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Sacro-Iliac Joint Pain

The sacro-iliac (say: sey-kroh-IL-ee-ak) joint can be one of the causes of mechanical low back pain. It is often seen with other causes of low back pain. The sacro-iliac joint lies between the sacrum and the iliac crests of the pelvic bones.…
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Back Strain Injuries -Worksafe BC Statistics

WorkSafeBC statistics: Back strain injuries WorkSafeBC Statistics 2012 explores data on back strain injuries from the last 30 years to shine a spotlight on an area of injury that affects thousands of B.C. workers each year. From 2003 to 2012: Between…
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Common Types of Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, you are far from being alone. Four out of five adults experience the symptoms of low back pain at least once in their lifetime. The back is a complex structure made up of 33 vertebrae, over 30 muscles, numerous…

WorksafeBC (WCB) facts

How many people does WorkSafeBC serve? Almost 215,000 employers 2.19 million workers are covered How many phone calls does WorkSafeBC receive every working day? An average of 20,000+ calls How many pages of documentation does WorkSafeBC receive…

Piriformis Syndrome

What  is Piriformis Syndrome? Piriformis syndrome is a rare neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the piriformis muscle compresses or irritates the sciatic  nerve-the largest nerve in the body. The piriformis muscle is a narrow muscle located…

Pinched Nerve

What is a Pinched Nerve ? The term "pinched nerve" is a colloquial term and not a true medical term.  It is used to describe one type of damage or injury  to a nerve or set of nerves. The injury may result from compression, constriction,…

Sciatica

    By Barry Lewis Published: 2:00 AM - 12/08/13 Last updated: 8:35 AM - 12/08/13 My Nanny Ethel used to walk around her Brooklyn apartment wincing in pain as she held her lower back. "My sciatica!" she'd cry out. I couldn't tell if…

Set New Exercise Goals

This time of year often brings a busy schedule of holiday get-togethers with friends and family, resulting in more treats and less exercise. Over the course of the season this can make it hard to maintain your “energy balance”—that is, …
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Do you have good posture? Take the test!

Bad Posture: Is It Really That Bad? Just what's so terrible about having poor posture, besides not looking as sharp as you could? Quite a bit as it turns out. When you slouch or slump, so does your spine, leading to bad circulation. This can…

Functional Fitness - Are you functionally fit?

You exercise regularly; you’re at the top of your running game; and you can still piggy-back your 10-year-old up to bed the way you did when he was three. It feels great…. doesn’t it?! So how is it that a little window washing or pruning…