Lower back pain is a common condition among working Canadians, with 85% expected to experience it at some point in their lives. Causes of lower back pain vary depending on the person, as everyone’s spinal structure is slightly different. Muscle strain is a common cause, which includes lifting heavy objects, sudden movements, sports injuries, and poor posture.
With spring in full swing, spending time cooped up in the house is the furthest thing from our minds. As soon as we can, we shed our school and work clothes, step into our exercise gear and before we know it, we’re cycling, jogging, gardening, and doing anything we can to breathe in that fresh spring air.
On May 13, 2018, we celebrate our mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, and guardians. Ever since we were babies, our mothers have done a lot for us. That’s why we take a day to celebrate the wonderful, selfless, and nurturing people that they are. If the caregiver in your life suffers from bad back pain, here are some thoughtful gift ideas for Mother’s Day:
Gourmet Herbal Tea Gift Basket
You don’t have to have back pain to enjoy a beautiful basket of delicious herbal teas.
Following our Hot Blog: How and When to Apply Heat to Your Injury, we thought it only fitting to end this small series with how to apply ice to an injury and when it’s appropriate. If you’ve read our last post, then you know that adding extreme temperature is an easy way to apply immediate first aid to a sports injury,
Every once in a while, we ignore what our bodies tell us in order to wear what looks good rather than what feels good. However, constantly wearing shoes that don’t offer proper arch support will soon cause painful problems in your feet, legs, hips, spine, neck, and back. There are many popular shoes, boots, and sandals that we all like to wear that might be secretly causing you more harm than they’re worth.
To mark the middle of winter, we’ve decided to talk about something we’re probably all craving right now: heat. If you’ve ever experienced a painful injury in your muscles, joints, or sensitive tissues, then you understand the importance of immediate pain relief. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or painkillers aren’t the only solution. Understanding how to treat your injury locally could either speed up your healing or slow it down.
It’s the new year, and you know what that means: time to reassess your health goals and to make resolutions to improve your well-being. Of course, many of us make the same resolutions every year only to fall back on our plans three weeks later. If you have a history of back pain,
It’s a tale as old as time: dad is tasked with stringing lights along the eaves troughs and he slips and hurts his back. From shoveling snow to carrying a Christmas tree, there are many reasons you may find yourself injured this holiday season. To avoid an emergency visit to your local chiropractic clinic,
Yoga has shown us that flexibility provides great advantages for our bone and muscle health, circulation, strength, and well-being. However healthy it may be to regularly exercise, stretching inappropriately may cause serious pain or injury. If you have to lie down or visit a chiropractor every time you participate in a yoga class,
If you’ve ever visited a chiropractic clinic or sports therapy clinic, you may have heard of the terms low-level laser therapy (LLLT), or cold laser therapy. While the word laser usually denotes images of light beams cutting through steel, low-level lasers provide perfectly safe and effective pain relief.
How Does Low Laser Therapy Work?