Exercise for Low Back Pain

Exercise for Low Back Pain

Earlier in human history, we would not have come home after a day of hunting and gathering and then tried to fit in a series of sit-ups before dinner. Our life was full of physical activity, which did not need to be supplemented by intentionally doing exercises....
Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

There were some revealing results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey as reported in the journal Spine. [1] This survey was completed by 34,525 participants in the U.S. The researchers found that Chiropractic is a commonly used approach to treat...
Tips for better sleeping

Tips for better sleeping

I am often asked, “What mattress and pillow should I use?” The answer is “whatever feels comfortable”, with a few provisos. Some people spend thousands of dollars on a new mattress in an attempt to alleviate the spinal pain they experience during the night, or after...
Sacroiliac Joint Subluxations

Sacroiliac Joint Subluxations

Sacroiliac Joint Subluxations     The sacroiliac joints, also known as SI joints, are the joints between the sacrum (the triangular wedge of bone that your spinal column sits on) and the ilia (the large pelvic bones). To locate the joints, feel the bottom of...
Healing Takes Time

Healing Takes Time

Healing Takes Time     Often when people present to a chiropractor they do so with longstanding, chronic complaints, sometimes even of a few decades duration. Given that we often only begin to feel bodily symptoms when the problem is quite advanced, the...
Back Pain Drugs Ineffective

Back Pain Drugs Ineffective

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Andrew Taylor reported on research revealing that millions of Australians are wasting their money on back pain drugs that do more harm than good. This is according to a study by researchers at The George Institute for...