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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.

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Posture + Chiropractic

The spine consists of three curves in the neck, mid back and low back. The vertebrae (bones of the spine) and discs (found between the bones) help form the curves in the spine and help play a role in maintaining our posture and keeping us upright.

When you start to lose the normal curves in the neck, mid back or low back, more pressure is placed on the nerves in that region. This  can then lead to problems such as headaches, neck pain, back pain and/or muscle stiffness.

These symptoms are typically seen in patients (who have postural issues) and if you notice any discomfort in the neck or back and would like to get that examined by Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Ng, give our office a call at 905-554-2118 to learn more about how chiropractic can help!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What to expect after a car accident

The most commonly sustained injury after a car accident is an acceleration-deceleration injury, also known as. WHIPLASH.  This can occur whether you are the driver or a passenger, whether your car hit something or if another vehicle hits your car.

Immediately following the accident, many people do not experience any symptoms as their adrenaline kicks in.  More often than not, stiff/sore necks are experienced either later in the evening or the following day.  If left untreated the soreness will go away a week later, however, that is simply the adaptive response as your body gets used to the muscles tightening up.  These tight neck muscles, over time, will pull your neck vertebrae out of alignment and after 90 days if left untreated, enough structural changes will occur in the neck vertebrae to cause new symptoms – headaches, migraines, neck pain, numbness and/or weakness in the arm and/or hand.

It is crucial to be proactive and seek treatment as soon as possible following a car accident.  Many victims do not seek treatment as they do not feel any sever pain or discomfort, however will develop spinal arthritis due to chronic vertebral subluxations (misalignments).

If you or someone you know has been in a car accident, call our Markham Chiropractic office at 905-554-2118 to schedule a consultation and examination.

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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