Back pain is a common chronic condition in Canada, with approximately 4 out of 5 Canadians suffering from some type of occurrence in their lives. For a high percentage of those individuals, a herniated disc is to blame. Although some Canadians with a herniated disc will experience temporary pain that subsides in a short period of time, others suffer immense or ongoing pain and other complications that require professional herniated disc treatment. Fortunately, if you or your loved one is suffering from a herniated disc, there are numerous treatment options available.

Lasers have been used for medical and therapy procedures since the mid 1960’s and new benefits for patients are still being found. Cold laser therapy can be a good treatment option for a variety of conditions from treating injuries to managing chronic conditions like back pain or arthritis. What is Cold Laser Therapy?

  Joints are subject to damage from both injury and disease. When either occurs, movement is inhibited and pain is experienced. Like many complaints, the incidence is likely to increase with age, but what causes joint pain? What Causes Joint Pain? Those four little words, “both injury and disease,” cover a multitude of possibilities. The incidence of joint discomfort is extremely high, with one survey discovering a full third of adults suffering in the month preceding its random sampling. Strains and sprains are the most common causes of joint pain that isn’t associated with a disease. Diagnosable conditions which can present as joint pain include: Bursitis. An inflammatory condition affecting small, fluid-filled sacs located close to joints that perform frequent repetitive motion, bursitis occurs most commonly in the elbow, heel, hip, knee and shoulder. Gout. A type of arthritis, acute gout typically affects only one joint, where uric acid has built up in the blood causing joint Continue reading →

  There’s a lot of confusion and misinformation associated with acupuncture. Many people have no idea of the sheer amount of positive applications for acupuncture. If you wonder, “what does acupuncture treat,” then you are most likely in for a surprise. There’s a veritable laundry list of conditions that acupuncture can help treat. Acupuncture on its own is very effective for some things, but it’s also possible to use it with other treatments as well. Instead of attempting to list every condition and disorder, it’s easier to just look at the categories that acupuncture helps with.   General Pain Management Acupuncture excels mostly at pain management. This goes for any type of pain. Since many disorders come with particular types of pain, acupuncture can help you manage that pain. What’s the cause of your pain? Bodily injury Neck and back Migraines and headaches Arthritis, Carpal tunnel Source-less chronic pains Pain Continue reading →

Car accidents can be traumatic and the car accident injuries that you have sustained can affect you both physically and mentally. That is why it is important to seek the right treatment and rehabilitation. This will ensure you have a holistic recovery that helps you overcome the physical and mental trauma of being involved in a car accident. Getting the Right Treatment Usually, when people are involved in car accidents, they suffer from soft tissue and/or joint dysfunction injuries. This can adversely affect their day-to-day life long after the accident. However, with the right physical treatment, exercises and education, you will be able to facilitate your recovery. Some of the treatments that can help you overcome car accident injuries are as follows:

Running. Sports. Accidents. Even sitting. There are a variety of reasons that men, women and children of all ages might develop sore joints and muscles. It’s not just a problem for seniors and the highly active—the reason people need physiotherapy and chiropractic services are as wide ranging as the treatments that are available to relieve the pain. If you or someone you love are experiencing sore joints and muscles, it’s important to know what treatment options and techniques are available to help. At Chiro-Med, we take an integrated approach to physical medicine and provide a range of state-of-the-art solutions for relieving the sore joints and muscles of anyone in the Richmond Hill or Newmarket, Ontario area.

Lower back pain can often cause considerable interference with daily living, including the ability to work, to attend to daily errands, or to work out. Most adults will at some point have to manage back pain. Fortunately, treating lower back pain has come a long way. One treatment that you might not have yet tried that is non-invasive, safe and easy, is simply waking up each morning and putting on a pair of compression hosiery. 

Usually, you think of inflammation as a “bad” thing, right? But in fact, in its most acute state, it’s an important part of your body’s natural immune response to some kind of onslaught, infection, or injury. It occurs as a process that’s meant to protect and heal your body from the trauma, injury, or infection, and when things go right, it does. Blood vessels dilate, blood can flow to the injured area, and special cells and agents meant to protect and heal are rushed to the site of the injury or infection. Normally, this response to the injury, trauma or infection both protects the body from further degeneration because of the trauma and induces healing. …until it becomes chronic However, something different happens when chronic inflammation occurs. Just exactly what causes this permanent inflammation isn’t quite known, but it can occur as a result of an old injury that won’t Continue reading →

Bad posture can cause problems for your well-being in several ways. First of all, slumping over gives a weak and tired appearance as opposed to standing up straight, which looks more commanding. Good posture is also helpful for the performance of singers and athletes. But ultimately, there are deeper reasons why correcting bad posture is essential to your good health. Preventing Pain and Fatigue Good posture is a conscious skill that allows you to stand, walk and sit with the least amount of strain on your back, muscles and ligaments. When you stand up straight you are actually protecting several organs at one time and allowing them to function at an optimum level, whereas when you slump over you are causing the body to work harder, which can lead to painful muscle spasms. You can also breathe more properly with free air flow when you practice proper posture. Other reasons to maintain good Continue reading →

Are you suffering from lower back or neck pain? Is the pain radiating to your leg or arm? You could be suffering from a herniated disc. In fact, many people have this condition without showing any of the herniated disc symptoms. So, they are unaware that they have a problem with their spine. Usually, the symptoms occur when the herniated disc presses on surrounding nerves. If this happens, the pain can be excruciating. Herniated Disc Symptoms Here are some of the symptoms that you should be looking out for.