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Knee pain? It may be early-onset osteoarthritis.
Posted on: October 3rd, 2019 by Herbin Samarumaraj

More than 10 million Americans are affected by knee osteoarthritis (OA)  Presumably then, over a million Canadians are too. It commonly affects a population aged 45 and greater. This condition occurs as the cartilage in the knee wears away eventually causing bone-on-bone contact between joint surfaces. Knee osteoarthritis can be diagnosed with a clinic examination […]

Chronic episodic low back pain.
Posted on: May 21st, 2019 by Jeffrey Begg

Acute low back pain comes, then goes and is gone. Chronic low back pain is continually there for a very long time without break. What about acute episodes of low back pain that last a short while, but seem to come back every month or 2 or 3? Is it possible to finally end this […]

Get A Grip On Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Posted on: November 6th, 2018 by Lloyd Tapper

Do you have numbness, burning and tingling in your hands? Is the pain worse at night? Does the loss of grip strength make it difficult to hold things? Is it getting hard for you to do your job?  If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve that runs down the underside […]

Chronic pain management: nutrition and diet
Posted on: October 6th, 2018 by Lindsay Walker

Management of chronic pain requires a multi-faceted approach.  This blog will deal with the eating habits you can develop to help reduce the impact that your diet may have on your pain. It is generally recommended to avoid anything that is sugary and processed.  Besides fried foods and candy, some unhealthy foods that are not quite […]

Treatment for back/neck pain – how do I know what works?
Posted on: July 12th, 2018 by Lindsay Walker

Do you have persistent neck or back pain, and are frustrated that it is hanging around too long, like a bad houseguest?  At CSA we provide a variety of different types of treatment specific to the diagnosis that you have, and that can be different for everyone.  Lots of my patients have found that a […]

I Feel Your Back Pain
Posted on: June 15th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

Back pain can be annoying and even debilitating. I know because I’ve been there. Over 25 years ago, I fell off a horse and broke my back. That was the beginning of my several year challenge with back pain. The next year, I got bucked off again – and this time I broke my pelvis. And […]

Steroid Injections – Concerns for Knee Osteoarthritis
Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

In the medical field, we have often recommended steroid injections to help patients manage arthritic knee pain. That may soon change. There is new information and research that is now being discovered. Why have steroid injections been used for knee osteoarthritis? Knee osteoarthritis can be quite painful and can limit your ability to do the […]

Effective Treatment for Chronic Body Pain and Stiffness
Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by Nicole Petryliak

Whether you’re young, aging, athletic, hard working or more sedentary, you’ve likely experienced body pain or stiffness at some point in your life. Often it goes away on it’s own, but sometimes it can become more bothersome and chronic. What can cause body pain and stiffness? A common variable I’ve noticed over the past 5 […]

I’m done therapy after my car accident but I still hurt! What do I do?
Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by Cory Choma

News flash:   Coverage is available for whiplash therapy after a car accident even if you have been discharged and/or your insurance company has told you coverage has been exhausted.   Programs that cover therapy after a car accident may cover you for up to 2 years.  Extending beyond this critical time requires litigation to […]

Headache Relief
Posted on: February 10th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

Sometimes a headache can get you down and can take out out for the count. While there are many causes of headaches, there are also some really simple reasons people can get a headache. One cause of a headache One of the most common, non medical causes of headaches is due to poor posture. When […]

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