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Blog1-MainCanada’s Low Back pain Epidemic

Involuntary spasms in your lower back? A dull throbbing ache? Shooting pain down your leg? You are most likely suffering from a condition known as low back pain (LBP). If you’ve never had low back pain, chances are you will at some point in your life. Just check these statistics…

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Date: May 18th 2018



msk picMSK 101: An Overview of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Musculoskeletal (MSK) health is an important part of your daily life. That’s why educating Canadians on the benefits of a healthy MSK system is an important priority for the CCA. As we have discussed in previous blogs, there are many ways to help prevent MSK conditions, and the more you know, the more you can…

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Date: Mar 14th 2018

What are Trigger Points? Here are 5 things that might help

morning_neck_pain_dreamstime_m_50249761A trigger point can be described as a spot or point in a muscle that refers a sensation, be it pain or weakness, to another area of the body. For example, a trigger point in your upper trap muscle may cause a referral pattern into the side of the head, behind the ear…

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Date: Feb 7th 2018


3 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Repetitive Strain

In most cases, when we do strenuous activities and exercises, we take the proper precautions to make sure we don’t injure ourselves. Stretches, wearing the proper gear, and pacing ourselves are all good examples, but what can you do when you have a repetitive strain injury from your day-to-day routine? What is a repetitive strain…

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Date: Dec. 11th 2017

sleep (1)Sleep Ergonomics | Wake Up Pain-Free and Energized

Getting a good night’s sleep is something many of us struggle with. Sometimes, it is difficult to relax or our sleep gets disrupted. Getting enough sleep is important for more than just functioning throughout the day; it also has a major impact on our health. Sleep plays an essential biological role in recovery and energy…

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Date: Nov. 22nd 2017


pexels-photo-211052-780x3005 Things Your Chiropractor Wishes You Would Stop Doing

We all do simple, everyday things that drive chiropractors crazy! Here’s why you should stop doing them and what you can do instead.

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Date: Nov. 8th 2017


3 Ways Strengthening Your Core Can Help Your Back

It’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. Strengthening your core plays a much more important role than just getting that six-pack. Approximately 85% of Canadians can expect to experience low back pain at some point in their life.1 A large part of this is due to weak core muscles.2 Did you know that the “core” is…

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Date: Oct. 25 2017



Neck Pain: 3 ways chiropractic care can help!

As students get back into their studying routine this back to school season, they may find that the increased time spent reading and doing computer work, in addition to higher levels of stress, may cause neck pain. Neck pain is a common problem with many possible causes. Poor posture, hunching over a computer, arthritis, whiplash…

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Date: Oct. 2nd 2017


2 Types of Arthritis: How They Impact You and What You Need to Know

Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting the joints worldwide.1 In Latin, arthro- means joint and –itis means inflammation, so together arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While they might sound similar, they have very different causes and symptoms.   OSTEOARTHRITIS What is…

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Date: Sept. 13th 2017



Exercises to Keep Your Arches Happy and Get You up and Running

Summer is a great time to lace up your sneakers and get running or walking for your overall health and well-being. Did you know there are exercises you can do to strengthen your feet? There’s no question that our feet do a lot of heavy lifting. They bear the load of our entire bodies and…

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Date: July 4th 2017