Blog by Dr. Michael Horowitz

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Spinal Hygiene – a healthy spine for years to come

April 28th, 2017

Dr. M Horowitz.jpgEveryone knows that the key to maintaining good oral health is with routine dental check-ups and practicing good dental hygiene. The same goes for spinal health and good posture! If you want to maintain flexibility and improve the alignment and function of your spine, you need routine spinal adjustments (think of these like spinal check-ups) and you need to practice good spinal hygiene. ...

The Secrets to “Perfect” Posture

April 28th, 2017

At one point or another, we’re all looking for ways to improve our posture. Whether it’s getting an ergonomic office chair, practicing mindfulness, or incorporating stretches or strength training into our daily routine. Everybody wants better posture. But where do we start?

To help all his patients seek “perfect” posture, Dr. Michael Horowitz offers these five points:Dr. M Horowitz.jpg

  1. Awareness – It ...

Get a Handle on Hand and Wrist Pain

April 13th, 2017

What causes pain in the wrists and hands? We use our hands for almost every task; we lift, grab, pull, push, type, and squeeze just to name a few. It is no wonder that with so much use over time, that we all experience some degree of pain in our hands or wrists. Your hands, fingers, or wrists may sting, burn, ache, or feel numb, stiff, hot, or cold. For as many movements as your hands ar ...

Elbow Pain: Not So Funny After All

April 13th, 2017

Tennis-Elbow.jpgWhy does my elbow hurt? It's certainly not funny (but it is connected to the humerus!).

The elbow is a hinge joint that allows your arm to bend. This movement makes it possible to throw, lift, swing, and hug. The elbow joint is formed where the three bones in your arm meet: the humerus (the upper arm bone) and the radius and ulna (the two bones of the forearm). Each of these three bones h ...

FREE Stretch of the Day Series

April 1st, 2017

Warrior BFeeling tense? Are your muscles sore from the weekend softball game? Or, are you experiencing low back pain from typing away at your desk? Maybe you just want to improve your flexibility? Whatever the reason, subscribe to Dr. Michael Horowitz’s free Stretch of the Day series! With each session, you will receive stretches designed to release stress, and help you to feel more refreshed and ...

Treatment for Iliotibial Band Syndrome

April 1st, 2017

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If you enjoy running or are active in sports, chances are you have heard of, or maybe even injured, your iliotibial band, or IT band. The IT band is a ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh at the hip (ilium) all the way to the shin bone (tibia). The IT band plays a crucial role in your ability to run, as it stabilizes the thigh bone and knee, and allows the lower leg to swing ...

Give Frozen Shoulder the Cold Shoulder

March 25th, 2017

Have you been experiencing extreme stiffness or limited motion in your shoulder? You may have frozen shoulder, known medically as adhesive capsulitis. Frozen shoulder may be brought on from an injury, overuse, or from diseases like diabetes or a stroke. It occurs primarily in people aging 40-60, and appears more commonly in women. Frozen shoulder is characterized by three stages:

  1. The ...

What You Need to Know About Rib Pain

March 18th, 2017

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Imagine this: You sneeze and suddenly you feel a sharp pain in your chest. You don’t think anything of it, but then gradually throughout the day the pain continues, but this time it happens after you simply take a deep breath in. You could be experiencing rib or chest pain caused by costochondritis or a costovertebral joint sprain.

Costochondritis, broken down to mean inflammation (-it ...

Chiropractic and Massage for Scoliosis Treatment

March 18th, 2017

180px-Blausen_0785_Scoliosis_01.pngScoliosis: chances are you have heard of it, but what is it? Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine, and comes from the Greek word skoliosis, meaning “crookedness.” Normally, an individual’s spine runs straight down the middle of the back, but for about 2% of the population their spines curve in either a “C” or “S” shape. The angle of the curve may be small or very pronounced, ...

Chiropractic and Massage for Soft Tissue Injuries

March 4th, 2017

ICBC Logo Vancouver Chiropractic, Massage, AcupunctureIf you’ve recently been in a motor vehicle accident, or MVA, you may be experiencing a set of soft tissue injuries. What is a soft tissue injury? A soft tissue injury is the damage of either muscles, ligaments, or tendons within the body. This term essentially covers any injury other than that bone or organ related.

Low Back Pain.jpgDid you know that if you have an active ICBC claim in Vancouver, you a ...

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