“Look Well to the Spine for the Cause of Disease”

If you have recently decided to seek out chiropractic treatment, you have made the first step to an all-around healthier body and state of mind. However, visiting your chiropractor is only the first step. In order to maintain back health and overall wellness, there are several steps you should take in the days, weeks, and… Read More

Who Gets Disease First?

By Dr. Doug Lukinuk, DC The curve of the cervical vertebra is called the “Arc of Life” because billions of electrical messages need to flow from the brain to the body–unimpeded–to keep you alive.  Research shows that any loss of the normal curve in the neck has negative consequences to health, and severe loss will… Read More

Are you getting enough “Vitamin D”?

by Dr. Doug Lukinuk, DC “Vitamin D” is in quotes here and above because it is not a vitamin at all — in its active form it is the most powerful steroid hormone in our bodies. Though it is surprisingly crucial to both our developmental and ongoing health and wellbeing (as the many clinical studies… Read More

Wobble Your Way to Wellness!

Let me see you wobble! by Dr. Doug Lukinuk, DC The wobble cushion is one of our top selling pieces of wellness lifestyle equipment at PTBO CHIRO. Everyone who sits for any length of time needs one. Why? Sitting damages and deteriorates the spine. Sitting compromises your health. Humans were not anatomically designed to sit… Read More

What the heck is a “Chin Tuck”?

By Dr. Doug Lukinuk, DC The “chin tuck” is the single most important stretch/exercise you can do for your cervical spine (neck).  The motion is a retraction of the neck by keeping the head and eyes level and pushing the head and chin backwards.  If you stand against a wall with your back and head… Read More

Should you get orthotics?

Your feet are the foundation for the rest of your body.  They support your entire body weight so taking care of them and making sure they are properly supported is incredibly important to you moving pain-free. With this in mind, there are a number of reasons why orthotics can be a good idea. The simplest… Read More

Medical Science has failed to solve Back Pain

A costly epidemic Lower back pain is among the chief reasons people go to see a doctor in the North America. In the US, nearly a third of American adults say they’ve been afflicted. The US spends approximately $90 billion a year on back pain — more than the annual expenditures on high blood pressure,… Read More

The Secret to Safe Snow Shoveling!

by Matt Vidler Winter. It happens every year. Whether you love it or hate it, we can all agree that unfortunately something usually comes with it: back injuries, or worse, a slip-and-fall. (You can read more about the preventing slips with the right winter footwear here.) Many people think they’ve simply strained or pulled their… Read More

How to Keep the Holidays Happy and Healthy

by Matt Vidler With the holidays fast approaching, this year make it a goal to deck the halls without sacrificing your health or your happiness. Today we’re presenting the best tips for you to be proactive about staying healthy and happy this holiday season. 1. Manage Your Stress with “Me Time” For many, the holidays… Read More

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