Category: Chiropractic

Why Get Chiropractic Adjustments?

Many things can lead to a vertebral subluxation. Some of the more common causes include: A vertebra going out of place (“misalignment”) because of a slip or fall (i.e., “macrotrauma”). The entire spine misaligning globally due to poor posture. Joint swelling caused by damage done to the intervertebral joint. An inflammatory response caused by a poor diet, lack of pure water or psychological stress. Osteoporosis or degenerative changes of the spine or intervertebral discs. Trigger points and tight back muscles that pull the vertebrae out of place. Importance of Having Good Posture: The problem we see in Western cultures is that...

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Top 10 Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

Finding a good chiropractor isn’t only key to correcting the damage caused by years of poor posture or trauma — it’s also important for everyone wanting to take a proactive approach to protecting his or her health. It’s hard to find any other profession on the planet that can prevent neuromuscular-based disease like chiropractic can. That is why I’ve been personally getting adjusted for over 10 years and recommend my patients, friends and family members to do the same. But don’t just take my word for it. Below you’ll find evidence from medical research studies, systematic reviews and case studies...

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Cost Effectiveness of Chiropractic

The cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care vs. medical care Medical care is expensive! An average visit to a medical office ranges from $60 to $300+ depending on the doctor and nature of the visit. Even with insurance coverage, a deductible or large co-pay can quickly add up to a deep hole in your wallet. You leave the office only to go to a pharmacy to purchase prescription medications that may be harmful and/or addictive. By the end of it all, you owe about $1000 to the medical office because you hurt your back gardening last weekend. The pain medication eases...

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Sleep, Insomnia And Chiropractic

If you are having trouble sleeping at night, you are not alone. More than one-quarter of the U.S. population report they occasionally do not get enough sleep, while nearly 10% admit to experiencing chronic insomnia.1 In Canada, of those with sleeping difficul­ties, approximately 18% get less than five hours of sleep per night.2 For some, lack of sleep could be the symptom of another problem. Accord­ing to the National Institutes of Health, insomnia is sometimes related to neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, emotional disorders like depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress syndrome. Other possible causes include arthritis,...

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Sacroiliac Joints And Chiropractic

“Sacro… what?” is probably the response you would hear from most people if asked about sacroiliac joints (SI). You may never have heard of them before, but the SI joints play vital roles in both body stability and move­ment. These large synovial joints of the pelvis join the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine (the sacrum) to the two big pelvic bones (the ilia) on either side. Although these are crucial weight-bearing joints important for their part in the stability of the pelvis, they also move slightly for proper mechanics when walking or running. The SI joints...

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