The Blog

15 Apr

Yikes! Is this the future?

This might be a bit of an exaggeration, but Dr. Cheung’s guess is that the age-related problems of the future will be a bit different than those we face today. When using your phone, try your best to keep upright! The human head weighs about a 12 pounds. But as the neck bends forward and

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15 Mar

Question of the week – How important are ergonomics?

We’ve heard this question a lot lately (especially from my office desk workers). The short answer is, yes! The problem with having poor ergonomics at work is that it causes increased tension on muscles and compression of joints. It’s not a problem to have bad posture for a few seconds, but if you have it

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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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14 Oct

Interesting Case of the Week: Tailbone Pains

 This week Mr. X presented to the clinic with tailbone pain. He has had low back pain on-and-off for years. This pain started suddenly and he’s unsure of what caused it. After doing an examination, it was found that his pelvis was twisted and very imbalanced. Due to his lack of spinal hygiene, tightness was

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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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29 Jul

Interesting Case of the Week: Tennis

Rio Olympics are here. The latest case from Dr. Cheung is here. The two come together on the tennis courts: You might be wondering…is chiropractic useful for athletes? Over the past few months I’ve had the chance of working with a high-level junior tennis player. Working in collaboration with his coach, trainer, massage therapist, and

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15 Jul

MLB All Star Game and Chiropractic – Performance Enhancement

Since the 1920s, when the New York Yankees traveled with a chiropractor to their games, many professional baseball players have been taking advantage of the edge that playing pain-free gives them. Many baseball players from the major leagues have attested to the fact that chiropractic care has been instrumental in helping them perform at their

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