Category: Chiropractic 411

What Type Of Headache Is It?

Research indicates that 66% of the global population suffers from headaches. The International Headache Society has classified over 100 different types of headaches! Thankfully, we can narrow it down to about 4 of the most common types. These include Tension Type Headache, Migraine, Cervicogenic Headache and Cluster Headaches. The following is a list of the… Read more »

Pelvic and Low Back Pain with Pregnancy

It is estimated that 50% (1) of women will develop pelvic and or low back pain with pregnancy. A typical presentation is pelvic girdle pain (sacroiliac joints or pubic symphysis) which changes to low back pain after delivery. Many sources have cited the cause of pelvic and low back pain with pregnancy is the hormone… Read more »

Move Mindfully With Back Pain

When you are experiencing chronic pain, you might be reluctant to move. That’s understandable. But being inactive may slow your body’s healing, while staying active can help ease your pain. The key is to move mindfully. Moving mindfully means paying attention to how you move and how it makes your body feel Think of all… Read more »

Standing Desk or Sitting Desk

Standing desks vs traditional sitting desk: is one better than the other? In the past few years, standing desks have become the rage and many benefits have been proclaimed. Standing desks can allow you to have a “desk job,” but instead of sitting in a chair all day, you can stand and move more freely…. Read more »

Walking: Let’s Get Moving!

  It is amazing how busy life can get! Much of our days seem to be a balancing act: work, commitments, relationships then add in trying to get enough sleep and eating right can make like quite the challenge. It can be quite the challenge to find time to exercise; whether you’ve been active before… Read more »

COMMON SOURCES OF LOW BACK PAIN

Low back pain is one of the common reasons people see a Doctor of Chiropractic. It is also a common reason for missed work. Fortunately, there are just a few common sources of low back pain that can be pinpointed by skillful examination. Three of the most common sources of low back pain include problems… Read more »

Muscle Guarding & The Pain Cycle

Muscle guarding is your body’s first response when the pain cycle is activated. When you suffer and injury, it kicks in a continuous loop of negative issues known as the pain cycle. The following diagram gives a picture of how this happens. This diagram contains a lot of information, the individual points below should help… Read more »

Chronic Neck Stiffness

In our age of technology, complaints of chronic neck stiffness are common. After sitting long hours in front of a computer or hanging our head as we scan our cell phones, we start to feel neck stiffness. In most instances we attribute it to tight muscles: but is this truly the cause? Chronic neck stiffness… Read more »

Herniated Disc: 4 Factors That Indicate A Good Outcome

One of the most common causes of low back pain is a herniated disc. The most common age bracket is between 30 and 50 years of age. Men are twice as likely to suffer a herniated disc as women. Along with back pain, a herniated disc can also cause pain or numbness down the leg…. Read more »

Herniated Low Back Disc: what works and what doesn’t

A herniated low back disc is one of the common causes of low back pain. They are more common in those who are 30 to 50 years of age, and twice as common in men verses women. The pain can be localized to the low back or it can also cause leg pain or numbness… Read more »