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.
Chronic headaches are no joke, and cluster headaches can be particularly debilitating. Cluster headaches are a type of recurring headache that causes severe pain, often accompanied by tearing, redness and watering. In the United States, cluster headache is more common in men than women. This is a huge surprise to many because most people think that women experience more headaches than men. In addition, cluster headaches were once one of those kinds and more widespread among women across different cultures and periods. However, it's still not clear why this is so or what factors are responsible for this change over [...]
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