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Back Pain: Management and Practical Solutions

Severe back pain could include numbness, weakness or tingling feeling in the legs. When this happens, call your doctor or a registered physiotherapist for help. As for mild back pain, in some cases it can be managed at home with self-treatments and proper routines. Today we look at a few self-managing back pain solutions.

 

5 in 10 Canadians Suffer Back Pain – and the Trend is Growing

The Canadian Chiropractic Association cited that 5 in 10 Canadians suffer back pain while 85% of working people can experience back pain on their lifetime.

Women, specifically, are more prone to back problems because of how their lifestyle works – heavy purses, the usual one-hip rides for their children and pregnancy itself may cause back pain.

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Healthy Wrist: How To Self-Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome may heal on its own but with the right self-care, recovery can be accelerated. The good news is that home care for CTS is very straightforward. Although the pain you’re feeling is actually not an inflammatory process, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can provide some relief although cure is unlikely.

However, the root cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome must be properly addressed to complete treat the condition.

Today we get into some ways you can manage your CTS on your own.

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Your Back Pain: A Short Guide to Causes and Solutions

Your Back pain!

It ruins your day, it alters your routine and unfortunately it is something that you just can’t simply ignore. What’s more, this bothersome condition can become serious; left untreated, urgent care may become necessary. Proper treatment must not only target the pain but also the underlying root of the problem.

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2016 Health Resolutions Survey Results Infographic

It’s the season for New Year’s resolutions. Many Canadians make commitments to changing their health. Yes, it’s time for making, and keeping, some healthy resolutions for the year ahead. Right?

We surveyed 150 Canadians about their 2016 health resolutions. Some answers were not surprising, some made us laugh, but in the end we captured the top 6 health resolutions according to our sample group. We’ve wrapped up all the details in the infographic below. Check it out and feel free to share the results.

We surveyed 150 people about their 2016 health resolutions. Did your resolutions make the list?

2016 health resolutions

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ankle injury treatment

Ankle Injury Treatment : Surviving the Next Day

Our ankles play a vital role for our everyday lives; supporting the weight of our body and serving as the hinges for our feet and legs. They are the essential body structures that allow our feet to move with full mobility so we can walk or run smoothly.

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Headache Help: Your Crash Course to Relief

Got a headache? Is your headache accompanied with nausea, vomiting and sometimes, sensitivity to light and sound? The experience can be very debilitating, affecting your overall daily routine. According to Transport Canada, 59% of Canadian adults report some kind of headache while 30% said they suffer from tension-type head pains. Only 17% reported their headaches as true migraines.

Headache is characterized by pain in the scalp, head, and neck or in all of these areas and if often musculoskeletal. Treatment for headache depends on the type and level of pain.

Pain relievers are usually our first resort, but often just mask the symptoms. Do you know that there are options to ease your headache without medication and permanently address its underlying causes? If you want to avoid medication or, if medication itself isn’t working anymore for you, keep reading, here are the things that you can do.

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