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Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis

Spondylolisthesis, (pronounced SPON-dill-oh-lis-THEE-sis) and spondylolysis (pronounced SPON-dee-low-LYE-sis are common causes of low back pain. Spondylolisthesis refers to one vertabra slipping over another in the front of the spine. Spondylolysis is when there is a separation of the small bony arch in the back of the spine located between the facet joints; this is called the read full article

Supporting Outdoor Activities with Chiropractic Care

Sports injury statistics are staggering not just here but in many areas worldwide where people like to be physically active. In fact, if you look at statistics they’re quite alarming. The Canadian Institute for Health Information reported that more than 5,600 Canadians are seriously injured every year due to winter sports that require at least read full article

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment for individuals who are suffering from many joint and tendon disorders.  More commonly known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) to health professionals, this form of treatment sends acoustic shock waves into the bone or soft tissue which basically reinjures the area on a cellular level.  As a result scar read full article

STRETCHES FOR LOW BACK PAIN

Lower back pain can be a nagging nuisance from time-to-time in our life. This type of pain is often due to muscle imbalances and many of us suffer from this type of pain frequently because we have desk jobs and spend more time throughout the day sitting than moving around. Lumbago (or low back pain) read full article

SWIMMING FOR LOW BACK PAIN

Many people with low back pain go to a chiropractor seeking a quick and simple solution. One way a person can help alleviate their back pain without putting too much stress on their back is swimming. Swimming can be an incredibly helpful exercise for low back pain sufferers It’s important to remember that lower back read full article

SPINAL DECOMPRESSION FOR BULGING / HERNIATED DISCS

When a disc in the spine is damaged, it may break open or it may bulge therefore becoming a herniated disc. A herniated disc is something that can cause immense pain, a numbing sensation and weakness in the area in which the nerve travels in the body. This occurs because the herniated disc is applying read full article

SPRING GARDENING TIPS

Spring has arrived and with it, the heightened desire to get into the garden to start planting. The warmth of the sun, the freshness in the air and seeing new growth coming up every day inspires most people to get into their gardens. This article is going to provide you with some useful spring gardening read full article

SNOW SHOVELING SAFELY

We are all aware that snow shoveling is hard work, and the more snow there is and the “wetter” it is, shoveling becomes extremely challenging. There’s no shortage of emergency room statistics that show us, shoveling can cause cardiac arrest if a person is not careful. What emergency rooms do not show are the enormous read full article

SHIN SPLINTS: PERIOSTITIS

Many of us have heard the term shin splints but are unsure as to what it really means. Often, the term shin splints is used to describe pain that is experienced at the front of the lower leg; yet the pain originates from inside of the shin bone located at the front of the leg. read full article

SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME

Shoulder pain is one of the most common physical complaints people have and it’s no wonder when you consider how complex this area of the body really is. Our shoulder is made up of several joints combined with tendons and muscles that permit a good range of motion in the arm. It is also made read full article