Mysterious Migraine

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Categories: Toronto Health

Over the past few years I have treated the mysterious migraine time and time again. There is not much else that is more inconvenient and counter productive than this poorly understood ailment. It's characterized by unilateral deep intense pain on the head and neck that can be, but not always accompanied by an aura. It is believed that migraines are caused by neurological and vascular factors. When the cerebral cortex becomes stimulated via stress, sleep disturbances and hormone fluctuations the blood vessels will......
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Piriformis Syndrome: A Serious Pain in The Butt

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Categories: Toronto Health

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. It is a very common condition that is often seen in runners, cyclists as well as anyone who may sit for hours a day. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot......
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Dry Needling and Physiotherapy

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Categories: Physiotherapy

When on the path to recovery from musculoskeletal injuries and dysfunction, or further improving overall function, it is always important to remember the three R's -- reset, reinforce, reload. The reset is any manual intervention used to address the issue at hand. It is usually passive, and can include treatments like muscle releases, massage, adjustments, joint mobilizations or acupuncture. Once the symptoms have reduced or resolved, it is crucial to reinforce whatever improvements we've obtained in the......
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