Blog | Vancouver Spine Care Centre | Burrard Chiropractic Clinic - Part 8

Which Nutritional Supplements Help Aid Joint Health

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Nutritional SupplementsIn our last blog, we discussed the beneficial elements of the Omega 3, 6, & 9 Oils in helping to reduce inflammation of the joints.  There are numerous additional nutritional supplements that aid in joint health and that’s the topic we’d like to discuss today.

You will find these nutritional supplements also useful in improving the quality of your joint health.  Continuing to augment your diet, exercise and have chiropractic adjustments round out the full program.
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Omega Fish Oils: Nutritional Supplements Help Aid Joint Health

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Omega Fish OilsAfter numerous studies over many years we know Omega (fish) Oils are nutritional supplements that increase the quality of one’s health in various areas, like heart health, cognitive function for kids with ADD, and can even help to slow down the aging process of your brain.

These nutritional supplements are also very useful in aiding joint health and augmenting diet, exercise and chiropractic adjustments. There are other supplements that are very helpful for improving joint health, for example, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, Sam-E, Bioflavanoids, herbs from India like Boswellia and Tumeric, and even Ginger can be of great assistance. Which supplements will be of the greatest assistance for the health of your joints will depend on what kind of joint condition you are trying to improve. Read more

Just What Is Chiropractic Integrative Care?

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Chiropractic Integrative CareWhen you are in pain, you want relief, and terms like “chiropractic integrative care” don’t seem important; however, these words are important. It’s a care label that encompasses the idea of treating the whole patient with all forms of care available so that full healing and full functioning can be restored as soon as possible. That’s the kind of help everyone wants and needs!

Good health, after all, isn’t just the absence of disease, pain, stiffness, or impairment. It means you are well physically, mentally, and socially, and that goal is at the heart of chiropractic integrative care.
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Dr. Hunter Learns To “Fly”

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Recently I spent a great weekend “flying” with my two sons. We heard about the Fly Zone in Delta and decided to do something a little different. The back extension position is good for your spine! Check out the video and let me know what you think.

Medical Support For Continued Chiropractic Care

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A recent study (2011) published in the international spine-specialty journal “Spine”, supports the premise of continued spinal care for the treatment of chronic, non-specific low back pain. The study by medical specialists Senna and Machaly write; “To obtain long-term benefit this study suggests maintenance spinal manipulation after the initial intensive manipulation therapy”. These authors observed; “since patients did benefit from the maintenance treatments, we believe that periodic patient visits permit proper evaluation, detection and early treatment of an emerging problem preventing future episodes of low back pain”.

Got a Headache?

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Headache is one of the most frequent reasons people seek medical advice and is the primary complaint of about 10% of chiropractic patients. The majority of headaches are not linked to any specific injury or disease, and are known as primary headaches. The three most common types of primary headaches are migraine, tension-type headache and cervicogenic (arising from the cervical {neck} spine) headache.

Cervical headaches are associated with movement and positional abnormalities in the cervical intervertebral segments. The disorder may be located in the joints or ligaments. The abnormal movement may occur in any component of intervertebral movement, and is manifested during either active or passive examination of movement. Proper treatment of the cervical (neck) spine then becomes the treatment of choice to help manage or solve the headaches. Read more

What Does Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Do?

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Bio-mechanical and neurological effects of spinal manipulation include; disruption of articular or peri-articular adhesion’s, improvement of trunk and neck mobility, relaxation of hypertonic muscles by sudden stretching, release of entrapped synovial folds (plica), attenuation of alpha-motor neuron activity, enhancement of proprioceptive behavior and release of beta endorphins thus increasing pain threshold. These mechanisms are expected to be sustained during maintenance spinal manipulation therapy.

Slipped (Herniated) Disc and Sciatica

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Traditionally, a herniated or “slipped” discs was diagnosed when a patient had back pain with referred symptoms down a leg sometimes as far down as the foot. There are certain back conditions that mimic disc herniation however a true herniated disc causes neuralgia symptoms into the leg with symptoms of numbness, tingling or muscle weakness in the leg &/or foot. Disc herniation can be mild, moderate and severe causing varying symptoms including back pain or no back pain, varying degrees of leg symptoms, varying degrees of neurological deficit that may or may not be accompanied by muscle spasm in the back. It can be complicated so if you suspect it, see a professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Read more

Changes I Have Seen in 29 years of Chiropractic Practice

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After 29 years of practice in the chiropractic profession I have seen changes in the attitudes of allied health care professionals. Medical doctors use to shun the chiropractic profession and use to suggest that spinal manipulation wasn’t of any benefit and that chiropractors practiced cultism.

Today you will find direct referrals to chiropractors and physicians themselves have become patients. In May 2011, the British Medical Journal published a well-argued short review suggesting that primary care for patients with back pain and other musculoskeletal problems should be transferred from general medical practitioners (GP’s) to chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists. Read more


Dean Greenwood Blog Comments Off on WELCOME

Welcome to my blog. This is a forum for my patients and friends to stay up to date on everything that is going on in my practice and my life. I am very pleased to announce that September, 2011 marks my 30th anniversary in private practice. It’s been a fabulous 30 years and I am looking forward to many more years of service to my patients and my community.

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