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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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Pilates Power!

As the new year begins many of us are thinking about new fitness regimes.  Did you know that Pilates can actually help improve your back condition and help relieve pain!  To better understand this we first need to know what Pilates is and how it works! What is Pilates? Pilates is a form of low-impact…

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Laptop liabilities

In an effort to stem the number of coronavirus infections, we are being told to wherever possible work from home.  This means popping your laptop on a surface suitable for working, transforming kitchen tables and bedrooms into home offices. Many are working under less-than-ideal ergonomic conditions—a kitchen chair that’s too low, a table that’s too…

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My wallet – a pain in the backside!

Your wallet is one of your most taken-for-granted accessories and it has always lived in your back pocket. When it comes to it, size matters. Carrying a big, fat wad of cash in your pocket can mean major trouble for your back. So what happens exactly? So what happens when you sit on your wallet?…

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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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Warm up for winter

The winter season is fast approaching so it’s even more essential to warm up for winter. Though some places get far more snow than others, our chiropractors still have some suggestions for anyone dealing with snow and possible icy pavements and streets. They’re dangerous and need to be treated as such, even when the snow…

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Manual Handling Injuries

There is no getting away from the fact that moving and handling plays a part in almost every role, in every industry, making the risk of a workplace injury high if you’re not up to speed with the best practice techniques. However, if you work in an industry that relies heavily on moving and handling,…

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Are you lifting correctly?

A leading cause of back injury at work is lifting or handling objects incorrectly. Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries. Learning and following the correct method for lifting and handling heavy loads can help prevent injury and avoid back pain! The term manual handling covers a wide variety of activities including lifting, lowering,…

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Cycling and Chiropractic Treatment

Cycling has always been a very popular sport, cyclists seem to be everywhere and as with any type of physical activity, there is always a chance that injuries will occur. Chiropractic helps keep your body balanced and improves your flexibility. This, in turn, decreases your chance for injury. Many people who take up cycling do…

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To Spin or not to spin!

Chances are you’ve probably heard someone talking about that amazing spin class they go to. You’ve probably also wondered how sitting on a stationary bike in a dark room, sweating to chart music could be fun? Spin classes are as challenging as they are exhilarating. Benefits of a class include weight loss, improved strength, and…