Dr. Andrew Powell, Chiropractor & Kinesiologist

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Your Body is Designed to Move

Bottom Line: Your body is built to move. Every spinal disc and joint is designed to help you sit, stand, run and well…move! Your discs are soft enough to flex as you bend forward and back. The spinal facet joints slide as your turn and twist. The ligament-connected spinal bones keep you supported as your [...]

By | 2019-06-28T14:01:22+10:00 June 28th, 2019|Chiropractic, healthy living|Comments Off on Your Body is Designed to Move

The Brain + Spine Connection

Bottom Line: Every thought and movement in your life occurs through your brain and spinal cord, which is collectively known as the central nervous system. Your spinal column acts as the armor and pathway for your spinal cord to travel down and split into the nerves that reach every cell of your body. Millions of [...]

By | 2019-06-21T10:38:00+10:00 June 21st, 2019|Chiropractic, healthy living|Comments Off on The Brain + Spine Connection

Disc Issues and Chiropractic

Bottom Line: Disc herniations, bulges, protrusions and extrusions are some of the most common reasons people visit a Chiropractic practice. Come to think of it, most people visit a Chiropractor not just because they have a disc issue, but because the disc issue has caused a significant impact on their quality of life. Exciting new [...]

By | 2019-06-14T12:03:43+10:00 June 14th, 2019|Chiropractic|Comments Off on Disc Issues and Chiropractic

Facet Joints: Gliding Your Way to Better Health

Bottom Line: If you’ve had neck or back pain that you could pinpoint with your finger, or experienced sharp pains when you move, it may be related to the facet joints of your spine. It’s easy to think of your facet joints like the “knuckles” of your spine. They are small joints and have a [...]

By | 2019-05-31T10:36:51+10:00 May 31st, 2019|Chiropractic, healthy living|Comments Off on Facet Joints: Gliding Your Way to Better Health

The Bowling Ball and the Pin: How Poor Posture Causes Neck Pain

Bottom Line: The average human head weighs about 4 kilograms. Each day we all walk around with a bowling ball (our head) balancing on a toothpick (our neck). We are designed this way to allow for the full range of motion we all know and love. Even under the best circumstances, this places a lot [...]

By | 2019-05-24T12:07:33+10:00 May 24th, 2019|Chiropractic, healthy living|Comments Off on The Bowling Ball and the Pin: How Poor Posture Causes Neck Pain

Your Arm Pain Could Be a Neck Problem

Bottom Line: Pain in your hand, wrist, or arm can be frustrating. You don’t realize how much you use your arms and hands each second of the day until pain, numbness, or tingling gets in the way. But, getting rid of the pain may be easier than you think. Why it Matters: Hand, wrist, and [...]

By | 2019-05-14T12:48:47+10:00 May 14th, 2019|Chiropractic, Hills Spinal Health|Comments Off on Your Arm Pain Could Be a Neck Problem

Taking Control of Your Health: Slowing Down the Degenerative Process

Bottom Line: The dreaded degenerative disc disease. Well, it may not be so dreaded after all. You may be surprised to learn that degenerative disc disease is a part of the normal aging process. As we age, our discs lose some of their water content and become less supple. This makes them appears darker on [...]

By | 2019-05-10T14:31:33+10:00 May 10th, 2019|Chiropractic, exercise, healthy living|Comments Off on Taking Control of Your Health: Slowing Down the Degenerative Process

Is Your Mobile Phone Causing Tech Neck?

Bottom Line: Staying connected to friends and family is easier than ever with social media. The tradeoff is that your daily screen time may be 1, 2, 3 hours or more. And let’s face it, a lot of those hours online are spent in an awkward forward head posture that experts have begun to call [...]

By | 2019-04-30T12:35:28+10:00 April 30th, 2019|Chiropractic, exercise, healthy living|Comments Off on Is Your Mobile Phone Causing Tech Neck?

But I Didn’t Do Anything… It Just Started Hurting!

This is a comment we hear often in the clinic. Sometimes people injure themselves in obvious ways. Or they do something over a long period of time that creates damage in the body.   But sometimes the cause of pain and symptoms isn’t so obvious.   Sometimes it can seem totally random.   Like you [...]

By | 2018-07-17T19:12:45+10:00 July 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on But I Didn’t Do Anything… It Just Started Hurting!

Why am I so sore? What’s driving all this inflammation in my body?

Inflammation is a natural part of life. It’s the body’s first response to injury. In fact it’s the first step in something called the healing cascade… it’s an essential first step in healing from any kind of tissue damage.   However it should be short lived.   If everything works the way it should, the [...]

By | 2018-07-13T16:37:09+10:00 July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why am I so sore? What’s driving all this inflammation in my body?