Chiropractic Care FAQ: Our Chiropractor in Downtown Toronto Answers Your Questions
Our chiropractor in Toronto, Dr. Brian Dower, works with a wide range of patients on an even wider range of conditions. We know that many people think of chiropractic care as applicable only to certain conditions like back pain or whiplash, but while we can and do treat those conditions with great success, we offer a great deal more as well. Here are some common questions people ask us about our services.
How does chiropractic treatment help neck pain or back pain?
Many cases of back pain or neck pain stem from subluxations, misalignments of the vertebrae that make up the spinal column. When something pushes these vertebrae out of alignment, the bones or the discs between them may pinch nearby nerves, causing local and/or referred pain. By realigning the spine, we remove the nerve pressure and relieve the pain.
Can chiropractic care treat headaches and migraines?
Chiropractic adjustments can work well for both tension headaches and migraines. Tension headaches often fade when muscle tension caused or aggravated by a misalignment is relieved. Adjustments can also help to relieve the nerve pressure, inflammation and chemical imbalances associated with migraine headaches.
How do I know if I have a car accident injury?
It may be all too obvious that you are suffering from a car accident injury if you experience pain and stiffness, especially in your neck or back. In other cases, however, you might not feel any symptoms at all. Even so, you still need to schedule an immediate evaluation with our chiropractor in Toronto, because lingering injuries can cause internal scarring and other issues that may eventually cause further pain and more serious injury. Early treatment can make a major difference in the length or complexity of the treatments we must administer.
What other forms of treatment do you prescribe?
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractor in Toronto employs such advanced methods as the Activator and Thompson Drop-Table techniques to address specific musculoskeletal issues. We also use complementary therapies such as massage, heat, ice, acupressure and cold laser therapy for more effective and swifter care.
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold or low-level laser therapy involves the use of a laser beam to treat soft tissue injuries or chronic pain. The laser harmlessly penetrates the skin to stimulate circulation and cellular repair while also helping the tissues divest themselves of inflammatory substances. Since soft tissue pain or injuries frequently accompany spinal misalignments, we find cold laser therapy an extremely useful addition to chiropractic care.
Learn More About Spinal Adjustment, Cold Laser Therapy and Other Treatments
Our chiropractor in Toronto is more than happy to answer any other questions our patients may have about our chiropractic treatment services, the conditions they treat, and which of them make the most sense for each individual case. We encourage Toronto residents to contact our office for an initial consultation.