Low back pain and Lumbar Decompression

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Low back pain and Lumbar Decompression   Low back pain (LBP) can be from a number of different sources and Decompression of the Lumbar spine is beneficial in alleviating an array of symptoms.  LBP is very common in today’s society and can affect productivity at work and one’s quality of life with family and friends.  LBP is often a result of degenerative discs, slipped/herniated discs, stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), and failed back surgeries.  All of these conditions have..

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TECH NECK

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Your cell phone is destroying your spine!!! Got your attention? Good. We all do it. We are all guilty. We check our cell phones all too often, some of us over 100 times per day. And many of us are doing it all wrong! People around the world from Yishun to New York City are using their cell phones the wrong way. Human beings are not made to sit in an office tethered to our cell phones. We are made..

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STOP SLOUCHING! -a guide to recognizing poor posture

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Stop Slouching!! “Stop slouching!” We all heard this wisdom from our parents when we were children. Now as adults, that advice is even more relevant. Between working at a desk, taking care of children or housework, and spending time on our mobile devices, our spines are under more stress than ever! Pair that with less time for quality sleep and increased mental stresses and it is a wonder that our bodies work at all! Thankfully for us, our bodies are..

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WHY NON-SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?

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Why Non Surgical Spinal Decompression? Low back pain will be experienced by upwards of 80% of the population at one time or another throughout their lives. Neck pain and stiffness is becoming even more prevalent as well with the amount of computer and office work done. One of the most common reasons for this is something called degenerative disc disease or slipped disc. Slipped disc doesn’t just happen to someone that is old. Many in their 30s and 40s experience..

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Diabetic Foot Pain

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Type 2 diabetes, also known as “Adult-Onset Diabetes,” is on the rise in much of the developed world as body weight and diets rich in sugary or processed foods rises along with it. As of 2014, an estimated 387 million people have diabetes worldwide, with type 2 diabetes making up approximately 90% of the cases. High levels of blood sugar over long periods of time has a negative impact on the delicate nerves found in our feet (and our hands..

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Scoliosis is a condition that is relatively common as a spinal condition. It affects 3-5 % of the population. Usually it is evident between the ages of 9 -14 years old. We address early diagnosis in an earlier blog (Click Here). There are a few different kinds of scoliosis. The most commonly found type of scoliosis is called “adolescent idiopathic scoliosis”. Idiopathic means “of unknown origin”. But recent research into the cause of scoliosis seems to suggest that there is..

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How do I check my child for Scoliosis?

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The warning signs of scoliosis usually start to appear between the ages of 9 and 14. Effective, proven treatments are now available and early diagnosis is very important for successful treatment. Doing these simple checks at home could prevent cosmetic disfigurement, a life time of pain and even surgery. Step 1: Have your friend/family member stand with their back facing you. What to look for: a low shoulder a prominent shoulder blade visible curve hip asymmetry waist asymmetry Step 2:..

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Neuropathy

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Stepping on Pins and Needles? Do you ever have the sensation of walking on pins and needles during your daily routine? Do your feet or calves experience pain, burning or freezing sensations for no reason at all? Perhaps you’re feeling numb on the feet and toes, or even starting to lose your balance more easily than you used to. All of the above are some of the more common symptoms of a condition known as peripheral neuropathy. Just what is..

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