In Burlington and all around North America, people are becoming addicted to their mobile devices. Chiropractors and other healthcare professionals have noticed an increase in neck pain due to this growing epidemic and are commonly referring to it as “Text Neck.” Text neck is a term that is used to describe the neck pain and damage that is sustained from constantly looking down at a cell phone or tablet too frequently for too long. As you are constantly in a head hung forward posture, this causes overuse and repetitive stress on certain muscles of the neck and upper back. Because people are spending an increasing amount of time on their handheld devices like smartphones, e-readers and computer tablets, text neck is quickly becoming a growing health concern and can potentially affect millions worldwide!
Autumn is an amazing me of year when many of us look forward to seeing the spectacular array of colours and the crisp fall air. However, o en this excitement is accompanied by anxiety because the moment these beau ful leaves fall from the trees, it is leaf raking season. Instead of happily enjoying this amazing me of year, o en we injure ourselves in the process. With a couple simple ps, we can have you enjoying these last few warm sunny a ernoons instead of aching a er an a ernoon of leaf raking.
Looking at the stats, it seems like our backs secretly hate us! In every six month period, five in every 10 people surveyed suffered from low back pain. And if this isn’t enough, up to 85% of working people can expect to experience low back pain during their lifetime. 85%! So the question is what should we do about it this low back pain epidemic? Continue reading
Are you someone who suffers from migraine headaches? Someone who knows how debilitating they can be? Well, if this sounds familiar, there are several different treatment options that are available to you. At Edgar Family Chiropractic in Burlington, along with chiropractic treatment, we offer both acupuncture treatments as well as registered massage therapy. Continue reading
Registered massage therapy works therapeutically to optimize general health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. It involves prevention as well as treatment of physical dysfunctions while providing relaxation to the body and mind. This type of therapy helps to reduce or even eliminate the discomfort associated with muscles, connective tissues, joints, tendons and ligaments.
Everyone has had that injury or ache and pain that keeps lingering on, and often times it is difficult to find an effective treatment which alleviates all of the symptoms. A great approach here is to try combining the best of several types of therapies, for example a conjunction between chiropractic’s and massages therapy.
Headaches are one of the many reasons why patients come to see us at Edgar Family Chiropractic in Burlington. There are several different types of headache categories. Two of the most common headache types that we encounter in clinical practice are tension headaches and migraine headaches. Tension headaches that are often associated with tight muscles and increased physical and/or emotional stress. Migraine headaches can be associated with sensitivity to light or sound and may present with aura (a visual or sensory “warning” that a migraine is coming on). Migraines could be a result of circulatory of neuro-muscular problems and can often be very debilitating.