Vertigo is actually a symptom as opposed to a condition itself. It is an unpleasant physical sensation that is often described as feeling like you are spinning, tilting and off balance. In addition to this unpleasant sensation, it can also cause a number of additional symptoms, including sweating, nausea, headaches, dizziness and vomiting to name just a few. Many people experience a loss of balance, which makes it difficult to stand or walk. Symptoms can be very severe in many people and can persist for several days, making it a very debilitating condition. In fact, vertigo is often recurrent for many people—lasting years—especially for those with Ménière’s disease. Vertigo is most often caused by a problem with the way the inner ear manages balance, but there are other causes as well, including BPPV, migraines and certain inner ear infections. Treatment methods vary, but not all treatment methods deliver effective results.…

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There are many causes of shoulder pain. Some shoulder pain subsides within two weeks, but that is not always the case. If you have been experiencing shoulder pain for longer than two weeks, it is important to visit your doctor. Shoulder pain can occur because of a number of different conditions, from bursitis to rotator cuff injuries to frozen shoulder and thoracic outlet syndrome. In other cases, shoulder pain isn’t actually caused by the shoulder joint, but rather the neck.…

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There are many different types of chronic headaches with their own sets of symptoms, but they all have a similar effect: they significantly impact one’s quality of life, as is the case with any chronic pain. Chronic pain doesn’t exist by itself, many other conditions co-exist alongside chronic pain, such as depression. It also has great social and financial implications. In an effort to relieve pain associated with chronic headaches, many people turn to pain medication, which, in some cases,…

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Many people view massage treatments as a luxury. But they’re not just a way to relax and unwind. Massages offer a wide range of benefits, and different types of massage can target specific health issues. Massage treatments help those who have suffered sports injuries; and athletes incorporate massage into their routines to improve their conditioning and prevent future injuries. If an injury does occur, the athlete can benefit from a sports injury massage. This type of massage treatment focuses on…

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There’s often confusion regarding the difference between physiotherapy and physical therapy. But in Canada, there is no discernable difference between physiotherapy and physical therapy. The two terms can be used interchangeably, and you may see the abbreviation “PT” used in place of “physical therapy”. The following will help you understand the skills, techniques, and approaches used in physiotherapy and physical therapy. What Is Physiotherapy And Physical Therapy? Physiotherapy is a method of treatment with a primary focus on movement. It…

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