Chiropractic

Behind the Wheel: Posture Check!

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Last week, we discussed the stresses that driving can place on the musculoskeletal system. In fact, studies have been conducted, particularly with bus and truck drivers, that show a higher risk of developing MSK conditions associated with these occupations. Vehicle vibrations,

Five Back Saving Tips for Drivers

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are prevalent among habitual drivers. Whether you work in your vehicle or commute to work through rush-hour traffic, you may have experienced some level of back or neck pain. In fact, studies have shown a high incidence of

Can Chiropractic Help with Breastfeeding

Can Chiropractic Help with Breastfeeding?

The following article is from the Pathways to Family Wellness magazine. Author: Peter J. Braglia, D.C.   We all know it is important for babies to get good nutrition so that they can be healthy and strong. However, some mothers find it really difficult to breastfeed for various reasons. It is so important that mothers

Strengthening Your Core

3 Ways Strengthening Your Core Can Help Your Back

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team It’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. Strengthening your core plays a much more important role than just getting that six-pack. Approximately 85% of Canadians can expect to experience low back pain at some point in their life.1 A large part of

muscle soreness

What causes muscle soreness after working out?

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team You may have heard the expression, “no pain, no gain” when it comes to embarking on a fitness journey, but have you ever wondered why certain forms of exercise result in pain in the form of muscle soreness? The technical term

Inflammation

Inflammation 101

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural process that your body activates to respond to foreign substances. This process is in place to protect our bodies from threats such as toxins, viruses, and bacteria. It’s the reason why you might experience

An Expectant Parent’s Guide to Chiropractic

The following article is from ICPA website. Author: Stacey Rosenberg What we cannot see are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the developing baby, all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. Now more than ever, during pregnancy you need a nervous system

Pain Management

5 Ways You Can Manage Your Pain

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Spine, muscle and nervous system pain has many causes including physical trauma, poor posture, repetitive motion, overuse, and wear and tear. The pain may be so severe it keeps you from falling asleep, leaving you fatigued and unable to focus on

Different types of pain you should know about

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Spine, muscle, and nervous system conditions are the most common cause of long-term pain and physical disability.1 Approximately 80% of adults will experience spine, muscle, and nervous system pain at some point in their lifetime. These types of pain are generally

Everybody experiences pain, but what exactly is pain and how do we measure it?

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Everybody experiences pain, but what exactly is pain and how do we measure it? Developing a common scale to identify levels of pain is difficult considering that everyone has a slightly different physical response to pain stimuli. Scientists define pain as