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All Posts in Category: Neck & Headaches

concussions

How Long Do Concussions Last, And When To Seek Treatment

Concussions are a very tricky subject… and finding out exactly how long they last, and when to seek treatment for them is no easy feat.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered!

But before we even begin to get into the topic of how long a concussion lasts, let’s explore the signs and symptoms of a concussion, which can affect your physical, emotional and mental well-being.

The key point to remember is that some symptoms may appear immediately…

While others can take a few hours after the injury to manifest…

And some can even show up months or even years after the concussion.

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headache-relief

Help Tension Headaches: Get Relief with these 4 Easy Stretches

Tension headache is the most common type of headache affecting about 40% of the Canadian population. It is often less severe than migraine although the symptoms can be bothersome because they could include pressure pain on both sides of the head that may last for several days. Severe cases of tension headache may accompany nausea and vomiting.

Tension headaches can be mild to moderate with pain felt at the back of neck and tightness across the head along with an aching sensation more focused above the eyes area. Unlike cluster headache and migraine, tension headache is not worsened by activities.

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Stiff Neck Relief: Posture Fixes to Stop the Pain

Among the number of repetitive stress injuries, shoulder and neck pain (including stiffed neck) are most common.  Gladly, there are quick stiff neck treatments and fixes that you can do from the convenience of your home.

Quick facts about stiff neck

Stiff neck is a bothersome condition characterized by soreness and difficulty of movement, most specifically as you turn your head to the other side.  The stiffness can be felt on the neck area, headache and shoulder.

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headache help

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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Whiplash physiotherapy patient

6 Ways to Treat Whiplash From a Auto Accident

The car screeches to a sudden stop. A split second later there’s a loud crash. “Baaaannnnng!”  If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of being involved in an auto accident, you most likely have suffered from whiplash.

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