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Welcome to the Back Health site, dedicated to improving women’s back health through all stages of life.
How many people really listen to what their body is telling them? Since no part of the body is immune to stress, it can affect the entire body, taking a heavy toll on the nervous and digestive systems. If you don’t want stress to become part of your norm, here’s what to look for... Learn More
Anyone can fall, but the risk of slips and trips increases as you get older. Every year one in three Canadians over 65 will fall – often with serious consequences. Hip, wrist and pelvic fractures are common in this age group and can take a toll on independence and quality of life. Learn More
Research indicates that successful whiplash recovery requires patient co-operation and active efforts to resume daily activity. The treating health care professional will assess your whiplash injuries, and discuss options for treatment and control of pain. Although prescription medications are usually unnecessary, temporary use of a mild over-the-counter medication may be suggested, in addition to ice or heat. Learn More
Back pain is common today – but in many cases, it can be avoided. Simple lifestyle habits can help reduce your risk of back pain. For example, practice good posture, be active every day, and always stretch out after physical activity. Use muscles mindfully when you lift heavy objects. Always think about what you’re lifting and how to lift it safely, because carrying or lifting excessive weight of any kind can be bad news for your back. Learn More
Everyone knows there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep for feeling refreshed and alert in the morning. On the other hand, not getting the six to eight hours of sleep that you need may leave you feeling grumpy and tired all day. But here’s something you may not know: You have far more control over the quality of your sleep than you think. Learn More
Questions & Answers
“When should I consider chiropractic care?”
If you experience pain that lasts more than a few days, consult a chiropractor for an assessment. A chiropractor will recommend a course of treatment specific to you which may include spinal adjustments, joint mobilization, muscle release techniques, muscle stimulation or therapeutic exercises. Most people respond well to treatment and get back to their regular activities faster than waiting it out. To find a chiropractor near you, visit Locate a Chiropractor on the Canadian Chiropractic Association website.