Core Solutions: Herniated Discs


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We welcome three student learners this summer: Ivan Wong is a PT student. Brendan and Daniel are local high school students.

care professionals. To graduate he is required to complete a Co operative education section. Brendan is a intelligent student with high hopes of going to Western or Ryerson university to pursue a career Daniel Amodeo is a 17-year old, grade 11 SHSM student at St. Michaels catholic secondary school, who loves sports, especially baseball and hockey. He enjoy the school subjects of Biology and Kinesiology

Ivan is currently a Masters student completing his Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Birmingham (UK) and is expected to graduate in December 2018. He has earned his Bachelor of

path in Nursing. In his free time he plays Clarinet for the Humberview SS wind ensemble and likes to go swimming with his friends.

Science Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a Certificate in Athletic Therapy at York University. In 2016, he became certified as an Athletic Therapist, CAT(C), in Canada. Ivan has experience working in an inpatient and outpatient setting. He has worked closely with patients with musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological conditions. Much of his experience comes from United Kingdom Hospitals and Clinics. Brendan is a caring and responsible student. Currently at Humberview Secondary School, he is in a Health and Wellness Program. This program allows him to take part in experiential learning opportunities whether it be touring universities or watching presentations by health

and aspires to become a sports therapist in the future. Daniel has two younger siblings and lives with his mother and father. He works part-time as a referee and umpire in the local leagues. Daniel is really excited to start his placement at Core Solutions this summer.


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Doyousuffer frombackorneckpain?At times this paincanradiate indicatingapotentialproblemwith the discs. The bones in your spine are called the vertebrae. The vertebrae are held together and in placeby ligamentsandsmalldiscsthatactasshock absorbers. These control your spine’s range of movement,flexibilityandkeep thespinalcordsafe from damage. However, when a disc is damaged, the insidecansqueezeoutofplaceandeitherbulge or herniate, leaving the spinal nerves susceptible to damage. When this occurs, the result is called a “herniated disc”, “slipped” or “ruptured disc.” A herniated disc can be incredibly painful and can cause a great deal of limitations on the body’s movement, thus hindering a person’s movement and overall ability to perform day-to-day tasks. A herniated disc can cause a variety of symptoms including radiating pain down the arm or leg, depending if the herniated disc is in your neck or lowback.Bulgingdiscsare thebeginningphaseof herniated discs. Very often people have a bulging

disc and don’t even know it. Only when the outside ofabulgingdiscbecomes irritatedandaffects the surroundingtissuedoes itbegintocausebackache, generally in the same area and not down the leg. Aherniateddisc intheneckcanbe justaspainfulas a herniated disc in the back. Arm pain from a neck herniated disc is one of the more common neck conditionstreatedbyourphysiotherapists.Although a neck herniated disc may start from injury to the spine,thesymptoms, includingarmpain,commonly start frompoorpostureormusclestrains.Thearm pain from a neck herniated disc occurs because the herniated disc material “pinches” or presses on a nerve, causing pain to radiate along the nerve down the arm. Our specialized physiotherapists are trained to examineyourspineandmovement tofind the root causeofyourproblem.Thenweworkwithyouand your doctor to put together a plan that helps you achieve optimum results.

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One of the most common mistakes is to assume that all leg pain is sciatica, and must be due to a disc in the back pressing on a nerve. In fact, most leg pain is not pain from the nerve in your spine, and has nothing to do with a herniated disc. There is much confusion about the term sciatica. The term sciatica is defined as pain running down the leg in the path of the sciatic nerve. It is best to understand the difference between referred leg pain, which “refers” from another area and nerve root pain which begins in the spine. Irritation of any of the tissues of the back can cause pain down one or both legs. Seventy percent of patients with back pain have some radiating pain to their legs.This referred pain can come from the tissues, muscles, ligaments, joints, discs or other back structures. It is usualy a dull ache that spreads into the buttocks and thighs. In addition, it may affect both legs, however, it usually does not go much below the knee. Referred pain is not due to anything pressing on a nerve. It is not sciatica. Irritation of the nerve root in the spine gives a quite different pain, which is sharp and specific to an area of your leg. Nerve root pain usually radiates to the foot or toes. Patients often describe the pain with sensations such as pins and needles or numbness. It usually affects one leg only and is greater than the pain one has in the back. Nerve root pain is much less common than referred leg pain. Furthermore, if you have back pain alone and no leg pain or nerve symptoms, a nerve root problem is very unlikely. If you do have leg pain, then your legs should be examined by a physiotherapist for signs of nerve irritation or nerve compression. Diagnosing nerve irritation depends on tests that stretch or press on an irritated nerve root to cause pain. Our physiotherapists at Core Solutions 8 3 3 6 2 7 5 8 4 7 6 7 6 4 1 5 3 1

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At Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health physiotherapists during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your physiotherapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

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Summer weekends at the backyard barbecues, and outdoor dinners are finally here, but these gatherings are often loaded with high-calorie pasta salads, chips, ice cream, cocktails and beers. Enjoy your warm weather favorites while keeping your nutrition in check with the tips below. 1. Drink green tea instead of sweet tea. Green tea has a natural component that helps speed up your metabolism. Skip the box tea and opt for the brew-it-yourself with boiling water and a tea-bag-type tea. 2. Serve seafood. Summer is the ideal time to get the freshest catch from your local grocer. Grill salmon, tuna, lobster, steamer clams, and calamari for a low- calorie, protein-packed lunch or dinner. 3. Don’t skip breakfast. Whenyouwakeup in themorning,yourbody is runningon fumes.Eatingabreakfastwithprotein,carbs,andhealthy fatkicksyourmetabolism into high gear and provides energy for the day. 4. Enjoy summer fruits and veggies. It’s easy to sink into a vegetable rut, eating the same boring veggies week after week, but with summer comes fresh choices. Including a mix of in-season colorful veggies in your meals gives your body a nutrient kick. 5. Snack at work. Bring snacks to work and graze throughout the day. When you eat more often—five to six times per day—you’re far less likely to overeat and more likely to stay energized. 6. Hydrate often. The summer heat makes you more susceptible to dehydration. Startoffyourday by drinking twoglassesofwaterandkeepdrinkingateachmeal,

as well as before and after your workout, to stay hydrated. Carry a water bottle with you as a reminder to stay hydrated. 7.Recoverwithapost-workoutshake. Afterexercising,blendyour favoritesummer fruits and a scoop of whey protein into a shake to kickstart the muscle-building process, help your body recover from training, and boost your energy levels. Try one of these shake recipes. 8.Pre-planyourmeals. Youplanyourweekendgetawaysandactivities forsummer. Why not your meals? Make it easy by preparing all of your food on Sunday so that you have enough meals for the week. The best part: You’ll save money.

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As a full-service provider for those larger gatherings Gourmandissimo can organize to have chefs, staff, marquee tents and rentals at your home, or choose to host at The Bartlett Room, located above the shop which is licensed for 50 guests. They will ensure your event is both scrumptious and memorable. Visit us at our other locations; Gourmandissimo Café Alton in The Alton Mill Arts Centre and at the Best Western PLUS Inn & Suites in Orangeville. Contact us to book your next party with Gourmandissimo at 905-584-0005 or 16023 Airport Rd. Caledon East

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Neck Workshop, September 12th Pelvic Health Workshop, October 17th Back Workshop, November 14th All workshops will be held 7pm- 8pm THREE SPECIAL WORKSHOPS! Days Of Free Workshops When you have back, neck or pelvic pain, you need to feel better FAST, so you can get back on your feet and keep on moving. Our responsibilities never end: kids, grandkids, jobs, leisure activities... but pain can stop you in your tracks. We take mobility for granted. Walking, hiking, cycling, running: these are all activities you may have loved in the past but now you may be considering giving up because of pain or discomfort. The Back, Neck and Pelvic Health Workshops at Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness, will teach you about the latest treatment techniques to figure out exactly where and how your pain affects your movement and your physical health.

Here’s some of what you’ll learn: ü The ONE everyday activity sufferers are doing wrong which blocks healing and actually makes pain worse. ü The 3 MOST COMMON CAUSES of back, neck or pelvic pain. ü Why no two back, neck and joint pains are the same and how to work with your physiotherapist to develop a unique, tailored treatment plan. ü How pain affects the health of the rest of your body. ü A 100% natural and safe solution exists and how you can access it.

Workshops are free, but space is limited

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