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Finally! Straight talk about Sciatica

Posted: November 28, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Are you suffering from back pain or sciatica? Then it’s likely your biggest problem is pain. But there’s another major problem: bad information. To end sciatica misery you must have the right information. Pay close attention because I’m going to destroy sciatica myths and give you the facts.

     MYTH: Sciatica will just “go away” with some rest.

     FACT: If you are dealing with back pain, buttock pain or leg pain, then you must seek help from a sciatica professional immediately. Left untreated, sciatica can lead to permanent nerve damage - and lifelong pain.

     MYTH: Pain is the only problem associated with sciatica.

     FACT: In severe cases, sciatica can lead to the inability to control your bowels or bladder - leading to embarrassing situations.

     MYTH: You must take pain medications to deal with sciatica.

     FACT: Drugs like muscle relaxants, pain killers, narcotics, antidepressants, and anti-seizure medications have serious potential side-effects and do not cure the root cause of sciatica.

     MYTH: “I must have done something wrong to get sciatica.”

     FACT: Physical work or simply sitting at a desk for long periods can lead to sciatica. Accidents and trauma can also be the culprits. Pregnancy can cause sciatica. Sciatica can affect anyone - including super-fit celebrities like Tiger Woods, Sylvester Stallone, and British Olympic medallist Ian Wynne.

     MYTH: Stop exercising and get several weeks of bed rest to overcome sciatica.

     FACT: Staying active can help to relieve sciatic pain and prevent the pain getting worse. Staying inactive in bed could be the worst advice - based on a recent study in the Netherlands.

     MYTH: Sciatica requires surgery. 

     FACT: NO! There’s been a huge breakthrough in the treatment of sciatica and lower back pain. It’s a new procedure called Non-Surgical Re-Constructive Spinal Care. The excellent results from this treatment have been published in major medical journals. Success rates are up to 90%.

     MYTH: “There’s nothing anyone can really do. I’m just stuck with this for the rest of my life.”

     FACT: With the correct treatment from a healthcare professional who specialises in sciatica, you can find relief from the core cause - and the symptoms.

     MYTH: Getting Sciatica properly diagnosed is expensive.

     FACT: Not true. Dr. Birk of Atlantis Chiropractic & Wellness in Woodbridge is currently offering reduced initial consultations to help people in our community get the care they need.

      Dr. Birk and his team of fully-trained spinal care professionals at Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness in Woodbridge, have helped over 1,000 patients find relief from agonising back pain and sciatica. This procedure does not require a hospital stay. The focus is on finding - and correcting - the original cause of the back pain and sciatica. According to Dr. Birk, “We use a combination of ultra-advanced technology, for precisely diagnosing the cause of your low back pain and sciatica. This means superior long-term results for most people.”

Almost Immediate Relief from pain because the treatment is non-surgical, safe, and easy, most patients report an almost immediate relief from their back pain. Patient John B. from Woodbridge wrote, “My back pain was unbearable but the worst thing was the searing burning pain I felt in my buttock and leg... my wife insisted I see a Chiropractor. I’m 95% better in just a couple of weeks.”

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Additional Therapies used by Chiropractors

Posted: October 30, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

When you think of chiropractic, you typically think of backs and back adjustments. Though chiropractors do make adjustments to your spine, they have many tools available to them for many different problems. Letís take a look at a few therapies used by chiropractors today.

Braces and Supports

In general, chiropractic tries to get the body moving again. However, at times, braces and supports are needed to give the injured area more time to heal and become stronger. Braces and supports can:

  • Help after an acute injury
  • Stabilize a chronic condition such as scoliosis
  • Improve physical function
  • Slow disease progression
  • Diminish pain
  • Eliminate range of motion in one direction


Eighty-seven percent of all North Americans suffer from foot pain of some severity during their life. Each foot has more than 100 working parts with 26 bones working with ligaments, muscles and tendons to support and balance the weight of the entire body. The simple act of walking puts one and a half times your body weight on each foot. However, foot pain is not normal and should not be ignored. Foot problems can cause problems, not only in the feet, but in the hip, knee and back. That is why your chiropractor may suggest orthotics, which are used to:

  • Provide support
  • Prevent foot deformity
  • Keep foot deformity from getting worse
  • Provide better positioning
  • Relieve pressure on a specific area of the foot
  • Improve the overall movement of the foot
  • Restore balance
  • Improve sports performance

Low Level Laser Therapy

In 1968, Endre' Mester invented 'laser biostimulation'. He believed that lower-powered beams could produce cold effects in tissues. Soon thereafter, the LLLT made its way into the Health Canada and FDA for approval for pain reduction. Today, LLLT has many different uses including sprains, back and neck pain, arthritis, chronic pain, nerve pain, ulcers, post-operative care and burns.

Whole Body Vibration

Originally developed by Russian scientist Vladimir Nazarov, whole body vibration training was used to prevent cosmonautsí muscles and bones from decreasing in density when they were in space; the weightless atmosphere pre-disposed both cosmonauts and astronauts to osteoporosis. Traditional resistance training in micro-gravity situations was useless but scientists found that standing on a vibrating platform stimulated muscle and bone development.

Whole Body Vibration is widely used in commercial and residential applications for its many benefits and can be used by almost anybody to meet requirements such as rehabilitation, getting started in an exercise program or as an additional aspect to any traditional strength and training program.

The Serola Sacroiliac Belt

The Serola SI Belt is designed to hold the SIJ together so the likelihood of it opening beyond normal between treatments is greatly reduced. If the joint re-opens, the Serola SI Belt will minimize re-injury to the joint and its ligaments. During rehabilitation, the Serola SI Belt holds the sacrum to the ilia with the proper tension so that, during exercise, as you bring the ilia backward, it carries the sacrum with it. The ligaments are not stressed and the joint remains intact; this is critical to proper rehabilitation.

Denneroll Neck Orthotic

The DENNEROLL is a cervical orthotic device developed by Dr. Adrian Dennewald, an Australian Chiropractor. Its unique design provides a gentle but effective stretch that assists in the correction of abnormal Cervical Lordosis. The DENNEROLL can assist in relief of pain and muscle tension, as well as enhance patient comfort and improve health.

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Posted: September 26, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Ah, the joys of pregnancy. It’s an exciting journey to become a new mom. As wonderful as the process is, there are some hefty challenges to bear such as morning sickness, swollen appendages, headaches, nausea, back pain, sciatica, heartburn, sleep disruption, general discomfort and possible Cesarean section. Most of those common ailments may be helped by chiropractic care. 

Chiropractic care is not only safe for pregnant women, it’s the ideal form of health care because it is holistic, drug free, and promotes a healthy body. Since the nervous system is the control center for the body, any kink or misalignment will cause interference in the proper functioning of the body. This may cause or worsen the “challenges” mentioned above. So, if the communication between the body and brain are restored and working without restriction or less resistance, there will be fewer discomforts that the pregnant woman will endure. Not only that, the benefits of using chiropractic care may provide you with a more comfortable pregnancy, faster and easier delivery, and higher chances of having a natural birth and quicker recovery from the birthing process.

Your chiropractor is your wellness advisor. Their goal is to teach you how to be as healthy as possible. They will be available to answer your questions, assist you in having a carefree pregnancy and optimize the birthing process.

Some of the changes to your body as well as the added weight to the body of the pregnant woman causes neuromuscular as well as biochemical problems such as:

  • Joints can misalign

  • Spinal and pelvic muscles undergo stress

  • Spinal and pelvic muscles become fatigued

  • Lumbar and thoracic spine curvatures

  • Vertebrae can misalign

  • Strain of pelvic and spinal ligaments

  • Strain of muscles, joints and spinal structures

  • Changes in the normal  spine curvature

  • Changes in the spinal biomechanics

These stress induced situations cause pain and discomfort. Chiropractic adjustments throughout pregnancy may alleviate these issues as they develop. The techniques a chiropractor uses are noninvasive, safe and drug free. The procedures that will assist a woman dealing with the structural changes and stress her body is undergoing can include:

  • Gentle Spinal Adjustments

  • Exercises and Stretches

  • Massage

  • Nutritional Counseling

  • Education

Spinal adjustments for a pregnant woman are performed on special tables or adjustments to tables to provide safety for the baby and allow for the expectant mom’s growing belly. Chiropractic care is a wonderful way to ensure a comfortable and stress-free pregnancy. In addition, there are some things you can do yourself to allow for fewer discomforts and better alignment during your pregnancy.

  • Be conscious of unbalanced stances, or lifting and carrying on one side of the body. Alternate sides to ensure you are not favoring one side.

  • Avoid long periods of time being immobile, in positions that do not support your spine and that do not reinforce proper posture. Try not to have your knees higher than your hips and try to avoid crossing your legs.

  • When sleeping use a pillow under your legs to support your spine.

  • Avoid wearing high heels.

  • Make sure you exercise and stretch to maintain strength and flexibility. 

Headache sufferers you are not alone

Posted: August 23, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

If you have suffered from headaches, you’re not alone. In fact, you are part of over 2.7 million people in Canada suffering, according to Statistics Canada. Most people at some point in their life will experience a headache, the throbbing sensation in your head that doesn’t allow you to focus on anything but the pain. The common reaction for most who encounter this pain is to immediately pop a pill. Many take medicine and assume that all is well until the next headache takes place.

There are two forms of headaches, those that are symptoms associated with some other medical illness (called secondary headaches) and those that are not. When a headache is an isolated event and is not a symptom of another ailment, it is categorized as a primary headache. That’s because the headache is the primary condition. Primary headaches can include other symptoms and conditions which are due to the headache itself.

All headaches affect your daily life activities. They limit your ability to function normally because it is nearly impossible to distract yourself from the pain when you haven’t gotten some form of relief. Headaches can cause pain in your head, neck pain, nasuea, dizziness and in severe cases vomiting, vertigo and sensitivity to light.  Headaches of this variety are not related to a disease or illness.

Primary headaches are defined as:

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraine headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Cervicogenic headaches

Nowadays many patients we see at the clinic have been suffering from Forward Head Syndrome (FHS), these are characterized as headaches due to poor posture.  This condition is categorized by misalignment in the area between your shoulders and head, causing you to tilt your head forward. The spine has a natural curve supporting the head. When you force or shift your head forward the curve is eliminated and the discs that cushion your vertebrae bear the load of that weight. When this posture is continued for a long period of time the disc starts to bulge. 

Sitting at a computer, playing video games, carrying heavy bundles, driving a car or any other imbalanced position sustained for long periods of time can cause the tendency to shift your head forward, altering the proper alignment of your spine. Luckily for patients our clinic in Woodbridge helps treat the many different types of headaches, from tension to FHS with drug-free therapies.

If you feel you have suffered long enough it may be time to see a Chiropractic and get your life back on track!

Let's talk Nutrition!

Posted: July 18, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk


In order for our body to use food, and repair and create cells, tissues, muscles and bone, it needs the proper tools. The following nutrients are extremely important to maintain a healthy body.

If you are what you eat, what are YOU?

Nutrition is one of the key ingredients of the holistic principles of chiropractic. The benefits of proper nutrition include:

  • Enhanced performance
  • Greater speed
  • Faster injury rehabilitation
  • Increased endurance

Daily living exposes us to free radicals, which not only can cause illness and disease, but contribute to the aging process. Free radicals have a negative impact on how we look, and how we feel. Free radicals occur when an electron in an atom in our body becomes unpaired and searches for another electron to pair with. This search for another unpaired atom causes damage to our cells, and causes a chain reaction creating more free radicals.

Free radicals occur in everyday life. They are made worse by:

  • Poor diet
  • Smoking
  • Drugs
  • Stress
  • Injury
  • Sun exposure
  • Pollution
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Aging
  • Infection

Free radical damage can lead to:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • And many other diseases

Free radicals can damage the molecules in our body, such as protein, fat, even our DNA.  Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that protect the body and fight off free radicals. These vitamins give free radicals the electron they are looking to pair with before they damage our cells. Antioxidants include beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E. These vitamins help strengthen your immune system, making it easier to ward off illnesses like the flu, colds and other infections.

Eating a well balanced diet, such as the Bulletproof Diet should provide essential nutrients. The Bulletproof Diet is your daily foundation deisgned to reduce toxic foods and replace them with Bulletproof foods that fuel your body and mind. When your diet isn’t well balanced it doesn’t contain adequate amounts of certain nutrients. When that’s the case supplements may be absolutely necessary.

Supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals and other substances. Your chiropractor can review your diet with you. He can help you see what nutrients are missing from your diet and assist you in deciding which supplements you may want to take to insure you are getting the best nutrition possible


Is Spinal Decompression Safe?

Posted: June 16, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Chiropractors do more than just care for backs, however, many patients visit a chiropractor for low back pain. Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their life. Studies have shown that more than half the people who suffer from back pain say the pain has severely limited their everyday activities for a week or longer at some point in time, Chiropractor care is here to help you get your life back.

Spinal decompression therapy uses a medical technology that applies a distraction force to the targeted compressed disc. This gently pulls the spine apart, elongating it and creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae, which pulls the disc back into shape. This vacuum also allows water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids to enter into the disc to allow the spine to heal and relieve the pain. The medical term for this vacuum-like effect is known as negative intra-discal pressure.

Patients are fitted with a harness that fits around their hip area as well as a harness that fits around the upper back. Once fitted with the harnesses, the patient lies down on a computerized table, programmed for their specific treatment plan. Each treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes. The procedure is painless and extremely comfortable.

Spinal decompression has proven to be safer and more effective than drugs or surgery. In fact, spinal decompression has in many cases been more effective than chiropractic care when treating severe disc herniations.

They typical way to treat disc bulges and herniations is through medication and injections. The problem with this treatment is that it only masks the pain without addressing the cause of the pain. Although you may feel better, your spine has not been healed and this can lead you to do things that injure your spine further. Additionally, medications are associated with risk and side effects, especially with prolonged use.

Since spinal decompression does not involve medications or surgery, you will not incur any risks. Although it's best to keep in mind Spinal decompression is not for everyone. For instance, patients who are obese, have metal implants in their spine, severe osteoporosis or sustained a recent vertebral fracture are not good candidates for this treatment. At Atlantis Chiropractic in Woodbridge, you will have a complete and thorough medical history and physical exam, as well as diagnostic x-rays of your spine. These tests will help to determine if you are a good candidate for spinal decompression.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Posted: May 19, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Your nervous system has two parts, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of your brain and spinal cord and their functions. The peripheral nervous system consists of the nerves that come away from the center of the spine, the nerves that lead to your arms and legs and your internal organs.

Peripheral neuropathy is a degenerative disease that can affect every part of your life such as walking, eating and sleeping. The peripheral nerves carry information to and from your brain and central nervous system to all parts of your body. When they are damaged or diseased, these nerves do not function properly and your brain doesn’t receive proper communication with the parts of your body that are affected.

When you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy you can encounter:

  • Pain and numbness
  • Loss of sensation
  • Tingling
  • Burning pain sensation
  • Sharp shooting pain
  • Lessened sensitivity in arms or legs
  • Muscle problems such as weakness 
  • Difficulty moving a part of the body
  • Muscles twitching or cramping
  • Bloated or full feelings
  • Heartburn
  • Vomiting undigested foods
  • Loose or hard stools
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Lightheadedness or faint feelings
  • Bladder problems
  • Lack of coordination

The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy depend upon the nerves that are damaged, and how many of the nerves are damaged. An early sign of nerve damage is tingling or burning in the arms and legs. Often this will start in your toes and feet.  You can experience deep pain as well in the legs and feet.

The most common causes of pheripheral neuropathy are listed here:

  • Diabetes or erratic blood sugar
  • Trauma
  • Herniated discs
  • Inflammation
  • Heavy alcohol usage
  • Poor Nutrition/Vitamin deficiency which lead to metabolic imbalance
  • Anemia
  • Viral or bacterial infections
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Thyroid, kidney or liver diseases
  • Chemotherapy or exposure to toxins
  • Side effects to medications

When treating peripheral neuropathy, the goal is to reawaken the nerves, or remove any blockage so that the nerves once again function properly and send the appropriate signals to the brain.

Rebuilder therapy uses electrical signals to stimulate nerves. These signals are generated by a machine to send impulses to wake up the nerves. When the nerves are stimulated, they begin to function again and this helps to reverse the neuropathy symptoms.

Cold laser therapy can also reawaken damaged nerves. The cold laser uses light therapy to stimulate the nerve fibers in order to increase blood flow to the nerves. This painless process has decreased neuropathy as well as inflammation.

Whole body vibration stimulates circulation throughout the body. People who have been inactive can benefit greatly by this technique. Whole body vibration uses a vibration plate that the patient can stand on or sit in a chair and rest their feet on. The vibration plate transmits energy to various parts of the body, causing muscles to contract and relax several times per second. In addition to stimulating circulations, this type of therapy can provide benefits including improved bone density, muscle tone and enhanced blood flow and oxygenation.

Last but certainly not least, traditional chiropractic care will adjust misaligned vertebrae allowing the proper communication to flow between the brain, spinal cord and nerves.


Chiropractic Approach to Pain

Posted: April 13, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Many North Americans suffer from chronic pain. In fact, according to the National Centers for Health Statistics, more than one-quarter of those (26%) aged 20 years and over - an estimated 76.5 million North Americans - report that they have had a problem with pain. They awaken in the morning in pain and go to bed at night in pain. And for many, sleep is interrupted due to pain. Such pain limits activities and limits life enjoyment. But what can a person do?

The wellness model practiced by chiropractors is very different than that of a medical doctor. Chiropractors do not seek to mask symptoms. Instead, we seek to help the body function at its most optimal level by fixing subluxations in the spine. We seek the cause of the problem. In order to understand how chiropractic can help chronic pain sufferers, it will be helpful to define pain. Pain is not a bad thing in and of itself. Of course for those experiencing it, it is no fun. However, pain is the body’s way of sending an SOS to the body. The message is that something is wrong and the SOS is loud enough that it can’t be ignored.

If a person feels a sufficient amount of pain, they will stop doing the activity that is causing the pain. This is the protective mechanism built into the body to help prevent further injury. Pain is useful as long as it is keeping us healthy. However, pain can get out of control. It can continue long after its usefulness has been achieved. Pain that stops you from injuring yourself further is called acute pain. It is the body’s response to injury. For instance, if you twist your ankle while hiking along a trail, the pain you feel is acute pain. Chronic pain is that which persists far beyond the twisted ankle.

Chronic pain has many sources:

  • Injuries that did not heal correctly or completely
  • Long-term disease
  • Injuries to the nervous system

 Chiropractic treatment can help reduce or even eliminate many kinds of pain and has been shown to be especially effective with chronic pain. How can chiropractic help when medication cannot? Chiropractic principles state that although injury or illness may be the original cause of pain, everything that happens to the body involves the nervous system.

  • Any impact to the body will involve the skeletal system in general and the spine in particular
  • Disease causes muscular issues. Muscles affect the way we move. Movement and posture affects the spine.
  • Blocked nerve impulses are due to subluxations in the spine.

Chiropractic’s role is to establish the normal function of muscles, joints and the nervous system, thus eliminating the root causes of chronic pain. Studies have shown that chiropractic treatments are among the most effective pain management plans. Chiropractic is low-risk. It has no side effects like those associated with medication. And best of all, chiropractic may not only manage pain, but can eliminate the cause of pain altogether.

Say Goodbye to Nerve Pain

Posted: March 29, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Your nerve system is involved in everything your body does, from regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles and sensing heat and cold. Because your nerve system is so critical for your health when things go wrong with it you may experience excruciating pain and/or some very strange symptoms... There are three types of nerves in the body:

1. Autonomic nerves. These nerves control the involuntary or partially voluntary activities of your body, including heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature regulation.

2. Motor nerves. These nerves control your movements and actions by passing information from your brain and spinal cord to your muscles.

3. Sensory nerves. These nerves relay information from your skin and muscles back to your spinal cord and brain. The information is then processed to let you feel pain and other sensations.

 Because nerves are essential to all you do, nerve pain and damage can seriously affect your quality of life.  What Are the Symptoms of Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage?

With nerve damage there can be a wide array of symptoms. Which ones you may have depends on the location and type of nerves that are affected. Damage can occur to nerves in your brain and spinal cord. It can also occur in the peripheral nerves, which are located throughout the rest of your body. Autonomic nerve damage may produce the following symptoms:

  • Too much sweating or too little sweating
  • Light headedness
  • Dry eyes and mouth
  • Constipation
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction

Damage to motor nerves may produce the following symptoms:

  • Weakness
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Twitching, also known as fasciculation
  • Paralysis

Sensory nerve damage may produce the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or prickling
  • Burning
  • Problems with positional awareness

In some instances, people with nerve damage will have symptoms that indicate damage to two, or even three, different types of nerves. For instance, you might experience weakness and burning of your legs at the same time. To further complicate matters we don’t all develop the same way and different un-expected nerves can cause similar problems. This has made it very difficult to diagnose disorders caused by nerve damage based on which nerve “should” cause what.

 That is, until now...

Advances in technology that detect nerve damage has led to more precise diagnosis for those people suffering with nerve damage disorders And more precise diagnosis leads to better results... results which have been published in major medical journals. With data published in 2014 showing success rates as high as 90% some back surgeons are recommending their patients try this treatment first before having back surgery (for nerve damage that leads to back pain and sciatica).

In Woodbridge, you can get your body checked for nerve damage at Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness. This is your invitation for a comprehensive consultation and examination to pinpoint the cause of your nerve damage. Call 905-264-9355 to learn more.

Ensuring Wellness through Chiropractic Care

Posted: March 7, 2016
By: Dr Ruminder Birk

chiropractic_wellnessChiropractic care can be an effective component of wellness since the nervous system is central to the health of your body. Communication flows back and forth between the brain and the spine and the cells, tissues and organs. If the communication gets blocked, then a breakdown of the body occurs.

If you already have neck, leg or back pains, aches, illness and disease, correcting the subluxations will allow your body to operate at its optimal level. Once operating efficiently, the body’s innate power will seek to heal itself. Once this optimization is achieved, you will want to keep it there. It makes no sense to be functioning at an optimal level and assume that there will never be another subluxation. Our lives are so full that subluxations are simply a fact of life.

Imagine getting your engine tuned up so that your car now sounds beautiful, uses a minimum of oil, has great gas mileage and rides smoothly. Now, you take that car on a cross-country trip. After the trip, you continue to drive the car without taking it to the mechanic again. In short order, your car will not be running smoothly. It uses more oil and your gas mileage is lower. Then the “check engine” light come on and you have to rush the car to the garage.

A regular tune-up after the trip would have prevented the crisis. The same is true for our bodies. Once you have your body working well, a “tune-up” in the form of chiropractic maintenance care will keep your body running smoothly. This is what wellness care is all about.

Just as a tuned up car has benefits, so does chiropractic wellness care. They include:

  • Flexibility
  • Healthy joints
  • Improved posture
  • More energy
  • Properly functioning nervous system
  • Stronger immune system
  • Better sleep
  • Stress relief
  • Disease prevention

Maintaining a properly functioning nervous system is essential if you want to be your very best. Treating disease is important and everyone deserves the best chance to heal and recover. However, we need to change the focus from treating to preventing.

We ride in cars that have the latest and greatest in safety features. We are strapped in and surrounded by bags in case of a crash. We have anti-lock brakes to keep us from hydroplaning when we try to stop. Everything about the driving experience is meant to prevent problems and keep us safe.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could do the same with the care of our body? We can. It’s called wellness, and wellness can and should begin with chiropractic care.