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Cervicogenic Headaches

I know headaches and migraines very well.  In fact, I became a chiropractor because chiropractic helped me get rid of my headaches and migraines.  Cervicogenic headaches are those that originate from the neck (cervical spine).  There are many tissues in the neck that can refer pain to the head, hence the name cervicogenic headache. There […]

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proper lifting

Lifting Floor to Waist 101

Stop ‘Lifting’ with Your Knees If you are someone currently dealing with a low back injury (disc bulge, sciatica, or degenerative disc disease), lifting by squatting down with your knees (squat lift) may be the only way to accomplish a medium-to-heavy lift without significant pain.  However, for those trying to prevent a back injury from […]

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Power Smoothie

Want a delicious, nutritious, whole food snack or meal replacement?  Try this “Power” smoothie my wife has perfected.  Here is what you are getting in this smoothie: Blueberries & Cherries – antioxidants + vitamins + minerals + fibre Flaxseeds – omega 3 fats + fibre + protein Lemon Juice – vitamin C Banana – potassium […]

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sit-ups

Sit-ups Are BAD For You

Sit-ups used to be the gold-standard for working out your ‘abs.’  And for some people they may still be appropriate – think high level athlete, sport-specific training, or cross-fitter.  But, for most people they are frankly unnecessary and can cause injury. Keeping in Balance Let me explain.  Our bodies are meant to move in a […]

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Your 60 Pound Head?

More than ever before, forward head posture (FHP), ‘text neck’, and ‘shneck pain’ are becoming a regular presentation in my Newmarket chiropractic clinic.  More alarming is that this is occurring in the younger population.  It is not uncommon to see 10-year-old with significant FHP.  FHP is associated with early degenerative disc disease, headaches, arm and […]

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shoulder pain

Shoulder Pain or Neck Problem?

Do you have shoulder pain that just won’t go away?  You have exercised it, rehabbed it, stretched it out, and even iced it regularly, but…it’s still there.  Some days it feels ok, and other days it may be unbearable.  If you know you have torn your rotator cuff, separated your shoulder playing a sport, or […]

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spinal alignment

Cervical Kyphosis

Spinal Alignment & Cervical Kyphosis It has been long known that poor spinal alignment and posture leads to a host of neuromuscular problems – headaches, neck and back pain, sciatica, and even breathing issues to name only a few.  The primary cause? Our current stressed-out, movement-deficient, poor-postured lifestyle.  Unfortunately, the damage that occurs from poor […]

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newmarket chiropractor

How to “Hold” Your Alignment

There are dozens of things we do on a daily/weekly basis that cause stress on our spines, pushing our posture and alignment ‘off’.  These daily repetitive habits can produce a situation where your adjustments may not “hold” as well.  Common questions A couple of frequent questions I get from both new and long-term patients is, […]

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Muscle Cramps?

Leg cramps suck!  The uncontrollable muscle spasm that comes at the worst possible time…although there is never a great time for them.  Yes, we have all had them in either our leg, foot, toe, back, neck, etc…they hurt and are very annoying! Causes The 3 most common causes of leg cramps I see in clinical […]

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