My Chiropractor Wants to See My Feet. …(Wait — What?)

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN AND ADAPTED FROM FOOT LEVELERS   You’ve finally made an appointment to see your Chiropractor. Perhaps it’s low back pain that brings you in, or bouts of throbbing headaches and you’re tired of popping pills. Or maybe you’re a runner who’s training for a big event and you’re hoping your Doctor […]

Foam Rolling-Tips from a chiropractor

Foam Rolling for sore and tight muscles The latest hot topic in the fitness industry seems to be the benefits of foam rolling. Many individuals involved in sport, exercise, and/or fitness are using self-myofascial release (SMR) using a foam roller, which restores muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia, and soft-tissue extensibility. Tight muscles restrict motion of the […]

Avoid surgery for sciatica with chiropractic

Sciatica is a problem in many people, both young and old. The pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness that comes with sciatica become constant frustration and a source of reduced quality of life. Many people complain of lower back pain and pins and needles sensations in their legs, but are unaware that they are suffering from sciatic nerve pain. The […]

Why babies shouldn’t sleep on their tummies

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that healthy infants be placed on their backs for sleep, as this is the safest position for an infant to sleep. Apart from the risk of (SIDS) Sudden Infant death Syndrome,  the baby’s spine may be affected by sleeping on their tummy. SIDS is defined as a condition where a […]

Leg pain-Symptom of back pain?

Low back pain still forms part of the top two reasons why people visit chiropractors. And it’s responsible for up to 40% of missed workdays. For the majority out there, back pain is not a “disease”, and for most of us it’ll get better by itself…right? Here’s the lowdown, 30% of you will have recurrence […]

What is Spinal Compression?

Anything from aging to injury could be a possible cause for the spinal column being compressed. It’s a condition where the spine suffers from constant pressure; the force of the compression on the spinal cord stops the nerves from functioning normally. Essentially, it disrupts your brain from communicating with other areas of your body. So, […]

Homeopathy as a natural remedy for allergy relief

What are allergies? Allergies are nothing but a reaction of a hypersensitive immune system. It’s the body reacting to seemingly harmless substances in the environment. What actually happens with allergies? When you suffer from an allergy, the body produces an exaggerated amount of certain substances known as histamines. These histamines can produce a variety of […]

How is brain freeze and migraine related?

What is brain-freeze? When something cold touches the roof of your mouth (your palate), the sudden temperature change of the tissue stimulates nerves to cause rapid enlargement (the anterior cerebral artery) and swelling of blood vessels. This is an attempt to direct blood to the area and warm it back up. As the cerebral artery […]

Male infertility Treatment

When a couple is diagnosed infertile, first thoughts often run to the woman. Statistics suggest that 35 to 40 percent of the problems are caused by male conditions, another 35 to 40 percent by female conditions, and the last 20 to 30 percent a combination of the two, plus a small percentage of unknown causes. […]

Magnesium for Migraines

The ideal medication for migraines would be without side effects, would have zero long-term consequences, and would be safe during pregnancy too. Of course nothing of this kind exists. But Magnesium comes very close. Migraines occur when electrical activity in the brain increases, causing a rush in the production of serotonin – a chemical in […]

Top 3 slimdown musts

Chia has been used as a medicinal food in Central and South America and across many cultures to prevent diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Loaded with healthy anti-inflammatory fats, protein, and fiber, these seeds also help prolong fullness. A mere tablespoon of this powerful plant food packs a walloping 2,500 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids, […]

Sinus headaches and Allergies

Sandstorms come with the transition from winter to summer in the Gulf. It poses health hazards such as sinus allergies and respiratory infections as the dust consists of tiny solid particles floating in the air, which can get past the lungs’ natural defenses and harm sensitive lung tissue. Noticed how everyone around you is getting […]

Rotator Cuff Injury (RCI)

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons around the shoulder joint, keeping the top of your arm bone firmly intact with your shallow shoulder socket. Because the socket is so shallow, it depends heavily on the muscles around it for support. This shallow socket gives the shoulder an amazing range of motion. […]

Leaky Gut Syndrome

The new buzz phrase to explain all ills, but it is really a bit of a mystery what is the cause and what we can do about it. Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a condition that causes inflammation of the gut lining eventually leading to dysfunctional intestinal absorption (problems getting digested food molecules into the […]

When to consult a Chiropractor about back pain during running

With the weather warming up, making it difficult for us to be active during day, it is easy to excuse yourself from exercising. Although that shouldn’t be an excuse to not go running during night, find your old running shoes and start running again. The benefits of running are immeasurable. And while most people agree that […]