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Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks.  The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected area.  It may be continuous or intermittent and can come and go without any apparent reason.  It can occur in nearly any part of your […]

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Whiplash backlash!

  Whiplash is a common injury  and is incredibly painful. It affects your neck, and since we use this part of our body all of the time, it’s difficult to rest, recuperate, and regain your strength.  In most cases, it will pass on its own with time and rest, other people want help in speeding […]

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Exercises for flexibility

Yesterday we talked about shoulder pain, but what if your shoulders are just stiff and you need to stretch them out?  Shoulder tightness is very common, affecting approximately 18 to 26% of adults.  However you can take steps to relieve the tightness in your shoulders by doing a few simple exercises. These  five lengthening and […]

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Shoulder the problem!

For most people, the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Surrounded by nerves, bursa, tendons, and other tissues that can experience or cause irritation, it’s not surprising that shoulder pain affects millions of people around the world each year. Depending on the cause and specifics of your own shoulder condition, there’s a […]

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Shoulder Pain – Off the Cuff?

What is a rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint comprising of: The supraspinatus The infraspinatus The teres minor The subscapularis They work together to keep the shoulder stable, rotate the arm and to lift the arm above the head. The rotator cuff works with […]

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Why does cold weather make joints ache?

There is no one explanation for why dropping temperatures can make your muscles and joints ache. One theory is that cold weather causes muscles to lose more heat and contract, causing tightness throughout the body. Joints get tighter, muscles can lose their range of motion and nerves can be pinched more easily. Another  theory relates to […]

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Shoulder and Arm Pain.

When you think of your local Chiropractic Clinic, what comes to mind?  They only treat back pain or neck pain!  Most people don’t link Chiropractic treatment with shoulder or arm pain and yet it remains one of the most effective ways to treat this particular condition! Common Shoulder Problems Some of the typical types of […]

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Take a swing at Forearm Pain

It’s summertime again and when the sun shines and the great outdoors beckons, we restart our favourite sports.  As a result of this, we see an increase in forearm repetitive strain injuries due to overuse. Two of the most popular injuries that occur involve forearm pain they are golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow.  Incredibly even […]

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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

RSI refers to aches and pains in your upper body caused by repetitive movements and poor posture at work.  It is also called occupational overuse injury and overuse syndrome. RSI mainly affects your arms,elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, neck and shoulders. You can get this condition from a wide range of occupations and activities.  You may […]