Posts by YYC Sport and Spine

More Quick Research Reviews

 Here are some interesting studies for you.   To summarize — Chiropractic is safe, and effective. These studies look at risk of stroke (or lack thereof), safety of chiro and lumbar disc injuries, effect on migraine and headaches coming from the neck, effect on rotator cuff problems, lumbar stenosis, what happens in an adjustment, and effects…

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Can an adjustment increase strength?

Can an adjustment increase strength? According to research  in the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology – Yes it can! This study looked at the effects of spinal manipulation on muscle activity via electromyography in tibialis anterior muscle. (in english – they looked at the effect of manipulation on motor pathway excitability) I won’t get into…

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Should I stretch before working out?

Should I stretch before I work out? That depends what kind of stretching you do……. I’m going to summarize a research article on this for you and put a link to the abstract at the bottom. In short – yes you should, but dynamic stretching – not static.  So what’s the difference? Dynamic stretching is…

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Taking NSAIDS for back pain?

Are you taking NSAIDS (Diclofenac) for low back pain?         Read this!!! Here is a study comparing spinal manipulation -vs- Diclofenac for low acute nonspecific low back pain.  Which was the best?? Spinal Manipulation, by a country mile! I will summarize for you and add a link to the abstract if you want to have a…

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Safety and Effectiveness of Chiropractic

 Here are some interesting studies for you.   To summarize — Chiropractic is safe, and effective. These studies look at risk of stroke (or lack thereof), safety of chiro and lumbar disc injuries, effect on migraine and headaches coming from the neck, effect on rotator cuff problems, lumbar stenosis, what happens in an adjustment, and effects…

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Top 5 benefits of Chiropractic Care

1. Pain Reduction The first benefit of chiropractic care may be the most impactful- reducing your pain. Before you are living your optimal life, you have to be free of pain. Multiple research studies have shown that chiropractic is considered one of the most safe and effective treatments to reduce pain from your neck, low…

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Could eating garlic reduce aging-related memory problems?

Consuming garlic helps counteract age-related changes in gut bacteria associated with memory problems, according to a new study conducted with mice. The benefit comes from allyl sulfide, a compound in garlic known for its health benefits. “Our findings suggest that dietary administration of garlic containing allyl sulfide could help maintain healthy gut microorganisms and improve…

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April 2019 News Letter

Y Office workers and recurrent low back pain If you work at a desk, or have not been in a cave over the last year or so – you’ve probably heard that sitting at a desk for work is bad for your health (sitting is the new smoking) and not so great for your low…

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Tumeric (curcumin)

You’ve probably heard or read that tumeric is great for a variety of conditions. Well – that’s right, it is. However, there are a couple of things to know along with that. So what is it used for? Tumeric has been shown to be effective for/as: Antioxidant cancer prevention anti inflammatory metabolic syndrome good for…

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