Category Archives: Back Pain

03 Oct

You have great options.

Great strategies exist to manage an acute episode of low back pain – if ever you’ve sought help from our North York clinic you’ve likely received some combination of manual therapy, exercise recommendations, and behavior modification advice that was tailored to your specific needs. This strategy is known as ‘multimodal care’, and is considered a

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22 Sep

Better together…

This recently-updated information note from Harvard Medical School acknowledges the value of chiropractic in general and spinal manipulation in particular. Endorsement doesn’t come much better than this. The article highlights that while the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care may also include other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, postural and exercise education,

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24 Aug

It’s kinda.. sorta… like…

Every go to the mechanic and try to describe that click, clunk or squeak…? Not easy to do if you are not a mechanic yourself.  Our team of clinicians know that describing what you feel can be much the same experience. You know something’s not right, or there is something that you can’t do the

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22 Aug

I said TWEAK not twerk…!

A recent article from the Globe and Mail brought attention to the question of lifelong fitness. We all know the importance of keeping active – but what if you can’t do the things you used to? Not just the weekend warriors, but that weekly hockey game… a trip to the gym… or even a home

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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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