It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of Canadians will suffer from some type of back pain during their lifetime. In fact, back pain is the leading cause of disability throughout the world. Fortunately, most cases of back pain are not permanently disabling and many can be treated with an innovative method called Spinal Decompression Therapy. This technologically advanced therapy is often combined with additional types of treatment and is extremely beneficial for individuals who suffer from a variety of issues.

Do you experience abnormal aches in the various parts of the body? Is it easier said than done for you to maintain good posture? Is your normal series of activity restricted in any way? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, it might all point towards a buried health-related problem – the misalignment of the spine. What is Spinal Misalignment? Regular wrong posture can cause spinal misalignment. This is when your spinal column gets used to the new normal, thus losing its original shape in the process. This in turn may cause strain and subsequent harm to the spinal cord. If your spine becomes damaged, it will lead to aches, limited activity and other similar problems. Back pain is an extremely common complaint. Research shows that 4 out of 5 adults in the US complain of low back pain at least once in their life-time. It is an Continue reading →

Running. Sports. Accidents. Even sitting. There are a variety of reasons that men, women and children of all ages might develop sore joints and muscles. It’s not just a problem for seniors and the highly active—the reason people need physiotherapy and chiropractic services are as wide ranging as the treatments that are available to relieve the pain. If you or someone you love are experiencing sore joints and muscles, it’s important to know what treatment options and techniques are available to help. At Chiro-Med, we take an integrated approach to physical medicine and provide a range of state-of-the-art solutions for relieving the sore joints and muscles of anyone in the Richmond Hill or Newmarket, Ontario area.

Are you suffering from lower back or neck pain? Is the pain radiating to your leg or arm? You could be suffering from a herniated disc. In fact, many people have this condition without showing any of the herniated disc symptoms. So, they are unaware that they have a problem with their spine. Usually, the symptoms occur when the herniated disc presses on surrounding nerves. If this happens, the pain can be excruciating. Herniated Disc Symptoms Here are some of the symptoms that you should be looking out for.

Chronic pain has a debilitating effect on a patient’s life affecting their social, personal, and professional performance in many ways. Living with chronic pain is often excruciating and drives many people to seek extreme ways to alleviate their pain. That is why chronic pain management techniques are now used to efficiently relieve pain for those patients who suffer from long lasting pain. Here are some of the most common chronic pain management techniques: Spinal Decompression Therapy is a form of pain management that entails the use of decompression devices to gently stretch the spine in the affected areas. Spinal decompression has a good reputation as a pain management technique and treatment given its positive effects in restoring function and range of motion of the affected areas. This type of chronic pain management is used for patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, worn spinal joints, radiculopathy, sciatica, and other conditions that Continue reading →

Spinal decompression therapy is a non surgical procedure that involves the use of motorized traction devices to gently stretch targeted areas of the spine. Spinal decompression therapy uses a specialized computer-controlled table where the patient is laying face up fully clothed. Two harnesses are used to stabilize the patient on the table. Data specific to your condition is then introduced into the computer that triggers the gentle stretch of your spine where required. The principle behind spinal decompression therapy is very simple: the discs in your spine are made of soft and compressible tissue and are found between two vertebrae. During the stretching of your spine, there is a negative pressure created that allows any herniated disc material to be pulled back into the disc. In addition, the same pressure enhances the supply of water, nutrients, and oxygen into the discs promoting the healing process. Unlike simple traction, spinal decompression therapy isolates Continue reading →

Everyone has discs in their spine that are made up of thick layers of cartilage on the outside and a soft material on the inside. As you age, these discs become less flexible and therefore, more prone to injury. When the disc is herniated it means that the soft material on the inside of the disc comes through the outer part of the cartilage, which can cause a lot of discomfort in patients. Luckily, this pain does not have to last forever, as there are treatments to correct herniated discs. At Chiro-Med, we have treated many patients using our safe and effective therapies. Spinal Decompression Therapy During your spinal decompression therapy, motorized traction devices are used to position your spine and stretch it, creating negative pressure within your spinal disc. This allows any protruding or herniated material to be pulled back into the disc. If spinal decompression therapy treatments are not Continue reading →