Stress is a part of our lives that we cannot completely ever eliminate. It is important to understand a low to moderate levels of stress can be beneficial to help keep us motivated and energized. However, when the levels continue to increase, this is when stress starts to become a health concern that needs to be addressed with to reduce levels.
Many people have developed bad habits for attempting to deal with stress on their own, and end up feeling worse, rather than better. One of the more c Read More
Whiplash is a serious injury to the neck often experienced during rear end car accidents. Whiplash could also occur from side impacts and front collisions, too. Under normal driving conditions, the neck and body are moving in relative motion similar to the vehicle.
When the car is struck from behind, this impact alters the forces of motion. Initially, the body is pushed forward, while the neck and head are forced backwards, against the head rest. After the initial impact the body returns back Read More
When you are involved in a car accident, there are several factors at work, which can cause the body to sustain injuries. To being with, when you combine a moving vehicle with another moving vehicle or a stationary object, there are physical forces at work, most notably G-forces from the impact.
G-forces cause variations in the weight of people and objects inside the vehicle and how damaged is sustained. Did you know that in some accidents, the G-forces can alter a person’s body weight, so Read More
People have many misconceptions when it comes to chiropractic care and treatment. Some people believe visiting a chiropractor is only necessary when they experience a back injury or severe back pain. Other people fail to understand the extent of training chiropractors must complete and believe treatment options are limited. Most people are actually surprised to discover chiropractors have to complete rather complex medical training and most complete similar courses, training, and education as me Read More
According to the Government of Canada’s Labour Program, on average, one out of fifteen people are involved in an accident at work, which results in personal injuries. Employers do their best to help provide healthy and safe working environments. Unfortunately, it is impossible to plan for every type of situation that could result in an accident. The best employers can do is to educate their employees on safe working practices as a means to help reduce on-the-job injuries.
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Being injured, while on the job, is not often a pleasant experience. While most people might think injuries in the workplace only occur in construction, manufacturing, and other such labour intensive industries, they are mistaken. Even for people, who work in office, retail, restaurants, and other industries, they can be injured on the job, too.
One of the more common workplace injuries are neck, shoulder, and back injuries. These types of injuries are normally caused by not maintaining the Read More
Being involved in a car accident can be a rather traumatic event. Afterwards, the road to recovery is not always as clear and concise for every person. Some people only suffer minor pain and discomfort from the accident, while others could have experienced more severe injuries, some of which may have required surgery to address.
In many cases, treating accident victims where there is ongoing and/or severe pain, typically involves prescribing some form of prescription-strength pain relievers. G Read More
Chiropractic treatments in North York, by a licensed chiropractor offer a drug-free, natural approach to managing pain, as well as improving the overall health and well-being of patients. Treatments are well-suited for both chronic pain and short-term pain caused from accidents and injuries. Chiropractors focus on the nervous system and proper alignment of the spine. By addressing these two areas of the body, the body has the ability to naturally heal itself, in most cases, under the proper cond Read More
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve of the body that is composed of individual nerve roots which start by branching out from the spine in the lower back and combine to form the "sciatic nerve." The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back, through the buttocks, and down the back of each leg. Sciatica refers to the pain that radiates through the course of the nerve. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of the body.
Sciatica is a symptom caused by the irritation of the nerve. The ne Read More
Piriformis is a small butt muscle that contributes to external rotation of hip. It enables us to walk, shift weight from one foot to another and maintain balance. Piriformis Syndrome occurs when this muscle compresses the sciatic nerve (the nerve that originates from spine and passes through the buttocks and down the back of thighs and legs). Piriformis Syndrome is also known as pseudo sciatica, wallet sciatica or hip socket neuropathy.
Piriformis muscle either irritates or compres Read More
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is a disorder of the vestibular system in the inner ear. The condition is characterized by a sensation of dizziness and spinning with change in head positions. It occurs when calcium crystals called otoconia are dislodged from their normal location from the top of the utricle (sensory organ of inner ear). These free floating crystals travel in the fluid contained within the semicircular canals of the inner ear. It is the movement of these crystals that can tr Read More
Whiplash neck injury is often just called a neck strain. Even though whiplash is often associated with car accidents, any impact or blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backward can cause neck strain.
A whiplash neck injury occurs when the head is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards or forwards then backwards in a whip-like movement, or when suddenly rotated. The sudden force stretches and tears your neck muscles and tendons. Sometimes the blow is strong enough to damage the Read More
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a condition characterized by discomfort and pain in the knee due to contact of the patella (knee cap) and the femur (Femur bone). PFPS is sometimes also referred as â€œrunnerâ€™s kneeâ€, "housemaid's knee" or "secretary's knee".
Abnormal gliding of the patella over the femur with knee movementsÂ can cause increase pressure and friction in the Patellofemoral joint. Several factors for mal mechanism are:
Mal alignment of the pa Read More
Cervical spondylosis is a degenerative condition of the bones, joints and discs of the neck due to general wear and tear of aging. There may be abnormal growths or spur formation on the cervical vertebrae. These are called osteophytes. With age, fluid content of the disc is reduced and as a result it becomes stiffer, harder and eventually breaks. In some people, the nearby muscles, ligaments or nerves may become irritated or compressed by the degenerative changes.
Following are the majo Read More
The carpal tunnel is an anatomical compartment which is formed of ligaments and carpal bones. It is located at the base of the palm at the wrist. Finger flexor tendons and the median nerve pass through the carpal tunnel. Compression of the median nerve within this tunnel produces series of signs and symptoms which is called carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common and widely known entrapment neuropathies in which the body's peripheral nerves are compressed or traumatized Read More
Trigger finger is a painful condition in which a finger gets locked in a bent position. The similar condition in the thumb is called trigger thumb. The finger once bend gets straighten with a snap like a trigger being pulled and released. It occurs when the finger or thumb tendon gets inflamed. A tendon usually glides smoothly within its covering sheath, â€œsynoviumâ€. In trigger finger, the bending finger or thumb can pull the inflamed tendon through a narrowed tendon sheath, making it Read More
Tennis elbow is a painful condition over the lateral (outer) part of elbow due to inflammation of tendons of the forearm and hand muscles. Tennis elbow can occur in anyone who overuses the forearm and not just restricted to tennis players. Likewise, a painful inflammatory condition of the medial (inner) condyle of elbow is called Golferâ€™s elbow.
Certain repetitive movements of the wrist can strain the forearm and wrist muscles resulting in swelling and inflammation ofÂ the ten Read More