14 headache disorders. Which one do you have?

Migraine headaches Tension headaches Cluster headaches Sinus headaches Chronic daily headaches Menstrual headaches Caffeine headaches Ice cream headaches Early morning headaches Weekend headaches Rebound headaches Orgasm headaches Dental headaches Emergency headaches Other worthy and notable mentions: [...]

Suffering from jaw pain or TMD? 4 exercises and 4 stretches that can significantly help.

What is TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder)? Refers to any dysfunction of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and tissues associated with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) What are the symptoms of TMD? Pain and tenderness in or around the ear, jaw, cheeks, temporal region, face, and neck Clicking, popping, snapping, crunching, or grinding noises upon opening and [...]

Migraine headaches? How your chiropractor can help.

Patients with headaches constitute a high percentage of visits to the chiropractic office. Many people suffer from headaches on a regular basis; however, the reason for the headaches varies among individuals. There are many different triggers for headaches, which include genetic factors, stress, food sensitivities, muscle strain, joint dysfunction, environmental factors, dehydration, and neurological [...]

5 Tips to make shovelling snow safer and to avoid injuries

During the winter months, shovelling snow is a common contributor to injuries such as low back pain. In most cases, snow falls unexpectedly depending on where you live, and shovelling is something that must be done without delay. The movements involved with shovelling are repetitive and can cause excessive wear and tear. Therefore, it [...]

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Do chiropractors just treat the back and the neck?

N O Chiropractors are extensively trained and are experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and their neurological sequalae. These conditions are not just limited to the neck and the back. In fact, they can treat any joint system and the conditions associated with that area. Chiropractors [...]

Common tennis injuries – Effective treatments

Tennis is one of the top 5 most played sports in the world. It’s a complex physical sport requiring upper and lower body movement mechanics combined with great hand-eye coordination, agility, speed, endurance, flexibility, muscle conditioning, coordination, balance, quick decision making, and mental strategy. Because of its complexity and popularity, the number of injuries [...]

15 Professional tips for a healthier body behind a desk

Sitting behind a work station and desk has become a modern 21st century problem in western societies responsible for many of the commonly seen issues at the chiropractic and family doctors' offices. Sitting all day long might seem harmless without any real negative consequences on the body, especially with all the fancy modern expensive chairs [...]

CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part II): “Help my sore back, I’m pregnant!” – Does evidence-based chiropractic therapy help with pregnancy pain?

Having treated many pregnant patients in my clinic in North Vancouver, I see firsthand the amount of pain and discomfort many pregnant women endure. It is not hard to imagine the amount of stress a women's body goes through during the 9 months of pregnancy. These changes place tremendous loads on the body. Hence, pregnant [...]

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CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part I): Post-Pregnancy Issues – “What a pain in the neck!”

Pregnancy puts an enormous physiological demand on the female body. The body goes through so many sudden changes that can put a lot of stress on certain parts of it more than the others. In addition, these changes are so rapid that the body does not have adequate time to adapt properly. As a result, [...]

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