Scoliosis: Does it cause pain

Scoliosis is a common condition of the spine and I see it frequently in my practice. It is characterized by a curvature in the spine, usually from side to side. Although it is a complex three-dimensional deformity, on an X-ray, viewed from the rear, the spine of an individual with scoliosis may look more like an “S” or a “C” than a straight line. The amount of curvature can range from a barely noticable few degrees to nearly >70-80 degrees. Scoliosis is most often idiopathic (i.e. no-one knows what really causes it), but there are other types as well, that are [...]

By |2017-03-02T15:59:40+00:00August 4, 2016|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar fascitis is a common condition that causes pain on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is a fibrous band that extends from the heel of the foot to the toes and is responsible for supporting the arch of the foot. The most common symptom is pain in the foot, usually at the inside border of the heel, and is felt usually in the morning as the first steps are taken to get out out bed. The condition usually improves with rest. However, excessive tension on the plantar fascia can lead to chronic irritation, and eventually traction (heel) spurs [...]

By |2017-02-23T21:43:48+00:00June 6, 2016|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition that is extremely common in individuals that do a lot repetitive activities with their hands and wrists, such as carpenters, computer workers, althletes, and mechanics, just to name a few. It involves pain and inflammation on the lateral side of the elbow joint, causing the person to often experience pain with grasping objects in their hands. Tennis elbow responds excellently to chiropractic care, including a regime of shockwave therapy, which has unprecedented results and in some cases, complete 100% resolution, without drugs or surgery. Contact our clinic to learn more or request your [...]

By |2017-02-23T21:44:44+00:00May 6, 2016|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms that occur as a result of the median nerve being entrapped within the wrist. It typically presents itself with numbness and muscle weakness of the hand, which tend to increase over time. It is extremely common in office workers who spend hours a day typing on a computer. Laser treatments can help heal the compressed nerve and help you get to a pain-free work-day. There are a diverse set of musculoskeletal conditions that can cause pain in the wrist and hand that a chiropractor is proficient in diagnosing and treating. Some [...]

By |2017-02-23T17:30:29+00:00January 6, 2016|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments
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