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Returning to sports after a concussion - CCA

Returning to sports after a concussion

Author: CCA Date: Jul 22, 2015 Category: Blog Tags:

Concussions can be a common form of injury, affecting between 5 and 10 percent of all athletes1. At times, symptoms of a concussion can be overlooked by players, coaches and parents; however, the reality remains that a concussion is a traumatic brain injury and should be taken seriously to prevent long-term consequences. Athletes should seek

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Managing athletic injuries with chiropractic within team-based care - CCA

Managing athletic injuries with chiropractic within team-based care

Author: CCA Date: Jul 15, 2015 Category: Blog Tags:

As part of the medical services for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto this summer, there are nearly 140 volunteer chiropractors working alongside other healthcare professionals to help manage musculoskeletal injuries among athletes. Chiropractic care as part of the medical services team can help manage musculoskeletal injuries and enhance performance to ensure

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Sports with greater risk of back injuries and how to prevent them - CCA

Sports with greater risk of back injuries and how to prevent them

Author: CCA Date: Jul 8, 2015 Category: Blog Tags:

The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are taking place in Toronto July 10-26th and August 7-15th respectively. To celebrate, the Canadian Chiropractic Association will be featuring a special blog series throughout the month of July and early August that focuses on injury prevention related to Pan Am and Parapan Am sports. Many of the

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How to enjoy summer activities without back pain - CCA

How to enjoy summer activities without back pain

Author: CCA Date: Jul 1, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog, Low Back Pain

The summer months are generally active for everyone. There are events and day trips, added work around the house and summer sports activities, for example, that require us to be more physically active than we would be in the winter months. That being said, the extra activities can put additional strain on our backs that

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Three tips for managing neck pain - CCA

Three tips for managing neck pain

Author: CCA Date: Jun 17, 2015 Category: Blog Tags:

Neck pain can be caused by trauma, inflammation and even repetitive stress on related structures. In fact, among repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), neck and shoulder pain were most common at 25%, with wrist and hand pain coming a close second at 23%.1 . Interestingly, a large portion (55%) of RSIs occur while on the job and

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Lending an ear to pain, talking the talk - CCA

Lending an ear to pain, talking the talk

Author: CCA Date: Jun 10, 2015 Category: Blog Tags:

To you, your pain is very personal and very real. Yet, it is common for many chronic pain sufferers to show no overt physical signs that might explain why they are experiencing pain. Due to the general misunderstanding of pain, you may feel frustrated to repeatedly explain your pain to family, friends and even your

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What a pain in the back! - CCA

What a pain in the back!

Author: CCA Date: Jun 3, 2015 Category: Blog, Low Back Pain

Odds are that you or someone you know has suffered from back pain in the past year. Low back pain, in particular, is very common affecting four out of five people at least once in their lifetime1,2. A recent survey revealed that, in Canada, back pain continues to be the most common health complaint of

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Four back-saving tips for the office - CCA

Four back-saving tips for the office

Author: CCA Date: May 26, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Given the number of hours in a work week spent sitting, including commuting time, it’s not surprising that many office workers suffer from at least one musculoskeletal (MSK) condition. Common workplace injuries include tendonitis/osis, carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck pain, as well as neck/shoulder stiffness and circulatory problems. Pain and discomfort can be caused

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Six back-saving tips for new parents - CCA

Six back-saving tips for new parents

Author: CCA Date: May 13, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Becoming a parent brings joy like no other, but it also brings a host of new challenges that test the most patient and nurturing among us. It’s no secret that childbirth and the general sleep deprivation that typically accompanies caring for a baby have a profound impact on the body. In fact, musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints

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