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October 16, 2017

The importance of good posture in children

Good posture and good spinal function in children is very important. This is a very good video aimed at children to explain why a good posture is important, and how easy it is to maintain good spinal health, as a child. I recommend the video. It was produced by Hamilton Chir...
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When I was in medical school in the early 1980s, bedrest for a week or more was often recommended for severe back pain. This sometimes included hospital admission. Then, research demonstrated that prolonged bedrest was actually a bad idea. It was no better (and often worse) ...
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Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Chiropractic in New Zealand, 1979. United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care. http://wansbeckchi...
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Your Diet, Your Health

July 1, 2017
No diet is bullet proof and each one of us must find the diets that makes us feel best and which, in our view, gives us the best shot at health and happiness. We can greatly reduce our risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancers and other ills with diet, but we can't eliminate ...
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Exercises and Activity

June 21, 2017
I often get asked about "muscle problems" and how to treat them with exercises and activity. There is a popular mis-conception that muscles are the prime cause of spinal issues. The vast majority of patients have a combination of a "nerve-muscle-joint" problem. The muscle re...
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High Heel shoe dangers

June 7, 2017
X-ray of person with high heal shoe. Look at the front of the foot to observe the mechanical stress of the fore foot....
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Desk jobs can be killers, literally. Michael Jensen, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic, is talking on the phone, but his voice is drowned out by what sounds like a vacuum cleaner. "I'm sorry," he says. "I'm on a treadmill." David Dunstan, an Australian researcher, uses ...
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Did you know your feet may be to blame for back pain? The shape and arch of your feet affect how your body bears weight as you move. Having a high arch, decreased ankle flexion, or smaller drop of the navicular bones in your feet,  may make you more susceptible to lower...
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Older Adults

March 22, 2017
Older adults and the efficacy of chiropractic care. A new literature review discussed: With aging comes a number of new aches and pains. Unfortunately, research shows that although older adults are more likely to experience back pain, they are less likely to seek care for t...
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Athletic Performance

February 15, 2017
Many athletes use chiropractic to recover from injury or difficult workouts. A new award-winning study suggests that chiropractic can also improve athletic performance. In this study, researchers examined the effects of chiropractic on 18 professional judo athletes in Brazi...
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