Dr. Blair Schmaus D.C. is a NUCCA chiropractor and founder of Symmetry Spinal Care in Edmonton, Alberta. He completed his chiropractic training at the Palmer Chiropractic College in 1997. Then a year later, he started helping patients from all over Edmonton. He primarily devoted his practice to NUCCA care, one of the most precise and gentle upper cervical care techniques. To further help his patients experience massive improvements in their C1 and C2 bones, he actively seeks continuing education in NUCCA chiropractic care. He has completed his Level II certification and is currently taking up the Level III certification program. Besides that, he is an active member of NUCCA, an international organization committed to strengthening the NUCCA art and discipline.

Technique/s: NUCCA care

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High Cholesterol: Is Positional Vertigo a Risk Factor?

Positional vertigo or BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) remains a significant health concern among many American adults. It causes disorienting symptoms like spinning sensations and poor body coordination each time patients quickly tilt their heads or switch from one position to another. It’s also one of the many reasons people visit the nearest chiropractor for vertigo.  Thankfully, unlike most vertigo-causing conditions, BPPV is controllable. A few lifestyle tweaks plus active management of risks can potentially lessen the severity and frequency of the episodes. But how familiar are you with the BPPV risk factors?  As we further look into BPPV management [...]

Botox for Migraine: How Does it Help?

Imagine you're a performer, a celebrated name in the industry, and one day you're performing on stage, and poof, there's that dreaded migraine attack that makes you too close to fainting. It can add to one of your worst fears as a performer, but this incident has been a reality for actress, singer, and theater superstar Kristin Chenoweth.  The Tony awardee recalls a performance with Sean Hayes where she was in so much pain and passed out for a bit in his arms. There was another incident when she won an Emmy Award and ended up in the hospital because [...]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Possible Reasons Why You Have Neck Pain

Complaints about upper neck pain, or generalized neck pain is very common, especially in adults. In fact, once a year, there's an estimated 1 out of 3 people get affected by this health concern. Some may be harmless and superficial and go away on their own. It is rarely life-threatening. But in some cases, it becomes a recurring pain and might cause concern. Others may even require medical attention. There are several reasons why neck pain happens, and the reason behind it usually differs for every person. Sometimes the cause may be rooting from the spine, or it could be [...]

By |September 4th, 2022|Categories: Neck Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Possible Reasons Why You Have Neck Pain

Addressing Meniere’s Can Help Resolve Your Vertigo

Meniere's disease is a disorder in the inner ear that leads to vertigo attacks as well as fluctuating hearing loss and tinnitus. During an attack of Meniere's disease, fluid tends to build up in the inner ear, which can cause pressure on nerves and result in vertigo and symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and headaches. This may seem like a simple problem that will pass without intervention, but you shouldn’t be so confident. Problems in the inner ear can cause long-term damage to permanent disability if ignored. Hence it is crucial to be alert and have the initiative to get checked [...]

By |July 24th, 2022|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Addressing Meniere’s Can Help Resolve Your Vertigo

Migraine Timeline: The Progression of An Episode

Migraine is a neurological condition that afflicts about 35 million Americans each year. Contrary to popular belief, it's not a simple head throbbing but rather a set of symptoms. Studies have yet to find its root cause but have found several possible triggers, including weather changes, hormonal fluctuations, stress, and dehydration. Additionally, research work has revealed that migraine episodes tend to have a pattern of progression. Some patients who visit a chiropractor for migraines share similar symptoms and experiences, especially during the four distinct phases of an episode.  Are you familiar with these phases? How much do you know about [...]

By |May 22nd, 2022|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Migraine Timeline: The Progression of An Episode

7 False Beliefs About Neck Pain

The Internet has helped people access a massive amount of knowledge on different things, including popular remedies for common problems like neck pain. Sadly, it has also become a source of misinformation because of unverified accounts and the lack of control over the pieces of content published online. Because of this, some individuals fail to get the help they need from professionals like doctors who provide chiropractic atlas adjustments, physical therapists, and even rheumatologists. To help you avoid getting stuck in a similar situation, we gathered the top seven misleading beliefs about neck pain.     #1. Only manual workers suffer from [...]

By |March 27th, 2022|Categories: Neck Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 7 False Beliefs About Neck Pain
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