As both our patients and clinicians know, pain can be a complicated and frustrating phenomenon. Pain can prevent us from doing the activities we want to do, interfere with our sleep, and generally put us in a worse mood. Pain always differs from patient to patient, whether it is in the intensity of pain, the type of pain patients experience (eg. Burning vs. Shooting pain; sharp vs dull pain, etc.), and how pain affects our daily lives.
Oftentimes clients wonder if they should get imaging (eg. MRI or X-ray) for their recurring low back pain. The answer is that for the majority of clients who suffer from lower back pain, imaging is not needed to effectively treat their lower back pain! Previous studies have shown that over 50% of patients (aged 30-39) without any type of low back pain, have shown some type of disc degeneration when imaged with MRI. This percentage only increases
Pregnancy and Chiropractic – The Webster Technique Musculoskeletal pain is common during pregnancy, especially low back pain. Studies have shown that at least 50% of pregnant women will experience back pain. There are many factors that contribute to back pain during pregnancy including weight gain, altered biomechanics, and hormonal changes. Many women do not want to take medications and are unsure if it is safe to see a chiropractor while pregnant and therefore end up living with the pain. Webster Technique is a
Gardening Season is here! For most, it is an exciting time to get your front and backyard gardens looking great for sitting outside with your favourite beverage enjoying the fruits of your labour. For others, it means many aches and pains after all the gardening. So, unfortunately, instead of sitting outside with ice in their glass they’re inside lying down with ice on their back. When we garden we bend, twist, lift, pull, and dig while
Millions of people visit a chiropractor every year, yet many people have questions and misconceptions about chiropractic care. Today we are discussing five of the common myths we come across in the clinic. Once you see a chiropractor you have to keep going back This is false. A chiropractor will perform an assessment including a history and physical examination to determine the cause of your pain and/or dysfunction. A diagnosis will be made with a treatment plan
Low Back Pain will affect 80% of people in their lifetime. As the majority of the population ages, the incidence of Low Back Pain will increase. There are many approaches to treating Low Back Pain, and in this post, I will briefly point out why Acupuncture should be an option for treatment. Here are 4 Scientific Physiological Reasons why acupuncture can relieve pain. Nervous System is stimulated. Acupuncture needles have proven to stimulate specific points that release pain-relieving chemicals within our body. Opioid-like
What is Golfers Elbow? Golfers Elbow, also known as Medial Epicondylitis, responds extremely well to treatments with Active Release Technique. Within four to six treatments, we have a proven success rate of well over 90%. Golfer’s Elbow usually occurs when rigid, underused tendons are suddenly stressed. This can be caused by direct trauma, overuse, improper technique, equipment error (grip size) or even problems from repetitive motion. Repetitive motion is the most common cause of Golfers Elbow. The condition causes muscle and tendon pain which
As a result of the current pandemic many of us have to work from home. This might mean you have to work more from home than you have in the past or this may be your first time. Making the shift from work to home can be challenging. Poor ergonomics over a long period of time, repetitive motions, and prolonged sitting can leave you feeling stiff and/or sore. Many workplaces bring people in to make sure proper ergonomics are set