Standing Decompression Exercise

In 2010, I published a seated unloading strategy called chair-care in The Spine Journal. The research was titled: Magnetic resonance imaging and stadiometric assessment of the lumbar discs after sitting and chair-care decompression exercise: a pilot study. Using upright or dynamic MRI, we took serial images to see what kind of changes occurred in the intervertebral discs [...]

Medical Marijuana, Sleep and Spine

I would like to quickly explain some recent outcomes I have seen with medical marijuana in conjunction with treatment of spine. A female (late 50s) approached our clinic with significant degeneration in the lumbar spine. This has been ongoing for many years but has been progressive in nature and now causing her pain that prevents [...]

Anticompression and Unloading Spinal Decompression

As a Nanaimo chiropractor, I get many questions regarding the concept of decompression. Some of them are:   Are those inversion tables any help? How about gravity boots? Does hanging from monkey bars help? Is a hot tub good for my back? Why does traction not help my back but your treatment does?   Too [...]

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