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Costochondritis - a pain in the chest

Costochondritis – a pain in the chest

Costochondritis – a pain in the chest! What is costochondritis? It is painful inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs to the breastbone (sternum). This connection point is called the costosternal junction and those sections of cartilage are called the costochondral joints. They are strong and rigid to help the ribcage protect organs such […]

Shoulder blade blues!

Shoulder blade blues!

Shoulder blade blues! Shoulder blade pain can feel aching, dull, sore, and shooting. Most of the time it isn’t anything to worry about and your Chiropractor can diagnose and treat it quite easily. As the shoulder blade is connected to the neck, collarbone and shoulder joint, any injury or inflammation in these areas can affect […]

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Balance issues – Could it be your neck?

Balance issues – could it be your neck? Cervical vertigo or cervicogenic dizziness creates a sensation that you or the world around you is spinning, it affects your sense of balance and concentration. In cervical vertigo these sensations are usually felt after moving the neck and is almost always accompanied by a headache. These episodes […]

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Restless legs – can we help?

Restless legs – can we help? What is Restless Leg Syndrome? Restless leg syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease is the irresistible urge to move your legs because of uncomfortable sensations. The uncomfortable feeling gets worse in the evening when resting or sleeping.  Jiggling or moving your feet and legs can provide short-term comfort – […]

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Massage your headache away!

Massage your headache away! Whether the root of the problem is hereditary, environmental, or due to lifestyle factors, when we have a headache, we are all looking for one thing – relief! The most common type of headache is called a tension headache typically its characteristics are as follows: – Typically lasts between 30 minutes […]

Alcohol and bone health!

Alcohol and bone health!

Alcohol and bone health! One of the ways alcohols can cause problems is by negatively influencing your bone health and increasing the risk of osteoporosis! Bone is a living tissue that continues to undergo change and replacement, even after you have reached full maturity.  Long-term alcohol consumption can interfere with bone growth and replacement, resulting […]

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Toe to Toe

Toe to Toe The most important is undoubtedly the big toe and the least important of the toes are the little pinky toes. As the smallest, they bear the least weight and have the least impact on maintaining balance! The Big or First toe, also called the hallux, is considerably larger and thicker than the […]