LIFTING RIGHT – 10 tips to lift properly and avoid disc herniation

Stand close to the load to be lifted Place your feet shoulder width apart Bend your knees and keep your back straight Squat down to the level of the object and test the weight of the load Ask for help if the load is too heavy or awkward Use [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Back injury, Back Pain, Chiropractic and pain, Chronic Injuries, Chronic pain, Disc herniation, Healthy back, Lifting injury, Lifting properly, Lifting right, Lifting technique, Low back pain, MSK injuries, Pain, Pain management, Postural syndrome|Comments Off on LIFTING RIGHT – 10 tips to lift properly and avoid disc herniation

14 headache disorders. Which one do you have?

Migraine headaches Tension headaches Cluster headaches Sinus headaches Chronic daily headaches Menstrual headaches Caffeine headaches Ice cream headaches Early morning headaches Weekend headaches Rebound headaches Orgasm headaches Dental headaches Emergency headaches Other worthy and notable mentions: [...]

5 tips to reduce low back pain while cycling

Cycling is a great exercise and activity. It can be fun yet challenging and it has many health benefits. Some of the benefits of cycling include: Aerobic workout which helps increase cardiovascular fitness Helps build muscles and increase bone mass/density Non impact sport - puts less pressure on joints Helps with weight loss Can [...]

Migraine headaches? How your chiropractor can help.

Patients with headaches constitute a high percentage of visits to the chiropractic office. Many people suffer from headaches on a regular basis; however, the reason for the headaches varies among individuals. There are many different triggers for headaches, which include genetic factors, stress, food sensitivities, muscle strain, joint dysfunction, environmental factors, dehydration, and neurological [...]

5 Tips to make shovelling snow safer and to avoid injuries

During the winter months, shovelling snow is a common contributor to injuries such as low back pain. In most cases, snow falls unexpectedly depending on where you live, and shovelling is something that must be done without delay. The movements involved with shovelling are repetitive and can cause excessive wear and tear. Therefore, it [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Acute Injury, Back Pain, Healthy back, Healthy Living, Low back pain, Maintenance, MSK conditions, MSK injuries, Neck Pain, Pain, Pain management, Shovelling injury, Shovelling snow, Shovelling tips, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Tips to make shovelling snow safer and to avoid injuries

Do chiropractors just treat the back and the neck?

N O Chiropractors are extensively trained and are experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and their neurological sequalae. These conditions are not just limited to the neck and the back. In fact, they can treat any joint system and the conditions associated with that area. Chiropractors [...]