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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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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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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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What Can You Do To Help Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)?

What is Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)? Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is very common (can also be known as osteoarthritis or ‘wear-and-tear’ arthritis).  However, just because it is common does not mean it is “normal.”  Just like high blood pressure or cholesterol is common, certainly does not make them “normal.”  DDD occurs when the soft disc […]

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Health Expectations

What are your health expectations? Quality of life.  Seems simple enough.  But, what does that mean?  I can give my humble opinion based on 16 years of clinical practice and tens of thousands of patient interactions.  Here is what most people don’t expect:  A miracle cure.  To never experience pain or discomfort ever again.  To […]

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exercises to avoid in gym

Avoid These Exercises!

Avoid these exercises? One of the most common questions I get (especially from newer patients) is, “Are there exercises I should be avoiding in the gym?” My answer? Absolutely!!! You always want to be ‘posture-aware’ in your daily activity and this includes in the gym. Most injuries occur slowly over time, from doing poor movements […]

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Got Curve?

Normal Neck and Low Back Curve (lordosis) is 42 and 40 Degrees respectively, from the side.  What is yours?  40, 30, 12 or maybe even 0 degrees?  You should know.  It could be causing your pain.  Just like there are normal values for other health indicators, like high blood pressure (120/80), cholesterol (<5.2 mmol/L), oxygen […]

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Chiropractic and Concussions

I’ve had 3 Concussions Concussions are no fun.   I have suffered at least 3 concussions in my life.  When I was younger, at a public skate I was racing a friend and slipped and fell into the rink boards head first.  Back then, helmets weren’t required.  The 2nd one was from a hockey hit during […]

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