressing the opioid crisis in Canada. The large number of recent deaths associated with opioid overdoses is bringing critical awareness to the addictive nature of these drugs. Although Fentanyl is the culprit for many of […]

Why Is There A Flu Season?

Everyone has heard of flu season. It usually starts mid-fall and continues on until early spring. Yet the flu virus is around all year, so why do we have a “flu season”? Our bodies become susceptible to diseases and illnesses for a number of reasons at this time of year due to: Lack of sunlight […]

Always Tired?

When I hit 37, it was like I hit a wall—even my lifelong enthusiastic spirit couldn’t push me through moments of fatigue when I was running uphill or riding my mountain bike. Suddenly it felt much more difficult to get the same job done. Was I pushing myself too hard? Had my metabolism shifted? Or […]

Why Do Some Chiropractors Take X-Rays?

Chiropractors pride themselves on the ability to feel, or palpate, disturbances in the motion and alignment of spinal joints. We perform postural evaluations to understand the imbalances in a patient’s skeletal and muscular frame. We may ask a patient to stand on two scales, one under each foot, to detect pressure differences in the hips […]

How Chiropractic Helps Heartburn

Heartburn, or acid reflux, is an issue that many of my patients experience alongside their primary complaint. It can either be an occasional annoying side effect following a spicy meal, or it can become a chronic, debilitating problem. In some circles it is thought that stomach bacteria cause ulcers and heartburn, for which antibiotics can […]

How Chiropractic Helps Sciatica

The sciatic nerve runs from the spine down your leg, stemming from 5 vertebral levels in your low back. This nerve can become pinched in a variety of ways, causing pain to shoot through the buttock and down the leg. Many people also experience low-back pain alongside their sciatic pain. A thorough Chiropractic exam can […]

Chiropractic: Relief, Repair, Restore

For over 100 years, the art of moving the spinal bones into their natural alignment has been the chiropractor’s underlying goal. For relief of back pain and discomfort, not many healing therapies work as effectively or are as long-lasting. Our body is a highly organized collection of moving joints, muscles, soft tissue, organs, and much […]