Blog Archive

Thoughts on issues affecting the chiropractic practice, patients and profession.


Tips for buying a mattress (and sleeping well)

Date: April 4, 2018

Consider the importance and value of a good night’s sleep (beyond the price tag) when you are looking for a new mattress. Your back will thank you! Lack of sleep can have a significant impact on your quality of life, social interactions, and even your mood1. Sleep deprivation can alsoRead More

MSK 101: An Overview of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Date:  March 14, 2018

Musculoskeletal (MSK) health is an important part of your daily life. That’s why educating Canadians on the benefits of a healthy MSK system is an important priority for the CCA. As we have discussed in previous blogs, there are many ways to help prevent MSK conditions, and the more youRead More

What causes muscle soreness after working out?

Date:  March 7, 2018

You may have heard the expression, “no pain, no gain” when it comes to embarking on a fitness journey, but have you ever wondered why certain forms of exercise result in pain in the form of muscle soreness? The technical term for muscle soreness after exercise is DOMS, which standsRead More

Inflammation 101

Date:  February 28, 2018

What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural process that your body activates to respond to foreign substances. This process is in place to protect our bodies from threats such as toxins, viruses, and bacteria. It’s the reason why you might experience swelling or bruising after an injury. Sometimes inflammation persistsRead More

An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Date:  February 21, 2018

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that can be characterized by extreme fatigue or tiredness that isn’t resolved with rest and is not explained by any other medical condition. What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Currently, the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are not wellRead More

How do you spot a healthy carbohydrate?

Date:  February 14, 2018

Last month we were discussing sugar in your diet; how too much can lead to joint inflammation, and the pros and cons of different substitutes. Now it’s time to talk about carbohydrates, which are an essential part of a healthy diet. Carbs are the most common source of energy forRead More

What are Trigger Points? Here are 5 things that might help

Date:  January 31, 2018

A trigger point can be described as a spot or point in a muscle that refers a sensation, be it pain or weakness, to another area of the body. For example, a trigger point in your upper trap muscle may cause a referral pattern into the side of the head,Read More

2 of the Best Sugar Substitutes

Date:  January 24, 2018

Sugar, particularly refined sugar, is present in a large amount of the foods we consume regularly. “Refined” refers to a chemical process that sugar goes through to remove impurities and, consequently, happens to remove beneficial nutrients. Too much refined sugar can lead to many health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascularRead More

8 Tips for Winter Walking

Date:  January 10, 2018

Whether you’re going outside for some exercise, running an errand, or simply getting to and from a vehicle, winter walking can be hazardous. There are some precautions you can take to make sure you get to your destination safely. Here are 8 tips to avoid a slip and fall onRead More

What is Pain? 5 Ways You Can Manage Your Pain

Date:  January 3, 2018

Spine, muscle and nervous system pain has many causes including physical trauma, poor posture, repetitive motion, overuse, and wear and tear. The pain may be so severe it keeps you from falling asleep, leaving you fatigued and unable to focus on simple tasks. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduceRead More