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Preventing Concussions in Children’s Sports

Did you know that withstanding any head injury — even a seemingly minor one — makes children susceptible to a concussion?  Each year, thousands of youngsters suffer concussions, which often remain undiagnosed.  The good news is that following a few simple guidelines suggested by Dr. Smith can dramatically cut your[…]

Seven Tips for Preventing Osteoarthritis

Capping the bony ends of the body’s numerous joints and cartilage works like a built-in sock absorber.  Aging, wear and tear and injury degenerates cartilage, sparking a condition known as osteoarthritis (OA).  Dr. Smith cares for patients with OA, and focuses on teaching patients how to prevent the disorder. OA[…]

Eat Right to Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is your immune system’s response to injury or infection.  The inflammation process cleans out damaged tissue and sets the stage for healing to begin.  But, if something interferes with the complex chemical balances of the immune system, the body fails to produce anti-inflammatory responses.  In this case, inflammation becomes[…]

Chiropractic for Middle Back Pain Part II: Less Common Causes and Research

Middle back pain is a common reason why patients seek chiropractic care.  Fortunately, chiropractic is highly effective in correcting most cases of middle back pain. Most cases of pain in the middle back are associated with a widespread condition called vertebral subluxation.  This occurs when spinal movement is restricted or[…]

Chiropractic for Middle Back Pain Part I: Common Causes

If you have ever experienced pain in your middle back (thoracic area), you have plenty of company.  One study estimates that 30 percent of working adults experience at least one episode of middle back pain each year (J Occup Health 2009;51:177-92). The good news is that chiropractic care effectively alleviates[…]

This Halloween Take Care Of Your Skeleton

Happy Halloween! This year, while ghosts and goblins lurk outside, look within — to your own skeleton.  Bone health is an essential, yet often ignored, component of a winning wellness plan.  Taking care of your bones can scare off a host of frightening conditions such as osteoporosis, back pain, fractures[…]

Prevent Knee Injuries With Chiropractic

Many researchers believe that the knee is the most complex joint in the human body.  It is also the most imperfect and easily injured.  However, Dr. Smith teaches patients how to keep knee joints in top form and ward off knee injuries with all-natural approaches. Knee injuries stem from many[…]

Turmeric: Miracle Spice Part II: Preventing Other Disorders

Spices add flavour and zest to our food.  Many of these delicious seasonings — such as the traditional curry spice, turmeric — also contain a number of healing properties. Dr. Smith encourages patients to “spice up their lives” with these all-natural ingredients as part of the chiropractic lifestyle:  one that[…]

Turmeric: Miracle Spice Part I: Preventing Cancer & Heart Disease

More and more people are discovering the delights of traditional Asian-Indian fare — its unique and flavourful influence (particularly curries) popping up on menus around the world. But what most curry-lovers don’t realize, notes Dr. Smith, is that not only is Indian cuisine trendy, it may prevent a vast array[…]

Whiplash Injury Myths and Truths

As a doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Smith is concerned about the misconceptions that surround whiplash injuries. For instance, did you know that a car’s speed of impact does not predict the risk of whiplash injury?  Any accident, even a minor fender bender, can cause serious conditions.  And, are you aware[…]