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“Why is My Back Pain Not Getting Better?” – Answered by Chiropractor in Vaughan Dr. Walter Salubro

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Vaughan, ON – New Video Answers this Commonly Asked Question, “Why is My Back Pain Not Getting Better?”

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Hey! It’s Dr. Walter Salubro here from Back to Health Chiropractic Centre. I’m a chiropractor in Vaughan and the chiropractor who wrote this book, Back to Health by Choice: How To Relieve Pain, Conquer Stress, and Supercharge Your Health the Chiropractic Way.

And if you have back pain, I want to give you couple tips on helping you get through back pain struggles, especially if you had chronic back pain and have tried therapies or drugs or different things and still have the problem.

There’s a couple of things we need to get when it comes to resolving back pain. And the number one thing is having a proper diagnosis—truly discovering the reason why you have back pain. And one of the most common reasons for back pain is because of a musculoskeletal problem, usually along the spine.

So let me explain. So here’s a model of the low back. Low back is made up of five bones. They’re called vertebrae and in between each bone are discs. They act like shock absorbers. And we know from research in science that the spine needs to have a certain shape from the front, which is straight and have a certain shape from the side, which is curvy and then the back, low back in this case, it’s elliptical in shape.

And there are lots of structure that relates to the spine, which makes the back very, very complex. So there are the bones, the discs, there’s nerves that come out from the side, both sides of the spine. And on the inside is the spinal cord, which connects brain to the body.

So you can imagine how important the spinal column is because it protects your nervous system, your spinal cord, your connection between brain and body, which controls everything—not only how your body functions but also how your body repairs and heals. And that’s key.

So when back pain is involved, there is usually four main structures along the spine that are affected. That will give you insights to why people get back pain, why you get back pain, and why it’s important to discover what’s causing it and getting it corrected. So let me explain through this model here.

So here’s another segment of the spine. It’s a spinal model. So you have the bones, discs, muscles, nerves and what attaches the muscles to the bones are called tendons. So when there’s a spinal misalignment, and I have to basically shift the spine so you can see that. So let’s say the spine is shifting like this; it’s out of alignment. A few things happen.

You notice here, at the disc, it’s being compressed. So when the spine is being shifted, the disc is being compressed. Okay. The muscles are being stretched out. The tendons that attach the muscles are being stretched out and the joint capsule over here on the back is also being stretched out. So four structures are involved along the spine.

There is the disc, which is being disrupted and injured. There are the muscles that attach the vertebra that are being stretched out. There are the tendons that attach the muscles to the vertebra that are being stretched out as well. And then there’s the capsule, which is this ligamentous material that closes the joints, that keeps it in place.

So whenever there’s a spinal misalignment or subluxation, that will trigger information to the brain that something is off. So all those structures—the discs, the muscles, the tendon, the capsules of the joints that are on your spine—when there’s a spinal misalignment, so it should be straight from the front, curvy from the side—when there’s a spinal misalignment that’s out of alignment, that’s not good, that’s called the spinal misalignment or subluxation.

Those four structures—discs, muscles, tendons and capsule—will be disrupted and it will send messages to the brain that something is off. Now the brain will try to correct it posturally, causing muscle spasms to try to realign that, causing signals of there has been injury there. So inflammation is being triggered to try to heal the area.

So when there’s inflammation, typically along the joint capsules, and the disc areas, those are highly pain sensitive structures, chemical mediators are released that are noxious to the tissues and there’s swelling in that area. So it’s very, very painful. And that’s why back pain is a big problem because it’s painful and if the cause is due to a misalignment of the spine, subluxation, then it’s important that it gets properly diagnosed. That’s very important.

So as a chiropractor, my objective is to discover if the back pain that you come in with is caused from the spine and these structures. Because if it is, then it’s a chiropractic case and it’s something that we can help correct.

So the second important thing, other than discovering what the true problem is, is to actually finally correct it. And there’s a lot of ways to relieve back pain. In fact, I’m writing a new book that’s called Back Pain Resource Guide. I’ll talk about that in a moment. And I’ll have a lot of tips in there on how to relieve back pain at home and get through back discomfort. But what’s key is to correct the underlying problem that’s causing the back pain.

If it’s a distortion on your spine, causing distortion on the structures that are triggering inflammation and pain, that needs to be corrected. And that’s what chiropractic does, it helps correct those spinal misalignment problems to relieve the distortion on those four structures, decrease the inflammatory process naturally, and then the brain now has an opportunity to send healing messages to that part of the spine or the back.

Now, let me give you a case report. This is a very, very recent brief case report to illustrate this. I had a patient that came in this week. This man, he had back pain for several months to a year and not only was the back aching and hurting, but the pain was traveling down the leg as well. And he’s been to a physiotherapist. He’s been to massage. He’s been to exercise, tried yoga, tried drugs and medications and sometimes they’ve helped, those treatments, and sometimes it made things little worse. That happens sometimes. But the key is that the problem never got resolved.

So they were finally referred to my office. And we did a full checkup, range of motion, stress scan on the nervous system, posture check, we did a lot of things. Checked the spine for shifts and subluxations. And this is what I’ve discovered, really interesting actually; here is another model of the spine, same idea, spine, right? This one here has the pelvic bones, right? So this person’s subluxation was where the pelvis was actually rotated backwards. There was a rotation in the pelvis backwards.

Now, I identified that through specific tests that we do. And then I gave this person an adjustment the same day. And I’ve essentially corrected that misalignment. And I told him how to do some things at home to help relieve that. A day went by, I called the patient the next day and asked him how he did with the adjustments and how the back is feeling. And this is what the patient said, is that, “This is the first time in the last six to twelve months after doing all these therapies that I’ve done that I finally got immediate relief of their low back pain.” Why? Why that happened?

Two reasons. One, because the problem was discovered. And two, because it was corrected properly. Now, we need to do more work on this person to continue the correction, maintain it and do some rehabilitative work, exercises to help strengthen the core, and all that to prevent injuries in the future. But that illustrates how important it is to discover the main problem properly and then correct it. And if it’s a spinal problem, that’s a chiropractic case that we can work with.

So I hope you found that useful and valuable. If you liked it, please give some thumbs up. Give some comments below. I love to answer your questions. Share this with a family member or friend that may find this useful too, especially if they have back pain. And also, I want to tell you about something exciting I am working on. It’s a book that I am writing. It is called The Back Pain Resource Guide.

I am releasing it in the New Year and if you want some input into that book, and you have a question about back pain, let me know. Click on the link on this video. That link will take you to a form where you can actually ask your question, submit it with your email address. And what I’ll do is I’m going to compile all these questions and make sure I don’t leave anything out in my book, which is called Back Pain Resource Guide.

So I’ll put those answers into that question. So it actually serves the needs that people and readers want when it comes to back pain relief. So be sure to click on that link. Leave me your response and in exchange, I’m going to give you a free copy of the book when it’s released in the New Year. I’ll give it to you by email just for your contribution to the back pain resource guide.

Hope you found this useful. Give me some thumbs up, like, share with your family and friends and leave some comments below. And don’t forget to leave your question on that link provided in this post.

This is Dr. Walter Salubro and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Amazing Back Strengthening and Coordination Exercise

Thursday, 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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6 Percocet Pills a Day Cannot Be the Answer to Better Health!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

 

Yesterday I was listening to a radio talk show and one the of callers said something that I found very disturbing with regards to current health trends.

This person is suffering of back pain. His answer…he says he takes 6 Percocet pills a day (an opioid narcotic medication). SIX a day!! But that’s not all.

He also says he is given 25 novocaine injections a month for his back pain.

I have difficulty wrapping my head around the amount of drugs one person can take. So six percocet pills a day are not enough, that he still needs 25 novocaine injections each month.

Does this sound normal to you? Does this sound like a solution to correct back pain? Or any other health problem? I think not!

Like I say in my new book, Back to Health by Choice, it’s not about healthy living by chemistry (pills and injections). It’s healthy living by better lifestyle choices.

Health is a choice! The answers are available. Chiropractic has helped millions of people relieve pain, conquer stress, and regain their health.

To learn more, check out Back to Health by Choice today. It’s available on www.Amazon.com

You will read inspiring stories of hope, healing, and inspiration.

To your health,

Dr. Walter Salubro
Chiropractor, Author of Back to Health by Choice

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Back to Health by Choice made it to #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Release List for 3 book subcategories: chiropractic, backache, and headaches. 

Dr. Walter Salubro’s New Book to be Released Soon: Back to Health by Choice

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Dr. Walter Salubro, Chiropractor in Maple, Ontario is Releasing His First Book in Summer of 2015: Back to Health by Choice: How to Relieve Pain, Conquer Stress, and Supercharge Your Health the Chiropractic Way

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Maple, ON—In my fifteen years of chiropractic practice, I have seen thousands of people come to our office seeking relief from their pain, whether it be back pain, neck pain, arm tingling/numbness, leg pain/sciatica, or headaches. Also, I have noticed that people who are in pain are also stressed out. The common thread is that all people are seeking for answers and solutions to their health problem, to conquer their stress, and to better their health, but they are falling short from receiving the solutions their truly need.

When patients come to my office for chiropractic care, often times they have tried everything else, like drugs, physiotherapy, massage therapy, specialists appointments, and they received many special tests, like MRI’s and CTs. It’s remarkable that after all that seeking, they are still suffering from the same pain, stress, and health issues.

What I do differently is that I help guide our patients to better health by leading them to make a choice for healing, a choice for health, and provide them the vehicle that has worked for many others—chiropractic care. Chiropractic care has offered millions of people around the world a practical form to healing. It is my purpose with my new book, Back to Health by Choice, to lead the reader to this same point, to make a choice for healing and to discover the chiropractic way to relieve pain, conquer stress, and bettering health.

As you read Back to Health by Choice, you will be moved and inspired by the many stories and case examples of how people have transformed their life and their health with chiropractic care when they made a choice for healing. The book will be released in the summer of 2015, in a few short weeks. Look out for the release notices on this website, and on our many social media platforms, like www.facebook.com/backtohealthcc, www.youtube.com/backtohealthcc, and www.twitter.com/backtohealthcc.

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Maple’s Family Wellness Chiropractor

Dr. Walter Salubro_1Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor who has been serving the Maple and Vaughan community for over 13 years.
Dr. Salubro provides chiropractic care to people all age groups. He has completed many post-graduate courses in techniques applicable to both children and adults. In addition to offering specific spinal adjustments and posture corrective techniques,
Dr. Salubro offers an extensive line-up of health and wellness workshops, exercise classes and a run-walk club to his patients.

Dr. Salubro is a fitness enthusiast and an avid runner, having completed four half-marathons, a 30k road race and three marathons. Whether it is in his day-to-day interactions with his patients or through one of his health classes, Dr. Salubro motivates people to be the best they can be, the healthiest they can be and the happiest they can be so they can fulfill the life of their vision and dreams.

Dr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing the highest quality chiropractic care for all of his patients. He is a 1999 graduate of the National College of Chiropractic and certified from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.). Dr. Walter Salubro is Webster Technique Certified, certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Dr. Salubro caters to the specialized care of infants and pregnant mothers.

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Leading you to better health the chiropractic way.”

Maple & Vaughan’s Family Wellness Chiropractic Centre
(905) 303-1009

A Village of Maple Chiropractic Clinic

 

Before You Do Core Training Read This First

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Dr. Walter Salubro Reviews the Essential Core Training Exercises You Can Do at Home

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Maple – Core training is an often neglected component to keeping your back fit, strong and to prevent back pain and injury. The scary fact is that 80% of people will be affected by back pain at some point in there life. That how prevalent low back pain is today. This means that 8 of 10 people you know, or 8 of 10 people you work with either have low back pain or have suffered from low back pain or will at some time get low back pain. (more…)

Back Pain, Neck Pain And Headaches Relieved With Chiropractic Care

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

“Years from now I expect my health and quality of life to be even better because of chiropractic care.”

Dr. Walter Salubro of Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple (Vaughan) reads a patient testimonial.

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Chiropractor in Vaughan Gives 5 Reasons To Seek Chiropractic Treatment For Low Back Pain Relief

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Vaughan Chiropractor Discusses Chiropractic Care For Low Back Pain

 

Maple, ON – Back pain is a common condition and health care problem that affects 4 out of 5 (80%) of people. Back pain can be debilitating, often times resulting in lost time from work. As well, back pain can affect other aspects of quality of life, such as time with family, sports, recreational and leisure activities.

If you are suffering of back pain, whether it’s acute or chronic, seek the advice and consultation of a chiropractor in your community for treatment, relief and correction of the back problem.

Here are 5 reasons to seek chiropractic care for back pain relief:

  1. Chiropractic care for back pain helps with immediate relief of symptoms and is safer than drugs.  Drugs come with a variety of dangerous side effects.
  2. More than pain relief, a chiropractor will look for what is causing the underlying back pain and back problem. Once the cause of the back problem is determined, the chiropractor can recommend a treatment plan that aims at correcting the spinal condition that is creating the back pain symptoms.
  3. The chiropractor provides home care advice that assists in the safe recovery of the back pain and the back problem.  For example, you may get advice on how to sit, stand and sleep in position that prevent further damage and aid in recovery. You may also get advice on proper lifting techniques that helps prevent back injury from these activities.
  4. The chiropractor is trained in providing the appropriate exercises that help with strengthening the back and core muscles as well give specific stretches to alleviate muscle tension naturally.
  5. Once the back problem or spinal condition is corrected, regular chiropractic care can help maintain an optimal spine. Keeping the spine healthy and optimized can help prevent spinal degeneration.

If you have been suffering with low back pain, whether it’s been a few days, months or years, look for a chiropractor in your city for back pain relief and correction.

6 Simple Yet Effective Core Stability Exercises You Can Do At Home

Monday, March 4th, 2013

It is widely reported that 8 in 10 people will experience low back pain in their lifetime. Keeping a strong core (abdominals, lower back muscles and gluts) is key to preventing low back injuries.  Back care is a key pillar of the 5 Pillars Of Great Health at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Vaughan.

These core exercises are a great compliment to chiropractic care for keeping a healthy, strong low back.

Posture And The Impact Of A Forward Head Position

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Do you get neck strain or muscle tension from sitting at a desk or when using a computer?  

It seems like we can’t go through an hour of a day without placing our neck in a compromising forward head position.  The consequences of a forward head position is added tension, strain and effort by your neck muscles and back muscles. This can lead to neck pain, headaches, shoulder tension and back pain.

Correcting bad posture and a forward head position is an example of the corrective chiropractic care provided by Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Vaughan.

Massage Therapy At Back To Health Chiropractic Centre

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Massage therapy in Maple, Vaughan … More availability for massage therapy appointments with the addition of our newest registered massage therapist.

Many people enjoy the benefits of massage therapy – pain relief, muscle tension relief, stress relief just to name a few.  Many people add massage therapy as an adjunct therapy to their chiropractic care. Some people choose massage therapy for headaches, neck pain, back pain, shoulder problems, hip problems, sport injuries, sprains, strains or for relaxation.

Whether it’s for pain relief or stress management, Back To Health Chiropractic Centre’s registered massage therapists (RMT) are ready to assist you.

The massage therapy team at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Vaughan has grown with the addition of our newest RMT, Audrey.

To  learn more about our massage therapist, visit http://www.ibthcc.com/about/registered-massage-therapists-maple-vaughan/ .