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What’s the link between weather changes and headaches?

What’s the link between the weather changing and someone experiencing headaches or migraines? One of the potential links has everything to do with pressure.  Weather changes, as we know from understanding the Barometer, create measurable pressure changes in the air.   Sometimes these changes are slow and gradual and sometimes they are very fast and intense, […]

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Chronic versus acute issues; what’s the difference?

Chronic vs acute issues…what’s the difference? By definition, the difference is all about time. Acute issues just happened, and chronic issues have been around longer (sometimes weeks/months and sometimes even years). There can also be a level of complexity involved in some chronic issues that should be considered and recognized. As an example, if you […]

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What the heck are sleep cycles?

Each and every night your body goes through a cycle of different depths (light vs deep) of sleep and what we call REM sleep (the deepest). We don’t stay in one particular depth for long periods, but rather CYCLE through the different levels multiple times throughout the night. A rough estimate is about 90 minutes […]

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The connection between post concussion symptoms and neck injury

I have been managing head trauma for many patients over many years.  Having come from a contact sport background (rugby and hockey), I’ve personally experienced many concussions. I’ve had the headaches, the blurred vision and also some pretty serious neck pain.  There were times when everything white would change to green, and a few times […]

Post Concussion — Why aren’t I getting better?

Concussions are a hot topic these days with many movies and news stories featuring the negative effects of head trauma. Often we think about concussions, as a hit to the head in a sporting arena or on the field of play but what really concerns us is when symptoms of the head trauma stick around […]

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A few Univera additions to your morning routine

Starting in the month of September, UC Life Chiropractic Centre began carrying a few essentials from the Univera supplement line of products. Why, you ask? I’ll tell you.  The reality of the human body is that although considerations to the frame are very important and your upper cervical adjustment is vital, we cannot truly be […]

The importance of the neck exam following concussion

Chronic neck pain

When experiencing chronic neck pain, we are frustrated and wonder just why won’t my neck muscles heal up and stop hurting? Sometimes it would appear that inflammation is the problem, because we’ve been told that inflammation is a bad thing.  But there’s more going on than that. When talking about pain and inflammation, we are […]