Dr. Cody Gordon is the director and chief upper cervical chiropractor at Align Health & Wellness in Calgary, Alberta. He took up Kinesiology as his undergraduate degree at Mount Royal College. Then, he became a Doctor of Chiropractic after completing his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic.
When designing care programs, Dr. Gordon uses the NUCCA technique to gently correct misalignment issues in patients. He regularly attends postgraduate lectures to stay well-informed of the latest advances in this technique.
Dr. Gordon also completed biomechanical feet and gait evaluations to strengthen and maintain the balance of his patients. He brings together the four health components—body balance, emotional wellbeing, nutritional support, and functional exercise—to improve their lives.
It would have been a fantastic day. However, out of the blue, you experience dull pain on one side of your head. You try to ignore it but soon realize that it’s too much to bear. Minutes later, you feel nauseated, and it seems the lights you see are too bright for the eyes. That’s just one of the many scenarios that people who frequently suffer from migraines go through. Some complain of experiencing both migraine and neck pain. Others have severe bouts of pain coupled with uncontrolled vomiting and loss of consciousness, so they get rushed to the ER. [...]
We seldom think about the importance of the lower jaw, also known as the mandible. With it, we speak and sing, smile and laugh, chew food and have a drink, yawn, and yes, it even has a role when we kiss a loved one. The realization of the jaw’s importance comes when we develop a condition that leads to pain, grinding, and loss of range of motion. This condition called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder afflicts thousands of people each day, all of them seeking TMJ pain relief from medicines, soothing balms, facial exercises, and other means available. It is more [...]
It does not matter whether you call it neck pain, tech neck, or text neck. It is a real problem that needs a total solution immediately. When you tilt your head forward, the head's weight becomes less supported by the spinal column below it. Therefore, the neck will work harder than usual to keep the head's full weight of about 12 pounds. So, it causes more pressure on the joints, spinal ligaments, and muscles. As a result, it becomes a reason for early degenerative processes to happen, leading to persisting pain. Dealing With Neck Problems Using Smart Solutions In [...]
Back pain is one of the most frequent causes of work absenteeism. Medication may help you, but it may come with mild or severe side effects. Therefore, it is better to go for safe and natural methods to relieve your back pain problems. Practicing a combination of activities such as physical therapy and core strengthening exercises can help with getting significant back pain relief. If you aim to get rid of your backache, choose the right combination of these methods for better and faster results. Here are 11 techniques that can alleviate your back pain issues: 1. Maintain Good Posture [...]
If you experience occasional TMJ pain, or maybe this is your first time with a jaw problem, you may be searching for TMJ Home Treatment. We’re going to look at a few things you can try without having to go to a doctor. If you still need more help, or your TMJ disorder becomes chronic or recurring, be sure too read to the end of the article for a natural therapy that has helped some patients in case studies. Using Moist Heat Heat can be a way to get blood flowing in the area. Blood flow is vital for healing. [...]
Whether you experience an occasional bout of back pain or it is a chronic problem, you want as many tools as possible on your side to help you cope. Back pain is a particularly common problem for people in developed lands, and Canada is no different. According to one study, nearly half of the population had experienced back pain the past half a year. More than 10% were dealing with back pain that was causing a high degree of disability. Another study showed that nearly 1 in 5 adults over the age of 18 were dealing with chronic pain. What [...]
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain is a common problem, and while some people recover without any medical intervention, others require assistance to feel better. What are some of the most common TMJ disorder symptoms? Our list will help you to identify when it is time to get help for your jaw pain. Then we will discuss some coping mechanisms you may want to try. #1 Jaw Pain This is the symptom that identifies a TMJ problem for most patients. The pain may radiate up toward the ears or down toward the neck. It may be constant, or it may come and [...]
Back pain is a widely common condition. Despite how many people experience it throughout their lifetime, it remains a very personal experience. Your back and spine are strong as well as flexible, while they protect one of the most important parts of your body – the spinal cord. Your back is consists of many components that can experience pain. There are bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and discs, all of which can become injured, irritated, and painful. Characterizing Your Back Pain There are a lot of factors that can contribute to back pain, and as such, it can take on [...]
TMJ disorders are common with more than 44 million patients suffering from jaw pain in the US alone. However, what you may not know is that sleep disorders are nearly as common (40 million Americans have some form of sleep disorder), and many people suffer from both problems simultaneously. Why do these conditions commonly occur together? Is there some sort of link between the cause of TMJ dysfunction and conditions like OSA? We are going to address the relationship between these problems and how a natural therapy may be able to help you overcome both. The Relationship Between TMJ Pain [...]
Back pain is among the most prevalent conditions in the world, and chronic back issues can result in disability. There are a number of common reasons for back pain, but how can you find relief? Let’s take a look at a list of the top seven causes of middle and upper back pain. #1 Poor Posture Many times this a primary source of back pain. Having improper posture is extremely common in the business world since people are sedentary most of the day while using mobile devices, staring at monitors that are below eye level, and holding phones between their [...]