Setting the Record Straight on Idiopathic Scoliosis

What is Idiopathic Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a general term used for a sideways bend in the spine. There is a lot of fear and misunderstanding on this topic so today we are here to set the record straight. Idiopathic scoliosis is the term given to scoliosis without a known cause. It is much more common than most people think, around 1-2% of school-aged children and 8% of adults, making it the most common type of scoliosis. The degree of curvature in the spine can vary and is split into three main categories. Mild Scoliosis: curves ranging from 10-25 degree [...]

Low-back Pain in Pregnant Women

 Reports show that more than two-thirds of pregnant women experience low-back pain and almost one-fifth experience pelvic pain. Back pain may be experienced during any point of pregnancy, however, it most commonly occurs during the second half. Sometimes the pain so significant that it can interfere with work, daily activities and a good night of sleep. The good news is there are ways to reduce sick leave and the adverse effects during pregnancy. It’s also important to note that there is no link between back pain and pregnancy outcome. What the Studies Have Confirmed The US National Library of Medicine published [...]

By |2023-10-14T16:53:23+00:00October 14, 2023|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar Fasciitis Pain What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the cause of heel pain and one of the most common orthopedic complaints. It involves pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, from the heel to the base of your toes. What are the symptoms? Pain and stiffness at the bottom of the heel which may be dull or intense. In some cases the pain feels like a sharp stabbing pain or a burning sensation on the bottom of the foot extending outward from the heel. What causes it? [...]

By |2023-09-02T14:54:33+00:00September 2, 2023|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Benefits of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care. People often go straight to their GPs who can only offer “traditional therapies” such as medications to stop the pain or suggest expensive surgeries. Basically, spinal manipulation offers an alternative treatment for patients with back, neck, shoulder and even head pain. So why then is there this controversy underlying the administration of chiropractic spinal manipulations? Well, people fall into two categories: those who swear by it and those who are more skeptical and believe it’s ineffective and dangerous. While there has been a lot of successful clinical [...]

By |2023-08-26T17:17:49+00:00August 26, 2023|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

How to Achieve and Maintain Scapular Stability

What is Scapular Stability? Scapular Stability refers to the ability of the shoulder blade (scapula) to maintain its position and movement during shoulder movements. The scapula is a crucial component of shoulder function as it serves as the anchor point for many of the muscles that control movement and stability in the shoulder joint. The muscles surrounding the scapula which include the rhomboids, serratus anterior, and trapezius, work together to maintain scapular stability.  It is important to maintain proper shoulder mechanics, to prevent injuries and improve performance in physical activities. Scapular dysfunction is one of the many issues that can lead [...]

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