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Understanding Pain

Understanding Pain

What is pain? Why do we have it? And how are we to treat it? When answering these vital questions, it’s important to turn to history in order to trace the relationship humans have fostered with pain and its treatment.  The history of an understanding of pain – why it exists and what it isRead More…

Mythbusters For Back Pain

Mythbusters For Back Pain

Lower back pain affects around 60-90% of individuals during their lifetime. In fact, it is the most common reason people seek medical attention, second only to the common cold. That having been said, what does such a figure cost? In the U.S alone, we spend more money on the management of back pain ($90 billionRead More…

Sunlight: A Double-Edged Sword

Sunlight: A Double-Edged Sword

Sunlight: you know it must have benefits, but somewhere in the back of your mind the echoes of your mother’s voice remain, her warnings against sun exposure causing you to rethink your day at the beach. Where do we draw the line between the benefits of the sun and the harmful effects it might haveRead More…

Parental Stress During the Summer Break

Parental Stress During the Summer Break

Finally, the summer break is here. The kids are all excited, but what about you, mom? Do you enjoy your children’s summer break as much as they do, or do you feel overwhelmed by dealing with them 24/7? You are not alone. Inquiries from mothers have been on the increase over the last few weeks:Read More…

Frozen Shoulder, Pain, and the Great Thaw!

Frozen Shoulder, Pain, and the Great Thaw!

This morning was the first time I couldn’t reach my hair to wash. I’ve been struggling for a couple of weeks, but today I had to use my left arm. I’ve been having trouble putting on my shirts. I’ve been waking up more and more each night from the pain. You might have Frozen Shoulder. SinceRead More…

Anti-Inflammatories: Extinguishing the Fire

Anti-Inflammatories: Extinguishing the Fire

We’ve all heard the talk, witnessed the health store slogans, all seen the online adverts selling miraculous new anti-inflammatory foods, but what are they, and why exactly do we need them? Well, in all my years in the health industry I have come to realize that it’s useful to peel back the layers of hypeRead More…

Medical Marijuana: Spotlight

Medical Marijuana: Spotlight

It comes as no surprise anymore that so many of my patients have had an uncle, a grandparent, or even parent who has had, or has, cancer. In our world today the spread of cancer is rampant and the ways in which we are trying to manage all the pain associated with the deadly diseaseRead More…

I Don’t Want To Be A Burden To My Children

I Don’t Want To Be A Burden To My Children

From time to time I hear my elderly customers exclaim that they “don’t want to be burdensome to [their] kids”, and no matter how many times I hear this, it always touches my heart. I want to tell you something important: you’ve done more than enough for your kids and you deserve their help. RememberRead More…

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