Why Does My Back Hurt? Common Patterns of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is extremely common with up to 80% of people experiencing it at some point in their life. The prevalence of low back pain in the adult population is 30% with the most common form being designated as mechanical or nonspecific. This name is given to low back pain that lacks specific tissue damage. Thankfully, this type of back pain is self-limiting and resolve in 4 to 6 weeks. However, more than 2/3 of people with low back pain experience a recurrent episode within 12 months and complete relief takes some time to achieve. Lastly, the economic costs related [...]

By |2023-11-18T16:46:05+00:00November 18, 2023|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments

Tinnitus: What’s that Noise?

Have you ever  had a ringing noise in your ear that only you could hear? Well you are not the only alone. This is known as tinnitus, an inner ear ringing without the presence of an external wave source, and 10-15% of adults will experience it at some point in their life. Besides a high pitch ringing noise, tinnitus can also present as hissing, static, buzzing, whooshing, pulsing or dial tones. It can be present in one ear or both ears, be constant or sporadic, and caused by various conditions such as a mild traumatic brain injury. Different types of tinnitus [...]

By |2023-10-31T17:26:36+00:00October 31, 2023|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments

Tips for Living with Osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease and is one of the most common types of arthritis. Often people think of this disease as a ‘wear and tear’ arthritis. In OA, the smooth cartilage between the joints starts to break down and is no longer able to regenerate. This can lead to a decrease in space between joints. OA affects the entire joint, involving the bones, the muscles, ligaments, and capsule that surround the area. It can cause joint pain, stiffness, decrease in function, and can greatly affect a person’s quality of life.  OA can affect anyone; however, [...]

By |2023-10-14T17:07:06+00:00October 14, 2023|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments

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

How Nutrition Plays a Role in Spine Health

How Does What You Eat Affect Your Spine? There are many ways to maintain the health of your spine. Nutrition is one of them. Balanced diets that include an adequate amount of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients help support the musculoskeletal system and maintain the integrity of spinal structures. This is important as it helps prevent or reduce the severity of spinal disorders and injuries. For example, a sufficient intake of calcium and vitamin D is essential for maintaining bone health. Bones health is very important as it provides the framework for the spinal column by supporting the spinal vertebrae [...]

By |2023-10-14T16:45:17+00:00October 14, 2023|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments
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