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The Power of Exercise to Help Manage Osteoporosis

2021-01-11T16:24:17-05:00

Aging, obesity and chronic health conditions, among other things, can lead to limited mobility and strength. And these issues can in turn contribute to spine, muscle and joint problems. As we age, our bones decline in density, starting at age 30. And if bone mass gets dangerously low, it’s called osteoporosis. Physical exercise, particularly if it’s weight-bearing, can help you better manage osteoporosis, including its side effects. “The higher you get your bone mass up [...]

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The Pain Problem: Spine, Muscle and Joint Pain

2021-01-11T16:22:42-05:00

Canadians Are No Strangers to Pain According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) 2017 report, All Pain, No Gain: Shining a Light on Canada’s Back Pain and Opioid Crisis, almost 90 per cent of Canadians have experienced muscle and/or joint pain in the last year, the most common being back pain and headache. Pain affects the way people work, play and generally live. And a person’s spine, muscles, joints and related nervous system supports every [...]

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Breast Cancer and Chiropractic Care

2022-10-19T14:58:37-04:00

When you have breast cancer, your treatments, such as radiation, surgery and chemotherapy, are physically hard on you. Receiving a cancer diagnosis and managing it is also emotionally stressful. This stress puts even more tension on your body. Odd as it may sound, breast cancer and chiropractic care can go together. While a chiropractor can’t treat cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society advises that chiropractic care may help people living with it cope with some types [...]

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Aging: How to stay active when it hurts to do so

2021-06-28T17:39:50-04:00

To help manage osteoarthritis pain, Tom Kellar and Colleen Fraser stay active while aging, including taking regular walks near their Sudbury home. Tom Kellar and his wife, Colleen Fraser, from Sudbury, Ontario, have always tried to stay active while aging 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 both of them. For Kellar, the pain [...]

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Mind and Body: The link between chronic pain and mental health

2021-06-28T17:39:36-04:00

As an advocate for improved pain management in Canada, Lynn Cooper advises patients to access a multidisciplinary team of health practitioners. It’s an approach she also takes to help manage the physical and emotional challenges of her own chronic pain. You likely know that many people deal with chronic pain or mental illness. But you may not know how often the two go together. If you have chronic pain, it impacts your mood and can [...]

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Living with Arthritis: How Chiropractic Care Helps Alleviate Arthritis Symptoms

2021-01-11T16:25:28-05:00

Arthritis affects about one in five Canadians or more than six million people. Many people living with this condition say they need help to complete daily tasks because arthritis limits their abilities. With symptoms like stiffness and often painful inflammation, arthritis limits your mobility and how well you can move your joints. Chiropractic care helps alleviate arthritis symptoms, so you can move through your day with less pain. Although symptoms are more likely to show [...]

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Use It or Lose It: Exercise Therapy Can Ease Arthritic Pain

2022-10-12T11:56:54-04:00

When you live with an ongoing or chronic condition, such as arthritis, it can be difficult and painful to complete daily tasks. These tasks include using a computer mouse to running errands. But exercise therapy can ease arthritic pain. While arthritis limits your range of motion, treatments, such as manual therapy and a therapeutic exercise program, can help you keep moving. Many people opt to visit a chiropractor for a therapeutic exercise program. It can help [...]

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Seven Tips to Get Your Back on Track

2021-01-11T16:23:08-05:00

About 80 per cent of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. But how can you tell if it is serious or not? Most low back strain and sprain injuries will resolve themselves with a little help within a week or so. To determine if your injury is more serious, look for the following symptoms: pain in other body areas, numbness, and loss of strength or co-ordination are all signs [...]

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Got Back Pain? Try these Options Before Grabbing Painkillers!

2021-02-08T12:34:40-05:00

Are you suffering from back pain? You’re not alone. Up to 80 per cent of the population will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. But what if you’re living with chronic back pain? Where can you turn for help? For too many of us, prescription painkillers, like opioids, are our first remedy to manage persistent pain, but there’s a whole world of medication-free options that may be able to help. The 2017 [...]

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