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Natural Ways to Reduce Inflammation

Chronic inflammation in the body manifests itself in a variety of ways and can be demonstrated in the development and progression of chronic degenerative diseases. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, obesity, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer can all be linked to… Continue Reading →

Exercise and Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common health problems in today’s work environment. It creates a substantial financial burden in treatments and work absenteeism. An episode of low back pain has a 50% chance of recurring again within… Continue Reading →

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Low back pain (LBP) has been estimated to affect approximately 30% of the adult population, and as many as 50% of those over the age of 65 years. For those over the age of 65, a specific form of low… Continue Reading →

Lumbar Disc Herniation

Lumbar disc herniation is a displacement of disc material which then presses on nerves. The occurrence of disc herniation is rare (1 – 5%) compared to mechanical low back pain.  Symptoms of disc herniation include:  leg pain, numbness, tingling, weakness,… Continue Reading →

Facet Joints

The spine is composed of a column of vertebrae and discs that surround and protect the spinal cord and nerve roots. The spinal facet joints are located posteriorly and control the extent of spinal movement. Muscles, ligaments and tendons help… Continue Reading →

Traction Therapy

Traction (stretching the spine) has often been used as a means of relieving pressure on the nerves and joints due to disc problems, spinal degeneration or mechanical (joint) neck and back pain. Cervical traction, when included with manual therapy and… Continue Reading →

Low Back Pain Therapy

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons people seek health care.  There are numerous causes of LBP, as well as several different ways to treat the problem.  Incorporating the best treatment option will prevent long-term pain… Continue Reading →

Concussion Discussion

Concussions are a growing topic of discussion in sports and the media recently. This increased awareness towards head injuries and the implications it can have for athletes has sparked more research into the topic of brain injury and concussions. This… Continue Reading →

Migraine Headaches

Migraines affect 12% of the population and affect women more than men (3:1). They are caused by a dilation of the artery on the side of the head and a release of chemicals from the surrounding nerves, which results in… Continue Reading →

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