woman sleeping on her side

What is the Best Pillow for Neck Pain?

What is the best pillow for neck pain? Being a chiropractic, massage and physiotherapy clinic, this question gets asked a lot.  The standard answer that I have always given my patients is that it is “trial and error”.  You must try one out and make note of what you are trying (whether it be feather,…

woman with cervical collar (neck brace)

Neck Braces for Neck Pain

At Burlington Sports Therapy, we practice in an evidence-based manner.  That means we try to base our recommendations and our treatment approach on research so that the care we deliver to our patients is the best it can be. Although some clinical decisions are based on a practitioner’s experience and opinion, there is usually research…

man in suit with lower back pain

Lower Back Pain Diagnosis and Treatment Approach 

Lower back injuries are very common.  We see them at our clinic every day.  As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, approximately 80% of the population will experience a debilitating case of lower back pain at some point in their lives. Treating Lower Back Pain There are various approaches to treating lower back pain.  The chosen…

outline of man hunched over

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…

outline of calcific tendinopathy

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…

man with nerve pain in elbow

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…

a young man with some back pain

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…