Do you get recurring low back pain despite getting regular chiropractic adjustments? Do you feel your alignment or posture goes off frequently? Do your feet or knees hurt? The reason you could be having these problems is the arches in your feet could be dropping too much. In other words, you could be getting flat feet. Flat feet are best corrected with custom foot orthotics. Edmonton chiropractor, Dr. Dean Collins, provides custom foot orthotics in Edmonton. In this article, Dr. Collins … [Read more...]
Improve Your Posture
Improving your posture is vital if you want your brain and nervous system to be working optimally. Good posture, body alignment, and body movement feed the brain a healthy dose of nerve signals so the brain can send a healthy dose of nerve signals back to the body to coordinate proper function. Some of these functions include movements, muscle strength, pain sensations, healing, thoughts, perceptions, heartbeat, and digestion.
Furthermore, if you improve your posture the joints in your body will bear weight more equally on your spine and extremities. This in turn will allow you to have better flexibility, movement, and less stress on your joints.
The following articles explain how you can improve your posture from treatments like chiropractic care and lifestyle strategies like exercise.
You have had knee pain building up for months. It’s swollen and it bothers you when you are on your feet. The longer you walk, the worse your knee pain is. You didn’t have a fall or sports injury. X-rays show some mild arthritis in the knee joint, but anti-inflammatory drugs aren’t helping with the swelling or pain. You’re beginning to think it’s all in ‘your head’. And you may be right. Some knee pain is because ‘your head is out of alignment’. In a previous article, I discussed ‘5 … [Read more...]
I often get asked by patients why they go out of alignment. For those who haven’t been to a chiropractor, the patient is referring to why their bones in their spine and their posture keeps going out of alignment. Chiropractors correct spinal misalignments and posture over multiple visits only to have alignment problems come back again a week or a few weeks later even without back pain. Why does this happen? When you first visit a chiropractor with a health problem such as low back pain, … [Read more...]