What To Do If You Are Injured

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Active Release Therapy, Pain Management | Comments Off on What To Do If You Are Injured

PART 1: COMMON ATHLETIC INJURIES As the intensity of your workouts increase so to will your risk of injury. The human body is very complex and many times many different structures can be damaged. Injuries can occur to muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints of the entire body. In order to decrease your injury time away from the gym, it is important that you understand what types of injuries can occur and what to do to quickly and properly heal. This allow s you to get back to your regular routine and to achieve your workout goals. MUSCLES / TENDONS / LIGAMENTS MUSCLE – the human body has over 600 different muslce that make up approximately 40% of your body weight.   – is a tissue with at least 2 attachments conisisting of fibres organized into bands and bundles that...

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Chiropractic, Pain and Degeneration

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Pain Management | Comments Off on Chiropractic, Pain and Degeneration

Millions of people experience more than 100 days of pain a year. Arthritis, migraines, back and neck problems, sciatica, disc disease, nerve disorders and other conditions disable more people than either heart disease or cancer. Pain has a purpose, it is a warning signal, like a fire alarm, telling you something is wrong and should be attended to, or a part should not be moved for healing (like a broken arm or damaged joint). We often equate pain with disease instead of seeing it as the body’s early warning system, calling attention to potential problems. Instead… people grab the nearest painkillers. “The warning signs are then ignored and the symptoms are treated, sometimes allowing the problem to escalate,” says Norman Cousins, author and faculty member of the UCLA School of Medicine. A large cause of pain in the senior...

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Relief From Low Back Pain

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Pain Management | Comments Off on Relief From Low Back Pain

Statistics tell us that at least 85% of the population will experience disabling low back pain at least once in their lives. The estimated cost of treating low back pain in the U.S. is over $50 billion a year. With statistics like these, a great deal of research has been done to establish the most cost effective and efficient treatments for low back pain. The Manga Report was commissioned by the government of Ontario in Canada. Leading economists found that chiropractic care for patients with low back pain is superior to medical care in terms of safety, scientific evidence of effectiveness, cost and patient satisfaction. According to the Manga Report, “The higher satisfaction levels expressed by patients of chiropractors…offers an overwhelming case in favor of much greater use of chiropractic services in the management of low-back pain.” In 1990...

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