There’s been quite a bit said about Vitamin D in the past few years. No matter what the school of thought: traditional medicine, complimentary medicine, alternative medicine, even government health codes all agree that sufficient amounts of vitamin D as part of your daily intake is vital. As vitamin D enables your body to process calcium, it plays a vital role in keeping your spine healthy. Read more
According to a study at the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto, between 11% and 18% of the population experiences neck pain. It has been found that women are more likely to have persistent neck problems, suffer from neck pain, and are less likely to find permanent relief for their condition.
The good news is that less than 1% show disabling neck pain; the bad news is, male or female, most people do not find a permanent solution to their neck problems and have to live with chronic neck pain. For this reason, prevention becomes a major strategy.
This conclusion is supported by a further study conducted in Queensland, Australia, and both studies report that sufferers frequently encounter relapses because of aggravation or re-injury.
On the other hand, accidents do happen and early treatment of neck problems show very good results with chiropractic treatment offering a variety of options to deal with neck pain and the origin of the neck problem as well. Read more
Even though your office job doesn’t require lifting anything heavier than a brief case and a phone, you can still become a victim of serious work-related back pain and spine problems that affect you both inside and outside the office. Back problems are a major source of discomfort and unhappiness, and contribute not only to lost time and wages, but can also alter your lifestyle as you give up fun activities in an effort to avoid irritating your back. Read more
Instrument adjusting in a chiropractic practice is the use of a mechanical devise that emits a quick, precise force that may be directed to an articular joint or muscle of the body. Similar to a chiropractic manual adjustment that is performed using the hands, instrument adjusting aims to restore the body’s balance and function and relieve pain.
The practitioners at the Vancouver Spine Care Centre use the electrically controlled “Impulse” adjusting instrument that is designed by Neuromechanical Innovations, the leading authority in the field of instrument adjusting. Born out of more than a decade of research and engineering, the Impulse adjusting instrument features new wave technology tuned-in to the natural frequency of the body that joints, muscles and nerves respond to, resulting in efficient and effective chiropractic adjustments. Read more
The chiropractic profession has evolved significantly over the past few decades and has gained support from the public, and from medical and other health-care practitioners. Research initiatives, improved standards of education and an emphasis on evidence-based practices are solidifying the role of the chiropractor as an integral part of the health-care team in Canada and in many other countries around the world. Current trends in health-care funding, and a limited supply of primary care medical physicians, have created both an opportunity and a dilemma for the practising chiropractor. The opportunity is the fact that patients are seeking alternatives to a family medical doctor; the dilemma is that, more often, they are presenting to a chiropractor with complex health complaints necessitating advanced diagnostic protocols, co-management with allopathic providers and referrals for secondary or tertiary care.
There have been recent changes in the legislation of the practice of chiropractic in British Columbia. To paraphrase, in B.C., chiropractic means “the health profession in which a person provides, for the purposes of promotion, maintenance and restoration of health, the services of . . . advice and counseling on matters related to the condition of the spine or other joints of the body and the associated tissue, the nervous system and the overall health of the individual.” Read more
Whiplash is caused when the head and body move at significantly different rates and allow the head to shear or whip backward, forward, or to one side. This action over stretches or tears the ligaments, muscles, and joints in the neck to a degree that causes damage.
Whiplash can be a life-threatening, or a life-altering condition and there are things you much know and practice to help avoid the damage or at least diminish it.
Various Restraints Help but do not Guarantee Whiplash Prevention
Whiplash is an injury most commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents, and you cannot put your faith in any single car safety feature such as seatbelts, shoulder restraints, headrests, or airbags: Read more
When seeking help and treatment for any physical difficulty, chiropractic treatment should be one of the earliest forms considered. Why? The treatment of illness or injury falls into a natural ranking order as problems range from the mildest to the most severe.
Severe injuries or illness as well as minor problems can benefit from the assessment of a chiropractor at the earliest opportunity because extreme measures need not be chosen if non-surgical and non-medical treatments will bring about the desired improvement in a patient’s condition.
Possible treatments fall into the categories of:
- enhancement, or improvement
- support during recovery
- correction of the problem by intervention
- alteration or surgical treatment
In most back problem cases, back pain treatment benefits by the addition of a healthy, nutritious diet, including supplements, plus a careful exercise routine designed to strengthen back muscles.
While some injuries and back conditions may preclude exercising initially, it is wise to begin performing simple strengthening exercises as soon as possible. Modifying your diet so that it is more healthy and nutritious should start immediately. Read more
Laser Therapy is truly a twenty-first century wonder of scientific achievement that is used by chiropractors to promote the healing of their patients and to diminish their pain. The use of lasers in therapy is becoming increasingly popular. Read more
When looking for chiropractic care, it is very important to find practices that offer only “evidence-based”treatments.These kinds of therapies have several advantages over any other types of treatments, such as those based on anecdotal evidence: “My aunt tried this and it worked for her.” Sorting fact from opinion is too difficult for individual practitioners and for their patients.
“Evidence-based” chiropractic therapies means that the treatments offered have undergone scientific testing and research, including clinical trials. Read more