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If you’re feeling any sort of pain or discomfort in you musculoskeletal system, you may be wondering when to see a chiropractor. It’s a question many people struggle with because pain isn’t like most medical conditions with definitive symptoms or signs. Some individuals choose to see a chiropractor for various reasons like getting relief from allergies or improve the overall function of their health. Here are five reasons when to see a chiropractor that may relate to your situation: You are Always Active You are taking care of yourself by exercising to improve your cardiovascular and physical health. Maybe you’re just a Canadian who is always on the go. Regardless of the reason you are always active, your body takes a beating because of the constant jarring, strain and pressure. Months or even years of the activity can cause your body to break down. You become prone to developing pinched Continue reading →

Many specialists consider extracorporeal shock wave therapy, also referred to as ESWT, a breakthrough treatment for pain management and mobility restoration. With an excellent success rate, this form of therapy can be used to treat a series of conditions, including fractures, Achilles tendon, calcaneal spur (heel spur), calcific tendinitis (rotator cuff), lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), bursitis, renal calculi (kidney stones), and even scars and non-healing ulcers. Defined as a non-invasive procedure that works by delivering pulses of energy in form of radial sound waves, ESWT initiates a rapid inflammatory response in the tissue. The normal physiological reaction to inflammation is vasodilatation, which increases blood flow within the affected area of the body, stimulating cell regeneration. Cell regeneration not only promotes healing, but also helps relieve pain and inflammation. The pulses of energy are delivered with the help of some special devices pressed on to the injured tissue. Specific low- and Continue reading →