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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…

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…

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Shoulder Pain due to Shoulder Impingement

  Shoulder pain is very common.  Obviously, there are various causes for shoulder pain.  What seems to be a very common denominator is that it frustrates active people when it interferes with your regular exercise routine.  One of the most common shoulder conditions affecting active adults is shoulder impingement.  The typical scenario with shoulder impingement…

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What is Scapholunate Dissociation?

A “FOOSH” injury is rather common for many athletes and kids. “FOOSH” stands for fall on outstretched hand. Other than the obvious scrapes that can occur, the most common injury related to this mechanism is what we classify as a sprain / strain. This infers damage to both muscles and joint structures (ligament). One specific…

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Signs and Symptoms Of A Concussion

A concussion is an injury to the brain. It occurs after a hit that is hard enough to move the brain back and forth in the skull. The hit can be to the head, face, or elsewhere on the body. You can have a concussion without losing consciousness. Concussion symptoms can be physical, mental, emotional,…

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Concussions in Children

Has your child ever had a concussion? Has your child ever had a brain injury? If you answered yes to the first question, you should have answered yes to the second question. It is important to remember that a concussion, no matter how severe, is an injury to the brain. I recently attended the fourth…