Category Archives: Back Pain

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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23 Jun

60 Second Desk Breaks

We reached out all the way to Hong Kong (Dr. Ian Shaw) to bring you this blog. Dr. Shaw just made a post on simple exercises that can be done at your desk! This is a great sequence and you should definitely check it out. Here’s his post: Video: https://www.facebook.com/ian.shaw2/videos/10103870022191790/ Everyone is familiar with how horrible it is for

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05 May

A great visual for how (and why) to bend properly.

It doesn’t matter what you’re picking up. Whether you’re bending over to tie your shoes, picking up heavy weights at the gym, picking up a pencil, or working in a factory, these principles still apply. Injury prevention is key and long-term you’ll be much happier for it.  If you have any questions, feel free to

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15 Mar

Question of the week – How important are ergonomics?

We’ve heard this question a lot lately (especially from my office desk workers). The short answer is, yes! The problem with having poor ergonomics at work is that it causes increased tension on muscles and compression of joints. It’s not a problem to have bad posture for a few seconds, but if you have it

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14 Oct

Interesting Case of the Week: Tailbone Pains

 This week Mr. X presented to the clinic with tailbone pain. He has had low back pain on-and-off for years. This pain started suddenly and he’s unsure of what caused it. After doing an examination, it was found that his pelvis was twisted and very imbalanced. Due to his lack of spinal hygiene, tightness was

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04 Mar

This week’s case – A new mom with upper back pain

The Latest from Dr. Cheung: Another great week in practice and this week I had the pleasure of seeing a new mom. After the physical marathon of pregnancy, birth, and now taking care of a baby this mom is experiencing quite a bit pain. Because new moms spend most of their time holding their baby

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04 May

Managing Chronic Back Pain

Back pain affects millions of people worldwide, ranging from mild soreness to debilitating pain. Chronic back pain can be aggravated easily and can come without prior notice. While many of us take measures to alleviate the ache, managing chronic back pain effectively is something we should know how to do. Read on for facts on

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