Preventing Neck 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

Too Much Time at Your Desk? Try This Stretch to Combat Neck and Shoulder Pain

If you’re stuck sitting at your desk for hours at a time this summer, you may find that the neck and shoulder pain you’re experiencing from your day job is affecting your extracurricular activities. In our previous post, we discussed how poor desk posture often increases your risk of developing… Read More

Are You Sitting Properly? How Your Daily Desk Posture Impacts Your Body

A whopping 80% of the working population will experience some form of back pain at least once in their lifetime — 80%! Many people sit all day at work, often with poor posture, and this can increase the risk of developing neck, shoulder and back pain. Sitting down for long periods… Read More

10 Ways to Stay Healthy & Happy in 2019

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions last month? As we make our way through this snowy February, we thought it would be a good time to review some goals for the year. Here are our Top 10 chiropractor-approved resolutions to help you stay healthy and happy for the rest… Read More

Learn How to Lift Your Luggage Properly to Avoid Injury — and Disappointment! — on Your Next Vacation

The holiday season is upon us and for many, that means heading out of town to visit friends and family, or perhaps hopping on a plane to a sunny destination. In the flurry of packing for a vacation or family visit, it’s easy to get carried away and pack every­thing but… 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

Back-to-School Tips for Choosing the Right Backpack for Your Child

Does your child know the proper way to carry a backpack? Each fall, Ajax chiropractors Dr. John Noble and Dr. Mark Fera encourage students — and their parents — to use common sense when choosing a new backpack for the school year. Backpacks can affect your children’s health. Carrying a… Read More

How to Beat the Pain Caused by Digital Devices

People are spending more and more time looking down at smartphones and tablets every year, and strain injuries in the hand, wrist, forearm and neck are on the rise. This is commonly referred to as “text neck”. As you tap and swipe, follow these tips to avoid the aches and… Read More

Repetitive Strain Injury from the OCA

As your workload at the office increases, so do repetitive actions, such as typing, using your computer mouse and talking on the phone. These routine tasks seem simple, but they can add a level of physical stress to the emotional and mental stress of getting the job done. In fact,… Read More

Does your job find you sitting most of the day?

While sitting can seem restful, keep in mind that staying in any one position for long periods of time can cause strain and injury to your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Sustained sitting can take a toll on your neck and lower back – steady compression on the spinal discs… Read More