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Chiropractic and Kids

Many parents  seeking chiropractic treatments at Markham Chiropractic + Rehab often ask Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Ng “Can my kids benefit from Chiropractic care?”  

The answer is “Yes!” 

See one of our 10 year-old patient, Lilian, explains how chiropractic can help you.

While a child’s problems may not be as severe as their parents’, children often have issues such as scoliosis, headaches and back pain which can be due to physical stresses at school (such as wearing heavy back packs, using the computer and/or using cell phones for texting).

To schedule a Chiropractic appointment for your kids, give our office a call 905-554-2118.

Headaches + Migraines

Headaches and migraines are common conditions seen by Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Ng.  Often times, these symptoms can be due to subluxations in the neck, putting pressure on the nerves and causing headaches.   Those experiencing headaches can benefit from chiropractic adjustment.  There are various types of headaches which include:

Tension headaches usually affect any gender or age but typically affects an individual who works on a computer throughout the day. These types of headaches start in the afternoon and is due to tightness, spasm or achiness with the muscles of the neck and head.

 Migraines usually causes discomfort on  one side or both sides of the head.  With migraines, an individual may become sensitive to light, have nausesa or throbbing sensations.

Cluster headaches are usually seasonal and can lead to symptoms such as runny nose, tearing eyes and piercing sesations.

If you are experiencing headaches and/or migraines and you would like to see if chiropractic can help, give our office a call at 905-554.2118.

Markham Chiropractor New Patient

Chiropractic Manipulation + Subluxation

Chiropractic manipulations (adjustments) are a form of active manual treatment provided by Dr. Ng to help decrease pain, to increase motion, to return the subluxated vertebrae (spinal misalignments) to as normal a position as possible and to restore communication from the brain to the rest of your  body.

What can chiropractic adjustments help with?
Chiropractic adjustments are effective in helping patients with conditions such as headaches, neck pain and back pain.

How do YOU get subluxations?
Subluxations in the spine can happen anytime throughout your life span and usually are caused by any stress (physical,  mental or chemical) that a person cannot adapt to.  In the early stages, it can affect muscles, ligaments and sometimes nerves.   If left untreated, it can affect the discs and overall structure of the spine .

How do you know if YOU have subluxations in the spine?
That’s where your markham chiropractor, Dr. Ng, will perform a comprehensive examination and evaluation including those tests necessary to determine the precise cause of your problem.

Contact our office at 905-554-2118 to schedule an appointment with Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Derek Ng.

How Your Posture Affects Your Spine

Many of our daily activities including texting, working in front of the computer or driving affect our posture and spinal alignment.

Markham Chiropractor Postures

There are three normal curves in the spine.  In the neck, the normal curvature is called “cervical lordosis” which resembles a backward “C” shape.  When there are structural changes in the spine, the curve in the neck often become straight.  When this happens, this often leads in symptoms ranging from neck pain, headaches, tightness in the upper traps or numbness and tingling along the arm and/or  hand.

Our Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Ng, helps to restore normal spinal structure which will lead to improved function.

Give us a call at 905-554-2118 if you are experiencing neck pain, headaches, numbness/tingling in the arm, shoulder/hand pain or any tightness in the muscles along your spine that could be affecting your posture.

GOT NECK PAIN?

According to The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain:

* Most people can expect to experience some neck pain in their lifetimes, although for the majority, neck pain will not seriously interfere with normal activities.

* Depending on the case definitions used, the 12-month prevalence of neck pain ranged from 12.1% to 71.5% in the general population, and from 27.1% to 47.8% in workers. However, neck pain with associated disability was less common: 12-month prevalence estimates ranged from 1.7% to 11.5% in the general population.

* Each year, between 11% and 14.1% of workers reported being limited in their activities because of neck pain. Neck pain was common in all occupational categories, and the results of the Ontario cohort study suggest that worker’s compensation data significantly underestimate the burden of neck pain in workers.

* The number of persons seeking health care in emergency rooms for traffic-related Whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) has been increasing over the past 3 decades.

Markham Chiropractic + Rehab provides Chiropractic and Acupuncture services to help with neck pain, numbness and tingling in the hands and/or upper back and shoulder problems. Not sure what the problem is? That is what your local Markham Chiropractor can help you with!

Give our office a call at 905-554-2118 to schedule an appointment to see how Chiropractic and Acupuncture can help.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know Acupuncture Can Help With

10.  Knee, Ankle, Foot Pain
-sports injuries, sprain, arthritis

9. Shoulder, Elbow, Hand / Wrist Pain
-frozen shoulder, repetitive stress injury, sprain

8. Stress / Anxiety
-Have a big game or performance coming up?  A big exam or interview?

7. Infertility
-Difficulty with conception or fetal development?

6. Digestive issues
-indigestion, constipation

5. Depression

4. Stop smoking

3. Headaches / Migraines

2. Neck Pain, Back Pain

1. Sinus congestion