With low back injuries, after Red Flags have been ruled out, some pain with activity is usually OK. This strengthens your back vs bed rest.
Concussion may be diagnosed using the SCAT3 tool pre/post injury. Second impact syndrome can be deadly, so you must sit out till recovered. Athletes below the age of 18 often have a more difficult time recovering. Safe return to play is best guided by a sports medicine physician.
The hip hinge is a spine sparing strategy that reduces stress on your low back. You can use it for any number of activities of daily living.
If you are a runner and overpronate, you may be helped by a motion control/stability shoe or, with challenging cases, custom foot orthotics.
A key symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome is having to shake the numbness out of your hands in the morning. An EMG test can confirm CTS.
The proper height of a cane or walker is having the top of the handle at your wrist crease when looking straight ahead with good posture.
Three key questions with a knee pain assessment are does your knee lock, swell, or give way. This may indicate what tissues are injured.
High quality sleep is essential for good health. Practicing sleep hygiene and, if necessary, having a sleep study through your family doctor, can help.
Dr. Craig Bauman is a chiropractor who takes an evidence-informed and patient-centred approach.