Back Pain Prevention Exercises

We all have different pain triggers affecting the low back. Improper spinal movements, a fall, sport injuries and many other muscle strains can all make an impact. Here are five easy back pain prevent exercises to help you get started. You may need more stability while others may need more mobility, so it’s important to check in with a chiropractor to make sure these exercises are right for you.

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Know Your Acupuncturist

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) became a regulated profession in Ontario in 2013.  An acupuncturist practicing in Ontario must be registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).  The College is established by the government of Ontario to govern the practice of traditional Chinese Medicine, and to serve and protect the public.

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Back Stretches To Improve Mobility

When we imagine someone with back pain we may think of someone who has suffered a sports related injury or car accident. But more often than not, it’s the day to day activities that produce tension and tightness resulting in backache. A healthy and flexible back not only depends on the health of its primary muscles but also on surrounding muscles and areas of the body. The following stretches will help you build and maintain a healthy back. These back stretches cover the major muscle groups and joints, starting with the shoulders and moving down to the hips.

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A Study: Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

Amid a worsening opioid addiction crisis, doctors are increasingly looking for alternative treatments for low back pain. A recent study in JAMA Network Open focused on U.S. military personnel. It found that those who used chiropractic care (including spinal manipulation, rehabilitation exercises and treatment with cold or heat), along with traditional medical care (including self-care, medications, physical therapy, and pain clinic referral), had better pain relief outcomes than those who only sought out traditional medical care.

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Fit Tips

Being active and staying fit can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce blood pressure, build strong bones, relieve stress, and maintain flexibility and good posture. Recreational sport is a great way to enjoy the many benefits of physical activity whether you pick up a hockey stick, golf club, racquet, or paddle, get on a bike, or put on your running shoes!  The important thing is to get moving.

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