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Is Neck Pain Serious

When is Neck Pain Serious?

Your neck hurts. It’s been bothering for some time. One of the first questions or thoughts in your head “is my neck pain serious?” So when should you be concerned about your neck pain? There are many things that can cause neck pain, some are serious, and some aren’t.  Here are 6 questions to ask […]

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Daily Low Back Stretching

We don’t stretch enough. In particular, low back stretching seems to be low on the list of daily priorities. Our low backs deserve more attention. If you fail to look after your lower back, you may find yourself not being able to enjoy life. Low back pain is one of the top causes of disability […]

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neck hump

Neck Hump Fix

Have you ever looked at yourself from the side, either in a mirror or in a photo and notice a hump on the back of your neck or maybe one of your friends or family members graciously pointed out that you had a neck hump? One of the most common questions I get in practice […]

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neck dizziness

Dizziness From the Neck?

More specifically, is your dizziness coming from your neck? Dizziness or vertigo can be debilitating. I’ve seen it cause depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and it simply affects your quality of life. There are many things that can cause dizziness or vertigo. Cardiovascular issues – high blood pressure or low blood pressure? Problems in the inner […]

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How to Fix Cervicogenic Dizziness

In recent years, the number of people who have presented to my office with dizziness and vertigo (cervicogenic dizziness) has increased.  Mounting stress and a sedentary lifestyle may be a contributing factor. Dizziness is an unsteadiness, light-headedness, or a feeling of imbalance, while Vertigo is described as a ‘spinning’ sensation. To maintain proper balance and […]

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Do ‘Posture Correctors’ Work?

Patients ask me whether ‘posture correctors’ can fix their posture? My answer: it depends on what you are trying to fix. We know poor posture in terms of your spine has been associated with causing or accelerating degenerative disc disease or disc bulges, spinal stenosis, headaches and migraines, low energy levels, and it can just […]

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mid back pain

Mid-Back Pain

Probably the most common cause of mid-back pain, like neck pain, is from our current “sit-too-long” lifestyle.  We sit in front of computers, stare down at our phones, commute longer distances, and frankly do not put much thought into our posture throughout the day.  With gravity a constant, our mid-backs (and necks) take the brunt […]

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Best Sleeping Position

Your sleeping position matters.  Whether you have pain or not, we all need to be aware of the best position to sleep in.  Minimizing neck and low back pain, headaches, sciatica, or a disc bulge/herniation, your sleeping position as a big impact on how you feel. The mattress and pillow you use will also determine […]

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Sunshine Vitamin

We need exposure to the sunshine vitamin on a daily basis for 10-15 minutes directly on our arms and legs.  Even consuming foods abundant in Vitamin D still hasn’t helped mitigate our society’s deficiency in this vitamin. We were genetically designed to get our vitamin D from the sun.  So, if you live in Canada […]

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