If you’ve ever suffered from vertigo, you know how troubling it can be. There are many causes and types, each lasting anywhere from a few seconds to days, and all equally frustrating. Chiropractic care has been shown as an effective treatment for certain types of vertigo, one of which being Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV.
It’s back to school time! Whether your kids are excited for the first day, or already dreading the alarm clock, it won’t be long before they begin to come home with backpacks filled with books and homework. But all of that weight and stress of their backpack could contribute to back pain if not carried correctly. Read on for tips to ensure your child is carrying their schoolwork safely.
If you’ve ever suffered from jaw pain, you know how irritating it can be. Perhaps you’ve tried trips to the dentist, mouth guards, and even have avoided eating certain foods to prevent irritation. But have you ever considered visiting the chiropractor?
If you’ve visited our office this summer, chances are you’ve heard Dr. Munn ask if you’ve been wearing flip-flops more often. While flip-flops can be a quick option when you’re running to the beach or outside to the garden, living in them all summer can lead to problems.
As summer gets into full swing, many of us start returning to outdoor activities we haven’t done since last year. And with this increase in yard work, summer sports, and home renos, some aches and pains are bound to come with it.
If you’ve noticed your elbow and forearm feeling painful, weak, or even tingling, you might be suffering from tennis elbow, even if you haven’t picked up a racquet. Despite its misleading name, tennis elbow is a common injury that can occur with any type of repetitive activity – not just tennis. Swimmers, baseball players, carpenters, and even cashiers can all suffer from the condition.
A very common question I get asked in my office is “why did you become a chiropractor”, and it’s one of my favourites!
If you ask any chiropractor this same question, you’ll find yourself getting various answers. Some had a direct and personal experience with chiropractic at a young age, some grew up with parents or family members who were chiropractors, and some had family members impacted by the profession. My story falls into the latter category. Read More
Take a deep breath.
Did your chest and shoulders rise or lift? Did your belly stick out? You may need to take another breath to check again. If you’ve noticed that your chest rises as you breathe, you’re actually breathing the wrong way!
Chest breathing is very inefficient for a number of reasons: