Chiropractic Care is Evidence Based Care

Chiropractors are musculoskeletal experts who are governed by a very clear scope of practice within Canada. Chiropractors complete more than 4,200 hours of core competency training in this discipline, and are an integral part of your health care and pain management team.

According to the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioid Therapy and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, it is recommended that pain management optimizes the inclusion of care provided by chiropractors and other professionals who treat back, neck, and shoulder pain, before considering opioids.

The Globe & Mail states: “People with back pain need timely access to non-drug pain management, provided by musculoskeletal experts, and chiropractors are answering this call. Lower back pain is still the number one cause of disability in Canada, and it is also one of the top-four reasons why people visit emergency departments.”

1 in 5 Canadians are Living with Chronic Pain

In a recent CBC Article, Fiona Campbell (president of Canadian Pain Society), states that there is a "lack of access to publicly funded physical therapists such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and chiropractors. And a lack of access to mental health providers to address the significant mental health component that may accompany chronic pain".  She advocates for her '3P Approach' to address chronic pain which includes:

 

Pharmacological (medication)
Physical and
Psychological strategies.

 

If you suffer from chronic pain a multi-disciplinary approach including chiropractic is your best chance at achieving a better quality of life!

What Can I Do to Deal with Occupational Stress?

At Koch Chiropractic & Associates, we take occupational stress seriously. Stress at work can impact all areas of your life; physically and mentally. Here are some strategies to remind you what to do. Follow the link for more detailed instructions!

  1. Track Your Stressors
  2. Develop Healthy Responses
  3. Establish Boundaries
  4. Take Time to Recharge
  5. Learn How to Relax
  6. Get Some Support

And remember… Nobody said on their deathbed, “I wish I had spent more time at the office!