How many times did you hear, “sit up straight!” as a child? How many times have you said this to your own child? There’s a reason behind that famous advice: poor posture early in life may lead to a number of back problems and pain later on. That’s why researchers conducted a study to … Continue reading Why teens should sit up straight
As part of Chiropractix commitment to helping you lead an extraordinary life we offer lots of lifestyle advice and tips in addition to your chiropractic adjustments. A big part of leading a balanced life in today’s busy world is making sure you get enough shut-eye to rest and recharge your body. Dr Shivani’s recent blog touched on … Continue reading What Screen Time Can Really Do To A Child’s Brain
Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic can be an effective treatment for lumbar spinal pain. No previous study, however, has examined the effectiveness of chiropractic for back pain symptoms in patients with osteoarthritis. This current report set out to do just that, by comparing chiropractic treatment to moist heat treatment. Previous studies have shown that … Continue reading Osteoarthritis and Chiropractic Care
Ninety-two percent of Australian children aged 5-14 years use information and communication technologies including computers, with increased use correlated with higher age. 87% of boys and 80% of girls regularly participate in electronic screen-based activities. As a result of this increased usage, Chiropractors are treating more young patients suffering from unhealthy computing behaviours, which can … Continue reading Technology & Children
A recent study from Iranian researchers found that there might be a link between blood levels of magnesium and migraine headaches. Researchers looked at 50 migraine patients and 50 healthy subjects with no history of migraine. The migraine patients had average magnesium levels of 1.86 mg/dl, while the healthy subjects had magnesium levels of 2.10 … Continue reading Migraines and Magnesium
Despite the apparent impact it has on women, many cases of low back pain of pregnancy go unreported to prenatal providers and/or untreated. Unfortunately, many conventional treatments for back pain (like drugs, surgery or steroid injections) aren’t an option during pregnancy. A study on 17 women with low back pain found that the intensity of … Continue reading Is Seeing a Chiropractor Safe During Pregnancy?
Low back pain Patients who remain active are better off than those who are less active. Researchers evaluated how patients recovered from low back pain in relation to their activity levels. Some patients were advised to “stay active” despite the pain while others were told to adjust their levels of activity based on their pain. Those … Continue reading How to Recover Faster from Low Back Pain: Stay Active!
On average, how many minutes a day do you think you spend looking down at your phone? Whether you’re spending a lot of time texting or conducting any other business on your phone or not, the impact on your neck after even a few minutes can cause you a tremendous amount of issues. Dr. Kenneth … Continue reading The Effects of Texting on Your Neck
Vitamin D offers chronic pain relief Researchers from the University of Adelaide have been studying the treatment of patients with chronic non-specific musculoskeletal pain. Vitamin D supplements are known to help ease the symptoms of people with this type of chronic pain, and there are no known negative side-effects. Vitamin D supplementation is readily available and … Continue reading Vitamin D Offers Chronic Pain Relief
Chiropractic vs Physical Therapy A new report has looked further into the effectiveness of chiropractic by comparing it to physical therapy treatment and studying the long-term benefits of chiropractic. By examining how much continued care patients had, after the initial study period, they could determine the effect each treatment method had on future health care consumption. The authors found: 38% of … Continue reading Chiropractic Beats Physical Therapy for Back Pain