Arthritis | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Calgary, AB

Arthritis

Arthritis | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Calgary, AB

Arthritis is a disorder of the joints that results in inflammation that causes stiffness and pain, as well as loss of movement if the joints become too inflamed. There are many different kinds of arthritis, although the most common form is osteoarthritis, which results from wear and tear of cartilage, and rheumatoid arthritis, which results from an overactive immune system. Although there is no cure for arthritis, chiropractic care, physiotherapy and massage therapy may all be used to help manage pain. At CōLAB Health and Body, we will come up with a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs. The goal is to decrease pain, as well as increase mobility, strength and range of motion. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your arthritis symptoms so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Carpal Tunnel | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway that is surrounded by ligaments and bone on the hand. When the median nerve becomes compressed, carpal tunnel syndrome results. Symptoms of carpal tunnel may include tingling, numbness, pain, and weakness in the hand. Proper treatment can help relieve the symptoms and restore wrist and hand function. Physiotherapy can offer effective treatment by providing exercises to reduce symptoms and prevent worsening of the condition. A chiropractor focuses on the neck and spine, both of which may play a role in carpal tunnel syndrome. When there is less interference in your spine, which can be attained with a chiropractic adjustment, blood will move properly, and your body will more effectively function. This may lead to less issues with carpal tunnel syndrome and less discomfort and pain. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your carpal tunnel so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Foot Pain | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Foot Pain

Foot Pain | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Unfortunately, foot pain is quite common, and can be caused by compression in the lower back or by nerve irritation. Luckily, CōLAB Health and Body can help. A chiropractic adjustment may help relieve the nerve compression and irritation, helping to ease the pain. If your foot pain is caused by a chronic condition, or poor posture, or requires extended healing time, physiotherapy can help with manual therapy or customized exercises. Massage therapy can help by massaging the nerves and muscles. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your foot pain so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Froze Shoulder | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Frozen Shoulder

Froze Shoulder | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Frozen shoulders involve pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint, along with limited movement. It is not known exactly what causes it, but usually it is caused by inflammation (swelling, irritation, and pain) of the tissues surrounding the joint. Oftentimes symptoms start slowly and then get worse. Usually, symptoms will get better within 1-3 years. In the meantime, there are treatment options available, often involving a range of motion exercises. At CōLAB Health and Body, our Physiotherapists can help guide you with range of motion exercises to help with movement and decrease pain. Your Physiotherapy may use manual manipulation to stretch the capsule, as well as demonstrate stretching exercises that you should do on your own. Symptoms usually resolve completely with time and consistent compliance with prescribed treatment. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your frozen shoulder so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Herniated Disc | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Herniated Disc Adjustment

Herniated Disc | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

A herniated disc occurs when a spinal disc, which is a rubbery cushion that sits between the bones of the spine, becomes damaged. This puts strain on nearby nerves and the spinal cord, and pain results. While a herniated disc can occur anywhere on the spine, it most often occurs in the lower back. Depending on where the herniated disc is, it can result in numbness, pain or weakness in a leg or arm. Chiropractic care may be able to help. After an initial examination, and depending on their findings, they will create a treatment plan which may include various spinal adjustments aimed at reducing pressure on your discs, regaining normal movement, reducing pain, and getting back to regular activities. Massage therapy may also be helpful by massaging the surrounding tissue, which can ease the symptoms of the herniated disc. A chiropractor may help to ease the symptoms of a herniated disc by gently stretching your discs to relieve the pressure caused by your vertebrae. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your herniated disc so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Jaw Pain | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic | Downtown Calgary, AB

Jaw Pain

Jaw Pain | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic | Downtown Calgary, AB

Jaw pain, specifically TMJ, can be a very common issue for many people. Jaw pain refers to any pain that results from a condition that affects the joints, jaw muscles and facial nerves, and often is present when the connection between the jaw and the skull becomes swollen and painful. Pain is often quite noticeable with movement of the jaw, particularly when eating. In some cases, the jaw may click when the jaw opens and closes. A common reason for jaw pain is clenching of the jaw and grinding of the teeth. The misalignment of teeth or the jaw is also a large contributor to jaw pain. CōLAB Health and Body is pleased to offer treatment for jaw pain. A chiropractor may be able to help by alleviating tension in the spine. As the tension is alleviated, it reduces any pressure on different nerves, which in turn alleviates pain associated with jaw pain. Massage therapy and certain physiotherapy techniques may also be used to treat muscles and soft tissues of the neck, jaw and head. Massage treatment may include treatment inside of the mouth, which can be very beneficial as it releases soft tissue restrictions. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your jaw pain so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Pinched Nerve | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

If you suffer the discomfort and pain of a pinched nerve, you are not alone. CōLAB Health and Body may be able to help with the pain and discomfort of your pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is usually caused by a joint pressing on a nerve, a bulging or herniated disc, or very tight muscles. This could all be due to moving in an awkward way, poor posture, or lifting something heavy. Since your entire nervous system is connected, a pinched nerve in your neck for example, may radiate down your arm or even your leg. Symptoms of a pinched nerve include pain and numbness, tingling and weakness. Chiropractic care and help address the root cause of a pinched nerve and help you work to fix the problem. A spinal adjustment will work to put misaligned vertebrae back where they belong, removing nerve blocks and improving circulatory function, all of which can help with pain. Physiotherapy treatment may involve manual therapy to massage, stretch and help mobilize, and various exercises to perform that helps to stretch and strengthen while improving mobility. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your pinched nerve so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Scoliosis | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic & Wellness Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Scoliosis

Scoliosis | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic & Wellness Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Where a healthy spine would be completely vertical, scoliosis causes an abnormal sideways curvature or bend of the spine. The main goal of scoliosis treatment is to maximize function and mobility of the body. The curve of the spine often causes pain throughout the body (not just the spine). While in severe cases, treatment may include surgery or bracing, in more milder cases, CōLAB Health and Body takes a collaborative approach to treatment to reduce discomfort and precession. Physical therapy may be used to help stabilize and elongate the spine with specific and customized exercises that are specific to each client’s type of curve and presentation.  A chiropractor can help to prevent the curvature from getting worse and manage symptoms. While a chiropractor cannot straighten the spine completely, they can improve spine curvature, and help to decrease pain. With spinal manipulation and flexion distraction to ‘stretch out’ thinned areas in discs, a chiropractor can help with range of motion, improved flexibility, and pain management. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your scoliosis symptoms so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Fatigue | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic | Downtown Calgary, AB

Sleep or Fatigue Issues

Fatigue | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic | Downtown Calgary, AB

At CōLAB Health and Body, our chiropractors and massage therapists may be able to help you with your sleep or fatigue issues. With spinal adjustments and massage therapy, the health of your spine may be improved along with alignment, which could be causing discomfort that disturbs your sleep. Realigning the spine can help the whole-body function more efficiently, including helping you relax and fall asleep. Massage therapy, along with chiropractors, can help to ease muscle tension that may cause restlessness, relax the body, stimulate circulation, blood flow and improve nervous system function. All of which can help you sleep better. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your sleep or fatigue issues so you can get back to optimal health and wellness and a better night’s sleep.

Spinal Stenosis | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Spinal stenosis occurs when the space inside of the backbone is too small, putting pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. It usually occurs in the lower back and neck. While some people do not experience any symptoms of spinal stenosis, others experience numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and pain in the back, neck, arms, legs or feet. Physiotherapy can work to develop an exercise program to help you improve balance, gain strength and flexibility. Exercises can also help correct posture, stretch the low back and lower limbs, and strengthen the supporting core and trunk. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your spinal stenosis so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Sports Injury | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Sports Injury

Sports Injury | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

CōLAB Health and Body is pleased to offer sports injury therapy, to help you quickly and effectively recover and get back to your game without pain. With any sport, there is risk of injury, including muscle strains and dislocations. Physiotherapy is a non-invasive treatment to effectively treat your injury and protect you from future injury. After a thorough evaluation we will come up with a treatment plan based on the nature of your injury. By combining exercise and conditioning, along with therapy sessions like manual therapy, shockwave Therapy and chiropractic adjustment. CōLAB Health and Body can help with your sports injury so you can get back to the sport you love. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your sport injury so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Stress Release | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Stress Release

Stress Release | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Stress is often referred to as the mother of all diseases. Symptoms can present in so many ways, from back and neck pain, fatigue, sleep issues, indigestion, or anxiety. At CōLAB Health and Body, our professional team can help. Chiropractic adjustment can help to release stress that may be held in muscles, helping you to relax the body and the mind. The goal of a spinal adjustment is to correct subluxations and restore the natural alignment of the spine. Once done, this helps to alleviate any pressure and tension in the nervous system, which can have a direct impact on overall stress levels. Physiotherapy can help to reduce the symptoms of stress like helping with muscle flexibility, slowing down heart rate and helping with chronic nausea and/or pain. Your Physiotherapist can teach you ways to breathe that help you relax, along with exercises that help to reduce stress. In terms of sleep issues, your physiotherapist can help you find the right sleep position for a better quality of sleep, how to improve posture and overall relaxation techniques. Massage therapy can help to promote relaxation, reduce muscle soreness, improve sleep, all of which help with decreasing overall stress and anxiety. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your stress and the associated symptoms so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Tinnitus | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic | Downtown Calgary, AB

Tinnitus

Tinnitus | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic | Downtown Calgary, AB

Tinnitus is the condition whereby you hear something that others cannot. It is commonly described as a ringing sound, although some people will hear clicking, buzzing, humming, or roaring. Physiotherapy may help with tinnitus by being able to identify what triggers the sound, and then developing a meticulous physiotherapy plan to treat it. This often includes specific neck exercises, strengthening and postural training, acupuncture, or shockwave therapy. Massage therapy may help to loosen neck muscles, which may be a cause of tinnitus in some people. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your tinnitus so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

Treats Whiplash | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Whiplash Injury

Treats Whiplash | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Whiplash is a very generalized term to describe soft tissue injury to the neck following a sudden trauma to the neck. One of the most common whiplash injuries results from a car accident. Whiplash symptoms can be felt either immediately after the accident or even 2 to 3 days after the accident. Symptoms include headaches, neck pain, blurred vision, tiredness, dizziness, pain between shoulders and/or down the arm, shoulder injury, tingling or numbness in arms, hands or fingers, or injury to the lower back or other parts of the body. It is very important to see a healthcare provider as soon as possible after suffering whiplash (or any accident). CōLAB Health and Body is pleased to offer Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy to those who have suffered whiplash. Treatment will be unique to each injury, and will depend on the specific dysfunction detected during your exam. Our experienced team is here to help with your whiplash symptoms so you can get back to living pain-free. CōLAB Health and Body looks forward to helping you manage your whiplash so you can get back to optimal health and wellness.

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