doesn't your government cover all that stuff?
Yeah, that's what I thought, too.
Sigh...the many misunderstanding of the Canadian health care system. Neither massage therapy nor chiropractic care are covered by our system, at least not in Ontario( nor is homeopathy, acupuncture, voodoo etc). That's part of the reason for my skepticism. Family doctor and hospital care etc are covered. My employers insurance plan does cover some of this, not sure how much cause I've never looked into it before but most employer insurance plans have a yearly cap.
IMO, most people who have problems with their "backs" also tend to have problems with their "fronts" (i.e., big flabby bellies).
To be honest, my middle's not that great either. But, joking aside you're right. Trouble is, it's not that easy to lose that big flabby belly. Trust me, I've tried (and lost it and found it again).
Ahh yeah the chiro and message. too bad. seems like at least chiro should be covered. they are doctors after all.
on the finding the weight again;
if you lose wieght via diet you must forever and always stick to that diet. if you lose weight by excersize it's a little better but you still must maintain some level of activity to keep your metabolism up.
the best weightloss plan I ever found was eating about 7-10 times a day but only about 100-200 calories each time. this way I was able to live quite well on around 1500 calories a day and never felt hungry. drank alot of herbal tea back then. replacing the tea with beer does not help.