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.
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
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
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
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
In 2011, the Province of Manitoba and Mount Carmel Clinic established a chiropractic clinic to assess, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and conditions among the residents of Point Douglas in Winnipeg’s North End. For a variety of reasons, including low socioeconomic status, many of the residents typically face barriers to accessing healthcare. In accordance