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The Other Energy Crisis

This article is from Vitality Magazine. Author: Julie Mancuso Winter has stormed in unapologetically, wreaking havoc on our roads, our balmy weather and our energy. Getting through the work day poses a challenge at the best of times, let alone when facing glacial and gloomy conditions. Suffering from inadequate sleep and drained by the demands

World Spine Care – Bringing spinal care to the underserviced around the world

This article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff and Dr. Geoff Outerbridge Spine-related disorders are the number one cause of disability globally and every year result in the loss of billions of dollars through healthcare costs, diminished individual incomes, and loss of productivity in the workforce. Populations in most areas of

excerises with back pain

4 Exercises to Avoid If You Have Back Pain (and what to do instead)

This article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association blog. Author: CCA Staff Team.   Sometimes, it’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. You’ve been told exercise is good to prevent/treat back pain, but did you know that some exercises are not recommended if you have a history of back pain? This is because some exercises

concussions

5 Things You Should Know About Concussions

This article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Author: CCA Staff Team Participating in sports is a great way to stay active and in some sports, a level of physical contact is required. However, this physical contact can sometimes result in injury. Although we hope that you are able to play safely, concussions are a

4 Science-Backed Reasons to Say Your Self-Talk Out Loud

 This article is from Shine Text. Author: Martha Tesema. By the time you read this, you’ve probably already had a chunk of your daily 50,000 thoughts. They’re constantly bubbling underneath the surface. Whether it’s a mental to-do list of the things you need to accomplish before heading out the door, or that pestering doubt that’s

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Chronic Pain

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Chronic Pain

This article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association Blog. Author: CCA Staff Team. There are two major non-cancer types of chronic pain – musculoskeletal (MSK) pain related to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles and neuropathic pain often felt as a burning sensation or shooting pain caused by nerve or tissue damage. What is chronic

We’ve Got Back-to-School Backpack Tips for You!

This article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association blog. Author: CCA Staff Team. Back-to-School Backpack Tips: Encourage light packing: The best way to start is by enforcing good habits. Start by laying out all the items that you and your child think you might need to pack. Decide together what’s essential and what can be

Six Back-saving Tips for New Parents

This article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association blog. Author: CCA Staff Team.   Becoming a parent brings joy like no other, but it also brings a host of new challenges that test the most patient and nurturing among us. It’s no secret that childbirth and the general sleep deprivation that typically accompanies caring for

Post-secondary School Wellness Tips

This article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association blog. Author: CCA Staff Team.   With the school season just around the corner, it can be a stressful time for those entering college or university – especially if it involves moving away for the first time. It’s important to succeed in every aspect of your post-secondary

Giving back: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Outreach Abroad Program

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team with guest post by Dr. Nardine Bekhit For the past 12 years, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has organized an Outreach Abroad program for 4th-year students (clinical interns). The program is guided by Dr. Patricia Tavares and Dr. Les Wiltshire who

pregnancy and soft drinks

Soft Drinks Reduce Pregnancy Odds

The following article is from Vitality magazine. Author: Michael Downey Researchers have found that the intake of one or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day, by either partner, is associated with a decreased chance of getting pregnant. (The amount of added sugar in the American diet has increased dramatically over the last 50 years, and much

camping tips back pain

7 Camping Tips That Will Save Your Back This Summer

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Summer weather is here! This means there are more opportunities to go outdoors and have fun. One activity that many of us look forward to in the summer months is camping. The fresh air, a well-lit campfire and a dip in

Low Back Pain

Canada’s Low Back Pain Epidemic

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Involuntary spasms in your lower back? A dull throbbing ache? Shooting pain down your leg? You are most likely suffering from low back pain (LBP). If you’ve never had low back pain, chances are you will at some point in your

Driving Posture

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,

Back Saving Tips for Drivers

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

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

Set the Mood For Your Week With the Law of Attraction

The following article is from the Shine website. Author Lyneisha Watson   I used to hate when a new week arrived. The pressure of new responsibilities piling up on top of last week’s clutter always made me anxious. I would walk into the week frustrated because I didn’t know how to stop the cycle 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

Myths about acupuncture

Some Great Reasons to Give Acupuncture a Try

The following article is from the MindBodyGreen website. Today, we’re witnessing a major shift in how people think about their health and well-being. From fitness and food to mindfulness and self-care, people are finally realizing the true power of prevention and focusing their time and attention on it. When we maintain our body, we can prevent

Will you recognize the symptoms of a heart attack?

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Taking care of your heart is an important part of overall health, and everything from nutrition to your spine, muscle, and nervous system care can impact your cardiovascular system. Unfortunately, even healthy and active people can still have a risk for

Omega-3 Supremacy

The following article is from Vitality Magazine. Author: Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, MD, M.Sc.  OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS PRESERVE BLOOD LEVELS OF VITAMIN D Essential Fatty Acids Benefit the Brain, Heart, and More Virtually every new patient I have seen in my private practice in the past 10 years has been taking at least one or

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

Keeping a Healthy Spine During Holiday Travels

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team With the holiday season nearly upon us, many people are gearing up for travels in the next few weeks to visit loved ones or to take a much needed vacation. While time with family and vacations are relaxing and a great

6 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Headaches

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Being able to think clearly and calmly allows us to make decisions, process emotions, and carry on with our day-to-day lives. That clarity can be easily destroyed with a strong headache. Many people have occasional headaches, but frequent headaches that affect

3 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Repetitive Strain

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team In most cases, when we do strenuous activities and exercises, we take the proper precautions to make sure we don’t injure ourselves. Stretches, wearing the proper gear, and pacing ourselves are all good examples, but what can you do when you

Preparation and Conditioning for Skiing and Hockey

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Winter can be a splendid and enjoyable time of year, especially if you love winter sports like downhill skiing and hockey. These Canadian favourites are enjoyed by many during the winter months, but do pose some risks to your muscles and

4 Tips to Plant and Rake without the Ache

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team It’s Fall, and as the leaves turn colour, that usually means it’s time for raking lawns and turning the soil in our gardens to prepare for the colder months ahead. Gardening is a great outdoor activity that many enjoy in Spring,

Fun Activities for the Fall Season

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team When it gets colder we tend to move our activities indoors, which in some cases can decrease our activity level. Rather than letting yourself get into a slump during the fall and winter seasons, embrace fun activities as the weather begins

Maria Forleo and Brené Brown chat about Belonging, Courage & Constructive Conversations

The following is an except from the website Marie Forleo’s Blog. Full article can be found here. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Her work has already transformed the lives of millions. I believe her latest book Braving The Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging & The Courage To Stand Alone is a must read for anyone who cares about

7 reasons to stay active!

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team It’s never a bad time to keep the simple things in mind! Over the past 20 years, exercise has become an important aspect of health care. It’s no surprise that it’s important to stay active. From the perspective of your spine,

Back Pain: 3 ways chiropractors can help

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team With the Fall season upon us, it’s back to school—and back to work—for a majority of Canadians. With many students and workers sitting for much of the day, back pain might start setting in. Back pain is a problem that affects

Take 5! Five Stretches for Runners

The following article is from The Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team You may decide to make the most of the last few days of Summer weather by taking your workout outside and going for a run. Running is a great way to get fit and have fun. Among many other benefits, running

2 Types of Arthritis: How They Impact You and What You Need to Know

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting the joints worldwide.1 In Latin, arthro- means joint and –itis means inflammation, so together arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While they

4 Techniques to Help You Manage Stress

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Stress is the body’s natural response to external demands, both the good and the bad.1 It’s hard not to get overwhelmed between work, school, family, and other commitments. According to the World Health Organization, stress, particularly work-related stress, is the second-most

9 Steps to Make Sure Your Child Is Using Their Backpack Correctly

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team As summer winds down it’s time to start thinking about back to school. That includes, lunches, books, and backpacks! It’s important to make sure backpacks fit properly from an early age. If backpacks are worn incorrectly over long periods of time,

A Brief Analysis of 3 Diets

The following article is from The Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine. Author: John Marc Paleolithic Diet   The Paleolithic diet stands on the shoulders of our ancient foremothers and forefathers who existed before the advent of animal husbandry and agriculture. This diet presents modern individuals with the challenge of removing all dairy, grain, and processed

Things Athletes Can Do to Prevent Injuries

4 Things Athletes Can Do to Prevent Injuries

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team With the summer winding down and Fall sports programs opening up, it’s time to consider getting the most out of your athletic preparation, injury prevention, and treatment. Whether you’re new to a sport or are a seasoned athlete, here are four

3 Ways to Manage “Text Neck”

This article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Our phones always have our attention, often from the alarm we wake up to, until the moment we go to sleep and it sits charging on our bedside tables. Throughout our day, however, repeatedly using our phones without taking breaks can cause

The Wholeness of Chiropractic

This article is from the Pathways to Family Wellness magazine. Author: Simon Senzon, DC. One of the most compelling and fascinating ideas in chiropractic is wholeness. Since the earliest days of chiropractic this idea has included the fact that the central nervous system governs the body’s functions. Only in recent years however, has this idea

7 Tips for Smart Hiking

The following article is from The Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Hiking is a great way to get exercise outdoors; socialize with friends, family, or coworkers; and celebrate Canada’s parks this summer. In every case, it’s always a great idea to hike smart. Here are some quick tips to add to your

Exercises to Keep Your Arches Happy and Get You up and Running

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropratic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Summer is a great time to lace up your sneakers and get running or walking for your overall health and well-being. Did you know there are exercises you can do to strengthen your feet? There’s no question that our feet do

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How Yoga Can Help Ease Your Pain

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Yoga is a helpful tool for physical and mental well-being. It combines stretching, strength, and meditation to ease stress in the body and promote strength, flexibility, and relaxation. But, did you know yoga also has the potential to help you with your

Faster recovery from sprains and strains: Here’s how.

The feeling of rolling an ankle is one that nearly everyone is familiar with, as is the sense of frustration that follows, because well, ankle sprains just take a long time to properly heal. R.I.C.E. or rest, ice, compress and elevate has long been the standard procedure to treat sprains, and though it is necessary

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