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Chiropractic and Kids

For some reason, I have been seeing a lot of kids lately. Two things always strike me about working with kids, 1) even though their resilient young bodies often don’t feel it, they have a lot going on in terms of spinal misalignments/fixations and 2) they respond really well to … Read more…

Getting Enough Vitamin D

As my patients know, an integral part of good health is optimizing one’s vitamin D levels. Actually, it is not a vitamin but technically a hormone. It has far more reaching effects on the body then a mere vitamin. Ideal levels in the blood are associated with lower cancer rates, … Read more…

Top 2 Reasons People Don’t Go To Chiropractors

I was working on a patient yesterday. She is in her 70s. As I was lightly stretching her neck, she told me that many of her friends her age are continually complaining about their aches and pains but she can’t get them to come in and see me. This despite … Read more…

Nourish Your Joints

Grandma was right, yet again. Back in the day it was common to let soup bones simmer over several hours to add flavoring to a soup or to simply create a broth for later use. It turns out bones are great source of nutrients and a wonderful way to nourish … Read more…

Workers Compensation Case

I recently got a chance to see a patient who had been injured at work a few years prior. Her symptoms included neck pain, right shoulder pain and right arm pain. She had gone through treatment via the workers compensation system. This included, among other things, 6 weeks of physical … Read more…

The Perfect Spine

It may be as elusive as the Loch Ness monster or Bigfoot.  But I saw it. When I first started in practice 15 years ago, I used to do spinal screenings at the local GNC store. I would happily check the spines of interested customers and give them a consultation … Read more…

Rib Pain, the Hidden Culprit

A close friend rushes to the emergency room complaining of severe chest pain which turns out to be related to the joints in his chest, not his heart. A woman suffers from excruciating pain in her shoulder which runs down her left arm that no one can diagnose or help. … Read more…

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

I recently worked on a patient who had been seeing me regularly for low back pain. Part of her issue was that her pelvis was extremely fixated. As result, this put more stress on her lumbar spine. Restoring proper motion to her pelvis was an integral part of helping to … Read more…

Fish Oil

In addition to getting patients out of pain quickly, I always want to address some of the underlying health concerns that might be causing their pain. For this reason, I recommend my patients take fish oil regularly. Fish oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which reduces inflammation … Read more…

Poor Posture in Kids

I’m convinced that every generation looks at the next upcoming generation with a sense of fear and despair. And yet, the next generation always seems to pull through. Nevertheless, I’ve been noticing for some time now how kids nowadays seem to be slouching more than ever. I attribute this to … Read more…

The Buddhist Way

I recently worked on a new patient who had suffered a concussion.  I had 3 visits in which to get her better before she had to return to another country.  As always, I did my utmost so that her body could heal itself as best as it could.  One thing … Read more…

Yuck!

It happened again.  On my recommendation, a patient brought in her supplements for me to look at and give my opinion as to their quality and to determine if they are the right ones and amounts for her.  I was glad to see she was taking fish oil.  This is … Read more…