• What is the most valuable thing in the world to you?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs | | Categories: Back Pain Chiropractor , Chiropractic Clinic , Chiropractor Winnipeg , Headache Chiropractor , Neck Pain Chiropractor , Sports Injury Chiropractor , Work Injury Chiropractor

    What is the most valuable thing in the world to you? As the great physician Hippocrates once said: “A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.” We agree. All the cars, watches, and bitcoins in the world has never improved anyone's health. That’s why we are so passionate about helping you get well and stay well with Chiropractic care - and we aren’t alone. A recent study in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine showed that Chiropractic care had an extremely high perceived value for people suffering from neck pain. In other words, people loved getting…

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  • Plantar Fasciitis

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

    What is it? Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. Symptoms The most common complaint is pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel. The heel pain may be dull or sharp. The bottom of the foot may also ache or burn. This can be painful and make walking more difficult. The pain is usually worse: In the morning when you take your first steps After standing or sitting for a while When climbing stairs After intense activity The…

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  • Low Back Pain Treatment

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs | | Categories: Back Pain Chiropractor

      The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently published acomprehensive review of more than 218 prior studies on non-drug treatments for chronic pain. The researchers found that for chronic low back pain, spinal manipulation and exercise led to sustained improvements in pain and function. Check out this video to learn more about how chiropractic care relieves back pain. Skelly AC et al. Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2018 Jun. Report No.: 18-EHC013-EF.

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  • Depression Linked To Inflammation In Brain

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Mental Attitude: Depression Associated with Inflammation in the Brain. According to a new study, clinical depression is associated with a 30% increase of inflammation in the brain. The researchers’ findings are based on brain PET scans comparing 20 patients with depression and 20 healthy control patients. They did not find any support to suggest inflammation increases the risk for depression and thus conclude that depression is more likely to contribute to inflammation in the body. JAMA Psychiatry, January 2015  

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  • What Makes Aberdeen Chiropractic Stand Out

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs | | Categories: Back Pain Chiropractor , Chiropractor Winnipeg , Headache Chiropractor , MPI Claim , Neck Pain Chiropractor , Sports Injury Chiropractor , Work Injury Chiropractor

    Thanks for stopping by our blog. If you’re looking for more information about Aberdeen Chiropractic, you’ve come to the right place.  About Aberdeen Chiropractic We are an evidence-based family clinic serving the community of Winnipeg, Manitoba, since 1978. To ensure our clients obtain relief, we use proven methods to treat injuries related to work, sports, and automobile accidents. At the same time, we also offer family care and general health treatments. From inception, in 1978, we have been successfully serving Winnipeg and its surrounding area. Over the years, we have seen people from all walks of life, of all ages, and of all interests.…

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  • We are currently accepting new patients!

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  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    What is it? Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. Symptoms The most common complaint is pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel. The heel pain may be dull or sharp. The bottom of the foot may also ache or burn. This can be painful and make walking more difficult. The pain is usually worse: In the morning when you take your first steps After standing or sitting for a while When climbing stairs After intense activity The…

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  • COVID-19 UPDATE

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    The office is open 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm Monday thru Friday. - NO WALK-IN VISITS ARE ALLOWED - YOU MUST CALL AHEAD FOR AN APPOINTMENT - Arrival at your designated appointment time is paramount in maintaining social distancing protocol in our waiting room. - Hand sanitizer is available and a mask is to be worn at all times. Please feel free to call 204-586-8424 with any questions or concerns. This shall pass, but for now we need to ensure the safety of our staff, patients, families and friends. IF YOU CAN, STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE!  WASH YOUR HANDS, DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE AND…

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  • Can Chiropractic help with concussions?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) is the appropriate terminology to use when addressing the myriad of symptoms that can occur as a result of a motor vehicle collision (MVC). In a recent publication in The Physician and Sports Medicine (Volume 43, Issue 3, 2015; 7/3/15 online:1-11), the article “The role of the cervical spine in post-concussive syndrome” takes a look at the neck when it’s injured in a car accident and how this relates to concussion. It’s estimated about 3.8 million concussion injuries, also referred to as “mild traumatic brain injury” (mTBI), occur each year in the United States. Ironically, it’s one…

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  • Low Back Pain In Young Athletes

    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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  • Is a Labral Tear Causing My Hip Pain?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    One of the structures that is frequently blamed for hip pain is called the labrum—the rubbery tissue that surrounds the socket helping to stabilize the hip joint. This tissue often wears and tears with age, but it can also be torn as a result of a trauma or sports-related injury. The clinical significance of a labral tear of the hip is controversial, as these can be found in people who don’t have any pain at all. We know from studies of the intervertebral disks located in the lower back that disk herniation is often found in pain-free subjects—between 20-50% of the…

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  • What can I do for my Fibromyalgia pain?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Fibromyalgia (FM) is a very common condition affecting approximately ten million Americans (2-4% of the population)—with a ratio of about four women to each man with the disease. Part of the diagnosis and treatment challenge is that many of the complaints associated with FM occur in ALL of us at some point, such as fatigue, generalized whole body aches/pains, non-restorative sleep, depression, anxiety, etc. So what is the difference between the FM sufferer and those without it? Let’s take a look! The primary distinction between patients with FM and the “rest of us” has to do with the word “chronic.” This…

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  • Hip or LB? Which is it?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Technically, the hip is the ball-and-socket joint between the long bone of the thigh and the pelvis; but more often than not, many people will point to a number of different places on their back or pelvis and say, “My hip is killing me” when it’s not really “the hip” at all! Hip pain can be located in the front (groin area), the side, the back, or in the buttocks. The “classic sign” of hip pain is reproduced most consistently when you try to cross your legs—put your ankle on the far end of the thigh and then push down on…

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  • WRD: How long does this last?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    First, what is whiplash? It’s a lot of things, which is why the term WAD or Whiplash Associated Disorders has become the most common term for the main signs and symptoms associated with a whiplash injury. WAD is usually associated with a motor vehicle collision, but sports injuries, diving accidents, and falls are other common ways to sustain a WAD injury. To answer the question of the month, in most cases, the recovery rate is high and favors those who resume their normal daily activities. The worse thing you can do when you sustain a WAD injury is to not do…

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  • More On LBP In Young Athletes

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A very good summary of low back injuries in young athletes from physiology-pedia.com: According to the literature low back pain occurs in 10-15% of young athletes[9]. However studies exhibit great variability in prevalence rates, with estimates ranging from 1.1%[11] - 66%[5], the variability in the studies may be due to: • Age of the sample • Sample size • The authors definition of low back pain • The low back pain recall period • Strategy of extracting data and methodology used The prevalence of low back pain varies between sports and, in some cases, the speciality of the position[5]. In young athletes the prevalence of low back pain increases…

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  • What is causing my LBP?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Low back pain (LBP) can arise from disks, nerves, joints, and the surrounding soft tissues. To simplify the task of determining “What is causing my LBP?” the Quebec Task Force recommends that LBP be divided into three main categories: 1) Mechanical LBP; 2) Nerve root related back pain; and 3) Pathology or fracture. We will address the first two, as they are most commonly managed by chiropractors. Making the proper diagnosis points your doctor in the right direction regarding treatment. It avoids time wasted by treating an unrelated condition, which runs the risk of increased chances of a poor and/or prolonged…

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  • What Is Facet Syndrome?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    As stated in previous articles, low back pain (LBP) can arise from many different structures. Lumbar facet syndrome is one that involves the facet joint and includes both acute (new) and chronic (old) varieties. The facet joint is synonymous with the zygapophyseal joint, so if you hear that word, don’t let it throw you off! Approximately 45% of patients with chronic low back pain suffer from “facet syndrome” (FS) in which the facets are the low back pain generator. There are many conditions that give rise to FS. Some of these include the straining of the surrounding joint capsule (the capsule…

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  • Fibromyalgia: A Whole Body Approach

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Fibromyalgia is a complicated disorder that’s difficult to diagnose because it involves multiple body systems. As a result, there are a myriad of factors in the body that can play a role in a patient’s symptoms. That said, it’s best to take a whole body approach when it comes to treating a complex condition like FM, starting with the nervous system. When a patient presents to a chiropractor, the initial examination will look at the body as a whole and will not be limited the main area of complaint. This includes a postural examination in regards to individual leg length (to…

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  • Those “other” causes of back pain

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Between 80% and 90% of the general population will experience an episode of lower back pain (LBP) at least once during their lives. When it affects the young to middle-aged, we often use the term “non-specific LBP” to describe the condition. The geriatric population suffers from the “aging effects” of the spine—things like degenerative joint disease, degenerative disk disease, and spinal stenosis. Fractures caused by osteoporosis can also result in back pain. The “good news” is that there are rare times when your doctor must consider a serious cause of LBP. That’s why he or she will ask about or check…

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  • Can a low speed crash cause injury?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    There is certainly a lot of interest in concussion these days between big screen movies, football, and other sports-related injuries. Concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are often used interchangeably. Though mTBI is NOT the first thing we think about in a low-speed motor vehicle collision (MVC), it does happen. So how often do MVC-related TBIs occur, how does one know they have it, and is it usually permanent or long lasting? Here are some interesting statistics: 1) The incidence rate of fatal and hospitalized TBI in 1994 was estimated to be 91/100,000 (~1%); 2) Each…

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