Chiropractic Care in Toronto for Back Pain and Neck Pain Relief
Don’t let chronic back pain or neck pain compromise your quality of life. If you are searching for a natural pain management alternative, then you have come to the right place. Our chiropractor, Dr. Brian Dower, has substantial experience treating patients for chronic back pain and neck pain. Using precise and gentle adjustments, Dr. Dower is able to restore alignment to the back and neck, relieving pain and improving our patients’ quality of life.
Our Chiropractor in Toronto Focuses on Treating Back and Neck Pain
A personal injury, such as a car accident injury or a sports accident, is one of the most common causes for back pain. Injury to the lumbar spine, for example, can cause a herniated, bulging or slipped disc. If this disc compresses nearby nerves, then patients will experience pain. Sciatica is a common pain condition that occurs when a herniated disc compresses the sciatic nerve, triggering a radiating pain sensation along the nerve. The sciatic nerve is one of the longest in the body, reaching from the lower back, through the buttocks and down the legs. Consequently, some patients who suffer from back pain also experience pain in the buttocks and legs. Our integrated approach to pain management addresses all of these symptoms by focusing on the underlying trigger for pain: the spinal misalignment.
Poor posture can also cause lower back pain. Thanks to our sedentary lifestyles, many of us spend long hours hunched over a computer screen, straining our lumbar spine and nearby muscles. In addition to poor office ergonomics, a lack of lumbar support while sleeping, sitting on the couch watching TV, or even driving a car for long hours can strain the spine. Our chiropractor in Toronto will work with patients to make lifestyle adjustments that help relieve spinal strain. Corrective care exercises may also be beneficial. These exercises strengthen the core, which in turn supports proper posture and minimizes spinal strain.
Our integrated approach to managing back pain combines the very best in chiropractic care with corrective exercises and lifestyle adjustments for long-lasting pain relief. Our chiropractor follows a similar “whole body” approach for managing neck pain. Whiplash injuries are the leading cause for cervical spine pain. When the force of a rear-impact accident “whips” the neck backwards and forwards, this abrupt movement triggers a cervical spine misalignment. Just like with back pain, as long as the cervical spine misalignment persists, patients will continue to experience pain. Chiropractic adjustments are essential to restoring proper cervical spine alignment and relieving pain.
If you have recently been in a car accident, we strongly recommend a diagnostic evaluation. Since neck pain from a whiplash injury can take weeks or even months to develop, early diagnosis helps prevent the formation of scar tissue and accelerate the body’s natural recovery process. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, patients also benefit from physiotherapy exercises, which bring mobility back to the neck.
To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for neck and back pain, contact Dr. Dower today.