Lower back pain is an exceptionally common complaint and it is estimated that 80% of people will suffer from it at some point during their lifetime. Lower back pain is also a leading cause of absence from work due to ill health, even though more than half of all cases are believed to be a direct result of the patient doing a job that involves continual sitting.
With more vehicles on the road than ever before, automobile accidents have unfortunately become a common occurrence. Even the most confident and experienced driver can make mistakes that sometimes have catastrophic results. Estimates suggest that there are around 2.35 million auto injuries every year – more than 6,000 every single day – and while some injuries may be minor, others can have debilitating and sometimes permanent consequences.
Intervertebral discs are found all throughout the spinal column except for the C1 and C2 vertebrae (the Axis and Atlas). These discs act to cushion the vertebrae from each other as well as the impacts that are felt throughout the spinal column. While many people will describe painful back issues as a “slipped disc,” this isn’t really the case as the intervertebral discs don’t actually slide out of place. What many people experience is called a bulge. This bulging disc is also called a herniated disc.
Joints are important musculoskeletal structures that connect bones to one another. Some facilitate different types of movement while others remain fixed. Joint pain is a very common and often debilitating problem with around one-third of all adults experiencing it at some point during their lifetime. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help and one of the most effective is chiropractic care.
Fibromyalgia diagnoses have been increasing as awareness has risen. Many individuals now feel that they can seek help from the medical field for their issues, although treatments are generally more difficult to understand. Many people who have fibromyalgia also complain about the lack of effectiveness that many treatment options offer. However, chiropractic care has become an increasingly common and successful treatment option for patients with the disease.
As people age, it is a common often belief that the pain
discomfort associated with our joints is a normal occurrence
are forced to live with. While our joints can experience levels
degradation as we age, the pain and reduced mobility that is
associated with arthritis don’t have to be something that
suffer through. Instead, let's review some of the facts about
chiropractic care and how it can be beneficial in treating the
associated with arthritis.
A headache is a very generalized term given to pain that
felt in the head or sometimes the neck. There are many different
types of pain associated with headaches ranging from acute
discomfort to a more generalized ache. Some headaches may appear
suddenly and only last for a short period of time while others
build gradually and last for several hours.
Sciatica is a condition that affects many people today.
typically manifests as pain in the lower back or buttocks that
radiates down to the legs or feet. This pain can be felt in one
both legs and is often difficult to describe. Patients have also
found that the pain can change in frequency or intensity ranging
from mild to severe and can be debilitating at times. Patients
reported various sensations related to sciatica pain including
and needles while at other times it may be described as dull, or
even like electric shocks.
Many people live with consistent and regular foot pain.
While others may have pain that occurs only when they are
certain activities. While orthotics may not be the right answer
everyone to help with this pain, it’s a good idea to
with a professional to decide if orthotics are a good option for
Neck pain is a relatively common ailment, which most of
will experience at least once in our lifetime. In most cases,
pain will improve and disappear on its own, but if you
suffer from this problem, or find that conventional ways of
relieving your pain are not working, you may want to consider
As the professional community ages, the diagnoses of
tunnel syndrome continue to rise. Carpal tunnel syndrome is
associated with the repetitive movement related to typing on a
keyboard with improper hand positioning. Carpal tunnel syndrome
creates a burning, numbness, or tingling sensation in the hands
wrists and can occur on one or both
At Altitude Collaborative Health, we believe that healing is most effective when it's a joint effort. Nestled in the heart of our community, Altitude Collaborative Health isn't just a clinic; it's a haven where multidisciplinary expertise converges to empower individuals on their journey to recovery from injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions.
At Altitude Collaborative Health, we recognize the
impact work-related injuries can have on both physical
and livelihood. Nestled at the intersection of healthcare
and compassionate support, our clinic stands as a beacon of hope
individuals facing work injuries. We've established ourselves as
pioneers in Alberta, offering a truly collaborative approach to
healing and aiding the complex process of workers' compensation