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Brent’s recovery from an industrial work-related back injury

After a work-related back injury added to Brent’s ongoing low back pain, leaving him with severe pain, numbness in both legs and unable to work, he turned to chiropractic care for help. As a heavy-equipment operator, 45-year-old Brent Pataki needs to regularly lift heavy loads for his job at a paving company in Sudbury. After […]

Matt’s rehab road back after car crash injuries to his neck, femur and ribs

Several years ago, Matt Morling was in a severe accident when another driver hit his vehicle head on. This devastating crash took the life of his grandmother and left Matt with fractures to his neck, left femur and ribs. Dr. Barbara Rodwin is familiar with the arduous rehab many patients like Matt have to go […]

How Chris curbed the back pain diabetes can bring

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of nine, Chris Drake, 39, first started having issues with his back in his late twenties. It sidelined his much-loved golf habit, which Chris, an entrepreneur, had played competitively and continued to play multiple times a week, often with business clients. Although he was in good shape […]

How chiropractic care helped Lisa quit opioids

In the past, Lisa Morris self-medicated to help numb her pain. With help from Belleville’s Primary Care Low Back Pain program, Lisa’s life has done a 180: she’s self-employed as an artist, sleeping well and has given up pain pills. When Lisa describes her first visit to the Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (NPLC) in Belleville, Ont., […]

Treating Sharon’s whiplash and boosting her overall health

When Sharon Pike was involved in a car accident a few years ago, she needed a chiropractor — and discovered that reaching one was easier than she thought. “I started going to see Dr. Christopher Morgan at TAIBU Community Health Centre in 2016,” says Sharon, a Toronto medical technician who sustained whiplash and other injuries […]

Muscle knots (Everything you need to know + tips for relief)

Chances are, you’ve experienced the tender, achy feeling of a muscle knot at some point in your life. Research has shown that muscle knots may affect up to 85 per cent of the population. Muscle knots impair mobility, cause pain, and can reduce a person’s quality of life.1 What are muscle knots? Muscle knots are […]

Inflammation 101

What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural process that your body activates to respond to foreign substances. This process is in place to protect our bodies from threats such as toxins, viruses, and bacteria. It’s the reason why you might experience swelling or bruising after an injury. Sometimes inflammation persists despite the absence of foreign […]

3 Easy Core Exercises to Support Your Low Back

Your core muscles are essential for supporting your back, stabilizing nearby joints, and reducing the risk  of injury.1 A stable core helps to maintain the integrity of the spinal column and if it isn’t stable, you may experience low back pain.2 The good news is that there are a few exercises you can do to help reduce […]

The Top 6 Common Myths about Chiropractic Treatment

Many Canadians continue to have questions about the role that chiropractors play in the healthcare team, and what benefit chiropractic care may have to their health. While you can always find a chiropractor in your community to discuss your specific needs, today we’re busting some commonly shared myths: 1. Once you see a chiropractor you have to […]

4 Exercises to Avoid If You Have Back Pain (and what to do instead)

Sometimes, it’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. You’ve been told exercise is good to prevent/treat back pain, but did you know that some exercises are not recommended if you have a history of back pain? This is because some exercises put too much demand on your back. Here are some examples of what exercises […]