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The Solution to the Opioid Crisis

By Dr. Walter Salubro on August 22nd, 2017

 

Canada is the World’s second largest consumer of opioid drugs (per capita).

1.6 million prescriptions of opioids were dispensed in Canada in 2016, up 60% from 2011.

410,000 Canadians report abusing drugs like opioids pain relievers.

2458 people died of opioid overdose in Canada, 2016.

Chronic pain is one of the main reasons why people are taking opioids.

There must be another solution to dealing with chronic pain.

And that is Chiropractic.

Chiropractic helps many, many people who suffer with chronic pain, naturally without drugs.

Chiropractic is safe.

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to increase the release of endorphins, which naturally occur in the body.

Chiropractic is not addictive.

Chiropractic saves lives.

If you have chronic pain, visit a chiropractor near you.

Discover chiropractic and start feeling great again.


A public service announcement by Dr. Walter Salubro, chiropractor in Vaughan.

Dr. Walter Salubro_1Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor, the owner of Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Ontario, and the author of Back to Health by Choice. He grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and moved to Vaughan, Ontario, with his family at the age of fifteen.

Dr. Salubro graduated from York University in 1996 and from the National College of Chiropractic in 1999. He has been practicing chiropractic and serving his community of Maple and Vaughan for over fifteen years.

Dr. Salubro provides chiropractic care to people of all age groups.  He is trained in applying specific chiropractic techniques Back to Health by Choicethat are just as suitable for children as they are for adults. In addition to offering specific spinal adjustments and posture corrective techniques, Dr. Salubro offers an extensive lineup of health seminars, exercise classes, and a run/walk club to his patients. Dr. Salubro is an avid runner, having completed multiple marathons and half marathons.

Dr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing exceptional chiropractic care for all his patients. He caters to the care of infants and pregnant mothers. Dr. Salubro is certified from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP).  Dr. Walter Salubro is Webster Technique Certified, which is certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

Amazing Back Strengthening and Coordination Exercise

By Dr. Walter Salubro on August 17th, 2017

Chiropractor in Vaughan, Dr. Walter Salubro, Explains Important Exercise for Rehabbing the Lower Back

Hey! It’s Dr. Walter Salubro here from Back to Health Chiropractic Centre, Chiropractor in Vaughan, and the author of Back to Health by Choice: How to Relieve Pain, Conquer Stress & Supercharge Your Health the Chiropractic Way.

 And today, I want to give you a tip on how to strengthen the low back. So follow me. Check this out.

Now, in this video, I’m not only going to show you an exercise that helps to strengthen your low back but this particular exercise also help improve muscle activation, muscle firing patterns in the thigh area, buttock area and lower back region.

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And that’s important because one of the most common elements that I see in our patients that have low back pain is that their muscle firing sequences in their thigh, glutes and lower back region is disrupted. It’s out of balance. And that can cause further muscle problems, further back pain, and also delay the healing process.

So this exercise is very important to help strengthen the low back, rehabilitate it, improve the coordination and the muscle activation. Thereby, decreasing the stress, tension, pain, inflammation on low back while making it stronger.

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3 Best Sciatica Stretches for Ultimate Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

By Dr. Walter Salubro on August 5th, 2017

Chiropractor in Vaughan Shares Do-It-Yourself Ways to Relieve Pain from Sciatica

Vaughan, ONLeg pain. Sciatica. Sciatic nerve pain.

If you suffer from leg pain or sciatic nerve pain, pay attention to this video, I’m going to give some tips on how to relieve pain from sciatica or leg pain.

My name is Dr. Walter Salubro from Back to Health Chiropractic Centre, Chiropractor in Vaughan, and the author of Back to Health by Choice: How to Relieve Pain, Conquer Stress & Supercharge Your Health the Chiropractic Way.

So where does the sciatic nerve come from?

sciatica pain relief stretches chiropractor in vaughan Dr Walter Salubro 1Well, here’s a model of the low back, the lumbar spine, and the spinal cord sits on the inside of the spinal canal. And, interesting enough, in the low back, the actual spinal cord stops right about here, about L1, L2, and then continues on as a bunch of nerves, and these nerves come off from the sides.

These are the lumbar spinal nerves and then it also goes down to the sacral region. These are the sacral nerves. The lower lumbar, low back nerves, and the sacral nerves form a big nerve called the sciatica, which emerges out of the muscles of the buttock area, goes down at the back of the leg, into the calf, all the way down to the foot.

So here’s a spinal nerve chart to demonstrate that. Here’s the lumbar spine. You see all the nerves that branch off from the lumbar spine and also the sacral region fit into the big sciatic nerve. No wonder it’s so painful when it’s irritated or inflamed because this big nerve has a lot of nerve endings—very, very painful when it’s irritated and the nerve travels down to the back of the leg, to the thigh, branches out  all the way into the foot. So leg pain can be thigh pain in the back of the thigh, behind the knee, or also in the calf, and also in the foot. Sometimes it causes tingling sensation, numbing, also shooting pain down the leg or dull, aching, pain.

sciatica pain relief stretches chiropractor in vaughan Dr Walter Salubro 6So what I want to do today is give you some tips on how to stretch out the region of the low back and gluteal areas that could irritate and inflame sciatic nerve causing leg pain and sciatic nerve pain. And, by doing these stretches, it will give you some very, very effective relief in that area. So follow me and let’s go to these stretches.

Alright. Here we go.

sciatica pain relief stretches chiropractor in vaughan Dr Walter Salubro 2Let’s start with stretch number 1. This is called the knee to chest stretch. Bend one knee. Hold it with your hands towards your chest. Hold that for 10 seconds. Repeat 3 times. With all these stretches, you want to hold it for 10 seconds and repeat it 3 times. Do the same to the opposite side. You get a nice stretch in the gluteal region and in the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve, which can trigger sciatic nerve pain when inflamed or spasmed. Also a good stretch for the low back as well.

sciatica pain relief stretches chiropractor in vaughan Dr Walter Salubro 3A variation of this stretch is a double knee to chest stretch. Take both hands, pull the knees towards your stretch. Get a very good stretch in the lower back region where the sciatic nerve originates from and also in the gluteal region where the sciatic nerve is as well. Very, very good stretch to relieve back pain and leg pain.

sciatica pain relief stretches chiropractor in vaughan Dr Walter Salubro 4Stretch number 2 is called an angled knee to chest stretch just like here that you see. Take your knee, pull it towards your chest just like before but you are going to angle it to the opposite shoulder, get a nice stretch in that hip on the lateral side in the gluteal region where the sciatic nerve comes out. Very, very effective.

Now if you have pain with any of these stretches, you need to ease up a bit. Never stretch into any pain range.

sciatica pain relief stretches chiropractor in vaughan Dr Walter Salubro 5Stretch number 3 is very, very effective for sciatic nerve. It’s called the piriformis muscle stretch. Take one leg, put it in a figure four position. Pull your hands through your thighs. Pull the thighs to you as you’re stretching the opposite side of where your hands are—a great stretch for the piriformis muscle, which is a trigger for sciatic nerve when it’s spasmed.

There you have it. There’s some very effective, easy to do stretches to give you relief for sciatica or leg pain. Give them a try. They’re very, very effective.

If you found this content and these tips useful, click that link button below, share this video with a friend or family member that you know has leg pain or sciatic pain. And also, if you have a question, leave it in the comments below because I love to answer questions right here

Thank you for watching. Again, this is Dr. Walter Salubro. Looking forward to seeing you on the next video.

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Dr. Walter Salubro_1Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor, the owner of Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Ontario, and the author of Back to Health by Choice. He grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and moved to Vaughan, Ontario, with his family at the age of fifteen.

Dr. Salubro graduated from York University in 1996 and from the National College of Chiropractic in 1999. He has been practicing chiropractic and serving his community of Maple and Vaughan for over fifteen years.

Dr. Salubro provides chiropractic care to people of all age groups.  He is trained in applying specific chiropractic techniques Back to Health by Choicethat are just as suitable for children as they are for adults. In addition to offering specific spinal adjustments and posture corrective techniques, Dr. Salubro offers an extensive lineup of health seminars, exercise classes, and a run/walk club to his patients. Dr. Salubro is an avid runner, having completed multiple marathons and half marathons.

Dr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing exceptional chiropractic care for all his patients. He caters to the care of infants and pregnant mothers. Dr. Salubro is certified from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP).  Dr. Walter Salubro is Webster Technique Certified, which is certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

How to Be Stress-Out No More and Live Better

By Dr. Walter Salubro on May 14th, 2017

Vaughan Doctor is Teaching All About Stress Management in A 4 Part ‘How to Conquer Stress’ Seminar Series

How To Be Stressed-Out No More!

Studies show that over 6 million Canadians aged 15 or older report that on most days the are “quite a bit” or “extremely stress”.

Stress is not fun and being able to handle stress better is essential for a happier, healthier, more peaceful life.

This is why I created the Stress Management: Self Help Strategies for Conquer Stress seminar series.

I have been practicing chiropractic for over 16 years and I have helped hundreds of people take control of the stress in their life.

In this seminar series, you will learn the quickest way to reduce, alleviate, and release the stress that is experienced in day-to-day living with effective do-it-yourself strategies.

The seminar consists of 4 modules:

Stress Management 101: Understanding Stress
Stress Management 201: Self-Help Strategies For Physical Stress
Stress Management 301: Self-Help Strategies For Chemical / Environment Stress
Stress Management 401: Self-Help Strategies For Emotional / Mental Stress

In this seminar, you will learn how to quickly identify the hidden sources of stress in life.

More importantly, you will learn how to start breaking down and conquering stress so you can start living better today.

Stress Management: Self Help Strategies for Conquer Stress will give you a foundation for creating your personal stress management system.

You will learn how to be in control of stress whenever it shows up in life.

You will know how to conquer stress right away and how to prevent further stressful situations.

Most important, you will begin to break free from the cycle of stress in life.

Click on the Eventbrite registration link below to register now.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/stress-management-self-help-strategies-for-conquering-stress-tickets-34105323942

Space is limited to 25 people.

It’s free (a $397 Value).

Location in in Maple, ON.

Date: Starts May 24, 2016 at 6:30pm.

Click on the registration link to get all dates, times, location details and to reserve your spot.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/stress-management-self-help-strategies-for-conquering-stress-tickets-34105323942

Posted by Dr. Walter Salubro – Back To Health Chiropractic Centre on Friday, May 12, 2017

How To Prevent Text Neck With One Simple Household Hack

By Dr. Walter Salubro on March 16th, 2017

Chiropractor in Vaughan Shows How To Prevent Text Neck From Using Tablets, Smart Phones, and Handheld Devices. Especially Great for Kids and Teenagers 

Vaughan, ON—Here’s a quick tip that will save you from neck strain, next pain, and future health problems while using an iPad, smart phone or any other handheld device. It’s not just important for you, but also for your children and teenagers.

Often times I’ll see the kids come into our office and they’ll be holding an iPad or smart phone, or some other handheld device. And they’re sitting staring at their handheld device with their neck completely bent down into their device.

What is the problem with this?

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The problem is that there’s too much bending that can cause major strain and stress on muscles, spinal tissues, bones, discs, and nerves. The strain and stress will pose a problem, not just now, but also in the future. This can cause a lot of tension on the nervous system and lead other health problems.

 

How to Prevent Text Next While Using An iPad, Smart Phone, or Other Handheld Devices

What I recommend is to teach your children to do this. If they’re sitting at the sofa with their iPad or handheld ipad 2
device, grab a couple of sofa pillows, have them stack the pillows on their lap. Then have them place their elbows on the pillows while holding the iPad or handheld device. It will now be closer to eye level. Now they can use your iPad, smart phone, or handheld device with their elbows propped up holding the device at eye level instead of having their neck being completely bent forward or flexed down, which is not good.

This will prevent this constant bending of the neck. Because it brings the iPad device or handheld device up higher closer to their eye level. It’s a very quick and easy hack that you can do at home. It’s not expensive.

And very easy to do. Another thing you can do is grab an iPad holder or an iPad stand if you’re using an iPad and place it on the stacked the pillows on the thighs. This will keep hands and elbows free if they get tired holding the iPad. If more height is needed for the iPad stand then stack one or two more pillows on the laps so you can hold the iPad stand higher close to eye level.ipad 3

Be sure to try it. Teach your children and teenagers. If you found this tip useful share it with a friend or family member, someone that you know could use this and find value in it. And also enjoyed this video, like the video, share it, and leave a comment if you have any questions.

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Dr. Walter Salubro

Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor, the owner of Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Ontario, and the author of Back to Health by Choice. He grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and moved to Vaughan, Ontario, with his family at the age of fifteen.

Dr. Salubro graduated from York University in 1996 and from the National College of Chiropractic in 1999. He has been practicing chiropractic and serving his community of Maple and Vaughan for over fifteen years.

Dr. Salubro provides chiropractic care to people of all age groups.  He is trained in applying specific chiropractic techniques Back to Health by Choicethat are just as suitable for children as they are for adults. In addition to offering specific spinal adjustments and posture corrective techniques, Dr. Salubro offers an extensive lineup of health seminars, exercise classes, and a run/walk club to his patients. Dr. Salubro is an avid runner, having completed multiple marathons and half marathons.

Dr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing exceptional chiropractic care for all his patients. He caters to the care of infants and pregnant mothers. Dr. Salubro is certified from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP).  Dr. Walter Salubro is Webster Technique Certified, which is certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

 

The 3 Most Common Sleeping Pillow Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By Dr. Walter Salubro on February 25th, 2017

Dr. Walter Salubro, Chiropractor in Vaughan, Gives Tips on How Choose the Best Pillow for Sleeping

Vaughan, ON – One of the most common questions I get asked by my patients is, “Dr. Walter, what is the best pillow for me to use?”

So I made this short video to answer this FAQ. In this video, you will also first learn the 3 most common pillow mistakes people tend to make with their pillows.

If you like the video, please Like it and Share it with someone you know can use some sleeping pillow tips.

Watch the video here:

How to Power Up Your Health and Feel Great Again

By Dr. Walter Salubro on February 22nd, 2017

Chiropractor in Vaughan is Teaching Vaughan Residents How to Optimize their Health, Feel More Energized, and Elevate their Quality of Life

Want To Start Feeling Great Again?

And Have More Energy?

Being sick, stressed, or in pain is frustrating.

Especially after having been to multiple doctors appointments, specialists, or trying drugs and therapies that don’t seem to work.

Its time to discover the missing piece of the health care puzzle.

Eating well, exercising, managing stress are all important components of healthy eating.

However, most people don’t know that having an optimized spine and nervous system is the cornerstone to a healthy life.

This is why I’m teaching this FREE seminar series “Optimal Spine, Optimal Health”

Hi. My name is Dr. Walter Salubro. I’m a doctor in Vaughan and the author of Back to Health by Choice.

I am tired of seeing people in our community being sick, stressed, and suffering of pain.

I am concerned that people in our community are at risk of never experiencing great health, elevated energy, and a zest for life.

If this sounds like you, then it’s time to discover the missing piece of the health care puzzle so you too can elevate your health and live better.

Click on the link below to register for this FREE seminar. Space is limited to 27 people and we always fill up.

Register here: bit.ly/2m0Wgyw

Share with a friend that needs to be at this seminar.

Posted by Dr. Walter Salubro – Back To Health Chiropractic Centre on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Upper Back Pain and Shoulder Tension Stretches by Chiropractor in Vaughan

By Dr. Walter Salubro on January 27th, 2017

Do you sit at a computer desk a lot? Do you have tension or pain in upper back and shoulders? Watch this video below (45 seconds) and follow the simple stretching steps to start relieving shoulder tension, shoulder pain, upper back tension and upper back pain.

If you found value in this, Like and Share the video.

Neck Stretch Exercise for Pain, Tension, and Stress Relief by Chiropractor in Vaughan

By Dr. Walter Salubro on January 26th, 2017

Do you have neck pain and shoulder tension? If yes, then here is a great exercise you can do at your desk or at home to relieve neck pain, neck tension, and stress.

If you are like me and you sit in front of a computer for hours at a time, you begin to feel major tightness and tension in your upper shoulders and neck. Sometimes it can even lead to nagging pain.

This exercise in this short video is what I do to relieve the tension, stress, and pain in my neck and shoulders. I have recommended this exercise to hundreds of my patients and the love it because it works.

Watch this video now. If you find value in this, click the Like button and Share it on Facebook with your friends.

Also, I love to hear comments and answer questions so go ahead an leave that too.

The Real Problem with ‘Text Neck’

By Dr. Walter Salubro on October 27th, 2016

Chiropractor in Vaughan Explains the Dangers of Constant Texting and how to Prevent ‘Text Neck’

Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Vaughan, ON―Smart phones. Tablets. Texting. Social Media.

Most us, me included, are hooked on our smart phones and multi-media devices.

This is a big problem. Why?

Because of the constant bending of the neck.

It may seem like this constant bending of the neck is no big deal because in most cases people don’t feel neck pain from texting.

However, what is actually happening is premature aging and wearing down of the spine and discs. This is called degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis.

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