Vancouver Chiropractic Services Blog
Dr. Akhavan Discusses Strategies to Fight Winter Blues
If you’ve ever felt a bit down in the dumps or sluggish in the winter, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the Cleveland Clinic, around 10 percent to 20 percent of the U.S. population experiences the blues in the winter—and around 4 percent to 6 percent suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The latter condition, SAD, can increase... [More...]
North Vancouver Chiropractor,Dr. Akhavan Explains Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Sciatica
Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint is believed to be caused by a disruption in the normal movement of the joint, despite the fact that the sacroiliac joint (also called the SI joint) naturally has a very limited range of motion. If the sacroiliac joint becomes inflamed, the portion of the sciatic nerve that runs directly in front of the joint can... [More...]
Dr. Akhavan Reviews The Role of Vitamin D in Building a Healthy Spine
The health benefits of vitamin D are numerous. In this article, North Vancouver chiropractor, Dr. Akhavan will concentrate on vitamin D’s positive effects on bone health.
Vitamin D is required for strong bones. The spinal column consists of bones called vertebra. Keep your vertebrae healthy and strong with the correct intake of vitamin D.
North Vancouver Chiropractor Reviews Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder = Adhesive Capsulitis of the shoulder
A frozen shoulder is a term used for a shoulder that has become so contractile that it is unable to move. What can happen is the tissues of the shoulder become “shrink wrapped” and tighten up around the shoulder joint. (Imagine if we pulled the air out of the shoulder and all the pliable... [More...]
Dr. Akhavan Reviews the Essential Vitamins for Health and well-being: The Bs
All the B’s can be found in food sources, but many people choose to take them as a supplement, the vitamin B complex. You can take them separately, but experts advise that this group of vitamins work best when taken together.
You’ll likely be surprised about how many different parts of your health and well-being rely on getting regular vitamin B’s,... [More...]
North Vancouver Chiropractor,Dr. Akhavan reviews causes of spinal misalignments
Have you heard this seemingly complicated term: subluxation? Subluxations are misalignments in one or more of your vertebrae that cause nerve interference. Treating them is one of the foremost goals of chiropractic care. Dr. Akhavan shares some lesser known causes of subluxations and why ongoing chiropractic care is crucial to generate self-healing... [More...]
Do I Get Arthritis By Cracking My knuckles?
Obsessive knuckle-crackers are probably familiar with the old warning: keep up the noisy habit, and you’ll get arthritis someday. If you’re like most, though, the thought of aching joints hasn’t stopped you from cracking away, however guiltily.
Can cracking your joints really give you chronic osteoarthritis? Or is it just a myth?
Dr. Akhavan Discusses Chiropractic Care for Kids
Why should children receive chiropractic care?
The nervous system, which consists of your brain, spinal cord and nerves, controls everything in the body, including growth and development. Infants, children and adults can all experience subluxations or misalignments in the spine. Infants and children can become subluxated from birth trauma, other minor... [More...]
North Vancouver Chiropractor Explains how Chiropractic Care helps with TMJ.
TMJ pain is associated with bad alignment between the bottom jaw bone (mandible) and its attachment at the skull (temporal bone). The disc that rests within this jaw hinge can also slip out of alignment. Problems with the TMJ can result in:
Clicking in the jaw when moving it
Extreme pain when opening, closing or resting the jaw
Facial pain, ear pain
Dr. Akhavan, North Vancouver Chiropractor, discusses Scoliosis
Your spine, or backbone, helps hold your body upright. Without it, you couldn’t walk, run, or play sports. If you look at yourself sideways in the mirror or look at a friend from the side, you’ll notice… that the back isn’t flat like a piece of board. Instead, it curves in and out between your neck and lower back. Despite... [More...]