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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory condition that primarily targets the spine. It is characterized by pain, a progressive “stiffening” of the spine and can sometimes be associated with other conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and uveitis (irritation of the eye). Diagnosing this condition can be very tricky so as we always say in this blog,…

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Exercising With Age

At the risk of generalizing, it may be safe to say that regular exercise is recommended for every patient that comes to our clinic. Although an injury or physical condition may be a barrier, there is usually some level of activity that can be performed and modifications to exercises can be made accordingly (see a…

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Laser Therapy

Our body is made up of cells. Each cell has a different function that is vital to our existence. The Mitochondria is a cell which is responsible for producing adenosine triphosphate or “ATP”. ATP is the energy that our body uses. Similar to the gas that makes your car work, adenosine triphosphate is the energy…

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Compartment Syndrome

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is very different from acute compartment syndrome. From time to time we encounter the exertional type of compartment syndrome at our clinic, so it’s probably a good idea to distinguish between the two conditions for some of our readers. What is Compartment Syndrome? Various muscular areas of our body are sectioned…

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Burlington Back Pain Clinic

In a previous blog we learned that being heavier doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get degenerative disc disease. Although it seems logical that more weight will wear the spine down quicker, it isn’t necessarily the case when we look at the studies performed on the topic. Interestingly, genetics are one of the more reliable indicators of…