Vancouver Chiropractic Services Blog
Dr. Akhavan’s Steps in Making Your Workstation Spine Smart
The chances are you’re sitting at a desk right now, reading this during one of the many hours you spend on the computer each day. We all know good posture is important as improper posture can have silent, long-term damaging effects on spinal health. Follow his helpful tips about optimal workstation set-up and posture.
The Posture-Brain Connection
Dr. Akhavan, North Vancouver Chiropractor, Reviews Six Spices For Better Health
Spices aren’t just a way to add some flavor to your favorite dishes or drinks; they pose some seriously good heart health benefits. And this is nothing new! People have been using plants, herbs and spices for thousands of years for the flavor—and medicinal—qualities they offer. In fact, many pharmaceutical drugs are derived from nature.
New Year and New Health Habits
New Year’s is a time for resolutions and change. People frequently make New Year’s resolutions to get fitter, become healthier and/or lose weight. These powerful resolutions are a huge step to living a healthier, fitter, more functional life.
Implementing new health habits is easier when done one at a time. Multiple sudden changes in diet and exercises... [More...]
Dr. Akhavan discusses why your wallet or purse might hurt you!
You may be doing something every day that can cause misalignment of your spine and gradual pain symptoms, as well as early degeneration of your vertebrae and discs.
For men, if you’re placing your wallet in your back pocket, you’re increasing the likelihood you will develop pain and potential back issues. For Ladies, if you’re carrying your purse—especially... [More...]
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Dr. Akhavan Reveals 7 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Spine
With the New Year just around the corner, now’s the time to start thinking about how you can make meaningful changes to your life for better health. Here are seven steps you can take to improve the health of your spine and your overall wellness.
1.Get at least 30 minutes of daily exercise. Many of the benefits of regular exercise can be experienced... [More...]
Dr. Akhavan Reviews Benefits of Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
What exactly is vitamin D? What does it do and how can we avoid a deficiency?
For starters, vitamin D is a group of pro-hormones for which there are two major forms. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3(Cholecaciferol). Plants synthesize Vitamin D2 and humans synthesize vitamin D3. We get our vitamin D from sun exposure, food and supplementation.... [More...]
North Vancouver Chiropractor, Dr. Akhavan Reviews Snow-Shoveling Tips as Winter Looms
Shoveling snow can increase your risk of heart attack, and you should take precautions to protect yourself. Shoveling snow is one of the most strenuous and dangerous winter activities. It can boost blood pressure and, combined with the effects of frigid temperatures, can significantly increase heart attack risk.
Dr. Akhavan offers the following advice... [More...]
Dr. Akhavan reveals the best exercise for lower back pain
If I was asked which the best exercise for lower back pain is and I could only choose one which would it be.
I am sure that if you are reading this you probably are suffering from lower back pain or at least have at some point been suffering from back ache. Let’s face it, haven’t we all at some stage.
One of the biggest problems for back pain sufferers... [More...]
Don’t Let Bulging Disc Pain In Your Spine Compress Your Lifestyle
Spinal Decompression is the process by which we are able to gently lengthen and decompress precise segments in the spine and their related soft tissues. It is used to treat numerous conditions such as herniated, degenerative and bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis, just to name a few. A disc in the spine has two components; a durable outer... [More...]