Category Archives: Things to look out for

04 Nov

You might want to get up more…

Case of the week from Dr. Cheung: Over the past few weeks I’ve been treating a 60-year-old lady that’s had knee pain for the past 30+ years. Due to a complicated eye condition, she’s now blind and spends most (if not all) of her time sitting and resting at home. After doing a thorough examination on her,

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09 Sep

Ever wonder what happens when you ‘crack’ your knuckles?

Ever wonder what happens when you ‘crack’ your knuckles? As a chiropractor this could be one of the most common questions that I get. Simply put, gas is being released in the joint (from a vacuum effect).Then, the follow up question I get is: “If I ‘crack’ the knuckles in my hands a lot, overtime does

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31 Aug

6 Tips for Buying a Mattress (and Sleeping Well)

Consider the importance and value of a good night’s sleep (beyond the price tag) when you are looking for a new mattress. Your back will thank you. A 2011 study by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) reports that 41% of women and 36% of men claimed their back pain was caused by a poor night’s sleep.

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01 Feb

Pain in the neck

You duck into your car and rush to work: neck and back pain come along for the ride. You sit at the computer all day: neck and back pain sit right there with you. You drive home from work: neck and back pain distract you all the way. You crawl into bed for what you

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20 Jan

5 Tips to Avoid Injuries this Snow Shoveling Season

You’re going to hate us for bringing this up, but yes, another winter is fast approaching. Put those flip-flops, short-shorts, and sunglasses away, and get out your boots, gloves, and Canadian willpower. Before you get out your shovel though, remember that snow shoveling is a huge cause of injuries–especially back injuries–during the winter months. Due

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01 Nov

Less is more

There is enough chatter these days for most people to recognize that healthcare delivery cannot continue to go unchecked in Canada. In July 2013, the Provincial and Territorial Premiers collectively agreed on one area to make significant improvements.  I know, right?  When do multiple areas of government all agree?  Here’s the good news. We agree

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15 Sep

Are you Nerve-ous?

The answer is yes!  But how well?  The nervous system is in charge of directing and overlooking all bodily functions – keeping us alive and healthy, fighting off diseases and infections, and healing us after we have sustained injury.  The brain, spinal cord and nerves make up the nervous system, and (to simplify things) carry

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18 Aug

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease. Numerous factors can contribute to its development, including general “wear and tear” and family history. Osteoarthritis is commonly diagnosed amongst the elderly population, although it can also strike younger people. Evidence now suggests joint trauma in young adulthood, or even childhood, may contribute to osteoarthritis in

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01 Jun

Jump up, jump up, and get down

Trampoline injuries occur frequently with kids.  The majority of injuries occur in the 5 to 14 year age group.  There is an alarming increase in the rate of hospital admissions in Canada resulting from trampoline-related injuries, mostly for fractures of the upper extremities.  The majority of trampoline injuries occur in the backyard as a result

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15 May

A Short Walk

If you suffer any of the following, you have good grounds to get checked.  – “Flat” Feet  – Asymmetrical Hips  – Spinal Imbalances  – Muscular Tension Chiropractors take a holistic approach to musculoskeletal health. That means examinations look at whole systems of muscles and joints, not just the individual parts. One of the problems may

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