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Chronic Pain: Causes and Treatment


What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks, and can range in intensity from mild to severe. Most types of pain resolve after the physical injury heals. However, chronic pain can last for months and even years after the physical injury heals. In fact, chronic pain [...]

Chronic Pain: Causes and Treatment2019-06-27T15:46:06+00:00

Botulism Toxin In Chronic Migraine Treatment


Chronic migraines are a debilitating type of headache disorder. It is estimated that migraine occurs in 3 of 20 adults and 3 in every 4 sufferers are female. According to Statistics Canada, around 2.7 million of Canadians suffer from migraine headaches. Chronic migraine sufferers have at least 15 days of headaches per month, with at [...]

Botulism Toxin In Chronic Migraine Treatment2019-06-21T14:04:41+00:00

7 Common Causes of Knee Pain


The knee joint is a complex structure made up of many components, which makes it susceptible to many types of injuries. The knee is the largest joint in the body, and is comprised of muscles, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. The knee is also the strongest joint of the body, as it is necessary to [...]

7 Common Causes of Knee Pain2019-04-11T14:40:00+00:00

When should you see a doctor about your migraines?


What are migraines? Migraines are classified as a primary headache disorder involving episodes of strong headaches, which are sometimes accompanied by visual or sensory symptoms (called “aura”) and nausea, vomiting, blurred vision and cognitive impairment. Although primary headaches are a type of headache that can be quite debilitating and cause significant pain, they are also [...]

When should you see a doctor about your migraines?2019-04-04T14:53:46+00:00