According to Statistics Canada, more than 50% of the population struggles with the occasional or frequent inability to fall and/or stay asleep. Tossing and turning because you just can’t seem to shut your mind off is indeed agitating, however adding inflammation and pain into the mix can make sleeplessness unbearable. Even worse, is the fact that experiencing a loss of sleep due to pain increases your risk for developing depression, a condition known as “Pain Insomnia Depression Syndrome”. If pain …Read more
Aging is commonly associated with the development of various medical conditions, some of which can influence our quality of life. One of the most frequent ailments reported among older adults involves joint pain. The occurrence of joint pain is often coupled with joint stiffness and sharp pain, making it difficult to walk, stand, and bend. In addition, the quality of sleep can also be affected by joint stiffness. In some cases, these are accompanied by sharp pain, especially when …Read more
Headaches are a real pain, literally. But how bad or frequent should the pain be before it is cause for alarm. Headaches result in discomfort, and in extreme cases, an inability to perform routine tasks. Every person can experience different types of headaches, ranging from a sharp pain to a tightening of the entire head. Headaches can be triggered by different factors, including high blood pressure, stress, excessive motion, or chemicals in the body, to name a few. It is …Read more
Pain presents itself in a variety of forms ranging from inflammation and joint pain to pins and needles. Although some types of pain, such as those caused by a paper cut, are benign and will heal on their own, others may be a sign that something is very wrong with your body, and should not be ignored. If you experience any of the below types of pain, it is vital that you see a healthcare practitioner immediately.
1: Joint Pain…Read more