Feeling a bit under the weather lately? It’s that time of year again, and it seems like everywhere you turn someone is sneezing or sniffling. But if toting around boxes of tissues for a week and taking every over the counter pill you can find isn’t exactly your idea of fun, it might be time to try giving a call to your chiropractor’s office.
If you’ve recently seen a chiropractor for a new complaint and have started feeling better – that’s great news. It’s important to be getting the relief you deserve, especially when your injury has been limiting your ability to enjoy life and carry out your daily tasks.
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?
Are you reading this post on a mobile device right now? If you are– freeze! Check your body positioning. Is your phone near your lap? Is your head bent down to see the screen? Are you slouching?
Planning on taking a road trip this summer? Going backpacking around Europe? Well before you pack up the car or board your flight, there are a few important things to consider.
As most of us are only just beginning to enjoy summer, our office is fast-forwarding to September, when it’s time to go back to school!
It’s almost July, which means summer is in full swing and everyone’s trying to soak up the sun every chance they get. Along with the hot temperatures, outdoor patios, and days at the beach, the summer months also bring out one of our favourite things: Farmers’ Markets.
As summer quickly approaches and the courses start opening up, many golfers are making their way back to the first tee box. Golf is a great way to get outside, enjoy time with friends, and reduce stress, but have you ever thought about the effects it has on your body?