Three weeks after Jeff MacKinnon got married, he suffered a mild heart attack. He fell, hit his head, dislocated his left shoulder and herniated a disc in his neck. Chores around the house like sweeping, mopping, and lifting became impossible. The chronic pain from this and other injuries brought him to the Hamilton Urban Core
Do you remember being nagged as a child to sit up straight at school or the dinner table? Do you still find yourself slouching at your computer or bending your head forward for long periods while using electronic devices? Canada’s chiropractors want you to Straighten Up! Good posture helps to prevent backache and muscular pain,
What is musculoskeletal health? The musculoskeletal system includes the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and connective tissues. It supports your weight, provides physical stability, enables you to move your body, and protects your vital organs. When everything is functioning well and working together, your body moves efficiently and without pain. That’s where chiropractors come
Aging can be difficult as one navigates new or existing health needs, or those of loved ones. Chiropractic treatment can help aging Canadians maintain a pain-free and healthy life by providing relief from MSK conditions, including back pain. Such conditions are often associated with increasing age such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease and spinal
There are two major non-cancer types of chronic pain – musculoskeletal (MSK) pain related to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles and neuropathic pain often felt as a burning sensation or shooting pain caused by nerve or tissue damage. What is chronic pain? Pain is considered chronic if it lasts for three months or more.
Why am I in pain? Low back, pelvis and hip pain during pregnancy is caused by a perfect storm of mechanical, hormonal and circulatory changes that put stress on your musculoskeletal (MSK) system. Luckily, Canadian chiropractors have the expertise to treat MSK conditions and are uniquely qualified to relieve pregnancy pain and discomfort without the use of medication – (usually a no-no during pregnancy) as well as provide holistic advice to maintain health before, during and after the baby is born.
In its opening series of blogs, the Canadian Chiropractic Association aims to inform the public about the efficacy of evidence-based chiropractic treatment that can bring relief to a number of conditions and injuries that respond to musculoskeletal (MSK) expertise. The Association believes that every Canadian deserves a chiropractor as a member of his or her healthcare team.
There are more than 8,400 licenced chiropractors practising in Canada. As the national association representing more than 7,000 of Canada’s chiropractors, we want to connect Canadians with our spine, muscle and nervous system experts, so we are launching a new, excitingly robust digital presence because we have a vision: The internet and social media has
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are the largest burden of illness on the economy in Canada and the second largest source of workplace absenteeism in North America. 85% of Canadians have experienced some level of back pain. Worldwide, it’s an epidemic that affects millions according to the World Health Organization. The musculature, spine and neural network are
How much education do you think chiropractors have? Chiropractors come from varied backgrounds, such as kinesiology, health policy and biology, to name just a few. Something leads undergraduates into the next phase of their education and training, whether it’s the drive to help people, or a deep and abiding fascination with human anatomy. A Doctor