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Can a Chiropractor Help With Migraines?

August 19/2019 By
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Frequent headaches are experienced by an estimated 47% of the global population, so chances are that you or someone you know is a frequent headache sufferer. Many people struggle to find solutions, cures or ways to manage their chronic headaches and in some cases, they can be severely debilitating. For some people medications are not very effective and some people do not want to always have to reach for a pill bottle to find relief. There is also the scary reality of being addicted to pills. Some people have tried “everything” and are turning to chiropractors as a last resort.…

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Can a Chiropractor Help With Sciatica?

July 19/2019 By
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Sciatica is a term that gets thrown around a lot and is really used as an overarching term to describe someone that has pain going down into the legs. The truth of the matter is that “sciatica” has many different causes, and not all people with sciatica have the same problem. First let us look at some of the more common reasons why people get pain referred down their leg. Lumbar disc herniationsImpingement of the spinal nervesPressure on the sciatic nerve by the muscles (usually the piriformis, aka Piriformis Syndrome). In these above conditions people will most likely have pain…

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What Does a Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment Do?

May 09/2019 By
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A question I get asked a lot is “what happens when you adjust my spine” The answer is always “so many things!” So, I will do my best to explain what exactly happens when you get your spine adjusted. The first concept we need to nail down is not what, but WHY. Why do we adjust certain areas of the spine? A chiropractor through various methods assesses the spine to determine which joints are “stuck”, “restricted”, “subluxated” or simply put, are not moving as they are supposed to. It is then with the adjustments or manipulation the goal of the…

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Should I See a Chiropractor or a Physiotherapist?

April 24/2019 By
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This is a question that I get everyday in practice from both current and prospective patients. It is a really good question and it can sometimes be difficult to answer, so I will do my best to be as straight forward as possible. The reason it is difficult to answer is because in both professions, chiropractic and physiotherapy, there is no one way to practice. You may find 3 chiropractors that all do different things and the same goes for physical therapists.  It is important to not make your decision based on what profession they are in, but based on…

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How Do I Use a Foam Roller? Foam Rolling Basics.

April 15/2019 By
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Foam Rolling Basics Infographic To share this image on your website, copy the embed code below:Please include attribution to www.oakvillechiropractic.com with this graphic. Foam rolling is great for targeting trigger points and relaxing stiff muscles. However, foam rolling is also more aggressive than stretching and does not need to be done every day. Two to three times per week is recommended to avoid overworking your muscles. Roll slowly back and forth over the tender or stiff muscle for thirty to sixty seconds. Focus on the more tender spots and where you may feel “lumps” in the muscle. These could very…

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What is the Best Way to Deal With my Chronic Back Pain?

April 09/2019 By
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It is estimated that chronic low back pain effects up to 25% of the adult population and is the leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide(12). This has become such a huge issue not only in our personal lives, but on our healthcare system as well. By now, most of us are aware of the opioid epidemic that has struck our country in recent years and people are seeking out alternative methods to deal with their chronic pain. Chiropractors are here to help! Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be a safe, effective, drug free alternative for dealing with…

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How to prevent injuries after the winter?

March 20/2019 By
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With spring just around the corner, everyone is getting ready to get of the couch and get back outside doing the activities they love. Whether it is golf, gardening, cycling, running or anything else it is important to make sure you are taking the proper steps to help prevent unwanted injuries and low back pain. Today we are going to go over a few things that everyone should be doing to prevent injuries as they climb out from under the cozy blankets on the couch and out into the sunshine. First, it is important to take it a little easy…

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A Guide to Proper Office Posture – Part 2

February 25/2019 By
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Last blog we talked about the first step to combatting the aches and pains of working in an office.  How you set up your workspace dictates your posture. Sitting in bad or abnormal postures for extended periods of time can lead to muscle aches and imbalances that can just feed into the problem.  In this blog I am going to outline some simple exercises that can be done in the office to help retrain some of those postural muscles to keep and provide some relief from sitting all day. Exercise 1: Seated Chin Tucks Purpose: activation of the deep neck…

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A Guide to Proper Office Posture – Part 1

February 02/2019 By
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If you are like most people that work at a job where you sit all day working on a computer, chances are you have realized how bad your posture is/can get. You have also probably experienced the constant aches and pains that come along with it. I’m talking about the dull, stiff, ache at the base of the neck and between the shoulders and the mild discomfort in your lower back. It is something that we see at Oakville Chiropractic Centre all the time and we want to help you with. Now I realize that sitting with proper posture for…

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Can Chiropractic Treatment help with Pregnancy Back Pain?

January 16/2019 By
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While pregnancy can be a wonderful and beautiful process, it can also be very taxing on the body. Many people are unaware of the positive effects that Chiropractic treatments can have on the body during pregnancy. Studies report that over 50% of all pregnant mothers will experience low back and/or pelvic pain at some point during their pregnancy. Pregnancy related low back pain can have a severe effect on their daily routines and their ability to enjoy life. There are multiple reasons and causes as to why low back pain is so prevalent in the pregnant population. First, the body…

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A GUIDE TO BETTER HEALTH – Part 3

December 31/2018 By
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Part 3: A Guide to Goal Setting Hello again, welcome to part three of three of our New Year’s Resolution series. In case you missed part one “How to diet…Or Not To” and part two “No Gym No Problem” make sure to go and check them out. This week we are talking about a very important topic that normally goes overlooked: How to set proper goals. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions most people think of things or activities they want to start, or stop doing; such as “I’m going to start eating healthy” or “I’m going to start…

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A GUIDE TO BETTER HEALTH – Part 2

December 21/2018 By
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Part 2: No Gym? No problem Hi everybody, this is part two of three of our New years resolution series, in case you missed the first part “How to diet…Or Not To” make sure you check that out. This week I am sharing my ideas on the best way to approach the exercise and fitness portion of your New Year’s resolutions if traditional gyms aren’t quite your “thing”. Gyms and fitness centres around the world can’t wait for the New Year to come around. Their gyms are packed with people trying to fulfil their resolutions, and a lot of these…

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A GUIDE TO BETTER HEALTH – Part 1

December 10/2018 By
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With the season of New year’s resolutions upon us, many of us will take on goals with aims of bettering our health.  Whether the goal is to lose 10 pounds, 50 pounds, or just to live a healthier lifestyle, whatever your motivations are, we all start in the same place:  How do I do it?  In this Three-part blog series, I will share with you my advice, tips, and tricks to a successful new year’s resolution.  Part one will talk about dieting, part two will talk about exercise, and in part three we will tackle how to set proper and…

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