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Taking Charge of Your Headaches: A Guide for Pain Management - CCA

Taking Charge of Your Headaches: A Guide for Pain Management

June 24, 2015

You have a headache? You certainly are not alone! Fifty-nine percent of Canadian adults report suffering from some form of headache.1 Headaches can be debilitating, but most often feel like unpleasant discomfort, pain or pressure that can be addressed by manual therapies, relaxation and rest, hydration and even short-term use of pain medication. Yet, in severe

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Three tips for managing neck pain - CCA

Three tips for managing neck pain

June 17, 2015

Neck pain can be caused by trauma, inflammation and even repetitive stress on related structures. In fact, among repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), neck and shoulder pain were most common at 25%, with wrist and hand pain coming a close second at 23%.1 . Interestingly, a large portion (55%) of RSIs occur while on the job and

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Lending an ear to pain, talking the talk - CCA

Lending an ear to pain, talking the talk

June 10, 2015

To you, your pain is very personal and very real. Yet, it is common for many chronic pain sufferers to show no overt physical signs that might explain why they are experiencing pain. Due to the general misunderstanding of pain, you may feel frustrated to repeatedly explain your pain to family, friends and even your

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What a Pain in the Back! - CCA

What a Pain in the Back!

June 03, 2015

Odds are that you or someone you know has suffered from back pain in the past year. Low back pain, in particular, is very common affecting four out of five people at least once in their lifetime1,2. A recent survey revealed that, in Canada, back pain continues to be the most common health complaint of

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