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An overview of musculoskeletal conditions - CCA

An overview of musculoskeletal conditions

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Mar 14, 2018 Category: Blog Tags:

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

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Inflammation 101 - CCA

Inflammation 101

What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural process that your body activates to respond to foreign substances. This process is in place to protect our bodies from threats such as toxins, viruses, and bacteria. It’s the reason why you might experience swelling or bruising after an injury. Sometimes inflammation persists despite the absence of foreign

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What are trigger points? Here are 5 things that might help - CCA

What are trigger points? Here are 5 things that might help

A 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 (see Figure

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What is pain? 5 ways you can manage your pain

Spine, muscle and nervous system pain has many causes including physical trauma, poor posture, repetitive motion, overuse, and wear and tear. The pain may be so severe it keeps you from falling asleep, leaving you fatigued and unable to focus on simple tasks. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce spine, muscle and nervous system

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What is pain? 4 different types of pain you should know about - CCA

What is pain? 4 different types of pain you should know about

Spine, muscle, and nervous system conditions are the most common cause of long-term pain and physical disability.1 Approximately 80% of adults will experience spine, muscle, and nervous system pain at some point in their lifetime. These types of pain are generally caused by repetitive strain, overuse, and physical activity-related injuries.2 Low back pain is the

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What is pain? Here are 3 things you need to know - CCA

What is pain? Here are 3 things you need to know

Everybody experiences pain, but what exactly is pain and how do we measure it? Developing a common scale to identify levels of pain is difficult considering that everyone has a slightly different physical response to pain stimuli. Scientists define pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.”1 However,

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6 ways chiropractic care can help manage headaches - CCA

6 ways chiropractic care can help manage headaches

Being able to think clearly and calmly allows us to make decisions, process emotions, and carry on with our day-to-day lives. That clarity can be easily destroyed with a strong headache. Many people have occasional headaches, but frequent headaches that affect your ability to sleep or get on with your day can be disabling. Different

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5 ways to “Fit-in 15”: setting fitness goals - CCA

5 ways to “Fit-in 15”: setting fitness goals

Do you? Want a more energized lifestyle? Need help finding time to be active? Want to get started with little or no expense? If you answered yes to any of these questions then there’s a fair to good chance you would benefit from our Fit-in 15 online tool. Fifteen minutes a day can be the

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Fall Prevention Quiz: Learn Your Risk - CCA

Fall Prevention Quiz: Learn Your Risk

As we age the impact of a bad fall can become more serious. Recovery times become longer and some injuries, such as hip, wrist, and pelvic fractures can have a lasting impact on quality of life. Older Canadians have a higher risk of falling than most. Every year, one in three Canadians over age 65

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