Whiplash –Important Points to Know!

What Is It? Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues in the neck including ligaments, joint capsules, muscles and their tendons, and intervertebral disks.  It can also involve the nervous system tissues in more severe cases, resulting in radiating arm pain. How does it happen? During a car crash, most commonly a rear-end collision.…

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Neck Pain – Non-Surgical Treatment Options

There are many treatment options for those suffering from neck pain.  There is conventional medical care where the family doctor will usually prescribe a muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, and/or pain killer to help patients through episodes of acute neck pain.  However, many patients with neck pain have been through the process of treatments associated with medications…

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Posttraumatic Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) has a long reputation for being a controversial diagnosis.  Some health care providers (HCPs) feel FM is a legitimate condition that warrants treatment and research while others feel it’s a “garbage can diagnosis” that HCPs throw patients into when they’re not sure what diagnostic label to use for a patient’s condition.  Regardless of…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – “Fact Sheet”

What is it? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) occurs when a nerve on the palm side of the wrist is pinched.  It is named after the area of the wrist from where the symptoms occur.  The Carpal Tunnel is basically a horseshoe shape made from 8 small carpal bones and the ends of the horseshoe are…

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Have You Lost Work Time Because of Your Back Pain?

“I can’t believe how much my low back hurts! I don’t know if I can go to work with it like this!”  Does this sound familiar?  Have you ever missed work because of low back pain?  Well, if you have, you’re certainly not alone!  In fact, over 80% of the general population seeks some type…

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Is It Really Neck Pain?

A 48-year-old male had left sided neck pain with intermittent left arm tingling, numbness, and aching for 2.5 months. The pain was described as a deep nagging ache on the left side of the neck with a more intense pain in the left shoulder blade that occurred without any specific activity.  Also, no particular position…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – What Else Could It Be?

In our clinic, we see patients frequently with CTS.  If is a very common condition and usually responds well to the non-surgical chiropractic treatment approaches including hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and/or neck manipulation, Myofascial release techniques, wrist splint use – especially at night, work station evaluation and modifications, physiotherapy modality use, such as electrical stimulation,…

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Fibromyalgia Exercises – What Can You Do?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition characterized by generalized pain distributed in a non-anatomical pattern.  That is, the pain is widespread, possibly in all four limbs, the trunk and/or head.  It can be primary (not associated with another/different condition) or secondary (a specific condition like irritable bowel syndrome, trauma, post-surgical, etc. gives rise to FM).  Some…

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The Many Facets of Low Back Pain

Have you experienced low back pain lately?  There are many causes of low back pain which need to be properly and thoroughly evaluated.  The obvious cause may be attributed to specific activity, especially one that has not been performed in quite some time.  This may include a sports injury, gardening or yard work related injury,…

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