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The Latest Research on Backpack Safety

The Latest Research on Backpack Safety It’s back-to-school time — time for new clothes, new pencils, new notebooks and new backpacks.  But, although backpacks are now ubiquitous in school-yards everywhere, the can also pose a serious health threat. Research shows that “children who experience back pain are at a heightened[…]

Core Strength, Posture and Back Pain

Core Strength, Posture and Back Pain At any given time, 15 percent of adults have low-back pain (LBP).  To make matters worse:  Many simultaneously suffer from chronic widespread pain. Research shows that developing strong core muscles reduces LBP — but that’s not all.  Core strengthening makes all physical activity easier,[…]

Go Nuts for Nuts!

Go Nuts for Nuts! Think it’s impossible to find a snack that’s both satisfying and health-boosting?  Think again!  We recommend snacking on a small handful of nuts.  Not only are nuts delicious, but they are also packed with wellness-boosting properties. Nuts are low in saturated fat (less than 7 percent)[…]

Chiropractic: A Unique Approach

Chiropractic:  A Unique Approach Chiropractic is unlike any other approach to health. Chiropractic is founded on the principle that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.  As long as the systems of the body are in balance, the individual will remain disease-free. Unlike other health-care professionals, doctors of[…]

Are Headaches Affecting Your Child’s Academic Performance?

Are Headaches Affecting Your Child’s Academic Performance? Has you child ever complained of a nagging headache?  If so, he or she isn’t alone.  Research shows that headaches are as much of a problem for children as adults — not only because of the pain, but also because of the effect[…]

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica The sharp, shooting pain of sciatica ranges from uncomfortable to downright debilitating.  Numbness and muscle weakness in addition to pain in the sciatic nerve — the longest and widest nerve in the body — may strike anywhere that this nerve travels, from the lower back and[…]

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Harmful or Not?

High Fructose Corn Syrup:  Harmful or Not? High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a hidden source of sugar in a plethora of foods.  Opponents of HFCS uphold that ubiquitous use of the product is to blame for the rocketing rates of diabetes and obesity.  European countries have even banned widespread[…]

Summertime Tips for Back Pain Prevention

Summertime Tips for Back Pain Prevention Summer is finally here.  And however you spend this season, whether tending to household projects or hitting home runs at neighbourhood softball games, we have some winning strategies to keep back pain from spoiling warm weather fun. Optimal posture is perhaps the most important[…]

Ergonomics for Tablet Computers

Ergonomics for Tablet Computers Tablet computers, such as iPads, are now commonplace.  However, what many tablet users don’t realize is that these devices come with a unique set of ergonomic challenges, which are creating an onslaught of overuse injuries. Your doctor at Chiropractic for Life finds that prolonged neck flexion[…]

Focus on Prevention This Father’s Day

Focus on Prevention This Father’s Day Father’s Day is a time to honour and celebrate fathers.  It’s also a day for dads to consider what it means to be a father and how that responsibility can be used to keep families happy and healthy.  If you are a father, big[…]