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What is Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis, also called Pars defect, is a displacement that affects L5 or fifth lumbar vertebrae which is the lowest vertebrae of your spine. This problem allows the fifth lumbar vertebra to move away from the sacrum which it sits upon. This doesn't necessarily...

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What are the benefits of planking?

Many people ask questions about planking and whether it is useful or not or for how long people can do this. If you look at planking as something that can give you strength and extra stability and help protect your spine, you are probably wasting your time. And if you...

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How to stop slouching (the lazy way)

If we sit more than 10 hours a day, we’ll definitely be tempted to slouch. Whether glued to the computer screen, texting on a smartphone, or driving, we all have pitifully poor posture. Slouching makes your upper back muscles weak and chest muscles tight. Your...

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When is a pinched nerve not a pinched nerve?

It is a common scene. One of our patients that came into our office with pain in the lower part of her neck. She felt she was suffering from a pinched nerve. After some investigation we could tell that instead of it being a pinched nerve, it was basically a joint not...

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Caring for babies at Belmont Chiropractic

All parents want what’s best for their children and do everything to keep them happy and healthy. We're here to clear up some misconceptions about chiropractic care in children and demonstrate that the Gonstead Chiropractic is healthy, safe, and beneficial for people...

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Treating injuries: Use cold or use heat?

A patent recently came into the clinic with an injured low back. His left side was sprained, inflamed, and it was painful and difficult for him to move around. Having been to his GP, he was advised by the doctor to put some heat on his injury. We suggested he do the...

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Improving shoulder mobility

Tight shoulders can cause an entire bunch of issues to your body. Some simple exercises to your regular routine will greatly help in improving the range of motion of your shoulders. Functional shoulder mobility exercises The purpose of the exercise in the video is to...

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The job of the Gonstead Chiropractor

This is the post dedicated to those people who have just started off with the chiropractic stuff. We’ll try to explain most of the things so it might make a bit more sense to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fghN_D64kx8   When brains misbehave Spines can...

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