Office Chair Posture Sitting at your computer all day can wreak havoc with your posture resulting in upper and lower back pain. One of the most often requested tips we get at the clinic is "What can I do to improve my posture? Computers are very effective in holding your attention, causing you to slouch
"I think I slipped a disc. I just need an adjustment to put it back..." What exactly is a "slipped disc", and can the discs in your back actually slip out of place? The answer? Yes and no, but it mainly revolves around what you are referring to. Can a disc slip out of
What makes that popping sound during an adjustment? Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and useful tool for providing pain relief, while helping to reduce joint and muscle stiffness. For anyone who has experienced a joint manipulation you may have noticed an audible "pop" or "cracking" sound that follows the adjustment. What exactly is this sound?
Spinal Hygiene: Sitting to Standing Posture Back pain can worsen when transitioning from a sitting position to a standing position. This is mainly caused by the rounding of the spine while attempting to stand up, which causes the low back to lift the weight of your body as you manoeuvre. Adapting a squatting posture to
Bruegger Postural Relief Exercise Retrain your posture by perfoming this postural relief exercise at the top of every hour! Think about how much time you spend a day hunched forward, reaching for items, using a lap top or cell phone. Now think about how many times you arch backwards, or squeeze your shoulders together?
What is sciatica? The term “sciatica” gets thrown around quite often to describe any combination of ‘pins and needles’ sensation, burning, or shooting pain that travels down the leg. As a blanket term ‘sciatica’ can accurately describe this cluster of symptoms rather easily, which may explain its over use. It is important to make
What is Spinal Decompression? Spinal Decompression is a technique that utilizes a specialized table to gently traction or gaps the joints of the lower back (lumbar spine). By gapping the joints of the lower back, a negative pressure is created causing a vacuum-like effect to occur. This allows protruding disc material to be coaxed back
If you’re one of the many Canadians who suffer from back pain, you know how it can impact your mood and your whole quality of life. Up to 85% of the working population experiences back pain at least once in their lives, so you’re definitely not alone. For many people, prescription painkillers like opioids are