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Understanding Pain

What is the single best thing we can do for our health. By Dr. Mike Evans

It is important to know what kinds of stress place additional load on your low back, and how you can use good lifting and carrying techniques to reduce the chance of injury.

Most low back complaints result from simple strains that can heal within one to six weeks. What you do about back pain is very important. Rest for more than a day or two does not usually help and may actually delay recovery.

This link provides a booklet that has been prepared by the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba to help you understand how the back works, to provide tips on what you can do to avoid injury and to show you how to care for your back during recovery.

Did you know that one in every three Canadians over age 65 will fall at least once in a year?

Best Foot Forward is a new public education program developed by the Canadian Chiropractic Association to address the issue of debilitating falls among older Canadians.

More and more of us are becoming slouch potatoes! We sit for too long at desks, spend too much time in front of the television or computer, and do not exercise enough to perform day-to-day activities without the risk of back pain. That's why the Straighten Up program was developed.

Offered in countries around the world, this program is a simple, effective, three-minute exercise program for all ages. It will help strengthen your spine and improve your posture, giving you the ability to handle what life throws at you.

Straighten Up Manitoba will help you improve your posture, stabilize core muscle groups, enhance your health and prevent problems with your spine. You can complete the exercises when you have three free minutes anytime during your day.

Fit-in 15 has been developed by Canada's Doctors of Chiropractic, experts in muscle and joint function, and champions of healthy living. They recognize that it can be hard to find time in a busy day to focus on physical activity. That's why they created Fit-in 15, an easy and manageable way to start the habit. Once Fit-in 15 becomes a regular part of your day, you may find yourself fitting in more.

15 minutes a day will get you started on the way to many health benefits:

Better heart health
Improved circulation
Greater flexibility and strength
More stamina
A brighter outlook

Today's doctor of chiropractic: Your primary spine care provider.

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