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Is It Finally Time?

Many of us deal with headaches after a long day at work. Others can experience neck pain and/or hand numbness after sitting at the computer for too long. Or maybe you develop a sore back after home renovations or yard work? These problems usually start off infrequently and only bother us a little. But as […]

Minor Car Accidents & Your Spine

We all know that serious car accidents can cause severe injuries. But minor car accidents can also cause damage to our bodies, especially if we are sitting in a compromised position, like with the neck or back twisted to the side.  These less severe injuries often leave us with irritating, lingering problems like headaches, neck aches, […]

The Cost of Low Back Pain

A quick review from Statistics Canada shows that 4 out of 5 Canadians will be afflicted with low back pain at some point in their lives. Many of these people will develop chronic, long-lasting pain that will directly affect their lives. The cost of this burden to Canadian society is estimated to be in the […]

“Uncomplicated” Low Back Pain?

“Uncomplicated” low back pain is a medical diagnosis for the presence of low back pain, without pain radiating into the leg (no nerve deficits). Unfortunately, this diagnosis doesn’t really tell the patient anything other than that they have low back pain, which, I’m pretty certain, they already know! “Uncomplicated” low back pain is usually treated with […]

What Is Posture and Why Is It Important?

Your posture is like the window into your spine. It is a measure of the balance of your spinal column, which is the core of your body. From the front, your spine should have perfect vertical alignment. From the side, your spine should have three flowing curves, all helping to support the weight of your body. In this balanced, […]

What Is A Pinched Nerve?

Have you ever been diagnosed with a “pinched nerve?” What causes a nerve to become pinched or trapped? Pinched nerves are usually diagnosed in association with neck and shoulder pain, or low back pain. But this vague diagnosis, often accompanied by a hurried drug prescription, fails to illuminate what is actually pinching the nerve. As nerves branch […]

When Exercise Is Harmful

In order to combat daily aches and pains, many people turn to exercise, hoping to alleviate their pain by getting into better shape. There’s no doubt that such activities can increase blood flow to the joints, easing them through fuller ranges of motion—on top of countless other health benefits. I am a huge advocate of regular physical […]

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

By Dr. James Mayne, DC Whiplash occurs when the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the neck and upper back are damaged from a sudden impact that whips the head forward and then backward, or from side to side.  The curve and alignment of the neck may be altered, causing pain and decreased neck movement.  This […]

Helping Boomers Stay Active

By Dr. James Mayne, DC Have you ever noticed that each decade of life seems to bring its own set of challenges?  In my 20s my metabolism slowed down, in my 30s I didn’t heal from injury as quickly, in my 40s I didn’t have as much energy, and in my 50s…well, I’m not quite […]