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Create a Success-Oriented Work Environment With Chiropractic

“I’m so tired this morning, I was up all night coughing.”“I haven’t been to the gym in so long, I feel so wiped out.”“I’ve gained so much weight and I keep eating junk, I feel like a lug.”“I have such a headache, I can’t concentrate on this project.”“My back is[…]

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 (Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2007;21:77-91). Research shows that developing strong core muscles reduces LBP — but that’s not all.  Core strengthening makes all physical activity easier,[…]

Chiropractic: A Unique Approach

Chiropractic is unlike any other approach to health.  Let’s find out what makes chiropractic unique. Chiropractic does not involve medication — prescription or over-the-counter.  Doctors of chiropractic know that many medications only cover up symptoms rather than correct the underlying cause of a problem.  Medication often masks the root of[…]

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 schoolyards everywhere, they can also pose a serious health threat.  Dr. smith wants to ensure that patients know the best backpack products, weight guidelines and safety habits for[…]

Are Headaches Affecting Your Child’s Academic Performance?

Has your 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 on a child’s quality of life. And,[…]

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 buttock down to the[…]

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 production of HFCS due to health concerns.[…]

Summertime Tips for Back Pain Prevention

Summer is finally here.  And however you spend this season, whether tending to household projects or hitting homeruns at neighbourhood softball games, Dr. Smith has some winning strategies to keep back pain from spoiling warm weather fun. Optimal posture is perhaps the most important factor for avoiding back injuries.  Studies[…]

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. Doctors of chiropractic, like Dr. Smith are seeing a growing number of patients with tablet-computer[…]

Seniors Benefit from Chiropractic

A growing number of seniors are reaping the benefits of chiropractic care.  And, a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that chiropractic is advantageous for older people. Chiropractors often detect vertebral subluxations — areas of dysfunction among the bones of the spine (vertebrae)  — in seniors.  This common malady is[…]