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Would Santa Clause Have Low Back Pain?

Just for fun, I started to think about whether or not Santa Clause would have back pain. Based on my knowledge as a Chiropractor, as well as my experience of treating back pain these are my thoughts.

Understanding and Preventing Your Low Back Pain Part 3 Disc in Winnipeg

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

Understanding Low Back Pain in Winnipeg Part 2

Facet joints are the small joints in the back of the spine that are responsible for much of the movement in our low back.

Understanding and Preventing Low Back Pain In Winnipeg.

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.

Understanding and Managing Neck Pain and Headaches in Winnipeg Part 2

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.

Understanding Neck Pain and Headache in Winnipeg Part 1

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.

Let's Talk About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Winnipeg

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”.

Migraine Headache In Winnipeg? How to Tell The Difference Between Migraine And Other Types Of Headache.

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.

What is an Ankle Sprain and What Can I do About it in Winnipeg?

An ankle ѕрrаіn happens when you stretch a ligament to the point where it stretches and in some cases, even tears. Lіgаmеntѕ connect thе bones together at a jоіnt

4 Tips for Office Ergonomics

There are dangers in everyday life, from slipping in the shower unfortunate winter driving surprises. The risk doesn't end once we are safely behind our desks, because… sitting is potentially harmful to us!

What Is Sciatica And What Can I Do About It In Winnipeg?

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 Injury Prevention Strategies in Winnipeg.

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 Fascitis. What is it? And What Can I do About it in Winnipeg?

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.

Dizziness Vs. Vertigo

Dizziness is when you feel like you are moving or spinning and your surroundings are stationary. Vertigo is the opposite it is when you feel stationary, and you feel your surroundings are moving or spinning.

What is Shockwave?

Have you ever had trouble getting milk out of the fridge because of stabbing elbow pain?

How Chiropractic Helps With Neck Pain.

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.

Time For a New Pillow?

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.

How Can We Help With Elbow Pain

Ever have trouble getting the milk out of the fridge because your elbow hurts? Do you have to take frequent breaks when typing because of elbow and forearm pain? Or does it cause excruciating pain to throw a ball or to grip something heavy?

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Hip Pain)

Do you find it tough to lay on one side or the other? Tossing and turning ....

What People Should Know About Low Back Pain

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.

How Often Do You Think About Your Spine?

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.

Does Slouching Cause Neck and Shoulder Pain.

With kids and adults spending 1000's of hours per year looking down at their phones, computers, tablets, books, computers, desks etc. What is the impact on their neck and spine?

What You Should Know About Stretching.

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.

Is Your Phone Being'A Pain In The Neck'?

More and more Canadians are suffering from 'Tech-Neck'- This refers to neck pain and damage from looking down at mobile devices for prolonged periods. Staring down at your phone can put significant pressure on your neck and spine.

I Think I Need a New Mattress Which One is Best?

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.

Positive Ageing.

As we age, we can expect gradual changes in our bodies. Older Manitobans are generally healthy and enjoy good quality of life, but the data shows that as we age, we are more likely to experience musculoskeletal issues.

Are You "Done" With Neck Pain?

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.

5 Exercise Tips For Chiropractic Patients To Speed Healing and Maintain Health

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....

Safe Shoveling Practices?

As the seasons start to turn, we sometimes forget things from the year before. In winter, we may underestimate the preparation needed to tackle the snow and ice.

What Kind Of Exercises Should I Do If I Am Over 40?

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...

What Resistance Exercises Should I Do If I Am Over 40?

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.........

How Chiropractic Care Eases The Three Most Common Types Of Back Pain

Why is back pain so common? There is more than one answer to that question. Patients suffer because of the following 3 reasons.

The Questions We Get Most

We have put together a list of questions we get from our patients. It is our hope that it helps bring some clarity to you about what chiropractors do and how we can help you.

What To Expect When You Come In

Whether you are looking for PAIN relief or long term correction and maintenance of your spine, we have the care plan for you!

What To Do If You've Been Injured In A Car Accident

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.

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