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Supplement Your Sunshine
As the days get shorter Vancouverites will be exposed to less sunlight than in the summer. This reduced exposure will predispose us to Vitamin D deficiency. Highlighted by fatigue, muscular pain, joint pain and restless sleep, Vitamin D deficiency causes many symptoms presented in a Chiropractic office.
Get Back in Motion: Exercise Reduces Risk for Cancer
With summer right around the corner the Doctors of Chiropractic at the Vancouver Spine Care Centre are reminding you to get outside! Many options are available in Vancouver such as walking the sea wall, going to one of the many beaches, and heading over to the shore for a hike. Sampling the fresh ocean air may also […]
Exercises for Core Stabilization
After a serious injury to the spine steps towards reintegrating movement into your life may seem daunting. Rehabilitation is a very important towards the overall improvement of a condition like a disc herniation. The chiropractic doctors at the Vancouver Spine Care Centre use therapeutic exercises to maximize in office treatments. Here are three exercises you […]
Shockwave Therapy for the Treatment of Soft Tissue Conditions
Soft tissue conditions such as plantar fasciitis, lateral epicondylitis, myofascial trigger points and other tendinopathies can be difficult to treat. Once these conditions become chronic they can be extremely painful and debilitating. The Doctors of the Vancouver Spine Care Centre use Shockwave Therapy for the treatment of these conditions. Shockwave has been shown to be […]
Safety of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for the Management of Low Back Pain
Prescription of anti-inflammatory medications has been common practice for management of low back pain by Medical Doctors. As evidence suggests some anti-inflammatories have a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) have become the preferred medication. At the Vancouver Spine Care Centre we see many patients with a history of NSAID use and […]
Reduce Low Back Pain by Strengthening Deep Abdominal Wall Muscles
To prevent and rehabilitate low back pain, it is essential to increase stabilization of the spine through core activation. The deep abdominal wall muscles are often a weak link in the overall strength of the core and are needed to protect the spine in everyday movements. The rectus abdominis, forming the “six pack”, are a […]
An Examination of Upper Crossed Syndrome and Its Impact on the Spine
A muscular imbalance known as Upper Crossed Syndrome is a common cause of pain and dysfunction in many patients. Characterized by shoulders rolled forward and the head in a forward position (think bad posture), it is caused by sustained postures such as sitting in front of a computer.