Bunion splints may ease back and neck pain
Holistic approach to medical care starts with the foot
Chiropractor Kevin Wong takes a holistic approach to his medical practice, examining the body from the foot up when a patient comes in complaining of pain in the back and neck.
The doctor said this is because when someone has pain in the spine area, it is often due to imbalance or poor support in the foot, which can send shockwaves upward.
"The body is a fluid, kinematic chain of events and is not static," the expert said. "Every biomechanical imbalance is transmitted to the spine."
He further explained that there are actually three arches in the foot: longitudinal, medial, and transverse. All three areas must be supported in order for the feet to promote a proper gait and keep the ankles, knees, legs, spine and pelvis free of pain.