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Three tips for managing neck pain - CCA

Three tips for managing neck pain

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jun 17, 2015 Category: Blog Tags:

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

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jun 10, 2015 Category: Blog Tags:

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!

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jun 3, 2015 Category: Blog, Low Back Pain

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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Four back-saving tips for the office - CCA

Four back-saving tips for the office

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: May 26, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Given the number of hours in a work week spent sitting, including commuting time, it’s not surprising that many office workers suffer from at least one musculoskeletal (MSK) condition. Common workplace injuries include tendonitis/osis, carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck pain, as well as neck/shoulder stiffness and circulatory problems. Pain and discomfort can be caused

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Six back-saving tips for new parents - CCA

Six back-saving tips for new parents

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: May 13, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Becoming a parent brings joy like no other, but it also brings a host of new challenges that test the most patient and nurturing among us. It’s no secret that childbirth and the general sleep deprivation that typically accompanies caring for a baby have a profound impact on the body. In fact, musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints

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Seven back-saving tips for gardeners - CCA

Seven back-saving tips for gardeners

Warmer temperatures and sunny days have finally arrived and so have the first flowers of spring! This might entice you to do a bit of gardening. Understandably, most gardeners are anxious to plunge their hands into the dirt and get growing. Gardening can be an extremely rewarding pastime, but it can also come with an

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Five ways to reduce low back pain while cycling - CCA

Five ways to reduce low back pain while cycling

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Apr 22, 2015 Category: Blog

Cycling competitively, to work or just for the enjoyment of it is an excellent way to keep in shape and enjoy the outdoors, but it’s no fun at all if your back hurts. Back pain or discomfort while riding a bicycle can result from various factors, such as poor riding posture, a poorly fit bicycle,

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Behind the wheel: posture check! - CCA

Behind the wheel: posture check!

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Apr 15, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Last week, we discussed the stresses that driving can place on the musculoskeletal system. In fact, studies have been conducted, particularly with bus and truck drivers, that show a higher risk of developing MSK conditions associated with these occupations. Vehicle vibrations, bumpy roads and sitting in a constrained position with improper lumbar support may contribute

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Five back saving tips for drivers - CCA

Five back saving tips for drivers

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Apr 8, 2015 Category: Blog

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are prevalent among habitual drivers. Whether you work in your vehicle or commute to work through rush-hour traffic, you may have experienced some level of back or neck pain. In fact, studies have shown a high incidence of work-related musculoskeletal injuries among people who drive for a living, and, according to the

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