Sciatica is a common condition, experienced as pain that starts at the lower back and runs down the back of one or both legs. It is caused by inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body. The sciatic nerve leaves the bottom of the spinal cord, runs from the pelvis through the buttocks,
What an exciting time of the year! Everything is coming back to life! People are becoming more active and are getting out more! Lately we have seen an increase in auto accidents and it has prompted me to talk a little bit about what happens short term and long term in these cases.
Imagine a NFL football player.
Millions of women across North America will seek out Chiropractic care for the first time during pregnancy. There are numerous benefits to keeping your spine, hips and pelvis in optimal alignment at all times but during a pregnancy optimal function and alignment become more critical than ever before.
#1 Go see your Chiropractor For Relief from Pain and Discomfort
One of the primary motivators for seeking out care simply put is pain relief and comfort for the mother to be.
Plain and simple arthritis is the formation of bone, usually in a joint in the body. More common areas include the knees, hips, spine and hands. It is important to understand there are many types of arthritis and therefore different causes of this disease. Very commonly, the cause is the body simply reenforcing itself. Any extra pressure or weight causes the body to try to help itself.
Based on a recent “60 Minutes” I have been asked numerous times this week “Is sugar toxic?” It is not as simple as a yes or no answer. Sugar affects our body by causing insulin release when blood sugar rises. Processed sugar or simple sugars are absorbed very quickly and cause a tremendous spike in the body’s blood sugar.
This week I want to explain a common medical term called Spinal Stenosis. This is the condition of when the spinal canal closes down due to calcification and osteoarthritis. This can happen at any level of the spine; however, it is most common in the Lower back or Lumbar region. This condition happens when pressure builds up in the spinal canal and the body re enforces itself,
It is the summer and everyone is trying to look there best. There are a lot of different diets and weight loss plans out there, so which are the most effective and healthiest for you? Whenever you go on a weight loss plan it is key to understand how it works. If it is merely cutting back calories you will most likely gain that weight back when you are done dieting.
Most people who get a whiplash-like injury think it is caused by a problem in their muscles. It’s easy to see this why this may be the case since muscle pain following car accidents is so common. Deep pain and even spasm can occur after severe trauma resulting in daily pain and even headaches. Since our 10-12 pound head is attached to our necks,
Structural health has to do with how the body functions in its joints and alignment. This is far more important than people give credit for. Our spines are like a loaded spring, with 144 joints designed to bend and support gravity with proper curvatures of the spine.
If these joints become stuck or misaligned there will be problems.
Today I want to bring to the attention backpacks and the amount of weight carried by kids going to school. Lets say the average text book weighs 4 lbs. If a 12 year old child weighing 100lbs is carrying only 3 to 4 texts books in a backpack on his back or shoulder that can mean up to 15% of his body weight is displaced and putting a tremendous amount of pressure on the child’s spine and nervous system.