A Quick Guide to Spine Alignment

Understanding how spine alignment works is crucial if you want to isolate the root causes of all sorts of back and neck pain. Closely linked to our posture, spine alignment is what literally determines whether we can stand up straight every day or not.   And yet, despite its evident importance to all things posture and back pain-related, there seems to be a lot of confusion as to what spine alignment entails, and what can be done to maintain solid alignment as you age. How is it that so little is written about such a vital area of physical well-being?   [...]

By |2019-01-21T18:10:28+00:00September 15, 2018|Back Pain, Neck Pain|0 Comments

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is known by many other names including degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, degenerative arthritis, and wear-and-tear arthritis. It most often occurs in weight bearing joints of the body, such as hip, knee, and spine, but can occur in any joint. It is characterized by loss of articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms can include joints stiffness (usually in the morning), joint pain, tenderness, inflammation, and creaking or locking of joints. The cause it not well understood but is thought to be a combination of hereditary, metabolic, developmental, and mechanical forces.Laser treatments will be targeted at the affected joint and [...]

By |2017-02-23T21:40:10+00:00April 6, 2016|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ Dysfunction the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, can result in substantial pain and impairment. Muscles are usually the cause of the dysfunction. The most common symptom experienced from suffers include pain, limited jaw movement, and a clicking or popping sound in the joint. But other symptoms can include headache, neck, face, and shoulder pain. Dysfunction is most often caused by overusage of the muscles of mastication and by activities including chewing gum continuously, stress, biting habits (fingernails and pencils), grinding habits, and clenching habits. About 75% of patients that are considered candidates for conservative treatment will respond to conservative [...]

By |2017-02-23T17:30:15+00:00February 6, 2016|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments
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