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Most Common Causes and Treatment of North York’s Lower Back Pain

While it’s most certainly not the only ailment treated by chiropractors, lower back pain is one of the main reasons why most patients seek chiropractic care. However, not all lower back pain is the same, and the severity, treatment, and recovery time can vary depending upon many factors such as the age of the patient, degree and nature of injury, the degree of any chronic underlying arthritic condition, and the length of time that the patient has been experiencing the pain.

Muscle Strain

Muscle strain is a very common type of injury—particularly when the pain is associated with over-exertion (‘pulling your back’), over-extension (‘wrenching your back’), or traumatic impact (falling).

Muscle strain is commonly triggered or worsened by subluxations in the spine which interfere with the nerves that control the muscles. In fact, it’s common for a muscle strain injury to originate weeks or even months before symptoms present (a very common phenomenon in car accidents).

Spinal adjustment, combined with plenty of rest is usually enough to get you out of pain.

Spinal Injury

Spinal injuries can include a variety of disorders, such as herniated discs, bone and joint disorders (such as scoliosis and arthritis), and pinched nerves.

Unlike muscle strain, spinal injuries tend to be far more long-lasting and chronic, and do not heal on their own. Generally, most spinal injuries can be effectively treated by chiropractic adjustment, with only a small percentage requiring any further medical intervention. Sadly, most back problems become chronic over time and can only be kept in check through regular chiropractic treatment.

Organ-Related Pain

Some organ-related problems may manifest as lower back pain. The kidneys, the pancreas, the colon, and the uterus are all ‘wired’ in such a way that they may cause back pain when something may be wrong.

Chiropractic adjustments release the nervous system to work properly thereby improving organ functionality and overall health. In situations where additional treatments may be necessary (such as ‘blasting’ kidney stones), chiropractic treatment can be used complementarily to reduce pain and expedite the healing process, getting you back on your feet as soon as possible!

A Chiropractic Treatment for North York’s Lower Back Pain

Do you experience back pain? Whether it’s sharp or aching, new or ongoing, we can help you to figure out what it is that’s ailing you and find a treatment that can help make you better. Book an appointment today.

Get Ready for Valentine’s With an Appointment With Your Toronto Chiropractor

We’re fast approaching Valentine’s day. While it might not be the first thing you think of when you hear about the holiday, a few regular visits to the chiropractor can help you to make the most of the holiday—regardless of how you celebrate.  Read more

Planning to Quit Smoking? Your Toronto Chiropractic Clinic Can Help

New Year’s is a great excuse to quit smoking. After all, that ‘this is the start of something new’ vibe is still hanging in the air, the stress of the holidays is over, and, of course, there’s the tradition of the ‘new year’s resolution.

While quitting can be difficult, your friendly Toronto chiropractic clinic is with you, to not only offer you support, but to help you to reach your goal of either cutting back or quitting through ongoing chiropractic treatments. Read more

Keep 2018 On Track with Regular North York Chiropractic Care

We’re currently a few weeks into 2018. We’re back from our holiday breaks, we’ve gotten back into the swing of things—maybe we’ve even stopped having to correct the date when we write it out.

Life always ends up getting back to normal. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t work to improve what that ‘normal’ is! Read more

3 Back Injury Tips from a Toronto Chiropractor

Winter can be extremely hard on your back. Every Toronto chiropractor sees an influx of injuries this time of year, including shovelling injuries, slip and fall injuries, and the aggravation of chronic pain injuries such as sciatica.

To help you keep your back injuries to a minimum, here are a few tips on staying healthy this winter. Read more

Advice from a North York Chiropractic Clinic: 4 Natural Ways to Zap Your Panic Attacks

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news, odds are that you’ve noticed there’s quite a bit of anxiety floating around. Whether it’s politics, family, or work, we all feel anxiety to some degree. Sometimes, large waves of anxiety can hit someone all at once, very suddenly becoming overwhelming and unbearable. These are panic attacks, and they’re fairly common. Read more

Toronto Holiday Headache Pain Relief Tips

‘Tis the season! And while this might mean odes to joy and winter wonderlands for some, to many headache sufferers, ‘tis the season for packed malls, blinking lights, bright daylight on white snow—not to mention holiday sweets and the same half-dozen songs blaring 24/7.

Stress, bright lights, loud noises, strong smells, and changes in blood-sugar can all be major triggers for headache sufferers, and the Toronto holidays have no shortage of them. Read more

Chiropractic Care: Helping Toronto Age Gracefully

Ageing can be difficult on the body. Aches and pains become more common, sleep can be more easily disrupted, and often our organs don’t work quite as well as they used to.

As chiropractic care providers in Toronto, we’re very familiar with the trials that ageing puts our bodies through. Through regular chiropractic adjustments, your Toronto chiropractor can treat a number of age-related issues, helping take a bit of the sting out of ageing while helping you to enjoy your golden years to their fullest. Read more

Debunking Toronto’s Biggest Headache & Pain Relief Myths

There are quite a few myths floating around among Torontonians regarding headaches. To help clear the air a bit, we’ve addressed and explained the most common of these myths. Read more

North York Chiropractic Clinic Recommends: Great Car Seat Carrying Video

One of our fellow chiropractors south of the border released a video featuring a spine-friendly car seat carrying tip which has gone viral—and with good reason. Read more