Ah yes, the straw that broke the camel's back. If you are not familiar with the ancient parable, the poor camel collapsed after one more straw was loaded on to it. It wasn't that the camel wasn't strong enough to carry one more straw; it was all the other straw that was piled up that “broke the camels back.”

In my average day, I see a lot of “camels.” Camels that just received that critical straw. “I don’t know what I did!” or “I was just bending over to pick up my pen and look at me now!” Comments like that. For them, straw after straw became a bale or two and things gave way. Stress built up until their spine and nervous systems couldn’t take it anymore.

In a situation like that, I help the spine and nervous system heal itself. I also try to help the patient remove a few straws that may have accumulated. Unfortunately, most of us are carrying around a bale or more that never gets addressed. In our office we help you drop that bale of stress, or I mean straw, and experience true wellness.

Do you go it alone and see how it goes or seek help? Should you try getting exercise under control first and then your diet or the other way around? Just really how important is drinking all that water anyway? Why do people stress eat or barely eat at all when really stressed? Is wellness something you are or something you do? Is there someone out there who could journey with me as I make these changes? The list goes on and on. Good news! We are here to help you sort out all of those seemingly endless questions.



What is the relationship between chiropractic care and massage therapy?

Chiropractic and massage share a beneficial partnership. Massage therapy works with the muscles of the body to relax, refresh and heal them. Chiropractic care deals with the master system of the muscles and the entire body, called the nervous system. By adjusting the spine the brain and muscles are better connected through the nervous system. Your muscles will work better with better information. Massage therapy compliments this by working directly with the health of the muscles.



Nervous system appears to play key role in developing Type 1 diabetes:

Canadian-led research suggests that immune cells aren’t the only culprit in developing Type 1 diabetes – the nervous system also plays a pivotal role. It’s long been accepted that the disease occurs after a severe miscue by the immune system causes insulin-producing cells in the pancreas to be destroyed. There may be more to it.

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"What we really have discovered is that the immune system is under much closer control by the nervous system than we thought, that this control to a large extent involves sensory nerves," remarked the head researcher. What is one of the easiest ways to keep your nervous system healthy? Regular chiropractic care! While not being a cure for any disease whatsoever, chiropractic care can improve how well your nervous system works.

Ear tubes don’t make a difference in learning:

“Most toddlers with frequent ear infections don’t need ear tubes to preserve normal learning and behavior through primary school, according to a study challenging one of the big reasons for the procedures.” It was thought that repeated infections and fluid build-up would dampen hearing and slow language and other learning. This study says that this may not be the case.

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This procedure has been controversial from the beginning. When weighing the risks to benefits of any surgery, it is important to know both sides. Here is more information to help make that decision.




Congratulations to Sarah and Kern on the birth of their baby Adam born on January 7, 2007.

Congratulations to Nav and Sodi on the birth of their baby Saira born on January 29, 2007.”

Congratulations to Kelly on the birth of her baby Zachary born February 4, 2007.

Referral Rewards Program

Just to remind everyone with the referral of every new patient you get 1 free adjustment. So send in a friend, family member or co-worker.

Regular Office Hours

Monday and Friday 7:30am-1:00pm & 3:00-6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm & 3:00-7:00pm




Chiropractic Care Can Help...
Our goal is to adjust the spine to help stimulate
your body's natural healing process.

Dr. Randall Trester
West 1st Chiropractic Wellness Centre
3-1864 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver BC V6J1G5

Tel: 604 736 8353
Fax: 604 736 8350


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