Entries by Dr. Grant Tully

Backpacks – Are They Causing Back Pain In Children?

Are backpacks a potential reason children are having so much back pain?  Recent evidence suggests this may be the case.  It is also a reasonable assumption from a bio-mechanical perspective.  After all, a child wearing a backpack is essentially adding 10, 20, maybe even 30% of their body weight to their spine.  So, could this […]

Why Does Chronic Inflammation Cause Pain?

Before you experience pain, your nerves need to transmit an unpleasant experience to your brain.  This is done by relaying electric signals over multiple nerves.  The first nerve receives the painful stimulus and sends an electric signal to your spinal cord.  From there, your spinal cord relays the message to a part of your brain […]

Migraine Headaches – Is There Finally A Cause?

Migraine headaches are a debilitating condition that affect up to 20% of the population, per Harvard Medical School. They feature: throbbing head pain nausea vomiting loss of appetite prolonged periods of exhaustion Most migraines last 4-12 hours, although they can cripple some for much longer! Can you imagine losing a whole day because of a headache […]

How Does Your Heart Know To Beat?

Do you ever wonder – why does my heart beat non-stop, all day, without me thinking about it?  You are not alone.  Your body is a complex mesh of parts intertwined with electric wiring, also known as your nervous system.  Your nervous system features your brain, spinal cord and nerves.  Together, they form the computer […]

Why Do Olympic Athletes Use Chiropractic?

Do you ever wonder why so many Olympic athletes mention a chiropractor as part of their strategy for success?  The reason might not be so obvious.  Sure, chiropractors probably help many Olympic athletes with their back pain, neck pain, headaches and other issues that may occur secondary to their intense training.  However, there is a […]

Your Almonds Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

In recent years, almonds have become a popular snack for many health conscious Americans.  This is because they are packed with healthy fats, high in protein, and filled with vitamins and minerals your body needs to run optimally.  They are even a member of the illustrious league of superfoods.  If all of this is true, […]

Did You Say You Drink Bone Broth?

If you watch television, check Facebook, or use the internet, you have no doubt seen a product advertised as the next great cure for any number of ailments.  I see these things and usually chuckle.  Your body is a complex machine that requires millions of different parts to function optimally.  After all, can you build […]

Is Your Workout Routine…Boring?

The benefits of exercise for your well-being are exponential.  It improves your heart health, helps you lose weight, increases your brain function, lowers your risk for type 2 diabetes, and provides countless more perks that can’t be listed in a single blog.  Unfortunately, half the battle with going to the gym is actually going to […]

100 Trillion Reasons You Might Need A Probiotic

The human gut is estimated to contain 100 trillion bacteria cells, outnumbering our own cells 10 to 1.  We are a fertile breeding ground for this microscopic species.  The good news is, it can be a mutually beneficial relationship.  They perform many functions in our body that we cannot complete on our own.  They produce […]