A subluxation is a condition wherein a vertebra or a region of the spine has lost its proper alignment and capacity for movement in relation to its neighboring vertebrae. In short, this is when your spinal vertebrae are out of normal alignment. This creates disturbance, irritation, tension, and pressure on the nerves in and around the area. This impedes nervous system function.
Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. Normally, when viewed from the side, the spine should have curves; but when viewed from the front, the spine should be straight. In scoliosis, the spine is curved even when it is on the front view.
Osteoporosis and fractures are major causes of injury, long-term disability, and even death in older Australians. One fifth of people who suffer a hip fracture will die within six months. Of those who do not die, 50 per cent will be unable to walk without help and just stay in their own homes. Some may […]
Chiropractors often see cases when postural problems trigger a chain of events that can result in unnecessary pain and stiffness, stress on other parts of the body, and time off work. The problem is becoming more relevant as we tend to spend more time at work. However, bad posture can also be problematic at home […]
During our busy everyday lives, we experience different forms of stress such as physical stress (accidents, falls, lifting heavy objects, etc.), emotional stress (responsibilities, work, divorce, etc.), and chemical stress (processed foods, drugs, water pollution, etc.)
The Iliotibial Band is a tough, thick fibrous tissue composed of fascia that runs along the outside of the thigh from the hip to the kneecap and tibia of the lower leg. Repetitive flexing and extending of the knee (as occurs in running) may result in friction and inflammation of the IT band and/or the […]
Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling, all movements you will do countless times over your lifetime. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace.
Soft-tissue injuries fall into two basic categories, acute injuries and overuse injuries: Recovery from a soft-tissue injury is greatly improved with proper treatment received immediately after the injury. Chiropractic care allows an injured person to carry on with his or her life by reducing pain and improving motion and function. This enhances and encourages the […]
Arthritis is often misinterpreted as simply a disease which affects elderly people when in fact 60% of those who are diagnosed with arthritis are between the ages of 15 – 60 years. One in one thousand children are also diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, while it is estimated that three in every thousand children live with the […]
Modern living often entails hours of driving and hunching over workstations, which can play havoc to our necks. So it is no surprising that neck pain is the second most common condition that chiropractors treat. While neck pain is less common than back pain, millions of people experience neck pain and related arm pain at some stage in their lives and therefore seek chiropractic care.