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What is vertigo, and how is it treated?

What is vertigo, and how is it treated?

It comes out of nowhere. The earth around you seems to tilt and sway and you feel like you might fall. Your stomach lurches. The lyrics from the the 1969 hit song by Tommy Roe aptly describe your state: “Dizzy, my head is spinning. Like a whirlpool it never ends..."...

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Clenching: Unveiling the Impact on Your Teeth and Jaw

Clenching: Unveiling the Impact on Your Teeth and Jaw

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's common for people to find outlets for their stress and tension. Unfortunately, some individuals unknowingly channel their stress into a harmful habit – clenching their jaw muscles. Whether it's during the day or at night,...

Going In The Right Direction With Back Pain

Going In The Right Direction With Back Pain

Back pain is an all-too-familiar woe that many of us experience at some point in our lives. It tends to start being an issue in our twenties, peaks in our forties, and thankfully, becomes less of a bother as we age. However, the journey through back pain can be...

Jaw Snapping and Popping: When to Worry and When to Relax

Jaw Snapping and Popping: When to Worry and When to Relax

Have you ever experienced a snapping or popping sensation in your jaw when you open your mouth? It's a common concern that many people bring to our attention at North 49. The good news is, in most cases, this phenomenon is harmless. This is particularly so if it's not...

Sciatica: Causes, Treatment, and When to Seek Help

Sciatica: Causes, Treatment, and When to Seek Help

Sciatica, a common condition affecting many, can be a real pain – quite literally. If you've ever experienced shooting pain down your leg, you might be dealing with sciatica. In this blog post, we'll explore its causes, who it affects, and when it's crucial to seek...

Dry Needling: Who Benefits and Who Should Avoid It?

Dry Needling: Who Benefits and Who Should Avoid It?

Dry needling is an increasingly popular therapeutic technique used to alleviate pain, improve muscle function, and enhance mobility. While it can be highly beneficial for many individuals, it's not suitable for everyone. In this blog, we'll explore who stands to...

Hip Pain – Strategies to Address Your Osteoarthritis

Hip Pain – Strategies to Address Your Osteoarthritis

Hip pain is a common concern, especially as we age, and one of the leading causes is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, affects various joints in the body, with the hips being particularly vulnerable. As physiotherapists, we often encounter...

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis is a term that encompasses a range of joint disorders, each with its distinct characteristics and causes. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two common forms of arthritis that, despite sharing the term, have striking differences in their origins,...

Ringing of the Ears – Can Physiotherapy Help?

Ringing of the Ears – Can Physiotherapy Help?

Ringing in the ears, commonly known as tinnitus, is a sensation many of us have experienced at some point. It's that persistent sound – a buzz, hum, or ringing – that seems to originate from within the ears. At North 49, we often get questions about tinnitus and if...