As winter approaches and the snow begins to fall, it brings
with it more hazardous road conditions, and the possibility of motor vehicle accidents.
While a small fender bender might not seem that serious, it
can lead to whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck. In fact, approximately
two-thirds of people in motor vehicle accidents develop whiplash symptoms.
You don’t have to search for long to find someone who has suffered from plantar fasciitis, as it is one of the most common causes of foot and/or heel pain in adults. But what exactly is plantar fasciitis, and how does it occur?
If you’ve ever suffered from vertigo, you know how troubling it can be. There are many causes and types, each lasting anywhere from a few seconds to days, and all equally frustrating. Chiropractic care has been shown as an effective treatment for certain types of vertigo, one of which being Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV.
If you’ve ever suffered from jaw pain, you know how irritating it can be. Perhaps you’ve tried trips to the dentist, mouth guards, and even have avoided eating certain foods to prevent irritation. But have you ever considered visiting the chiropractor?
As summer gets into full swing, many of us start returning to outdoor activities we haven’t done since last year. And with this increase in yard work, summer sports, and home renos, some aches and pains are bound to come with it.
If you’ve noticed your elbow and forearm feeling painful, weak, or even tingling, you might be suffering from tennis elbow, even if you haven’t picked up a racquet. Despite its misleading name, tennis elbow is a common injury that can occur with any type of repetitive activity – not just tennis. Swimmers, baseball players, carpenters, and even cashiers can all suffer from the condition.
You’re at your desk at 3:00 pm on a busy afternoon, and try as you might, you just can’t ignore the tingling in your hands and wrists. You shake out your hands, open and close your fists a few times, but nothing seems to help.
If you’ve visited our office for chiropractic treatment before, you’ve probably heard Dr. Munn ask about your sleeping habits. While this may seem like a pretty simple question, your answers actually give a lot of insight into some of the aches and pains you might be dealing with.
If you’ve ever had a headache, you know how irritating and frustrating they can be. And you’re not alone: approximately 4.5 million Canadians suffer from recurring migraines and tension headaches. Millions of dollars are spent on over the counter medications and prescription drugs to help combat the pain, but unfortunately for many people, they provide minimal relief. Probably not what you wanted to hear!
September is Arthritis Awareness month, and while you may not suffer from arthritis, you probably know someone who does.
Arthritis comes in many forms (over 100) and affects people of all ages. According to the Arthritis Society, 1 in 5 Canadians suffer from arthritis, 59.5% of them being women. It is Canada’s most prevalent chronic health condition.
Although there are many different types of arthritis, the most commonly diagnosed and most commonly known type is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease that leads to a breakdown of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. It progresses slowly, and can cause joint stiffness, swelling, and pain, which will most often come and go. Over time, symptoms can worsen and become more constant, affecting many daily activities and quality of life.
While there is no cure, chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for managing OA and its symptoms. Studies have shown that chiropractic treatments and patient education are more effective for treating OA when compared to daily stretching or education alone. Chiropractors can help maintain alignment, preventing excess stress on the joints affected, reduce pain, help relax overused muscles, and provide lifestyle and dietary recommendations. The goal isn’t to get rid of the disease, but to help reduce symptoms to allow you to continue enjoying your daily activities and hobbies.
If you or someone you know is suffering from OA, and current methods of care and treatment aren’t reducing its symptoms, consider adding chiropractic care to your treatment options.
Sciatica. We’ve all heard that word before. Maybe we’ve even been told we have it. But do we actually know what it is?