Entries by Colin Gage

Risk Factors for Back Pain

After almost 20 years of practicing in Merritt as a chiropractor, I have noticed that there are certain risk factors that predispose people to experiencing acute or chronic low back pain. Some of these are avoidable, and some simply are not. Read through each of them below and see which ones apply to you! Age: […]

Piriformis Syndrome

“Piriformis syndrome” is caused by an entrapment (pinching) of the sciatic nerve as it exits the back of the pelvis, deep within the buttock. The sciatic nerve typically exits the back of the pelvis immediately below a muscle, called the piriformis muscle, deep within the buttock. In rare situations, the nerve actually passes right through […]