Is your Smartphone giving you a ‘Tech Neck’?
Most people that are on their smartphones are looking down with their head bent forward. This has created a new syndrome called Tech Neck! On average, a person will spend several hours on their phone. For our Canadian teenagers, this number is even higher. Resource: Text Neck Syndrome in Children and Adolescents 82% of Canadian […]
Top Medical Groups Are Now Supporting Chiropractic
Bottom Line: The opioid epidemic has led many leading medical groups to emphasize the importance of conservative care for low back and neck pain. The world’s largest medical society, the American College of Physicians, updated its low back treatment guide in 2017 to support conservative options, such as Chiropractic care. The guidelines were published […]
Whiplash: A Little Goes a Long Way
Bottom Line: The term whiplash is the term used to describe the injuries that result from a rapid back and forth motion of the neck. These injuries can occur during a car crash, sports accident, or during a slip and fall. The most common symptoms of a whiplash injury are neck pain, headaches, and radiating […]
What Happens to My Body During a Car Accident?
Bottom Line: Your body wasn’t designed to deal with the forces that occur in a car accident. Even though modern cars have an array of safety features, the damage from an accident can range from small aches to life-changing injuries. The force that both your vehicle and body absorb while driving along the road is […]
Strengthening Exercise for Lower Trapezius
After motion has been restored to the neck and upper back following a chiropractic adjustment and soft tissue therapy, this is a simple exercise easily done at home to strengthen the lower trapezius. The weak muscle contributes to upper crossed syndrome. Start with 2 sets of 10 repetitions, twice daily. IMPORTANT: Discontinue if sharp or intense […]
Upper Crossed Syndrome
Let’s talk about Upper Crossed Syndrome, a condition derived from sustained poor posture. This is a condition of muscle imbalances, with typical pairs of tight and weak muscles. What does it look like? In upper crossed syndrome, you will observe rounded shoulders, a forward-drawn head, elevation of shoulders, and shoulder blades that protrude from the […]
Strengthening Exercise for Serratus Anterior
After motion has been restored to the neck and upper back following a chiropractic adjustment and soft tissue therapy, this is a simple exercise easily done at home to strengthen the serratus anterior. The weak muscle contributes to upper crossed syndrome. Start with 2 sets of 10 repetitions, twice daily. IMPORTANT: Discontinue if sharp or intense […]