Have you ever had pain radiate from your low back, through your hips, and down one leg? If so, you may have experienced sciatica. What exactly is it, and what can you do to treat the pain? In this blog post, we will explore what you need to know plus offer some tips for relief.
The body is a complex myriad of structures and systems that work synergistically to allow function and movement, and ultimately allows us to do the activities that we love. Everything in our bodies is interconnected – including the musculoskeletal (MSK) and related neurological systems that are comprised of bones, muscles, joints, nerves, and connective tissue.
As the baby boomer generation reaches the age of retirement, seniors now make up the fastest-growing age group in Canada. By 2030, it is expected that 23.6% of Canadians will be age 65 or older. To give some perspective, in 2013 a mere 15.3% of the Canadian population was 65 or above. How Aging Affects
The human body is pretty amazing. It can convert food into energy and sunshine into vitamins. And, when everything is working as it should, the human body also has the ability to heal itself. When you get injured, a protective response is triggered that dilates blood vessels to improve blood flow to the injured area.
Sitting May be the New Smoking, but Smoking is Still Smoking We’ve all heard by now that “sitting is the new smoking”. There is no question that excessive sitting and a sedentary lifestyle certainly have their share of health risks, which we will discuss later in this series. However, it’s important not to let a
Back pain and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect a staggering number of people in Canada and around the world, so many that it can be considered an epidemic. In Canada alone, these statistics from a 2009 report published by the Work Foundation are attention getting: 1 in 8 Canadians report having chronic back problems 12% of Canadians