Stress is all around us in various degrees, so what are Adrenal Glands? These are stress glands that are shaped like two almonds that sit above the kidneys Basically, our bodies react to stress in fight or flight method, as a result our systems become exhausted and weak. When our bodies are under stress […]
What is a Dowager’s Hump?
A ‘Dowager’s Hump’, often referred to as a ‘Back Hump’ or ‘fatty hump at the back of the neck’, is a hump that can form at the base of the neck. While the Dowager’s Hump itself is not painful, it can play a major role in neck, shoulder, and upper […]
Portable TENS machine for summertime aches and pains
After weathering the long Canadian winter, most of us leap into summertime activities with both feet. That’s why it is during the summer months that people are most likely to suffer from muscle related aches and pains. Your regular chiropractic care prevents injuries by keeping your spine […]
Posture, Chiropractic and Your Hiatal Hernia: What’s the connection?
A hiatal hernia is the bulging of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a part of the stomach protrudes up into the chest area through a small opening in the diaphragm muscle. The small opening in the diaphragm muscle is for the […]
Herniated Disc: Surgery your last (and possibly unnecessary) resort
I had a really exciting outcome with a patient recently that I thought I should share with you. This patient was suffering with so much pain that she found it difficult to conduct her everyday life and her activities were severely restricted. She had been diagnosed […]
How correcting poor posture can improve symptoms of IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic condition that affects the large intestine. In Canada, 5 million people suffer from IBS, and 120,000 new cases are reported each year. People who suffer from IBS may experience stomach pain, bloating, gas, constipation as well as an […]
Spinal Changes Post-Partum
After delivery of the baby, tasks associated with the new baby continue to contribute to the postural changes. These tasks include seemingly simple things like feeding, standing for long periods of time, lifting, changing the baby and in particular, carrying the baby. The increased size of breasts in nursing mothers contributes […]
Do you have “Mommy Posture”?
Poor Posture…the lingering gift of pregnancy
Ask any woman who has ever been pregnant about her back and most- without hesitation – will tell you the strain that pregnancy places on the spine. There are obvious reasons for the pain and discomfort that pregnancy brings to the lower back – such […]
December- Time for a Year-End Insurance Benefits Audit
Health Insurance Savers – The end of the year is nigh!
Are you one of those careful health insurance benefit savers? You know what I mean. You carefully monitor your care and use as little of your insurance as you can trying to make sure that your coverage […]