3 Signs that You Need More than Yoga to Cure Back Pain

There are a number of ways for someone dealing with recurring back pain to treat themselves. A daily regimen of focused stretching is probably the most common self-care treatment. Performing daily back stretches is a convenient way to ease muscular tension, which often forms in the lower back, shoulders, and neck region. Another popular self-care treatment is yoga, a full-body stretching exercise that promotes muscle relaxation and gives the spine some added support.   Yoga is an excellent practice to for keeping a healthy back. In a lot of cases where the back pain is not severe or recurring, a regular [...]

By |2018-11-27T17:57:00+00:00November 1, 2018|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments

A Quick Guide to Spine Alignment

Understanding how spine alignment works is crucial if you want to isolate the root causes of all sorts of back and neck pain. Closely linked to our posture, spine alignment is what literally determines whether we can stand up straight every day or not.   And yet, despite its evident importance to all things posture and back pain-related, there seems to be a lot of confusion as to what spine alignment entails, and what can be done to maintain solid alignment as you age. How is it that so little is written about such a vital area of physical well-being?   [...]

By |2019-01-21T18:10:28+00:00September 15, 2018|Back Pain, Neck Pain|0 Comments

Excess Body Weight and Back Pain – Is There a Connection?

Having excess weight to the point of obesity can be harmful. This is a serious problem that affects both children and adults. It is common knowledge that obesity is associated with various diseases like diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease. But did you know that your weight is also a contributing factor to your back pain? That is right. Being overweight can contribute to symptoms that are commonly associated with degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis, among others.   How Excess Weight Can Affect the Spine Your spine carries your body's weight and distributes the load both [...]

By |2018-08-20T16:42:54+00:00August 14, 2018|Back Pain, Chiropractic|0 Comments

Chiropractic Care for Expectant Mothers

Ask any mother and she will tell you - pregnancy can really put a major strain on a woman's body. An average-weight female will gain anywhere from 25 to 35 pounds during her pregnancy. That's a lot of extra stress placed on the body! Add to this, the hormonal and vascular changes that take place during pregnancy and it's no wonder that it is pretty common for pregnant women to experience increased levels of discomfort. In fact, studies show that about 50 percent of all mothers-to-be suffer from lower back pain and many suffer from irritation to the sciatic nerve as [...]

Is Your Driving Causing You Back and Neck Pain?

If you drive yourself to and from work every day or if you usually drive fairly long distances, you have probably experienced back pain. You are not the first person to experience this. About 30%-60% of drivers experience back pain caused or made worse by driving. Indeed, driving can be quite an uncomfortable and painful task, especially if you also have improper driving techniques. That is why it is highly important that you know and fully understand what can cause back and neck pains while driving and what precautions you can take to avoid them. Why Does Driving Cause Back and [...]

By |2018-03-12T14:00:14+00:00March 28, 2018|Back Pain, Chiropractic, Chiropractic Treatment|0 Comments
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