Category Archives: Back Pain

13 Aug

When chiropractic is covered, everyone benefits.

It’s a common misconception that chiropractic is too pricey to consider for acute or chronic pains. Not only is chiropractic care an effective way to manage pains and problems, it’s an affordable one as well.  Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause for lost work time. Several studies have

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02 Aug

Making your home a functional space.

Knowing about your condition, and knowing about how to function with a condition, is a cornerstone of reducing disability. Particularly in the healthcare of physical conditions like neck pain or back pain, patient education and behavior modification is one of three key components to a strategy called ‘multi-modal care’ – broadly embraced as the preferred

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25 Jul

But… it was just a pencil…

BC News profiled leading Canadian chiropractic research: “looking at whether or not sitting for long periods of time, in this case, two hours, if that changes how the muscles turn on and function normally in the back” or “if sitting too long stops the muscles in the back from working”.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/study-back-pain-memorial-research-science-1.4682383 The back muscles are used

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23 Jul

Managing independence… by yourself!

If you’ve been by our clinic at all in the past year or so, you must have heard us talk with a lot of enthusiasm about offering a program aimed to help people self-manage their lumbar spinal stenosis. Called the Stenosis “Boot Camp”, it was developed right here at the Mt. Sinai Hospital. It is

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18 Jul

A satisfying six weeks…

Whats the latest news on low back pain? For addressing pain levels and disability, this trial Published in the Journal of the Americal Medical Association, supports the use of procedures commonly delivered by chiropractors: https://www.chiropractic.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Goertz_2018-Effect-of-Usual-Medical-Care-Plus-Chiropractic-Care-vs-Usual-Medical.pdf In the study involving 750 participants, investigators looked at the impact of adding chiropractic care to usual medical care for

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06 Jul

Everyone can help someone.

What are we up to? Our North York clinic is 1 of only 20 clinics in this research network. It is hoped the knowledge gained may improve healthcare for people with chronic conditions like neck pain or back pain. Want to help? Visit us in the next 2 weeks. Want to know more about Practice

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16 Feb

On the road

Family Day long weekend is upon us. Traveling is great but sitting hours in a car is not! After sitting for a long time, the joints and muscles of your body stiffen up leaving you more susceptible to injury. For example for the low back, after being idle for hours the ligaments of the low

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14 Nov

Taking off?

Family Day long weekend is upon us. Traveling is great but sitting hours on a flight is not! After sitting for a long time, the joints and muscles of your body stiffen up leaving you more susceptible to injury. For example for the low back, after being idle for hours the ligaments of the low

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17 Aug

Should you avoid exercise when you have back pain?

Research has shown that keeping active aids recovery. Pain can easily make us think that we’re doing further damage, but in reality moving helps us get better sooner. Our spines are very strong and we’re made to move!  Of course this is a very general statement. But after a proper assessment and diagnosis of your condition

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14 Jul

Pain changes everything!

The Canadian Chiropractic Association recently came out with an excellent video that summaries what chiropractic is all about.  So why see a chiropractor? “Because a chiropractor sees you. The whole You. Chiropractic care changes pain” A chiropractor is a spine, muscle, and nervous system expert trained to diagnose the cause of the pain, recommend the

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