Yard Work Without Injuring Your Back

Autumn is here. For some of you homeowners, there’s yard work ahead. What’s on your list? Are you planting trees, shrubs or bulbs? Seeding and fertilizing? Raking? These and other landscaping activities are often more physically taxing than is realized. It’s very common for one to incur strains and injuries. And in many cases, such... Read More

3 Things You Need to Know About Text Neck

Text Neck Is Real Text-Neck is not a gimmicky phrase. Research shows that extensive use of hand-held electronic devices can lead to neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, or numbness and tingling into the arms and hands. Text Neck Is Prevalent Reports of pain symptoms caused by overuse or improper use of electronic devices are on... Read More

Back Pain Conference in the Windy City

We have just returned from Chicago. What a seminar! I took my core team to an international 4-day intensive seminar that brought together like-minded health professionals. It was fantastic to spend days with other back pain experts. Speakers were amazing. The insights and exposure to cutting-edge new developments in pain treatment and care were invaluable.... Read More

Tech Neck is a Real Epidemic

On average, smartphone users are hunched over their phones 2-4 hours a day (or 700-1400 hours per year). Teenagers are even heavier users. This excess pressure on the neck, over time, can lead to serious spine problems, including inflammation, muscle strain, pinched nerves, misaligned vertebrae, disc problems, accelerated degeneration, and even early onset arthritis.... Read More

Back Clinics of Canada Patient Question of the Week: Sciatica and Age

Sciatica can be treated successfully and safely in the elderly. At Back Clinics of Canada we have treated many patients who are in their eighties. And sciatica is a back pain condition that we see often and have treated with great success.... Read More

2015 New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight to Help Reduce Back Pain

When a person is significantly overweight, their spine is under constant strain and they are a candidate for low back pain. What happens to an overweight person who is not very active? Poor flexibility; weakened muscles in the lower back, pelvis, and thighs; increased curve of the lower back; poor posture that can cause the pelvis to tilt too far forward; misalignment of the spine; additional weakened or strained muscles; compressed spinal discs, disc bulges, and even degenerative disc disease.... Read More

Back Clinics of Canada Patient Question of the Week: Foot Pain & Class IV K-Laser Therapy

Can the Class IV K-Laser help me with a foot injury? My foot is not broken, but it’s terribly bruised. Walking is difficult and I feel like my healing is taking forever. I’m sorry to hear about your foot pain. The answer to your question is YES. The Class IV K-Laser is designed to effectively... Read More

How to Avoid Back Pain Injuries in Winter

Besides the usual torn muscle or bone fracture, many Canadian adults can do serious damage to their backs: developing a bulging or herniated disc. This is exactly the kind of back pain condition we treat at Back Clinics of Canada. Here are 5 things you can do to mitigate injury and enjoy your winter pain-free! ... Read More

Low Back Pain and Pills: Risks Outweigh the Benefits

The risks associated with taking narcotic pain medications seem to outweigh the benefits. Alternative pain management options are available. Back Clinics of Canada in particular offers a multi-pronged approach to care for painful back conditions like bulging/herniated discs, sciatica, spinal arthritis, spinal stenosis and facet syndrome. What makes this care different is that it is designed to target and promote healing of the root cause of patients’ pain. It’s called the High Performance Healing SystemTM.... Read More