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There are many reasons why your body tends to slow down and become more sedentary as the years go by. Perhaps you’ve recognized that your physical strength and athleticism might not be what it was before. You may find that health problems, issues with pain caused by injuries, or a fear of falling stops […]
Chiropractic care is useful in situations where the pain is compromising the quality of your life. For many people, ongoing chiropractic care can be valuable. If you are suffering from chronic pain, repeated, long-lasting treatment can improve your life. But, even for people who don’t suffer from chronic pain, there are many benefits to […]
If you are one of the many people who suffer from lower back pain, you know just how painful and life-changing this condition can be. Normal tasks you were once able to handle on your own may become difficult, if not impossible, to perform. While there are pain medications available to help alleviate back […]
Orthotics and Foot Support: A Complete Guide
Orthopedic shoe inserts are intended to correct an irregular walking pattern, by altering the angles that the foot strikes when walking or running. Orthotics come in different forms, from simple inserts that are placed in shoes, to custom shoe inserts. Most of the orthotics are complex in design and […]
This is Student Chiropractic Assistant Kikuko’s co-op reflection after doing a practicum at MacKenzie Chiropractic. This article originally appears on sfu.ca. See the original article here.
“Here I was, in my last semester at SFU, and stuck on whether I wanted to graduate with a Co-op degree designation or just get my degree over with. […]
With the second week of November being National Pain Awareness Week in Canada, we’re taking a look at the impact of pain and how you can show your support. The Canadian Pain Coalition is dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting sustained improvement in pain management in Canada. From November 6th to the 12th, organizations […]
As one of America’s most favorite sports, golf is becoming more popular than ever. However, like any other sport, golf can produce lower back pain. In fact, lower back pain is one of the most common conditions golfers suffer from. If you love to hit the greens but are experiencing back pain, here is […]
With summer in full force, it’s the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit your favorite trails. However, hiking injuries can occur to even the most experienced and best prepared hikers. Staying safe in the mountains is essential to prevent injuries. Here are the most common hiking injuries and how to […]
Gardening offers several benefits for your body, but if you suffer from back pain, moving around your garden can be painful. Garden work requires repetitive bending, which can lead to back pain and other various injuries. To prevent further strain, it’s important to take the proper time to prepare your body and use smart […]
Pain medications do not treat the cause of pain. They are designed to temporarily mask pain, but do nothing to actually cure the source of the issue. Without proper treatment for a pain condition, patients face a continuous cycle of medicating which can lead to abuse and possible addiction.
Side Effects of Pain Medication Use