Chiropractic Care

Why Choose Chiropractic

“Your Body Is The Most Intelligent Creation On The Planet”

Hello everyone.

Dr Brad here and I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre.

Over the past few weeks we have learned about the 2 and very different schools of thought regarding health and health care.

And we also explored the truth about symptoms.

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If you are still undecided regarding how you want to manage your health and your children’s health, here are a few facts that you may want to consider.

Heart disease kills about 40,000 Canadians every year. Cancer claims 75,000 lives every year in Canada. Forty thousand Canadians die every year due to adverse drug reactions in the hospital setting and another 40,000 die every year due to adverse drug reactions outside of the hospital setting. So drug reactions claim more lives than both heart disease and cancer. But some experts claim that this statistic is grossly under-reported and there are actually a lot more drug-related casualties. But this is not a surprise because some people do not want you to know certain things.

According to Harvard University, here are the top 7 most dangerous drugs; sleeping pills, cholesterol drugs, blood pressure drugs, Alzheimer’s drugs, arthritis drugs ( including over-the-counter NSAID’s), diabetes drugs and chemotherapy. Just be aware in case you take any of these.

It is important to understand that drugs do not move you towards health. They may be necessary if you have an emergency or you are in a health crisis, but they are not health care. The same thing goes for surgery. Surgery does not move you towards health. It may be necessary if you have an emergency or a health crisis, but it is not health care. Think back when we talked about ‘adding’ and ‘subtracting’. Did this concept really make sense to you?

It is scientific fact that your nerve system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) control every cell, tissue, gland, organ, and muscle in your body. And you don’t even have to think about it. In order for your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe, your stomach to digest your food, your liver to filter your blood, your pancreas to regulate your blood sugar, and even for you to comprehend what you are reading right now, one thing has to happen.

And that one thing is your brain – through your spinal cord and nerves – has to effectively communicate with the rest of your body. This also includes your immune system which by the way, has the capacity to kill off every dangerous pathogen known to man including cancer.

And in order for your brain to effectively communicate with the rest of your body, it is imperative that you have minimal subluxations (spinal misalignments), minimal spinal degenerative arthritis and optimal posture. And as a chiropractor and posture expert, this is what I can offer you.

So, I am going to leave you with one question, and that is: where is your faith going to lie? In a pill bottle, a scalpel, a syringe? Or in the human body – your own body – which is by far the most intelligent creation on this planet.

If you have any questions on this topic, or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me. Consultations in our office are always free of charge. This also includes a free posture check which we offer as a community service.

Our phone number here is Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link on our home page.

Always remember that good posture and good health are always by design and never by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.

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Symptoms Clarified

“Symptoms Are Not Always a Good Way to Judge Your Level of Heath”

Dr Brad here and I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre and over the last couple of weeks we have learned about the 2 different schools of thought regarding health and health care.

Today I would like to talk about ‘symptoms’.

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There is a lot of confusion about symptoms, and people get all caught up in their symptoms and start getting shots, and taking anti-biotics and all kinds of medication without really understanding what symptoms are.

First of all, not all symptoms mean you are sick.

Let’s take food poisoning for example. You eat some bad food, you get food poisoning and a few hours later you are throwing up. Now you may perceive this as being ‘sick’ but in fact quite the opposite is true. Your body reacted the way it was supposed to. The healthy response to food poisoning is for your body to identify the poison and then take the appropriate measures to get rid of it.

And what about swollen tonsils and a sore throat? Again, you may perceive this as being sick but your tonsils responded in a healthy way. They kept the bad germs from going deeper into your throat, bronchial tubes and chest. This is what tonsils are supposed to do.

And no one said that being healthy means you are going to be symptom-free and no one said that symptoms are going to be a pleasant experience.

Now, just because you do not have any symptoms may not mean you are healthy either. Did you know that 40% of the time your first symptom of heart disease is a fatal heart attack? (This is a Canadian statistic.) So, were you truly healthy for the 15 to 20 years it took the heart disease to develop to the point where it caused the fatal event?

And cancer doctors tell us it takes 2 to 5 years for 1 single, tiny little cancer cell to grow to the size of a pea in a woman’s breast tissue. And most women would say they felt perfectly fine during this 2 to 5 year period but were they truly healthy inside?

And you and I both have heard of stories of people who were supposedly really, really healthy and suddenly drop dead of a heart attack or get diagnosed with cancer and 6 months later they are gone.

When it comes to subluxations and posture distortions, these will only cause pain or other symptoms inside your body 10% of the time! This means that 90% of the time you can have a subluxation and/or posture distortion and not even know it.

So, once you can wrap your head around symptoms and understand that symptoms or lack thereof are not a prudent way to judge your level of heath or your kids level of health, you have truly made a quantum leap in understanding health and hence your choices for health care.

We are going to wrap this up next time, but in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me. Remember that consultations are always free of charge as are posture checks. We do this as a community service.

Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link on our homepage.

Good posture and good health is always by design and never by circumstance.

Click Here To Book a Free Initial Consultation With Dr. Brad

The Body Is Perfect

“Two Different Schools of Thought
About Health – Part 2”

Last week we learned about a school of thought regarding health and health care which was the basic doctrine of medicine.

Today we will learn about a second school of thought which is the belief that our bodies were created fundamentally perfect.

And our nerve system (brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves) is the master controller of every function and every part of our body.

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And that our bodies do possess the capacity to regulate themselves and do possess the capacity to heal themselves.

For example, our bodies can manufacture about 68,000 different chemicals and drugs in the exact right formulation and quantity, delivered the exact right place and the exact right time that you need them.

Our bodies can also control and coordinate 37.2 trillion (37.2 + 12 zero’s) every second of every minute of every day of our lives and this all happens without our conscious thought. And the reason why is because this is the job of the nerve system – our master controller – and it will happen perfectly all of the time provided there is no interference to its function.

Remember that what can interfere with the function of our master controller is a subluxation and resulting postural distortions. Postural distortions will compress your spinal cord and spinal nerves which will slow down the flow of your nerve impulses.

Organ and tissue function will then slow down and the body will fall into a state of dis-ease (lack of harmony).

When the body is in a state of dis-ease for prolonged periods, it will then start to dysfunction. And when body parts start to dysfunction, they then become symptomatic. As you can see, a lot of things have to happen before symptoms begin to appear.

This is where we will pick it up next time but in the meantime, if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me.

Remember that consultations are always free of charge which also includes a free posture check. We offer this as a community service.

Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.

Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.

Click Here To Book A Free Initial Consultation With Dr. Brad At The Burlington Clinic

The Body Is Flawed

“Two Different Schools of Thought On Health Care”

Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.

He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute. He is currently studying Postural Neurology. Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and postural correction facility.

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Over the next few weeks I am going to help you understand the two very different schools of thought when it comes to health and health care.

As a parent myself, I think it is so very important that you are absolutely 100 % crystal clear which one you choose to live your life by, because you are ultimately teaching your children and even your children’s children to do the same.

And the reason I want to do this is because it has been my observation after doing what I do for over 30 years that we live in a world of fear.

Fear of germs.

Fear of sicknesses and diseases.

There are also too many dangerous interventions in my opinion and there are way too many people suffering needlessly.

And this unfortunately also includes children.

One school of thought is that our bodies were created fundamentally flawed; that it is incompetent and possesses very little capacity to regulate itself and very little capacity to heal itself.

Because every time something is wrong, such as a fever or a headache or swollen tonsils and adenoids or digestive upset or high blood pressure or any other symptom, our course of action is to either put something into our body or to take something out of our body.

This is done in attempt to achieve some higher order of competent function.

So the thinking here is that by adding various medications, antibiotics, vaccines and flu shots or subtracting swollen tonsils and adenoids (in our example), we are making our bodies better, we are making them healthier and we are then moving towards health.

Next time we will learn about the other school of thought regarding health and healthcare, but what I would like you to do until then is to really think about what we learned today.

Does this resonate with you? Is this something you truly, truly believe inside your own heart?

If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me.

Remember that consultations are always free of charge and this also includes a posture check. We offer this as a community service.

Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.

Life Chiropractic Centre …. Helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.

Click Here To Book A Free Initial Consultation With Dr. Brad

Child Technology Usage

“Here’s How Kids Can Safely Interact With Technology”

Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.

He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.

He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute. He is currently studying
to become certified in postural neurology.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and certified postural correction health care facility.

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Today we are going to learn how your children can interact safely with technology.

Over the past few weeks we have learned about the ill-effects that walking and texting at the same time can have on your health. And how technology is
actually impairing childhood development.

Remember too that interacting with technology is one of the major causes of spinal misalignments (subluxations) which in turn cause postural collapse
and postural distortion patterns which also weaken your immune system.

And we also learned a while back that diabetes and obesity, both of which are now epidemic problems in the US and Canada, have been causally linked to technology overuse.

Technology will never go away. So as a parent, what is it you can do to make sure your kids interact with technology in a way that does not affect their health
or their life-span?

As a chiropractor and a posture expert, here are my best recommendations for your children …

  • Babies up to 18 months old should spend zero hours with technology. Keep it ‘old school’ as much as you can.
  • Toddlers (18 months to 4 years of age) no more than 2 hours per day.
  • Children and adolescents no more than 4 hours per day.

And this must include cell phone time (texting), TV time, and leisure and homework time both on their computer or Ipad.

This is why I asked you 2 weeks ago to do a 7 day survey to find out on average how many hours per day your kids are spending with technology.

Keep in mind these are guidelines and I realize that everyone’s personal circumstances will differ.

Parents, you must also teach your children how to sit with proper posture especially when interacting with technology.

And they need to remember to take their posture breaks every 20 minutes.

Children also need to learn how to do their reverse posture exercises which I can help you with because these will be unique to the individual.

And of course, the most important thing is regular chiropractic check-ups to make sure their spinal alignment stays upright and in extension.

This is just as important for adults as well.

If you have any further questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me. Remember that initial consultations
are always free of charge.

This also includes a free posture check which we offer as a community service.

Family appointments are also available.

Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.

Good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.

Click Here To Book A Free Initial Consultation With Dr. Brad

Tactile Stimulation

“Overuse Of Technology Can Impair Childhood Development”

Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.

He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.

He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute. He is currently studying to become a
Certified Posture Neurologist.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and postural correction health care facility.

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Today we are going to continue to learn how technology is robbing kids of the necessary components for their development.

Parents need to know about something called tactile stimulation.

Tactile stimulation is touching, hugging and playing and is critical for the development of ‘planned movement’.

Tactile stimulation also activates the parasympathetic part of your nerve system which lowers cortisol (a stress hormone), adrenalin (your fight or flight hormone) and reduces anxiety.

Technology robs human beings of tactile stimulation. And kids who overuse technology can exhibit persistent sensations of shaking, increased heart rate, increased respiration, higher rates of ADHD, learning difficulties, sleep and coordination disorders and a general state of un-ease.

Take watching a TV show or a movie or playing a video game with violent content for example.

This causes a high level of adrenalin to be released into the body and also high levels of stress within the body.

The reason why is because kids’ brains especially, do not know that the violence is not real.

And aside from tactile stimulation, kids also need adequate nature and green-space time.

Nature and green-space time has a similar effect on human physiology as does tactile stimulation.

It calms kids down and is good for attention restoration.

We are going to conclude this topic next time but in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.

Remember that consultations in our office are always free of charge. This also includes a posture check.

We offer these for free as a community service. Family appointments are also available.

Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link found on or home page.

And remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.

Click Here To Book A Free Initial Consultation With Dr. Brad At The Burlington Clinic

Sitting With Collapsed Posture

“How Many Hours Do Your Kids Spend Using Technology?”

Sitting with a collapsed or weak posture Burlington

Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.

He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.

He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute.

He is currently studying to become a Certified Posture Neurologist.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and posture correction health care facility.

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Today we learn about the consequences of kids interacting with technology.

Aside from walking and texting at the same time, another factor contributing to postural decline in kids is sitting with a collapsed or weak posture. Not only does this increase the likelihood that kids will develop back pain, but it has been well documented that back pain in kids decreases their academic performance in school.

What else you really need to know as a parent is that in this modern era of technology, it is not unusual for kids to spend up to 8 hours per day interacting with technology of some sort.

But this is re-wiring the neural circuitry in their brain.

This excessive screen time neglects the circuits in their brain that control the more traditional methods of learning; those used for reading, writing and concentration.

We have to dig a deeper into this next time for the sake of our children but I also want you to remember that TV and video game use alone accounts for 60% of childhood obesity in North America.

So parents, it would be a very wise thing on your part to do a technology survey of your kids over a 7 day period and find out on average how many hours per day (total) they are sitting in front of their computer, the TV, on their ipad, playing video games and don’t forget texting on their cell phones.

If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.

Remember that consultations and posture checks in our office are always free of charge. We offer this as a community service.

Family appointments are also available because posture patterns do run in families.

Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.

Always remember that good posture is by design and never by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre…helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.

Click Here To Book A Free Initial Consultation With Dr. Brad At The Burlington Clinic

Walking And Texting

“Potential Negative Impacts To Your Health From Too Much Walking And Texting”

Walking and Texting Burlington
Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.

He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.

He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute.

He is currently studying to become a Certified Posture Neurologist.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and posture correction health care facility.

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Today we learn about the hazards of walking and texting.

Everywhere you go you will see kids especially walking and texting on their cell phones at the same time.

Texting we already know is one of the causes tech neck which is when your head and neck are flexed forward similar to a caveman posture.

Arm swing is an underrated but highly important aspect of gait.

The frontal cortex part of your brain where higher order executive function originates (which is unique to the human
species) initiates arm swing. Lack of arm swing is considered a neurological deficit.

Think about a stroke victim for a minute. Often times they have impaired arm swing and gait patterns and postural collapse (caveman posture) due to the neurological deficits caused by the stroke.

And when kids walk around looking down at their cell phones they have virtually no arm swing, shuffling gait patterns and postural collapse similar to a stroke victim.

So, why am I telling you this?

Because the lack of arm swing, the shuffling gait pattern and the postural collapse is bringing us back to lower level function of the frontal cortex
which is associated with coordinated movements, anger and depression.

Another example of how the human race is de-evolving at the speed of technology.

We have much more to learn about this next time but in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.

Remember that consultations and posture checks in our office are always free of charge and family appointments are also available.

Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.

Remember too that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.

Click Here To Book A Free Initial Consultation With Dr. Brad

Kids And Car Accidents

“Case History of A Child Passenger
Post Car Accident”

Child Passengers In Car Accidents | Burlington

Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.

He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and psychology, and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.

He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute and is currently studying to become a Certified Posture Neurologist.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and postural correction facility.

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Our discussion today is about a 4 year old boy who was involved in a pretty serious car accident.

He was in the back seat and securely strapped into his car seat and thankfully there were no bruises or broken bones.

The car was totalled however, and the driver was seriously injured but is responding very well to their chiropractic care.

The paramedics checked out the little boy and did find anything wrong. But here is what I found when I checked him out; his head was tilted to one side, his shoulders were un-level and there was a huge misalignment of his right sacroiliac joint which is part of the pelvis.

Now are these postural distortions a direct result of the car accident? We cannot say for sure but the car accident did not help any.

We are now correcting these postural distortions but just imagine what would have happened if I had never checked is spine.

The postural distortions would have gotten worse and spinal degenerative arthritis would eventually set in resulting in many other health issues that may not have appeared for 10, 15, 20 or even 30 years later.

The main point here is that a child’s spine can become quite misaligned without any awareness on their part.

Their pain tracts are not fully mature yet and they just may not be able to communicate it to you.

It may come out as bad behaviour, unsettled sleeping patterns or grumpiness.

So, as I have mentioned many times before a spinal checkup is a must whenever there has been a traumatic event (such as a fall or in this case a car accident) irrespective of pain symptoms.

And this of course would apply to adults as well.

The benefits of chiropractic care for this child are self-evident.

If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me.

Consultations and posture checks are always free of charge in our office and family appointments are also available.

Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me with your questions by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.

And always, good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.

Click Here to Book A Free Initial Consultation With Dr. Brad At The Burlington Clinic

Chiropractic Approach To Flu Season

“Why Not Take A Chiropractic Approach To The Flu Season?”

Using Chiropractic To Combat The Flu | Burlington

Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.

He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and psychology, and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.

He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute and is currently studying to become a Certified Posture Neurologist.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and posture correction facility.

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Today we learn about alternatives to the flu shot.

As this is the time of year when you may be pressured into getting the flu shot, and I am not telling you not to get the flu shot, I would like to tell you how chiropractic care can be a natural, healthy and safe alternative for you and your children.

I could tell you about the countless cases of excellent immunity I have seen in my own practice members over the past 30 years, but what does the research have to say about this?

We already know that chiropractic adjustments and good posture regulate your nerve system which controls everything in your body including your immune system.

And, researchers in New York found that people who received chiropractic care for more than 5 years had 200% greater immune function than non-chiropractic patients.

Another study measured a 48% increase in CD4 cells in HIV patients who received chiropractic care for 6 months compared to an 8% decrease in the control group (no chiro care) over the same period of time.

CD4 cells are found in your blood and play a major role in protecting your body against infection.

Another study demonstrated enhanced white blood cell activity with chiropractic care.

These too protect your body against infection.

So, if you eat reasonably healthy food, practice good personal hygiene, get adequate exercise and keep your nerve system functioning at top notch, the flu will not be a dangerous threat to you or your children.

And as always, no shots equals no potential side-effects.

If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please give me a call.

Consultations and posture checks are always free of charge in our office and family appointments are also available.

Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.

Always remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.

Click Here To Book A Free Initial Consultation With Dr. Brad At The Burlington Clinic

Dr. Brad’s Credentials
- Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto
- Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
- Certified Personal Training Specialist, canfitpro
Certified Posture Expert, American Posture Institute

Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.

He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.

He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute. He is currently taking a course in Postural Neurology.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and postural correction facility.
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