Let Us Celebrate YOU!

In celebration of 9 years of service, we want to honour YOU for giving us the pleasure of being part of your health care team.

Join us on Saturday, June 22 from 11-1 for our Patient Appreciation Day!

Bring the whole family and a friend or two.  Enjoy a FREE barbecue, complimentary neck & shoulder massages, professional face painting for the kids from 11-12  (you can have your face painted too if you want), Ray’s Reptiles Show from 12-1 (with real live animals!), and enter the draw to win a bike (adult size).

The best part, you get to hang out with us :)

 

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What’s Your Problem?

Many people think that their problem is the pain they feel. In fact many of us will go on ignoring our pain until that pain finally interferes with something we need or love and we finally take action on it.

But pain itself is not the problem. Pain is not a condition to be treated, although I just had a patient start in the office “diagnosed” with chronic neck pain. Chronic neck pain is not a condition, no pain is a condition, it is merely a symptom. It is a signal.

Just like the sound of your smoke detector is not a problem, it is a signal. If you turn off the smoke detector you have not solved anything all you did was turn off the signal.

Symptoms are not the first thing to show up when something is malfunctioning. Pain shows up when we exceed our are ability to adapt to the malfunction.

So when someone presents to our office in pain, we understand that you have hit your limit and it is impacting your ability to live your best life but we don’t want to focus on it.

Our goal is not to get rid of your pain. We don’t want to turn off your signal, numb your body, or say to your feedback system that we don’t care what you are telling us. What we want to do is respect that pain for what it is. Your body’s alarm system that something is malfunctioning.

From there we want to move forward and restore normal function to the body and help you understand the basic fundamentals you need to live your best life.

Chiropractic Maintenance Care, is it Supported by Research?

Chiropractor in Barrhaven, Gentle Chiropractic, Female chiropractor, Nepean, OttawaCurrent Research Supports Chiropractic Maintenance Care

Two research studies generated by the medical profession this year add evidence in support of the value of chiropractic maintenance care.

Chiropractic Maintenance Care Provides Long Term Benefit to People with Chronic Low Back Pain

The first study published in January 2011 in Spine concluded that “SMT [Spinal Manipulative Therapy or Spinal Adjustments] is effective for the treatment of chronic non specific LBP [low back pain]. To obtain long-term benefit, this study suggests maintenance spinal manipulations after the initial intensive manipulative therapy.”

Chiropractic Maintenance Care Results in Less Repeat Injury Than Physical Therapy and Medical Management

The second study in April 2011, published in the Journal of Occupational and Continue reading