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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Sacroiliac Syndrome

Here’s another Blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… In sacroiliac syndrome, the sacroiliac joint (SI) and/or capsule are the origin of the pain.  Sacroiliac syndrome is very common and may account for up to half of all low back pain cases.  The SI joints are usually very stable with little motion possible.  Elderly populations may have…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Torticollis

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… Torticollis is the rotation & lateral bending of the head due to cervical muscle spasms or other head & neck disorders. Synonyms:  wryneck or cervical dystonia   Types: Acquired Torticollis: Transient spasmodic torticollis (< 6 months duration) Idiopathic spasmodic torticollis (> 6 months duration) Congenital Torticollis (born this…

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Escape from Planet Earth: Movie Review by a Mississauga Chiropractor

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor   Just watched Escape from Planet Earth (2013), staring Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City), Jessica Alba (Dark Angel) & Sofía Vergara (Modern Family) On the planet Baab, admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population….

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Cervical Sprain/Strain

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… A Cervical Sprain/Strain consists of soft tissue damage (stretch, tearing or rupture) to the ligaments, muscles, intervertebral discs & other tissues surrounding the cervical spine.     Grade                                                                                 Clinical Findings        Healing Time 1 (mild)   Simple strain/sprain – minimal disruption of   adjacent fibres   Minimal pain   Trigger…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Tension Headaches

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… A Tension Headache consists of an intermittent headache; “feels like my head is in a vise” or “a band of pain around my head like a head band” associated with muscular origin, trigger point & other myofascial pain syndromes.  The pain should be even, and not throbbing.  There…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Migraine Headaches

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… Migraine Headaches are recurring head pain due to changes in the brain & surrounding vasculature.  Migraine headaches are one of the most common problems seen in emergency departments and doctor’s offices.   Types of Migraine Headaches: 1)      Migraine with Aura (classic migraine) – 20% of migraines Aura or…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Cluster Headaches

Here’s anothe blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… Cluster Headaches are defined by recurrent brief attacks of sudden, severe, unilateral periorbital head pain over a period of 4-8 weeks.   Episodic Cluster Headaches:  Occurs in periods (clusters) lasting from 7 days to 1 year; clusters separated by pain-free intervals lasting at least 2 weeks; usually a…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Cervicogenic Headaches

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor…   A cervicogenic headache is head pain originating from the cervical spine localized to the neck & occiput.  Pain is precipitated or aggravated by specific neck movements or sustained postures & may radiate to the forehead, orbital region, temples or ears. Potential Causes: Prior neck trauma, cervical joint…