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 […]

How a Visit to the Chiropractor Can Improve Your Asthma

Sore backs and pains in the neck are normally the first things people think of when chiropractic treatments are mentioned. Along with these problems though, patients find that when their body is treated “as a whole” and spinal and neurological issues are fixed, symptoms of other conditions begin to improve greatly. Asthma and allergies are just two of many of conditions that can be treated through the effective and expert application of chiropractic care.
How Asthma Affects Us
We all likely know someone affected by asthma, a condition which currently has a grip on 365 million people worldwide and has consistently increased […]

The Effects of Childbirth on a Baby’s Spine

If you’ve ever seen a movie where a woman gives birth, the whole experience was likely painted to be a peaceful, calm moment where both mother and baby ooh and ahh at each other in perfect contentment. But if you’ve ever given birth yourself or heard real life stories of women giving birth, you know that the movie version is not exactly like real life.

For many women, childbirth is quite a traumatic experience. Sure, they get to bring home their baby afterward, but the physical exhaustion and pain of the entire experience is incomparable. Most people assume that the mom […]

Chiropractic Care and Your Immune System

People who seek out chiropractic care usually do so to help to treat their aches and pains. An additional benefit of receiving chiropractic care that people often overlook is relief from coughs, colds, flus, and stomach viruses. These issues can improve drastically when receiving regular chiropractic treatment. A strong link has been observed between the nervous system (which chiropractic focuses on directly influencing) and the immune system. More and more scientific studies are showing the existence of this exciting development and how it can bring improvements to our health and quality of life.
The Nervous System’s Connection to Your Immune Strength
Every […]

Chiropractic Care and Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is extremely prevalent in today’s society, with around 1 in 68 children in America being affected. Every single case of Autism is as unique as the person who is diagnosed, and taking an approach that treats the person as a whole rather than as a condition will always stand to gain the greatest result.

Pediatric chiropractic care takes the approach that treating patients in childhood, through the use of effective techniques that look at the roots of problems and symptoms, can help to create a higher quality of life. By doing this we prevent the cumulative effect […]

Feeling vs Function – What Does It Mean and Why Is It Important to You?

Our bodies are great at getting us to a functional state of being even although there may be something underlying going on. Headaches, digestive issues, tiredness, and a whole host of other symptoms may be warning signs that there is undue stress on your nervous system.

The usual approach for the treatment of these problems and for more serious conditions is, of course, the use of medication to reduce the presenting symptoms. Chiropractic care, however, aims to deal with the underlying cause of the symptoms, giving long-term relief and reducing dependence on medication.
What Does Feeling vs Function Actually Mean?
Feeling vs function […]

Pedatric Chiropractic 101

The benefits to health achieved through chiropractic care are not limited to adults. It is a common misconception that chiropractic is only appropriate once you become slightly older and start having noticeable problems with your spine. As we know, trauma or misalignment in the spine has consequences for the rest of the nervous system and do not always show up in the form of pain or back problems. These truths apply to babies and children, too, and pediatric chiropractic is making huge strides in proving its benefits.
Is Pediatric Chiropractic Safe?
The safety of pediatric chiropractic care is well understood and studies […]