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Myofascial trigger points are hyper-irritable areas of muscles that will refer pain in a predictable pattern, particularly when you press on them. A trigger point can be described as a tight band of tissue located within a larger muscle group.
A high standard of care for people in Winnipeg with low back pain, be it chronic or more acute, includes spinal adjustments and the prescription of specific exercises for your back. To be optimally effective, the exercises should be tailored to you and take into account the specifics of your injury, including something called directional preference.
Injuries from auto accidents are common and we want to make sure that people get the care they need. Auto accidents can throw off your entire life: personal, social, recreational, and of course, work.
“Many back pain sufferers would experience a huge breakthrough in their recovery if they only realized that is was the flawed movement patterns that kept them pain-sensitive. Much like a scab forming on our skin, our backs are constantly trying to patch and health themselves
Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy go hand in hand when it comes to restoring mobility, alleviating pain, and just helping increase overall health. Utilizing both of these therapies together can make a significant difference in the overall results..
New Year’s Resolutions have a bit of a shaky reputation. Even though we earmark January 1st to get a new start sometimes after the first few days or weeks, the motivation wanes a bit and we fall back towards our old comfortable habits.
The lumbar spine is made up of five bone segments called vertebrae. In between each vertebra are flexible intervertebral lumbar discs, which act as shock absorbers for the spine. The intervertebral discs are composed of two components, a tough outer ring of fibrous tissue called the annulus fibrosis, and a jelly-like center inside the annulus fibrosis called the nucleus pulposus
About 80% of Canadians suffer debilitating low back pain at some point in their life. This fact is staggering, yet it doesn’t have to be this common. The key to staying out of this group of low back pain sufferers comes down to one word: Prevention.
In part one of this article I talked about Upper Crossed Syndrome, Headaches and Neck Sprains and Strains as sources of head and neck pain. This installment will discuss injuries to the disc, pinched nerves(radiculopathy) and TMJ (jaw) pain.
Neck Pain and Headaches are a very common in Winnipeg; understanding the causes and prevention of them can go a long way to leading a healthy and pain-free life. In this educational summary, we discuss some of the most common conditions we see in our office.
I was talking to a newer patient this week who had been struggling with wrist, arm and hand pain/tingling for quite some time. As we were speaking, he said “I wish someone had told me this before. I thought I ‘just’ had carpal tunnel syndrome”.
The headache starts, maybe above one eye or in your temple, you know it is going to be bad, so you finish what you are doing to buckle up and ride it out.
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Are you experiencing pain, numbness or tingling along one side of your body from your lower back down through your hip and the back of your leg? If so, you are not alone many people in Winnipeg are suffering from a condition called sciatica.
Running has become one of the most common forms of physical activity in today’s society. It can be a community building activity, a personal challenge and most importantly, a great work out. It is a sport that everyone can participate in; all you need is a good pair of shoes and a little motivation
Plantar Fasciitis involves pain and inflammation of a band of tissue, called the Plantar Fascia, which runs across the bottom of your foot —connecting your heel bone to your toes. The plantar fascia is a thick, dense tissue with limited blood supply.
If you have pain in any part of your body, it can range from uncomfortable to downright debilitating. In the case of your neck, any degree of irritation can compromise your ability to function and enjoy the things that are important to you. We understand this and want you to know that help is available.
Neck pain is nobody's friend, and it is definitely not an ideal sleeping companion. Pain-filled nights can leave a person dull, tired, and not ready to face the day come morning. Unfortunately, certain sleeping positions can further aggravate neck pain to the point that it robs a person of a good night's sleep.
Many people seek chiropractic care to alleviate pain, improve function and get back to the things they love to do as quickly as possible. One condition, in fact, the most common condition that chiropractic patients seek relief from is low back pain.
Generally speaking, most of us have an ‘if it ain't broke don’t fix it’ kind of attitude for our health especially our spinal health. Unfortunately, the rigours of daily life be it, sitting for prolonged periods, lifting and carrying awkwardly or even sleeping on the wrong mattress can put our spine under stress.
When you suffer from joint or muscle pain, it is important to work on maintaining as much flexibility as possible. The more flexible you are, the less likely you will be to injure yourself further. One of the best ways to improve your flexibility is by stretching before you are active.
Getting a good night’s sleep is absolutely integral to good spinal health and mental wellbeing sometimes, though that isn’t possible. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 92 percent of people believe that a comfortable mattress is important for good, restful sleep.
Neck pain is common in Winnipeg and unfortunately is often a recurring issue for many people. As many as one in 5 people will experience neck pain in any given year. Many of those people recover quickly, but sometimes neck pain recurs and can even become chronic.
Chiropractic care is designed to alleviate pain and restore the body to its natural balance. While each patient receives exercise instructions for their specific condition, the following exercise tips for chiropractic patients....
If you are over 40 your goals and sensibilities around exercise are probably different then when you were in your 20’s. The time you have to devote to exercise is maybe less than when you were younger...
I was warming up on the treadmill and there was an older man beside me, I’ll guess in his early 70’s. He was running pretty steady and had a marathon finisher shirt on. As I was warming up he was finishing up and so I asked him what he was training for? The answer stuck with me.........
Why is back pain so common? There is more than one answer to that question. Patients suffer because of the following 3 reasons.