Strategies to End Back Pain

What’s Causing Your Muscle Knots? (And How Can You Get Relief?)

Have you ever experienced the tender, achy feeling of a muscle knot in your back, shoulders or neck? If so, you’re not alone. Research has shown that muscle knots may affect up to 85 per cent of the population, impairing mobility, causing pain, and in some cases, reducing a person’s… Read More

Try These Activities to Minimize Stress and Help Prevent Back Pain

It’s no secret that staying active is a great way to help keep your body — and your spine — healthy. In fact, going for a brisk 10-minute walk each day is enough to help improve your health and prevent conditions of the spine, joints and supporting structures of the… Read More

Strengthen Your Core to Reduce Back Pain

Approximately 85% of Canadians can expect to experience low back pain at some point in their life. A large part of this is due to weak core muscles. What is the Core? The “core” consists of a group of muscles including abdominal, hip and back muscles that stabilize the spine,… Read More

How Are You Treating Your Back Pain?

If you’re you suffering from back pain, you’re not alone. Up to 85% of the working population will experience back pain at least once in a lifetime. But if you’re living with chronic back pain, it can difficult to know where to turn for help. For too many of us,… Read More

Help Prevent Back Pain with These Five Exercises

Earlier this month in our post Five Myths About How to Manage Back Pain, we discussed the importance of staying active and ensuring exercise is part of your daily routine. We all have different pain triggers affecting our low back. Improper spinal movements, a fall, sports injuries and other muscle strains… Read More

How to Take the Pain Out of Your Daily Routine

In many cases, it’s not the big tasks that take the biggest toll on our bodies. Whether you’re a student, work in an office or run your own business from home, your daily routine can be a pain … literally. We live in a world where we’re constantly in a hurry,… Read More

Here’s How To Avoid a Backache the Next Time You Rake

As you head out to rake your leaves this month, chances are the last thing you’ll be thinking about is your posture. It’s hard to believe, but an hour or so spent tidying your lawn can have long-term consequences if your body isn’t accustomed to the activity. Ajax Chiropractors Dr. John… Read More

Five Things Your Chiropractor Wishes You’d Stop Doing

At Pickering Village Chiropractic & Massage, we understand that poor habits can lead to pain that can restrict your ability to work or enjoy your leisure time. We provide patients with more than just chiropractic and massage services, but also the know-how to build better personal wellness habits so that… Read More

How to Avoid Back Pain at the Office

If you’ve been fortunate enough to spend some time away from the office this summer with your kids, back-to-school for them probably means back-to-the-office for you! As Pickering chiropractors and massage therapists, we often spend this time of year reviewing the proper way to carry a backpack with parents and… Read More

Reduce Your Foot and Back Pain with Custom Orthotics

If you regularly experience foot pain, you’ve probably sought several ways to find relief. Different shoes, perhaps, or over-the-counter pain relief medications. You may have even considered using the foot analysis machine in your local drug store or Costco. After all, it’s so easy…just step on the foot outlines on… Read More