A subluxation is simply when a bone, usually a spinal bone, is out of place but not completely dislocated.It’s actually a medical term that means a joint is misaligned but not entirely (which would be a ‘luxation’).
In the spine a subluxation can cause pressure to be put onto the delicate spinal nerves located there and this pressure can cause ill health and disease because of the interference that it causes in the communication between the brain and the body. Chiropractors, with their hands and also other tools, use light, specific force to put the subluxated bones back into place. With time this will allow the body to heal itself as the nerves recover.
A number of years ago there was a study performed in England that showed Chiropractic adjustments to be safer than aspirin. That’s right, the aspirin that we all know that has been around for many years is more dangerous than Chiropractic. And since we all know that aspirin is actually one of the safest over-the-counter drugs ever created, it’s easy to see that Chiropractic is then extremely safe.
Not only is it safe but, for those people who have a specific overlying problem like osteoporosis or they are more mature there are Chiropractic techniques that use very little to no force whatsoever, making it even safer.
Compared to almost any drug or any type of invasive procedure for the spine Chiropractic is exceptionally safe and of course, very effective.
Low back pain is one of the most common ailments suffered by the general population. In fact, it is the #1 work injury and cause of time off work. Sadly, all too many people ignore their pain by either taking medication to hide the pain or just “work through it” because it’s just temporary and it’ll go away.
Problem with these approaches…
1.Ignoring the pain and working through it only creates more damage
2.Although the pain may eventually go away, the problem with the spine doesn’t and so deterioration occurs.
So either way, the common resulting factor is that further damage and harm will follow.
What is essential when dealing with back pain is to address the source of your pain. That is to say, you must address the structural issues (i.e. the spine and surrounding musculature) that has caused your pain.If you don’t, not only will you experience recurring pain but your pain will become more frequent and ultimately constant worsening pain. Here are Toronto spine and sports we deal with low back pain using advanced low back pain treatment therapies to not only address the cause of you pain, but to ultimately rehabilitate, stabilize and strengthen your spine as to minimize the recurrence.
So if you or someone you know is suffering from back pain, please do not hesitate to give our office a call to schedule an appointment.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is considered a repetitive strain injury that causes inflammation of the tendons that lie within the wrist. As these tendons become inflamed, the nerve within the wrist (Median Nerve) is compressed and symptoms arise.
In time, compression to the Median nerve can lead to numbness & tingling within the thumb and the first 3 fingers of the hand. If the problem goes undiagnosed and untreated, severe debilitation pain can occur along with muscle wasting (decrease size of the muscles of the hand) and incoordination.
Often, when someone experiences pain and symptoms with the hand, they can be incorrectly diagnosed with carpal tunnel when in fact, the origins of the hand pain is actually stemming from the neck. When people are misdiagnosed, some undergo unnecessary carpal tunnel surgery which never relieves the patient of their pain. Since this type of surgery is invasive, scar tissue can develop and compresses/chokes the median nerve resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome. At this point, this patient not only has the neck problem that hasn’t been addressed, but now the patient has developed carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of the surgery.
Thus, it is essential that an accurate diagnosis is done to determine where the actual source of the problem is stemming from so as to avoid any further damage an unnecessary surgery. Here at Toronto spine and sports, not only are we able to accurately assess your condition, but whether the source of your pain is from your neck or wrist, a gently and effective non-invasive procedure will be performed to address the cause.
This is a great question. The simple fact is this; Chiropractors receive almost the same amount of training in their 1st 4 years as medical doctors do and even more training in their expertise, the spine and nervous system.
The major Chiropractic schools are all overseen by the Federal government and all Chiropractic students must pass rigorous National and State Board Examinations. By the time a person becomes a Chiropractor they are as highly trained as a general medical practitioner and even better trained in the maladies of the spine and nervous system.
In fact, Chiropractors have more training in nutrition, the spine, the nervous system and the skeletal system than many MDs.
This is a question that many people ask. The fact is, if you want to stay as healthy as possible your entire life then yes, you should go to your Chiropractor ‘forever’. A regular Chiropractic adjustment will help your body, your spine and your immune system to all function at peak performance.
If, however, you start getting adjusted and you decide that you want to stop for whatever reason your body won’t ‘melt down’ or anything silly like that. However, in being active, injuries, bumps and bruises will occur that will have a negative impact on your spine. As such, pain and dysfunction will arise. If left untreated, a long recovery may occur.
But by maintaining your body at optimal levels through regular chiropractic adjustments, you’ll not only keep your body healthy, but your body tends to recover from injuries much faster.