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X-rays for Back Pain

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of discussion online about how imaging findings don’t usually relate to a person’s pain.  It seems to be the current trend in social media, for practitioners to criticize the value of imaging results and how they relate to a person’s condition.  Like many “new” ideas in musculoskeletal research, things become trendy among…

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Lower Back Pain and the Diaphragm

Lower back pain is a very complex topic.  We’ve posted many blogs on our site regarding back pain and the various subcategories that are related to it.  The cause of lower back pain, the natural course of it, treatment options, prognosis, and prevention, are all examples of different areas for discussion.  Spinal stability is just…

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Chiropractic Joint Mobilization at Burlington Sports Therapy

At Burlington Sports Therapy, our Chiropractors use an array of treatment techniques. These techniques include (but are not limited to) active release technique (ART), graston, chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilization, laser therapy and exercise prescription. The purpose of this week’s blog is to simply mention that we occasionally use a Cox table. Perhaps an oversight on…

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Understanding the Forces of Sport Injury

Imagine a cardboard box. It’s a fairly stable structure that can withstand a certain amount of weight placed on it.  For example, if you placed a one-pound weight on that box it would likely be able to hold that amount of compression.  Now imagine adding another one-pound weight and continue to add weights one by one.…

business man with lower back pain

How to Treat Muscle Back Pain

As mentioned in the past, our blog entries are not intended to be specific, individual advice for patients.  They are perhaps best viewed as “food for thought” or talking points for you and your health professional.  I cannot tell you through a blog entry what to do for your lower back pain because I don’t…

businessman with sore back

Common Tips for Lower Back Pain

For this week’s blog, we’re just going to touch on some very common recommendations for lower back pain.  Keep in mind, the advice for anyone with lower back pain needs to be individualised. For any advice to be appropriate for someone with lower back pain, the practitioner needs to know what the diagnosis is and…

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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,…

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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…