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FEATURE STORY Understanding Pain and Treatment The Arthritis Society of Canada predicts that, within a generation, there will be a new diagnosis of osteoarthritis in Canada every 60 seconds. As osteoarthritis is a degenerative chronic disease that can be debilitating, treatment protocols that work to manage symptoms and potentially stave off the progression of the disease are essential to controlling pain and improving the patient’s ability to function. These potential benefits enable patients to remain active and productive longer than without treatment. D 16 WINTER 2014 www.chiropractic.on.ca 17