Causes of Neck & Back Pain

Creating a Proper Ergonomic Office Workstation

Ergonomic Workstation
A correct ergonomic computer workstation can help alleviate neck and shoulder/arm symptoms associated with prolonged sitting/computer usage.  It is widely accepted that productivity increases when one is less focused on pain.  The following strategies/tips will help create a proper ergonomic computer workstation: Sit with your elbows, hips, and knees as close to 90 degrees as […]

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The Effects of Alcohol on Your Body


the effects of alcohol Alcohol impairs the body’s natural healing response, and therefore it can be considered a drug.  On a daily basis, we cause micro trauma to our tissues through repetitive strain and stress. Our [...]

Moving Tips


moving Changing residences can prove to be a very physically demanding process.  Numerous musculoskeletal problems can result from this process, most notably lower back injuries.  The following [...]

Motor Vehicle Accidents – Part II


accidents Ruling out a possible concussion from the accident is also very important. Many times, this gets overlooked if the patient reports they did not hit their head or have the air bags deployed.  A [...]

Motor Vehicle Accidents – Part I


accident I don’t remember a time in the past when, every morning, we would hear of another tragic car accident.  It is very scary to hear how many motor vehicle accidents have been occurring lately, [...]

Heat Waves and the Effects on Your Health


heat waves The heat waves this summer have been intense! Many patients have been suffering because of the extreme heat waves that we have had in Toronto. The increase in humidity and rapid changes in [...]

Trail Running: A Challenge in the Terrain


Summer is the perfect time to train outdoors! Instead of doing cardio in the gym on a treadmill, elliptical or stair climber, you could be enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery outside. [...]

Sitting: It Really IS a Pain in the Neck!


Neck pain is a very common problem, second only to low back pain in its frequency in the general population.  While some of this pain is the result of chronic underlying conditions, many cases [...]

Colder Weather Increases Pain Symptoms


Weather changes can sometimes be the culprit of our pain. In our practice, we find that many patients will complain of increased pain during times of weather changes, as there is a direct affect [...]

Chronic Pain Affects Younger Generation


There is a noticeable change in the trend of chronic pain patients that are being treated by chiropractors, physiotherapists and conditioning specialists.  Many believe that chronic pain patients [...]

Health Benefits of Standing Workstations


Ergonomics and postural adaptations is a common topic of discussion among researchers.  Many studies have been conducted on the ways people should have their workstations set up in order to avoid [...]

Fall Cleaning Injury Prevention Tips


Fall cleanup can often result in symptoms, most commonly lower back symptoms.  As a result, the following guidelines should be followed in order to try to prevent fall cleanup injuries: Perform [...]

Is your Back Pain a Neurological Problem?


Back pain can be extremely scary when it is coupled with a radiating pain down your leg. “Sciatica” type pain is often a term used to describe back pain with radiation down the leg. It is a [...]

How to Prevent Cycling Injuries


Cycling (even Spin Class) is an excellent form of exercise with great health benefits but that means your body may also be experiencing some aches and pains, so why not address them so you can [...]

Guidelines for Gardening


Woman Gardening However not typically perceived as an actual physical activity, gardening can often be more physically demanding than other physical activities.  As a result, one can develop a number of [...]

Treating Pain In-Between Shoulder Blades


What Causes Pain In-between Shoulder Blades? Pain in between the shoulder blades can often feel as if there is a deep knot between your spine and your scapula (the bone that connects the shoulder [...]