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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

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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,

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

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

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