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. Read more
Dr. Dean Greenwood discusses a case of severe leg pain associated with an intraspinal cyst in this podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. This patient attributes her recovery to the Cox Technic which is utilized at the Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Dr. Greenwood is an instructor of the Cox Technic and is certified in its application. This is a case presented by Dr. Greenwood at the Cox Seminar in Maui, Hawaii in 2016.
Back and leg pain are common presentations at the Vancouver Spine Care Centre. A case from the Vancouver Spine Care Centre of intraspinal synovial cyst shows marked improvement with Chiropractic care. Read more
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 have an added bonus according to a study published on May 16, 2016. The study found that a significant reduction in risk for developing some cancers is associated with increased leisure-time physical activity. Read more
Since the 1980s, numerous clinical studies have shown that both the oil of Perna canaliculus and fish oil, (EPA, DHA), have anti-inflammatory activity that can contribute to reduced pain and improved joint mobility for patients who suffer osteoarthritis (OA). Perna canaliculus, which is pure chondroitin sulfate, is derived from the oil of Green Lipped Mussels (Green Lipped FFA) that are harvested in New Zealand for their healing properties. Read more
In 2011, the prestigious Journal Spine reported a study on the effectiveness of maintenance spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) in long term reduction of pain and disability associated with chronic low back conditions. When we suffer an acute episode of severe back pain, often there are changes that occur in the spinal discs and joints that can predispose us to chronic back pain, disability, relapses of the initial problem and progressive degenerative changes that can make life miserable as we get older. Read more
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 can do at home to help protect your back. Read more
Spinal Stenosis is a progressive condition that leads to pain and disability and arises from a combination of hereditary and degenerative changes in the spine. Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the regions of the spine. It is one of the most common conditions requiring surgery in patients over 60, but the effects of spinal stenosis can be felt at a much younger age. It is commonly associated with the lumbar spine, but when it occurs in the cervical or neck area, can be much more serious and may lead to paralysis. Read more