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What is the CCRF? - CCA

What is the CCRF?

Since 1976, The Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) has been funding chiropractic research to discover the best, evidence-informed treatments for patients living with pain and disability caused by spinal dysfunction and disease. In 2018, the CCRF launched new, national research priorities to focus research on making a direct impact on current patient needs, contributing to

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Chiropractic care in Canada - CCA

Chiropractic care in Canada

Author: Ashish Malik Date: May 18, 2018 Category: Blog Tags:

Guest Post from Dr David Peeace   With over 8,000 practicing chiropractors in Canada who help thousands of Canadians live pain-free lives every day, now is an opportune moment to celebrate being a chiropractor. Chiropractors are experts in the musculoskeletal system, with rigorous academic and practical education earning them a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). As

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Canada’s low back pain epidemic - CCA

Canada’s low back pain epidemic

Involuntary spasms in your lower back? A dull throbbing ache? Shooting pain down your leg? You are most likely suffering from a condition known as low back pain (LBP). If you’ve never had low back pain, chances are you will at some point in your life. Just check these statistics:

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2018 CCA National Convention & Tradeshow - CCA

2018 CCA National Convention & Tradeshow

Author: Ashish Malik Date: May 4, 2018 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Hello and welcome, Wow! Another National Convention and Tradeshow has come and gone. It seems like just yesterday that we were wrapping up NCT’15. Thank you to all that attended NCT’18. It is with your enthusiasm that we had an even bigger and better NCT, and we look forward to continuing to grow in Halifax

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3 easy core exercises to support your low back - CCA

3 easy core exercises to support your low back

Your core muscles are essential for supporting your back, stabilizing nearby joints, and reducing the risk  of injury.1 A stable core helps to maintain the integrity of the spinal column and if it isn’t stable, you may experience low back pain.2 The good news is that there are a few exercises you can do to

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Tips for buying a mattress (and sleeping well) - CCA

Tips for buying a mattress (and sleeping well)

Author: Ashish Malik Date: Apr 4, 2018 Category: Blog Tags:

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 also cause a decrease in your

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3 ways strengthening your core can help your back - CCA

3 ways strengthening your core can help your back

It’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. Strengthening your core plays a much more important role than just getting that six-pack. Approximately 85% of Canadians can expect to experience low back pain at some point in their life.1 A large part of this is due to weak core muscles.2 Did you know that the “core” is

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5 stretches and exercises for better posture - CCA

5 stretches and exercises for better posture

How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen with your head tilted forward? Think about it. Chances are if you own a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, you’ve spent hours viewing these devices. Other instances where you might tilt your head forward include watching television, driving and even reading

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An overview of musculoskeletal conditions - CCA

An overview of musculoskeletal conditions

Author: Ashish Malik Date: Mar 14, 2018 Category: Blog Tags:

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

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