• Are you reading this on your phone?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Body Signals

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  • More than just back pain and neck pain!

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  • Can Your Neck Cause Arm Pain?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line: Have you ever had a “dead arm”? It’s an uncomfortable combination of pain and numbness from sitting or sleeping in an awkward position that thankfully goes away after a few minutes. If you have cervical radiculopathy, that same feeling of pain, numbness, and weakness in your arm isn’t likely to go away on its own. Intense pain, numbness, or weakness in your arm and shoulder is commonly caused by a neck injury. If a disc, bone or ligament irritates or compresses a nerve root in your neck, it can create symptoms in your arm and shoulder. The nerves that…

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  • Tennis Elbow Isn't Just For Tennis Fans!

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  • Neck Pain Basics

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line: Neck pain is one of the top three reasons people visit our practice. Acute neck pain and cervical radiculopathy can be debilitating. They can keep people out of work, slow down their social life and can even lead to depression. The bottom line is that Chiropractic has been shown to be more effective than medication, extremely safe and to have high levels of patient satisfaction. Why it Matters: Top research publications like SPINE, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics have all recently published studies supporting the use of Chiropractic adjustments for neck pain. Recent…

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  • Body Signals

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  • Posture = Headache?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    ou know that feeling - the one where you start to feel a headache coming on. For many people, it is a daily occurrence and often begins in the neck and shoulders. That’s right - tight muscles around your neck can result in tension headaches. What’s more, if you sit at a computer all day, your posture may also be contributing to a decreased range of motion, premature degenerative changes in your spine, and headaches - but there’s good news! There are a few simple steps you can take to help you feel less pain, increase your energy, and fend…

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  • What Is Cervical Radiculopathy?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    ervical radiculopathy is the medical term for when a spinal disc in your neck is irritating or compressing a nerve root, causing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm and hand. Specific neck movements, like twisting or bending, may increase the pain. This can happen because of injury or degenerative changes in the spine. The good news is that over 95% of people get well with natural healthcare like Chiropractic.  A pinched nerve in your neck can cause a lot of pain, and it can be tempting to reach for medications to find relief. However, research shows us you may…

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  • Safe? You bet!

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Safety first. Not only is “do no harm” part of the oath that doctors take, but it’s also a pretty good principle for all of us to live by. No matter how safe you are, there are times when you get hurt or injured, and finding a healthcare option that is safe, provides excellent results, and has high patient satisfaction can be tricky. Or is it? In 2007, SPINE (one of the worlds most respected research journals) looked at data from over 50,000 Chiropractic adjustments given to nearly 20,000 patients, and they found Chiropractic care to be incredibly safe and…

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  • How Safe is Chiropractic Care?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    ottom Line:  Safety first. Not only is “do no harm” part of the oath that doctors take, but it’s also a pretty good principle for all of us to live by. No matter how safe you are, there are times when you get hurt or injured, and finding a healthcare option that is safe, provides excellent results, and has high patient satisfaction can be tricky. Or is it? In 2007, SPINE (one of the worlds most respected research journals) looked at data from over 50,000 Chiropractic adjustments given to nearly 20,000 patients, and they found Chiropractic care to be incredibly safe…

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  • Health: Your Most Valuable Possession

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line:  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…

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

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    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 |

    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 |

      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: Aberdeen Chiropractic | | Categories: Back Pain Chiropractor , Chiropractic Clinic , Chiropractor Winnipeg , Headache Chiropractor , MPI Claim , Neck Pain Chiropractor , Sports Injury Chiropractor , Work Injury Chiropractor

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    Thanks for stopping by our blog. If you’re looking for more information about Aberdeen Chiropractic, you’ve come to the right place. 

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  • COVID-19 advice for returning home!

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  • COVID-19 Update

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    The office will be open 9am-1pm M-W-F for the next 2 weeks (minimum). - NO WALK IN VISITS - YOU MUST SPEAK TO DR. SPEIRS TO GET AN APPOINTMENT SO WE CAN ASSESS YOUR SITUATION - When possible we will be providing home care advice FIRST then re-assessing for in office visits. - The door WILL be locked, just knock on the window on arrival or call us from the lot when you get here. This is to ensure safe distancing from other patients and staff. The office phone is forwarded to Dr. Speirs' cell phone so please feel free to call 204-586-8424 with any…

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  • Important Announcement About Clinic Hours!

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

      The office will be open 9am-1pm M-W-F for the next 2 weeks (minimum). - NO WALK IN VISITS - YOU MUST SPEAK TO DR. SPEIRS TO GET AN APPOINTMENT SO WE CAN ASSESS YOUR SITUATION - When possible we will be providing home care advice FIRST then re-assessing for in office visits. - The door WILL be locked, just knock on the window on arrival or call us from the lot when you get here. This is to ensure safe distancing from other patients and staff.   The office phone is forwarded to Dr. Speirs' cell phone so please feel free to call 204-586-8424 with any…

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