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Do I need an x-ray for back pain?

When do you need an x-ray for back pain? This is a question I get asked on a regular basis.  Many people that I meet are under the impression that a chiropractor needs x-rays of the spine to diagnose.  Perhaps surprising, it’s quite rare for an x-ray to be the sole factor that provides a…

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Calcific Tendinopathy

Calcific tendinopathy is a condition that involves calcific deposition in our soft tissues. Most often it affects the shoulder, and specifically, it likes to target the rotator cuff tendons. Approximately two-thirds of cases affect a rotator cuff muscle called the supraspinatus. There are still quite a few aspects of calcific tendinopathy that are unknown. For…

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Treatment for Nerve Pain

Many people come to our clinic because of nerve pain.   Nerve pain can take many different forms.  Perhaps the most common descriptors for nerve pain include numbness, tingling, pins and needles, and achy dull pain.  Acute nerve pain can often be very sharp and electric though, as seen with a sensitive nerve in the mouth…

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Athletic Therapy and Massage Therapy

A Certified Athletic Therapist is someone specialized in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries. As well as clinical skills, they are also trained in on-field emergency skills and taping. They work at universities and colleges, with professional and national teams, and are part of the medical team of all major sporting events, such as…

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An Approach to Health and Fitness in 2017

A few weeks ago, we posted a blog that suggested a way to kick start your new year through better eating. In summary, the point was to establish your individual caloric requirement then eat healthy every day through a reasonable balance of the three macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat), a reasonable caloric consumption, and a…

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Cupping

Cupping is part of traditional Chinese medicine. It has been practiced for thousands of years, with the earliest documentation in 1550 BC. Originally performed with animal horns, it is now done with glass or plastic cups. While cupping has been around for a long time, it wasn’t well known outside of Chinese medicine until the…

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What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?

Back pain is common. We’ve posted many blogs on our site about lower back pain and the different diagnoses associated with it. Perhaps we tend to focus on the more common types of back pain that are present in our Burlington clinic, however, cauda equina syndrome is a very serious condition that should not be…

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