Stretches at the office that will help you stay active and less stressed

4 Office Desk Stretches to Help You Stay Fit

If you work at a desk all day, you’re probably on the computer a lot. If you’re on the computer a lot, you’re probably well aware of the dangers and harm to your health that working at a desk all day can do.  So what have you done about it lately? Don’t worry. Despite all…

Learn how to have a good night's rest when you have lower back pain

How To Sleep With Lower Back Pain

Most people don’t connect lower back pain with poor memory, weaker immune systems and even weight gain. That’s because, while none of those are directly linked to back pain, they can all be symptoms of poor sleep. And, as anyone who has tried to fall to sleep with lower back pain can attest, it can…

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Chiropractor vs Physiotherapist: Who Should You See?

Let’s say you’re suffering neck pain, or joint pain, or you have a sore shoulder, and you want relief. Who do you visit, a chiropractor or physiotherapist? Markham chiropractors and physical therapists treat many of the same muscular or skeletal conditions. But understanding the differences between chiropractic treatments and physical therapy can help you find…

understanding what causes static nerve pain

What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?

It’s a pain that radiates from your lower back down through your buttocks and into your legs, usually only on one side of your body. But it’s not as easy to define or classify sciatic nerve pain, commonly known as sciatica, as it is for other kinds of acute and chronic pain, like arthritis. The…

Is back pain normal during pregnancy

Is Back Pain Normal During Pregnancy?

The answer to if back pain is normal during pregnancy might seem like it would have a fairly straightforward “yes” or “no”. But, while, yes, some back pain is common during pregnancy, you should call your doctor if it becomes intolerable or debilitating. There’s evidence that 50% to 70% of women will experience some form…

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Osteopath vs Chiropractor: Which One Do You Need?

You have bad back pain, headaches or a musculoskeletal issue and nothing seems to work. You go online and you find out that both osteopaths and chiropractors in Markham may be able to help you. But it seems like their scope of practices cross paths in many ways, including their belief in treating the whole…

5 Causes of Wrist Pain When Bending the Wrist

If you experience wrist pain when bending or moving the wrist, it can affect your day-to-day living more than you think. You might find it difficult or impossible to carry things. The wrist joint can eventually become deformed. It can even be painful just to straighten your hand and wrist. And those are just a…

Find out how long it takes to recover from a concussion in today's blog post by Active Health Centre

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Concussion?

Despite increased attention in recent years due to their prevalence, concussions remain the victim of a lot of misunderstanding. Part of the reason is the range in severity of concussions. Symptoms of concussion can be relatively mild, like a headache, or quite severe, like long-term post-concussion syndrome. The lack of understanding leaves many people trying…

Lower back pain when I bend forward and what to do fo relief - Active Health Centre

Why Do I Have Lower Back Pain When I Bend Forward?

This is the second part in a series about suffering from lower back pain when bending forward. In the first installment, we looked at some of the common reasons, including slipped discs, weak facet joints, and pinched nerves. Today we’ll answer the question ‘why do I have lower back pain when I bend forward?’. In…

What to do about lower back pain when bending forward | Active Health Centre

Lower Back Pain When Bending Over? Here’s What it Means

The statistics surrounding back pain are staggering. One study found that 50% of Canadians experienced back pain in a six month period. And 85% of working Canadians will suffer back pain at some point in their lives. Estimated annual medical costs to treat chronic back pain are between $6 billion and $12 billion. Lower back…