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Tom and Colleen are aging well with the right exercise program and care

2021-06-28T17:39:58-04:00Elbow | Wrist | Hand Pain, Hip | Knee | Ankle | Foot Pain, Patient Experiences|

To help manage osteoarthritis pain, Tom Kellar and Colleen Fraser stay active, including taking regular walks near their Sudbury home. This activity keeps them aging well with the right care. Tom Kellar and his wife, Colleen Fraser, from Sudbury, Ontario, have always tried to stay active by going to the gym, walking, or hitting the trails on snowshoes or skis during the winter. But in recent years, the pain made exercise a challenge for them [...]

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With manual therapy, strengthening and stretching exercises, Brian stood up to lumbar spinal stenosis

2021-06-28T18:04:23-04:00Back | Shoulder | Arm Pain, Patient Experiences, Spinal Stenosis|

Brian Mandelker had experienced low back pain before but lumbar spinal stenosis was different. “Mostly standing around coaching kids’ baseball and hockey teams,” says the 64-year-old entrepreneur from Thornhill, Ontario. But nothing like the constant, searing pressure that hit him in the autumn of 2017. Fortunately, a chiropractor's manual therapy helped treat his spinal stenosis. “I couldn’t sit through dinner, I couldn’t sit at my desk to do my work,” recalls Brian, who was unable [...]

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How Leroy got his life back after a knee injury had a domino effect on his body

2021-06-28T18:45:17-04:00Hip | Knee | Ankle | Foot Pain, Patient Experiences|

Chiropractic care for knee injuries helped Leroy Gallagher return to work as an electrician. Seven years ago, a knee injury started a domino effect in Leroy Gallagher’s body that would leave him off work for years. “It happened back in 2011,” recalls the 36-year-old electrician from Cambridge, Ontario. “I busted up my knee and after that, I ended up with severe problems in my back and my neck. I’d been doing construction for a long [...]

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Brent’s recovery from an industrial work-related back injury

2021-06-28T18:54:55-04:00Back | Shoulder | Arm Pain, Patient Experiences, Work Injuries|

After a work-related back injury added to Brent’s ongoing low back pain, leaving him with severe pain, numb legs and unable to work, he turned to chiropractic care for help. As a heavy equipment operator, 45-year-old Brent Pataki needs to regularly lift heavy loads for his job at a paving company in Sudbury. After surgery to remove a herniated disc in his lower back, he had some ongoing lower back pain. Four years later, he [...]

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Matt’s rehab after a car crash injured his neck, femur and ribs

2021-06-28T19:23:59-04:00Headaches | Neck Pain, Injuries and Accidents, Patient Experiences|

Several years ago, Matt Morling was in a severe accident when another driver hit his vehicle head-on. This devastating crash took the life of his grandmother and left Matt with fractures to his neck, left femur and ribs. Chiropractic care for rehab after a car crash helped Matt take the recovery road back. Dr. Barbara Rodwin is familiar with the arduous rehab many patients like Matt have to go through. An Ottawa-based chiropractor practising for [...]

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How Chris curbed the back pain diabetes can bring

2021-06-29T00:03:20-04:00Back | Shoulder | Arm Pain, Chronic Conditions, Patient Experiences|

Chris Drake, 39, knows about diabetes and back pain. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of nine, he first started having back issues in his late twenties. It sidelined his much-loved golf habit, which Chris had played competitively and continued to play multiple times a week. Therapeutic exercise brought his golf game back. Although he was in good shape and controlled his diabetes fairly well, Chris's back pain continued off and on. If [...]

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Pam almost missed her trip to Italy due to low back pain

2021-06-29T00:11:00-04:00Back | Shoulder | Arm Pain, Patient Experiences|

Pam Damoff, a town councilor in Oakville, has always enjoyed an active lifestyle, especially cycling and the feeling of freedom that she experiences when she is out for a ride. However, all it took was the simple, innocuous act of putting on her socks one day for this to quickly change. Pam felt something shift in her lower back when she bent over, and a little while later when she was out for a walk [...]

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How chiropractic care helped Lisa quit opioids

2021-06-29T00:18:44-04:00Back | Shoulder | Arm Pain, Patient Experiences|

In the past, Lisa Morris self-medicated to help numb her pain. With help from Belleville’s Primary Care Low Back Pain program, Lisa’s life has done a 180: she’s self-employed as an artist, sleeping well and has given up pain pills. When Lisa describes her first visit to the Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (NPLC) in Belleville, Ont., 10 years ago, she admits she was a physical and emotional mess. Years of abuse going back to her childhood [...]

Treating Sharon’s whiplash and boosting her overall health

2021-06-29T00:26:23-04:00Back | Shoulder | Arm Pain, Injuries and Accidents, Patient Experiences|

When Sharon Pike was involved in a car accident a few years ago, she needed a chiropractor to treat her whiplash — and discovered that reaching one was easier than she thought. “I started going to see Dr. Christopher Morgan at TAIBU Community Health Centre in 2016,” says Sharon, a Toronto medical technician who sustained whiplash and other injuries in the collision. “He has supported my recovery and showed me daily routines I could use, [...]

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