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.

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.

Everyone experiences pain from time to time. Unfortunately for some of us, that pain can last and grow to take on far too large a place in our lives. There are many methods of pain management available today, ranging from medicinal approaches, to physical therapies, to psychological approaches. Chiropractics offers a useful method to take on this pain and thankfully, a chiropractic adjustment can not only help manage this pain and in some cases even treat the causes, allowing you to live a healthier and satisfying life. Why Should I Consider Chiropractics? The best place to begin understanding chiropractic adjustments by looking at the problems they aim to fix. Broadly speaking, any adjustment will be intended to help realign the joints in your spine, or vertebrae. Often through no fault of our own, these joints can come out of alignment, leading to a variety of painful conditions. These can range from headache and lower Continue reading →

Chiropractic care is the best treatment option for increasing numbers of people. Whether you are suffering from neck or joint pain, or simply want to increase range of motion, here is what you need to know about your local chiropractor. Chiropractor’s Education Before you ask what does a chiropractor do, your first question might be what education does your chiropractor need to acquire? Chiropractors undergo rigorous education and licensing. All chiropractic educational programs are accredited by a national governing federation. But before entering an accredited Doctor of Chiropractic program, students must take three years of university-level study. Chiropractic education requires both classroom and clinical study, focusing in on three areas: basic training in health sciences and biological sciences. Specialized training in chiropractics including theory, practice, diagnosis and application, and extensive work in clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referral. Upon graduation the student must then pass both written and practical exams Continue reading →

Pain in your joints and back is not something that you just have to accept. You do have options when it comes to how to make these aches and pains disappear, and one of those options is chiropractic treatment. While some people may seek surgery or prescription drugs as a means of relieving musculoskeletal pain, chiropractic treatment is a noninvasive alternative. If you are suffering from injuries or other health conditions that are affecting your quality of life, chiropractic treatment may provide you with the relief that you need. Here are some of the signs that chiropractic may be right for you:

Muscle issues can range in severity, from a minor nuisance to something that makes it impossible for you to function. One of the most effective treatments for muscle issues is chiropractic treatment. Here is how seeing a chiropractor can help you with a variety of muscle issues: Rotator cuff issues The tiny muscles in your shoulder are part of what is known as the rotator cuff. When the bones and tissue in your shoulder are out of alignment, your rotator cuff becomes venerable to damage; in many cases, this damage is caused by the bones pinching or scraping up against soft tissue. With a professional chiropractic treatment series, a rotator cuff can be put back in alignment, alleviating current issues and preventing future ones. Lower back pain An estimated 8 in 10 people suffer from lower back pain on a regular basis; this makes it one of the most pandemic muscle issues on Continue reading →

  According to the journal, Radiology, a single concussion could result in lasting brain damage. With anywhere between 10% and 20% of all athletes suffering a concussion each season, it’s important to have complete concussion management to prevent devastatingly permanent or even fatal brain injuries. The following information explains a concussion, and the steps to go through in order to complete concussion management, reducing its effects. What is a Concussion? A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury is a difficult process affecting the impulse or acceleration forces delivered to the brain. Concussions can cause a myriad of effects. However, concussions most commonly cause temporary dysfunction in the nerves, which results in the athlete’s nerves not working properly, causing symptoms such as: – Head pressure – Headaches – Vomiting or Nausea – Neck pain – Blurred vision – Dizziness – Sensitivity to light or noise – Problems with balance – Feelings Continue reading →