Category Archives: Back Pain

What does a chiropractor know about Diabetes?

  What does a chiropractor know about diabetes? During a new patient history after dealing with the main complaint that brought the patient to the office, I will ask some general health questions assessing for things like diabetes. What does a chiropractor know about diabetes, aren’t they just for backs? A chiropractor’s scope of practice … Read More

Careers that benefit from regular chiropractic care, PART 4: Professional drivers

Regular chiropractic care and professional drivers Careers that benefit from regular chiropractic care part 4: Professional drivers In my last blog in this series I talked about our emergency personnel benefitting from regular chiropractic care. In this issue I will discuss another group of workers who benefit from regular chiropractic care. This group are our … Read More

Why does my chiropractor care about my bladder?

Why does my chiropractor care about my bladder? “Why does my chiropractor care about my bladder? ” Recently while taking a history from a new patient, which included a review of various body functions, including bowel and bladder movements, the patient wondered aloud, “ I’m here for my back why do you care about my … Read More

Is it my back or is it my hip?

Is it my back or is it my hip? This is a common question I’m asked and the answer sometimes isn’t so easy, so I’ll try to explain with a couple of simple clinical scenarios. The first scenario, involves a person I’ll call “Bill”, Bill is a 35 year old man who was doing some … Read More

Back to school means buying backpacks

  Back to school means buying backpacks We’re getting close to what some parents will refer to as, “ the most wonderful time of the year”, when our kids return to school. Back to school invariably also means back to school shopping, and often at the top of the list is a new backpack. Back … Read More

Careers that benefit from regular chiropractic care: Part 2

        Careers that  benefit from regular chiropractic care: Part 2 In my first blog in this series I described how after painting my house for several weeks I was feeling quite sore in the upper back, neck and shoulders and those tradespeople who perform a lot of overhead tasks are at risk … Read More

Disc Related Back Pain

    What is Disc Related Back Pain? This being my first blog, I wondered what to speak about, however today I saw someone who’s case while not uncommon gave me the motivation to talk today about low back pain related to a herniated intervertebral disc. What is disc related back pain? What is disc … Read More