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Cycling and Chiropractic Treatment

Cycling has always been a very popular sport, cyclists seem to be everywhere and as with any type of physical activity, there is always a chance that injuries will occur. Chiropractic helps keep your body balanced and improves your flexibility. This, in turn, decreases your chance for injury. Many people who take up cycling do…

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Backpack Blunders!

As promised this post will explain how to correctly pack a backpack and what the correct lifting and carrying techniques are, whether you are an adult or child, after all backpacks are supposed to alleviate pain, not create it! First of all buy the right backpack: Try to choose a canvas pack over a leather…

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Cervicogenic Headaches Explained!

So you have a headache – but when do you know if it  needs treatment or not?  Chiropractors can help  with certain types of headaches – also known as cervicogenic headaches – but what exactly are they? Cervicogenic headaches occur when pain is referred from a specific source in the neck up to the head. This pain is commonly…

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Why does cold weather make joints ache?

There is no one explanation for why dropping temperatures can make your muscles and joints ache. One theory is that cold weather causes muscles to lose more heat and contract, causing tightness throughout the body. Joints get tighter, muscles can lose their range of motion and nerves can be pinched more easily. Another  theory relates to…

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Lifting – a pain in the back?

Did you know that approximately 80% of people will experience pain in their backs at some point in their lives.  One sure way way to end up with an aching back is lifting something the wrong way.  Do you know how to lift a heavy package that arrives at your door or how to lift…

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

A recent study concluded that increasing your Magnesium intake may reduce pain and improve mobility in people suffering from chronic lower back and nerve pain! Magnesium is a mineral that is vital for more than 300 enzymatic processes in the body.  It plays a role in everything from muscle movements to hormone production. This mineral…

Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage?

Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage?

There are many different types of massage but two of the most common methods are Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage.  It is helpful to know the differences to be able to assess which would be right for you. While there are some similarities between Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, they are different from each other. …

Ditch that Poorly Fitting Bra!

Ditch that Poorly Fitting Bra!

There are numerous reasons why 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra – ignorance, embarrassment or just plain laziness!  Unfortunately ill fitting lingerie is bad for your health! Lets be honest – pain and discomfort makes our lives harder.  Chronic issues put us in a bad mood, they add to our stress and…

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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

RSI refers to aches and pains in your upper body caused by repetitive movements and poor posture at work.  It is also called occupational overuse injury and overuse syndrome. RSI mainly affects your arms,elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, neck and shoulders. You can get this condition from a wide range of occupations and activities.  You may…

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Headaches – What Are They?

The causes of headaches are numerous, but Chiropractic treatment has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of certain types of headaches! But what type of  headaches can Chiropractic treatment help with? Chiropractic treatment can help with headaches where the pain typically develops in the neck, although the pain is felt in the…