Scoliosis in Children: 6 signs to watch for

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Scoliosis in children happens more often than you think. Most commonly found in pre-adolescents and adolescents during a child’s growth years, 80% of the scoliosis  is identified as Idiopathic Scoliosis (I.S.) – most commonly presented in children between the ages of 10-12 years old. So what is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a distortion of the spine […]

Vlog: How Do Spinal Decompression Tables Work?

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Have you wondered how a spinal decompression table actually works? We hear you, and here’s us sharing with you the mechanics behind this wonderful technology- helping patients with acute/chronic pain to relieve pressure from chronic neck and back pain, herniated discs, pinched nerves and form general wellness throughout their chiropractic journey with us. 💙 Spinal […]

Bad Posture in Children – Fixing the issue before it turns into a life-long problem

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Are you concerned about your child’s bad posture? You should be! Do you know, children who slouch or have any other types of bad posture are often present with cases of spinal misalignments (causing chronic lower back pain, pinched nerves conditions, growing pains around their pelvis, spine, knees and hips), kyphosis (hunched back) and even […]

How Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression can help you

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Introduction to spinal decompression (Non-surgical) Are you constantly haunted by pain in the back, neck, arms or legs associated with pinched nerves that disrupt your sleep and overall daily activities? Such burdens can cause a huge toll on your physical, mental as well as emotional well-being. These horrible pain could even last a lifetime if […]

Understanding Slipped (Herniated) Disc And Its Other Terms

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You may have heard of the word ‘slipped disc’ multiple times throughout your lifetime but do you know the medical term for it is Herniated Disc? It can also be referred to as a ruptured, torn, bulged, prolapsed, protruded or sequestrated disc by your healthcare professional. While the terms may adversely differ and make you […]

How To Alleviate Sciatica Pain?

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The most common misconception of sciatica is that it is a medical condition in and of itself. However, sciatica actually refers to a group of symptoms caused by other issues in your lower back! Sciatica specifically describes the pain that runs up and down your legs from your buttocks or lower back. It is caused […]

Vlog: Spinal Cord Anatomy

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Most people know that the spinal cord is important for our daily functioning. It houses our central nervous system and supports our body. But do you know how it works and why these specific functions are important? Spine Anatomy Labeled: Parts of the Spine For starters, the spine comprises three sections: the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. The cervical spine is […]

Are Back Braces Worth It?

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At My Chirocare, we frequently get asked questions about back braces. “Will they work?” “What do they do?” “Should I get one?” The answer to all these questions is that it’s not so straightforward! To explain why, we need to understand how back braces function. How Does A Back Brace Work? A back brace is […]

Is That A Crack In My Back? Identifying Back Pains

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In our previous two articles, we learned about disc bulges and herniations and various back problems. We conclude this series with a very important instalment: learning how to describe the type of pain you’re experiencing! The key to getting the right treatment is to establish which type of back pains and symptoms you may be […]

Is That A Crack In My Back? Upper and Lower Back Strains

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In the previous article, we talked about disc bulges and herniations. Today, we’ll be discussing another common source of back pains: upper and lower back strains. Where exactly is the upper and lower back? Our upper back is also called the thoracic spine. As the name suggests, it forms the upper part of the back […]