_ During a time in medicine where the standard of care is most often a prescription, this is one prescription that I can get behind. EXERCISE. Yes, simple and effective, heavily researched and easy to do.

The human body is very dynamic; it is designed to move for optimal health. Our sedentary lifestyles are negatively affecting every organ, tissue and cell in our bodies. As natural health-care providers, chiropractors adjust the body to improve balance, alignment and motion for improved overall health and well-being. Exercise also helps to improve overall health and significantly lowers the risk for many diseases. Combining these two treatments is a very powerful way to improve your health.

These two links and the video above are reminders for people of all ages to GET ACTIVE at home and at work. Find an exercise partner and enjoy your new found health!

Sweden's Seniors are "stayin' alive" with exercise

CBC "Improve your Health at Work"

A new study from the acclaimed medical journal Spine has correlated the link between regular chiropractic care and improved health. 

Results from a group of low back pain patients that received chiropractic treatments over a 10-month period were found to have better results regarding post-treatment pain and disability levels than patients who stopped treatment after 1 month of care. The maintenance care patients also had improved lumbar mobility and better perceptions of their general health than their no maintenance counterparts.

This scientific evidence supports what chiropractors and chiropractic patients have know for a long time. Furthermore, these results can be applied to the whole spine. Adjusting slows degenerative processes, prevents injuries and patients have more vitality with monthly or bi-monthly chiropractic maintenance care.

If you have new or chronic back, neck or joint pain, contact Back to Wellness to book an appointment with Dr. Eric Vermander.