Category: Chiropractic

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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Chiropractic and the Hypermobile Person

Chiropractic and the hypermobile person, and by hypermobile person, I mean people with the amazing and beautifully complex Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD). As always, we are tackling a controversial topic, and for those of you who follow the blog, you will know that I love...

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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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What is a Cervicogenic Headache?

What is a Cervicogenic Headache? Its been over five years since the launch of Spriggs Chiropractic and Spriggs Nutrition.  The clinic is evolving to provide better services for conditions we see most frequently, namely cervicogenic headaches, migraines, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Over the next few months, I will be posting...

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