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An MSK strategy for Canada - CCA

An MSK strategy for Canada

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Feb 25, 2015 Category: Blog, Low Back Pain Tags:

Generally, Canadians are proud of our healthcare system and grateful that we can access it when we need it. But for some, accessing the care they need continues to be a struggle. This is particularly true for Canadians who suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, including back and neck pain. It can be very difficult to

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MSK health matters - CCA

MSK health matters

If you follow us on Twitter, you already know that an estimated 11 million Canadians over the age of 12 suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions each year. Even more surprising however, is how much that number is expected to increase as the population ages. By 2031, over 15 million Canadians are likely to experience MSK

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Putting the patient at the centre - CCA

Putting the patient at the centre

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Feb 11, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

For the past couple of weeks, we have been examining a model of care that treats the patient as a partner within the healthcare team. In this model, the patient is seen as a whole person rather than focusing on the illness alone, which ultimately places the patient rather than the symptoms at the centre

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Achieving whole health - CCA

Achieving whole health

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Feb 4, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Our mission at the Canadian Chiropractic Association is to motivate all Canadians to include a chiropractor as an integral part of their healthcare teams. The notion of a “team” may seem like a departure from the traditional healthcare model, but given the great examples of collaborative care that already exist, it’s more of an evolution

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The patient journey - CCA

The patient journey

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jan 28, 2015 Category: Blog

Back pain is a reality that most of us have or will have to deal with at some point in our lives. The causes of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are varied and not entirely understood – they could be related to genetics, mechanical issues, and lifestyle choices, just to name a few. People from every walk

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Contributing to a healthy Canadian workforce: appropriate care for musculoskeletal conditions - CCA

Contributing to a healthy Canadian workforce: appropriate care for musculoskeletal conditions

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jan 20, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

  We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: low back pain (LBP) is at epidemic levels in Canada. Over 80% of Canadians can expect to suffer an episode of LBP in their lifetime, and it is a leading cause of disability and prolonged work absences.1 Chronic and recurrent low back pain is also responsible

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Do you have your workers’ backs? An employer’s guide to chiropractic care - CCA

Do you have your workers’ backs? An employer’s guide to chiropractic care

Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and disorders can be devastating for Canadian workers and their families, taking a heavy toll on their health and well-being. Lost time and productivity at work, and even early retirement, carries financial implications that also extend to employers and their businesses. In fact, work-related MSK injuries and disorders cost Canadian employers billions

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How chiropractors can help workplace injuries - CCA

How chiropractors can help workplace injuries

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jan 7, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

It seems like every day a new article is published highlighting the risks to our health associated with sitting. This can be problematic considering that a large number of Canadians’ work involves countless hours sitting in front of a computer screen. Sitting for extended periods of time may increase pressure on the spinal discs that

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How chiropractic contributes to healthcare sustainability - CCA

How chiropractic contributes to healthcare sustainability

Most Canadians would probably agree that if there was one thing we, as a nation, truly value, it is our universal healthcare system. We take pride in living in a country that ensures all residents have reasonable access to primary care. But, is our healthcare really free? Unfortunately, it is not. In fact, health benefits

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