Whiplash is a neck injury caused by sudden movement of the head.  Whiplash is commonly caused by car accidents, where your head is “whipped” forward and backwards quickly.  But whiplash can also result from sports accidents and other types of traumas, such as a fall. The pain of whiplash is often hard to ignore.  The symptoms may...

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What is Foam Rolling

Foam rolling is a type of mysofascial (muscle) release.  We all have experienced the effects of delayed onset muscles soreness (DOMS) due to our workout routines or the repetitive motions we do in our daily lives; however, if we don’t relieve the muscle soreness it will lead to increased muscle fatigue and pain in the future. When it is healt...

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Exercise Ball versus Traditional Office Chair on Lower Back Pain

It is commonly thought that lower back pain (LBP) is more prevalent in people who sit for prolong periods of time. This is significant, as approximately 75% of workers in industrialized nations are required to sit for prolong periods at work. It has been long suggested that sitting on an exercise ball can help mitigate this problem, as well as ...

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                HIGHEST Level of Evidence supporting Spinal Manipulation for Migraines Researchers affiliated with the prestigious Harvard School of Medicine recently published a paper in the medical journal Headache (2019). Migraine headaches are relatively common and often assoc...

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Sleep Away Insomnia

We’ve all had that feeling of lying in bed, thoughts racing through our heads, calculating how much sleep we will get as the minutes go by. Many people have difficulties initiating/maintaining sleep or getting a restless sleep. Insomnia has been associated with adverse health outcomes, including reduced quality of life and mental capacity. There ...

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FAKTR – Functional and Kinetic Treatment using Rehabilitation

Chiropractors and manipulation go hand-in-hand (see what I did there). Along with manipulation, we provide a plethora of soft tissue techniques.  One of the techniques that is new to our Office is called FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment using Rehabilitation).  FAKTR combines instrument-assisted soft tissue techniques (e.g. Graston techn...

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BEST Treatment for Soft Tissue Injuries following a Motor Vehicle Accident?

Most people injured in a motor vehicle accident sustain injuries to the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the neck and back, otherwise known as soft tissue injuries. Many patients also exhibit accompanying symptoms ranging from headaches to concussion-like symptoms. The job of the treating doctor managing the case is to connect the patient...

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Foot Levelers Orthotics + Chiropractic Care Reduce Chronic Low Back Pain

  A recent study: "Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial" have found that patients reported a 40.4% improvement from their lower back pain with Foot Levelers Orthotics combined with regular chiropractic care. It had also found that patients felt a 32.3% improvement in overall function wit...

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Maintenance vs. Band Aid Care

How important is maintenance care? You may be going through a bout of back pain or neck pain right now. Perhaps it seems to surface every year about this time of year when you are back in the garden or playing a sport using muscles that haven't been well used for months. You are seeing your local chiropractor and no doubt things will be feeling gre...

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Plantar Fasciitis and Shockwave Therapy

What is Pantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, resulting from inflammation and damage to the tough fibrous tissue which forms the arch of the foot. Patients may describe the sensation as a sharp or deep ache in the middle of the heel or along the arch that typically occurs during walking or standing. Often, ...

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