Chiropractic Care in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease that affects the central nervous system, namely the brain and spinal cord. Nerve fibers throughout your body are protected by myelin, which is a fatty substance that helps messages from your brain travel across and throughout nerves more effectively. In people with multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks the myelin and leaves behind damaged nerves and scar tissue, interrupting and slowing down messages from the brain.

The symptoms and effects of multiple sclerosis vary from person to person. Some people may not have much trouble managing the disease and may lead a completely normal […]

The Importance of Spinal Curves

While many people know that chiropractic and spinal curves go hand in hand, most individuals think of scoliosis, or a sideways curvature, and how chiropractors can help correct it. However, there is another curvature of the spine that is good—in fact, vital—to your health, and chiropractors can help improve that as well!

When looking at the spine from the side, or in profile view, you should see four distinct curves. Normal lordosis, or forward curves, should be present in the cervical spine (neck) and lumbar spine (low back). Normal kyphosis, or backward curves, should be present in the thoracic spine (mid-back […]

Can Chiropractic Help with Seizures?

Epilepsy, or a tendency to have seizures, is one of the most common conditions in the United States today. Each year, about 180,000 new cases of epilepsy come about, and according to the medical research, more than half of seizures occur from unknown causes.
What Causes Seizures?
While some general causes can be linked to the occurrence of individual seizures, the root cause for a person having seizures at all is generally unknown or vague. In young children, risk factors for epilepsy or regular seizures include brain malfunctions, lack of oxygen during birth, congenital conditions and Autism, head trauma, and more. In […]

Fibromyalgia & Chiropractic

Fibromyalgia is a commonly heard of disease, though not many people really know much about it. It is known as a central sensitivity syndrome, where “the central nervous system amplifies sensory input across many organ systems,” resulting in chronic and widespread pain (Fleming). Fibromyalgia is known by most as a chronic disease that results in fatigue, muscle pain & stiffness, trouble sleeping, headaches, numbness and tingling in extremities, cognitive problems, and more. The specific cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, as individuals from all walks of life with a large variety of other symptoms and experiences have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. […]

Chiropractic and Whiplash

So many people hear about chiropractic and have their first experience with a chiropractor after experiencing a car accident. More than 65% of bodily injury claims include whiplash injuries worldwide, and in the US alone, these injuries account for more than 8.5 billion dollars in economic cost.

Whiplash occurs after excessive hyperextension, hyperflexion, or extreme rotation of the neck occurs. These all affect the soft tissue in the neck and back and can result in short-term and long-term pain, in addition to headaches, neck and back stiffness, pins and needle sensations, vertigo, dizziness, difficulty swallowing, and more. Whiplash symptoms typically subside […]

The Significance of Babies’ Head Shape

Every parent knows that parenthood comes with its fair share of surprises, both good and bad. One such surprise includes the softness of a baby’s skull and its ability to slowly change shape over time. Most babies that are born vaginally have slightly egg-shaped heads from passing through the birth canal, while babies born via C-section likely have perfectly round heads. Newborns’ skulls are meant to change slightly to assist with the birthing process, but if you don’t keep an eye on their head shape as they get older, you could be faced with some potential concerns and big decisions.

It […]

Constipation & Chiropractic

If you have ever suffered from constipation, you know how serious and painful it can be. Minor constipation may lead to abdominal pain, back pain, bloating, and more, while more prolonged and severe constipation may cause vomiting, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, or rectal prolapse. If you ask ten different people how they dealt with their constipation, you’ll likely get ten different answers. For some people, changing their diet is key. Others may find relief with a laxative. Still others, with more severe cases, may need surgery to remove blockages from the intestines. While all of these options may seem like viable […]

Anxiety and Overthinking – How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Not sleeping well?
Find yourself constantly going over situations in your head?
Avoiding new situations or find yourself becoming overwhelmed?
Worried about upcoming exams, presentations, or events?
Worried about your health or a family members’ health?

These feelings, among many others, are symptoms of anxiety and if you suffer from them, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (AADA), over 40 million Americans are affected by chronic anxiety. This makes anxiety one of the most widespread but least spoken about conditions in America.

Your body and mind are intrinsically connected, and this connection is a large […]

Chiropractic Care & ADHD

Just as over-medicated individuals are more common than not these days, over-diagnosing is ravaging the population as well. Parents and doctors mean well, but when unexplained behavior occurs in a child, they quickly turn to medical diagnoses and syndromes to find a so-called solution to the problem. While looking for the root cause of a problem or negative behavior is great, parents and medical doctors alike seem to be diagnosing children with a variety of vague issues, most of which are “fixed” by a quick prescription write-up.

Here at Greater Life Chiropractic, we know that sick and medicated (and over diagnosed) […]

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Child Behave Better AND Get a Better Night’s Sleep!

Sleep is an essential part of life which help us to restore our body physically and let our brains and nervous system rest and recuperate for the next day. This is especially important for our kids, as they are growing and developing more each and every day.

For young children, lack of sleep or trouble sleeping can have some serious consequences both in the short-term and long-term, including the following:

Behavioural Issues
Hyperactivity
ADHD
Stunted brain development
Growth and developmental issues

It is no surprise then that lack of sleep in our kids is normally seen alongside other issues with either physical […]