Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are impairments in responding and detecting to sensory stimuli. It has been found that 5% of children met the criteria for a SPD. SPD ranges in many different ways and also exhibits a large overlap in symptoms with other conditions such as learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism. Chiropractic care was included in the care of SPD children and found an improvement in neurodevelopment. In a case study of a 4 year old child who exhibited symptoms of aggressiveness, eating a substantial amount of food and breaking out in blotchy rashes, was diagnosed with PSD. The child [...]
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Desk jobs can be hard on you because they often come with deadlines, stressors, and long hours. Unfortunately, this leads to physical issues because sitting at a desk for long periods of time is bad for the body. Just like other professions have their health hazards, desk jobs come with its own and being aware of these hazards will allow you to keep your health in check for years to come. It doesn’t take a manual labor job to put your body at risk for physical health hazards; sitting for hours on end will do it for you. Take a look [...]
If you love to garden, you’ve likely suffered a backache or two from maintaining your garden beds. It can be a multiple-season routine, depending on what you are planting or trying to grow, which means your back is regularly getting put under stress from bending over and over again. For others, they are doing most of the work during just one season of the year, which means their back may not be used to this type of labor. While a few backaches may not seem like a big deal, you are actually putting your back in danger when you work in [...]
Even though you go to the chiropractor regularly, you may have never thought to take the kids in for their own appointment, did you? You may be surprised to learn that kids can actually benefit greatly from chiropractic care, just like adults do, and that starting them off early is a great way to keep them healthy and balanced. Not only can your chiropractor help relieve an injury or illness, but your kids can benefit by getting immune system support, taking advantage of preventative care, and help with problems like colic or recovering from birth trauma. Take a look at these [...]
Are you and your physician considering having you undergo back surgery? It’s a huge decision that you wouldn’t take lightly, but for many it may seem like the only solution. There are actually around 600,000 back surgeries performed every year in North America, but some are beginning to question the need and effectiveness of them. What are the most common back surgeries performed? If there are so many back surgeries being performed annually, you may begin to wonder why. What surgeries are so common that everyone seems to need them at some point in their life? Are there other treatment options [...]
The prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been on the rise for years and the disorder is now believed to be one of the most frequent neurobehavioural disorders that affect children. ADHD typically originates during childhood and the effects can be lifelong. This disorder affects males three times more frequently than females. Those who suffer from ADHD are also more inclined to develop conduct disorder, antisocial behaviour, and drug abuse. Children with ADHD are at an increased risk of burns, fractures, head trauma and food poisoning. The treatment for this disorder is done with the use of drugs which are aimed to decrease symptoms [...]
Life gets busy and most people struggle to fit everything into 24 hours. That’s why many people skip a regular workout routine, knowing that that’s one of those things that can be skipped in order to have more time getting their work done, spending time with their family, or finishing all of the chores at night. The problem is we are not doing any favors for our health. Getting exercise is just as important as your daily shower or eating dinner, but it’s often overlooked as something that will be done only if there’s time. That’s why busy people are finding [...]
Sleep bruxism (or grinding teeth at night) is a movement disorder that is characterized by habitual, non-functional and forceful teeth contact (grinding and clenching of teeth) during sleep. Diagnosis of sleep bruxism is often done using four criteria: anterior teeth wear, posterior teeth occlusal wear, report of frequent noises of teeth grinding during sleep, and a white line at buccal mucosa. The causes of sleep bruxism is not well understood, however some possible factors lie in the central nervous system, psychosocial and genetic influences. The typical therapeutic approach to sleep bruxism is the use of dental appliances, however it has been [...]
We all need exercise and there are resources everywhere to be able to do it, but do we know how to do it safely? If you’re already in shape and you like to push yourself to new levels, you could be at risk of hurting yourself by over doing it. If you’re out of shape, getting started in a new routine could work muscles that have been worked in a long time, causing you to be at risk of pulling something over moving wrong and causing anything from an injured knee to a sprained ankle. While your desire to get exercising [...]
You can’t go wrong with a really good workout in your day, but can you undue the work you put in by eating a cheeseburger afterwards? You won’t take away from your body’s newfound strength by eating poorly post-workout, but you can do a lot of good to your body if you choose certain recovery foods instead. Your body sees much more than muscle building from a workout, but with the right foods, you can help recovery and get the best results. When it’s time to refuel after your workout, grab these healthy treats that will make a world of difference [...]