• Relief for Low Back Pain

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Researchers have concluded that for low back pain patients, adding manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, “leads to greater reduction in back pain at 5, 10 and 26-week follow-ups”. Watch this short explainer to learn more about low back pain and how you can resolve it. #LowBackPain #ChiropracticBenefits #FollowUpCare Ford JJ et al. Individualised manual therapy plus guideline-based advice vs advice alone for people with clinical features of lumbar zygapophyseal joint pain: a randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy. 2018 Aug 3. pii: S0031-9406(18)30167- 6. doi: 10.10

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  • Top Stretch for Tennis Elbow

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Researchers have identified the most effective exercise for tennis elbow. Click here to see a demo. #BestStretchFor #TennisElbow #ChooseChiropractic

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  • Carpal Tunnel Options

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A large literature review of potential treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome concluded that oral medication & injections did not provide long-term maintenance. Whereas, another study concluded that manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, produced significant improvement for carpal tunnel patients. Check out this video link to see one recommended nerve stretch that you can do at home to help relieve symptoms. #CarpalTunnelSyndrome #ManualTherapy #ChiropracticCareWorks

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  • Growing Pains

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    An extensive research review has concluded that “growing pains” do not actually exist. There is no such thing as “normal pain”. If you know a young person with pain, call our office today to find the real source of their problem. #GrowingPains #Pain #ChiropracticTreatment Swain M. et al. Relationship between growth, maturation and musculoskeletal conditions in adolescents: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;52(19):1246-1252. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098418. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

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  • Chiropractic During Pregnancy

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study has found that nearly 4-in-5 pregnant women who use conservative manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, experience a reduction in pregnancy symptoms (headache, neck pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and insomnia). Authors Conclusion: Manual therapy in pregnancy is a drugless, highly effective therapy. It is a low cost, rapid, safe, and well-tolerated treatment for pregnancy symptoms which frequently has an immediate effect, thus making it an optimal treatment for pregnancy symptoms.” Download this helpful pregnancy infographic to learn more. #PregnancySymptoms #ChooseChiropractic Skarica B et al. Effectiveness of Manual Treatment on Pregnancy Symptoms: Usefulness of Manual Treatment in Treating…

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  • Avoiding Shoulder Surgery

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    The term “SLAP” is used to describe a tear or detachment of the rim of cartilage that surrounds the entire outside edge of your shoulder socket. SLAP lesions can be a significant source of pain and disability – especially in throwing athletes like pitchers. Fortunately, new research has found that a well-designed exercise plan “is more successful than surgery for most throwers with SLAP lesions.” If you or someone you know suffers from shoulder pain, call our office today to see how we can help! #SLAPLesions #SurgeryAlternative #ChiropracticCareWorks Mathew CJ, Lintner DM. Superior Labral Anterior to Posterior Tear Management in Athletes. Open Orthop…

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  • The hipbone is connected to the knee bone...

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Arthritis researchers have found that weak hip muscles can cause significant degenerative changes in the knee. Fortunately, these imbalances can be corrected through exercise...if identified early enough. You regularly maintain your car and home, so why not your body too. If you have knee pain, try this simple hip strengthening exercise, then call our office for a check- up today that may prevent bigger trouble tomorrow! #HipPain #HipExercises #ChooseChiropracticCare

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  • Chiropractic Care for Migraines

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Headaches can be triggered a number of components. Chiropractic works by removing mechanical triggers from your neck muscles and joints. And a new studyfound that chiropractic spinal manipulation was exceptionally safe for patients with headaches. Learn more about this condition here. #Headaches #ChiropracticTreatment #ChooseChiropractic Chaibi A et al. Adverse events in a chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy single- blinded, placebo, randomized controlled trial for migraineurs. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2017 Jun;29:66-71. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.03.003. Epub 2017 Mar 14.

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  • ADL Advice - Deconditioning

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    “Proper maintenance is required for most things that we care about and this is particularly true of our body. The natural aging tendency to become more sedentary leads to a loss of strength, flexibility, mobility and balance. This will occur as a certainty unless you make a conscious effort to stay in better shape. Make time in your day to walk and stretch more. Even little efforts can be very beneficial, like choosing parking spots that require more walking and taking the stairs versus an elevator. Not everyone can expect to become an elite athlete but we can all strive to…

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  • Many Options for Fibromyalgia

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A comprehensive review of fibromyalgia research published in the past 20 years revealed over 400 different treatment interventions. The abundant choices indicate that none of the current therapies cure the problem, however many can help manage symptoms. If you suffer from fibromyalgia and need help sorting through your options, call our office for help today. #Fibromyalgia #ChiropracticCare #PainManagement Bourgaize S et al. Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome: Two sides of the same coin? A scoping review to determine the lexicon of the current diagnostic criteria. Musculoskeletal Care. 2018 Oct 23. doi: 10.1002/msc.1366. [Epub ahead of print]

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  • British Medical Journal: Try Manipulation for Neck & Back Pain

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs | | Categories: Back Pain Chiropractor , Chiropractic Clinic , Chiropractor Winnipeg , Neck Pain Chiropractor

    The British Medical Journal concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation and acupuncture are TOP options for treating back or neck pain. Check out this short explainer video to learn more about neck pain and how chiropractic can help. #ChooseChiropractic #ChiropracticBenefits #PainRelief Lorenc A, Feder G, MacPherson H, et al Scoping review of systematic reviews of complementary medicine for musculoskeletal and mental health conditions. BMJ Open 2018;8:e020222. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020222

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  • Denmark follows the US in Endorsing Manipulation

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Last year, the American College of Physicians recommended treating back pain with chiropractic BEFORE considering medication. Now, an expert panel for the Danish Health Authority has concluded the same is true for neck pain: use exercise and manipulation before starting medicine. #ChooseChiropractic #NeckPain #BackPain Kjaer P et al. National clinical guidelines for non-surgical treatment of patients with recent onset neck pain or cervical radiculopathy. Eur Spine J. 2017 Sep;26(9):2242- 2257. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5121-8. Epub 2017 May 18.

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  • Condition of the Month – (Cervical Radiculopathy)

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    “Your nervous system is basically a big electrical circuit. Your spinal cord transmits all of the electrical nerve impulses between your brain and spine. From there, individual nerves emerge from your spine then travel to supply sensation and movement to specific areas of your shoulders, arms and hands. This allows you to move and feel sensations like touch, heat, cold and pain. Anything that interferes with this transmission can cause problems. A condition called “Cervical Radiculopathy” means that one or more of the nerves emerging from your neck has become irritated or possibly pinched. This often results in pain numbness or…

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  • Kids and Sports....

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Some very interesting information from an article by our friends at physiology-pedia.com: In the United Kingdom there are a large number of children and adolescents who are participating in sport. The government is currently spending over £450 million on improving the quality of the Physical Education and sport activities that pupils are offered [1]  leading to high numbers of participants in sport, not only inside of school but outside as well, 96.7% of children aged 11-16 and 84.1% of children aged 5-10 participated in sport outside of school [2].   The young person with athletic potential is likely to have enhanced physiological and physical…

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  • The Connection Between Posture and Headaches

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line: Ergonomics is the study of the posture and positioning of your body. It sounds pretty boring until you consider that millions of people are suffering from headaches every day that are related to their posture! Whether it’s an assembly line, a computer, a tablet, or your phone, you’re likely spending a lot of time looking down. Research has found that up to 20 pounds of pressure is placed on the neck for every inch the chin extends forward or down. This increased pressure can irritate the tissues of the neck leading to everything from premature degenerative changes to chronic…

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  • Finding Headache Relief Without Drugs

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line: Waking up with a headache or consistently getting one by the end of work each day is not fun (or normal). Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors, none of which are a shortage of medication in your body! As a matter of fact, if you have been relying on drugs to find relief day after day, there is a variety of new research that encourages you to reconsider.  Why it Matters: Relying on medications to find relief each and every day places an enormous amount of strain on your liver and other internal organs. What’s more, researchers have…

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  • Preventing Menstrual Migraines

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line: For many women, monthly menstruation means monthly migraines. In addition to hormone changes, your diet, physical activity and stress levels all contribute to this pattern. While pregnancy and menopause are two ways to eliminate these types of headaches, we also have a few more practical ways to find relief! Why it Matters: New research recommends Chiropractic adjustments as part of an evidence-based approach to reducing the pain associated with migraine headaches. Regular adjustments can both help reduce the stress on the muscles that support your neck and improve your range of motion. By keeping active, reducing your stress, maintaining enough hydration,…

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  • Decreasing Tension Headaches

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line: Quick question: do you know anyone who isn’t interested in reducing the stress in their life? We’ll give you a minute. Still thinking? That’s what we thought! There aren’t too many of us who couldn’t benefit from reducing the stress in our daily lives. Between family, work, and the latest political thread on social media, the stress can be overwhelming! Chronic everyday stress can also significantly impact our brains and bodies, causing everything from fatigue and depression to debilitating headaches.  Why it Matters: Headaches caused by stress are often classified as tension-type headaches. Pain at the base of the skull that…

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  • Do you have these 3 signs of Adult Onset F.A.S.?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Do you struggle with any upper extremity issues like shoulder pain? How about arm pain, elbow pain, wrist or hand pain? Have you been diagnosed with a Shoulder Cuff issue? Or maybe Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? How about tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis? If you suffer with any of these – or a combination of these symptoms then you may be coming down with Adult Onset F.A.S. – Otherwise known as “Falling Apart Syndrome”. Look, truth be told – getting older is not for wimps… So if you are a 30 something wondering “What’s with all of these aches and…

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  • Get rid of Shoulder Pain forever…

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Most common shoulder problems are totally correctable. Shoulder issues like bursitis, tendonitis, shoulder cuff pain – even frozen shoulder can be corrected if the right combination of steps are taken.   Shoulder problems can keep you from doing a lot…sleeping well, working the mouse on a computer, washing your car (or hair) – not to mention lifting, carrying or throwing.   Who do you know that struggles with shoulder issues? Is it you?   You do not want to miss our next Body Signals Content this month:   Falling Apart Syndrome: How to Get Rid of Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Problems Forever.   Bring your tendonitis, your bursitis, your arthritis with…

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