Category: Back Pain

What is Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)?

What is Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH). Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis or DISH, also known as Forestier’s disease, is a condition characterised by the gradual stiffening and hardening of ligaments and tendons in the spine and other areas of the body. The process of ligament hardening is called calcification and...

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What is a Chiropractor?

What is a Chiropractor? The question “What is a chiropractor?” has come up several times recently in the clinic. I have been asked this question throughout my career by patients, friends, family and other healthcare professionals, and it is a good question to ask. I have addressed questions regarding...

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What’s the Crack?

What’s the crack? Recently, I have seen a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about the “popping” or “cracking” sound that can be heard during spinal manipulation or when you crack your knuckles. The cause of the popping sound is also a question I get a lot from my students...

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