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 →

PCS And Post-Concussion Syndrome Treatment One of the most common head injuries you can acquire is a concussion. In fact it may not take as much damage as you may think to acquire such an injury. It is especially common among athletes who play physical sports such as hockey or football. Like all brain injuries, concussions require careful treatment to assure proper healing. Concussions have been studied very heavily in recent years, and this increased focus on understanding such injuries has led to increase in effective treatment methods. PCS is defined as symptoms stemming from a concussion that can occur weeks, months, or even a year after the initial injury. The diagnosis is commonly made when symptoms still persist after a period of three months. Post-concussion syndrome doesn’t require you receive an extreme injury either. A concussion in which you managed to remain conscious can still lead to illness and require Continue reading →

Although soft tissue injuries are very common, they can be extremely painful. Soft tissue injuries involve damage to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Ligaments are the strong fibrous bone-to-bone connecting tissue. Ligaments are also used to stabilize joints. Typically, these injuries are categorized by the time frame since the injury and the body’s natural healing processes happening at the time. What is a soft tissue injury: Sprains When you suffer from a sprain, your ligament has been over extended and is either completely or partially torn. The most commonly sprained areas are your: Wrists from landing or falling on an outstretched hand Ankles when from turning your foot inwards Knees from sudden abrupt twisting Sprains can range depending on the severity of the injury. Grade I or mild sprains have little to no functional loss and minimal swelling Grade II are moderate sprains with incomplete tearing. Most often these sprains Continue reading →

  While not all cases of spinal stenosis respond easily to exercise regimens, patients frequently find their symptoms partially or completely abated by a bit of activity. ‘Use it or lose it’ applies as readily to your spinal column as to your muscles—a few spinal stenosis exercises can go a very long way. But of course, you don’t want to complicate your situation; done improperly, any exercise can exacerbate your problems and complicate treatment. In this article, we’ll discuss a few safe spinal stenosis exercises that you should experiment with, what to expect, and how to avoid mistakes that could cost you your health. Important Aspects of Spinal Stenosis Exercises Before we discuss specific exercises, let’s look at what makes for safe, effective spinal stenosis exercises. With these in mind, you’ll be able to find other exercises worth doing when this list begins to feel stale: Gets your blood pumping: Continue reading →

Most people learn as children that drinking milk is the ideal way of getting strong and healthy bones. While this is true during childhood, to improve bone health during adulthood, you need to think beyond milk and other dairy products. As you age, lifestyle and dietary habits leach calcium from the bones, making them weak. As bones weaken, the risk of fractures increases. Improving health of your bones is a lifelong process that you can never neglect. Nutrient-rich Diet Even in adulthood, bones require calcium and Vitamin D to stay healthy. You should be looking to make milk, dairy products, green leafy veggies, tofu, beans, soy milk and legumes a part of your daily diet, so that your body gets sufficient calcium. You also should make sure you get adequate amounts of Vitamin D, which you can by spending 15 to 20 minutes in the sun or eating foods rich 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:

Myofascial Release (MFR) therapy has been used for over a century now in the effective treatment of difficult and recurring injuries. But first, what is Myofascia? Myofascia is the tough, dense tissue that covers bones and muscles. The outermost covering, also known as fascia, is indeed very strong with a tensile strength of more than 200lbs but still very flexible. If you viewed it under a microscope, you’d see something like a fish net or a spider web. The Myofascia runs the whole length of the body right from beneath the toes to the topmost part of the head and is continuous such that you can’t tell where its starts or ends. You would say that Myofascia connects parts of the body to each other and you would actually be right. It’s therefore easy to see why the Myofascia is so delicate; a damage or defect to one part of Continue reading →

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.

What are natural therapies? Natural therapy refers to a broad range of treatments all of which are aimed at restoring or enhancing both physical and emotional well-being of patients without reverting to medication or conventional drugs. While drugs and medications are impressive and can be trusted to provide effective treatment for even the most serious ailments, many people would agree that they don’t provide all the answers. Some health conditions such as the common cold have caused humans problems for ages, but there are no medical solutions for it yet. One big advantage of natural therapies is that you, the patient will have more control over your treatment. Natural therapies also help relieve stress which is arguably the biggest cause of health issues in the modern age. The philosophy of natural alternatives is to maintaining harmony and balance of the body and mind while discovering and appreciating the complexity of Continue reading →

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 →