Head trauma has long been a leading cause of serious injury across a wide range of professional contact sports, besides among college, high school, and amateur sports players. Concussions are a variety of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that often occurs when sports participants accidentally knock heads, receive an elbow, knee, or foot impact to their head, receive too many direct head blows in boxing, collide head-first with the ground or a stationery object, or otherwise suffer from sudden, forceful head trauma. A single major concussion or a long series of smaller concussions in sports events can be career-ending and may lead to chronic severe headaches, nervous system damage, depression, suicidal thoughts, violent/erratic behaviors, and CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), which can only be successfully diagnosed after death.

If you’ve recently suffered a concussion, we advise that it will probably take you at least 1 – 2 weeks before you start feeling completely back to your normal self again. The good news is that if you’re managing your concussion from home, you’re well on the road to a full recovery. However, how long it takes will depend on various factors, such as your age, the severity of the concussion, and your health before the head trauma. 

If you or someone you know has recently experienced a blow to the head, it’s wise to check for symptoms of concussion and consult a medical expert just to be on the safe side. However, many of us do occasionally hit our heads without any serious consequences – so how do we know when it’s time to get down to the emergency room?

Many consider acupuncture to be alternative medicine or therapy, and so far the research has been mixed as to whether or not it can make a real and lasting difference. But despite acupuncture having its critics, there is also a fair share of studies claiming acupuncture does help to control pain and other issues such as anxiety. Below, we’re going to look at how acupuncture for anxiety actually works, and the benefits of treating your anxiety this way.

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.

For most people, their workstation is the place where they spend at least forty hours a week, if not more. With a poorly set up workstation, your body will begin to feel the strain in just a few weeks, and over the course of several years you could cause some serious damage to your neck, spine, wrists and other joints. The good news is that plenty of studies have been done about ergonomic workstation elements, bringing you a full suite of products and recommendations to help overhaul your work space.

Chiropractic insurance is becoming more and more common as chiropractic care is gradually gaining wider acceptance in the medical community as demonstrably beneficial for a growing list of conditions. Help in reducing acute/chronic pain and in getting the nervous system to function at optimum levels are (broadly speaking) the two main benefits of modern chiropractic’s.

Do you experience abnormal aches in the various parts of the body? Is it easier said than done for you to maintain good posture? Is your normal series of activity restricted in any way? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, it might all point towards a buried health-related problem – the misalignment of the spine. What is Spinal Misalignment? Regular wrong posture can cause spinal misalignment. This is when your spinal column gets used to the new normal, thus losing its original shape in the process. This in turn may cause strain and subsequent harm to the spinal cord. If your spine becomes damaged, it will lead to aches, limited activity and other similar problems. Back pain is an extremely common complaint. Research shows that 4 out of 5 adults in the US complain of low back pain at least once in their life-time. It is an Continue reading →

Musculoskeletal injuries are the number one work-place injury, and they are not uncommon as sports and household injuries as well. Your musculoskeletal system includes your bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, and more. A sudden impact can lead to a musculoskeletal injury, but more often they result from over-stressing the system, either in a single incident or over an extended period of time. Musculoskeletal injuries can affect any part of your body, including neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, hips, knees, legs, feet, and wrists. Common symptoms of an injury include acute shots of pain, dull, chronic aches, and stiff/swollen joints. These types of injuries affect all ages, but the elderly are particularly vulnerable to them. There are numerous musculoskeletal injuries that people suffer from. Sometimes they amount to nothing more than a temporary inconvenience, like a mild strain or sprain. Other times however, they can develop into Continue reading →

Posture problems have been becoming even more prevalent in today’s society with more and more desk jobs, more slouching, and even bad sleeping habits. Bad posture can account for so many different health issues, but the great thing is that many of these bad posture habits can be broken and reversed. Health Concerns Associated with Bad Posture Besides causing spine disorders such as scoliosis, bad posture can even cause other problems which include headaches, jaw pain, shoulder and back pain, reduced lung function, and even gastrointestinal pains. A bad posture can affect your health negatively in numerous ways which is why it’s so important to practice good posture. However if you already have posture problems, we can help you find out what it is and also how to fix it. Correcting Posture Problems There are many types of posture problems that can happen to your body, but the good thing Continue reading →