The 50’s 5-Pack Report

What is the Cause of, and the Exact Steps taken to beat the 50’s 5-pack


What Causes the 50’s 5-Pack

The potential causes:

So I’m just going to detail out some of the common causes of this common issues.

This 50’s 5-pack, are issues that I very commonly see affect people in their 50s and beyond. People in their 50’s have a lifetime of experiences, possibly injuries and trauma that can contribute to multiple problems in the neck, shoulders, hips, knees, and back.

So I’m just going to first go through what the common causes are.


So in the neck, common issues that can be contributing to neck stiffness, soreness, achiness include:

  • cervical or neck myelopathy

  • Radiculopathy 

  • TM, issues with your jaw

  • history of whiplash or concussion

  • disc arrangements, disc, bulge Disc herniations causing radiculitis or pinched nerves

  • Spinal stenosis ,

  • joint pain

  • sprain and strains

  • and various forms of arthritic conditions


For your shoulders, it’s very common to have:

  • previous trauma or previous injuries to the muscles or the joint capsules.

  • It could be from referred pain from your neck or upper back 

  • your rotator cuff, either strains tears tendonitis tendinopathy bursitis

  • Possibly adhesive capsulitis

  • Labral tears such as slap lesion

  • chronic instability, recurring dislocations or subluxations.

  • It could be due to previous trauma to the joints or surrounding soft tissues.

  • And of course, various forms of arthritic conditions

Back and Hip:

Back and hip problems could be coming from things such as:

  • Radiculopathy or  radiculitis 

  • sprain or strains, 

  • disc arrangement, disc bulge Disc herniations pinched nerves 

  • Spinal stenosis 

  • Joint pain 

  • spondylosis, spondylolysis spondylytic spondylolisthesis,

  • Bursitis

  • tendinopathy, tendinitis

To Sumarize:

There are a lot of things could be causing these problems in our bodies, in our neck, shoulders, hips backs, and elsewhere.

The Steps Taken To Beat The 50’s 5-Pack

. So what do we do to help solve these problems?

Obviously, there’s a lot of possible causes. So what are the things that we do? 

In my office the first step that I take is we come up with a diagnosis.

I’m going to take your history of your injuries and experiences in these various different areas and with your body, what you’ve done over your life, any past traumas, for example, in an attempt to delineate the most likely common causes of these issues that you’re dealing with

After we do that, I’m going to perform a thorough biomechanical, orthopedic, neurological as well as a chiropractic examination. Based on all of these things, it’s going to help me come up with your diagnosis. The diagnoses that you’re dealing with or that we’re dealing with in your situation.

If it’s indicated. however it’s very infrequent that I do this, but I may send you for some additional testing, such as X ray, ultrasound and like and review any imaging that you’ve had recently. A lot of times will be on Netcare we’re able to access.

Then based on all these factors, your history, examination, given what your goals are and what you hope to achieve or you hope to achieve, we start treatment.

What Does Treatment Look Like To Solve The 50’s 5-Pack?

Well, obviously, it depends on what your diagnosis is of course, what’s causing these problems. That’s why we do such a thorough job in taking your history and doing that exam so we can determine exactly what the problem is and so we can determine what we can do to most effectively address this situation, to most effectively treat it to get you feeling better.

There’s various forms of therapy and treatment options that we provide here in the office.

Possible Therapy Options Include

  • – Joint mobilization or manipulation. I do that either manually with my hands or mechanically with the table, or we’ll use a device and activator to get some mobility and motion through the joints.

  • There’s various soft tissue therapy techniques that can be used depending on your diagnosis. We’ll use myofascial release, trigger point therapy, PNF, PIR, stretching, stripping the muscles.

  • We’ll do nerve mobilization, flossing tensioning, 

  • low level therapy, 

  •  therapeutic ultrasound, 

  • Radial shockwave therapy. I just recently starting using this, and it’s really effective for certain chronic pain problems, especially chronic muscular tension or chronic tendon problems. Really great with shoulders.

  • Also do foot orthotics if that is indicated. It’s not for a lot of people, but for some people to be quite effective for.

  • There’s also various forms of rehabilitative exercises that I do. I try to take the best from the various therapeutic or rehabilitative schools of thought and schools of training things from programs such as DNS or dynamic or muscular stabilization technique. It takes some from the athletic therapy industry, some ideas from SFM or FMS or SFMA if you’re familiar with them, different postural stretches, strengthening exercises, as well as the classical type of strengthening and stretching therapies from the weight room, yoga, Pilates, things from these various exercise techniques.

    I try to take the best and give you and provide you with things that will be most effective in your situation.


To summarize:
if you’re having a problem with your neruomusculoskeletal system -or said in another way- if you have problems with your joints, muscles, nerves, discs, or tendons, you may have the 50’s 5-pack, and I have many tools that are able to help you get you where you need to be.

You Have Options

Option 1

Text 10MIN to 587-604-6462 and we’ll schedule a free, no obligation ten minute chat on the phone, or we can spend ten minutes on zoom. You can ask me anything you’d like to see if you think I might be able to help you with your situation.

If I think I might be able to help, then I’ll let you know. If I don’t think I’ll be able to help, then I’ll let you know that too.

I don’t want to waste your time and I don’t want to waste my time if I don’t think I’d be able to be any benefit from you.

Option 2

Call 587-604-6462 to schedule an in office appointment 

During your appointment we are going to go through this process.

We’re going to go through your history.

We’re going to do a thorough examination to determine your diagnosis.

Based off the findings from your history and exam, we will then develop a plan of action.

If I think I can help, I’ll let you know what that’s going to look like.

I typically start treatment on day one unless we need imaging or there’s extenuating circumstances.

But 99% of the time we start treatment on day one, on your first visit. There’s maybe a handful of times last year where I didn’t treat someone on their first day.

Some of those were because I didn’t think I’d be able to help them and there’s one or two where we actually referred them out because there was a fracture, for example.

Either text 10MIN to 587-604-6462 or call the clinic at (780) 469-4881.

Looking forward to meeting you soon.


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Edmonton, Alberta

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