All posts tagged: Back Care Tips

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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