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These Two Things ANGER Me the Most…

By Dr. Walter Salubro on June 16th, 2016

Chiropractor in Vaughan Tells How Living with Headaches is Not “Normal

I don’t get angry, usually.

However…

There are two things that I hear that just infuriate me. First, let me tell you about Jane.

I met Jane at one of our community outreach events and she tells me she has had headaches since she was 13 years old.

Her age today is 43. That’s 30 years of suffering with headaches. THIRTY YEARS!

That alone is enough to intrigue me and ask…”Jane, what have you done for your headaches?”

Jane replied, “Well, I have been taking four Advil’s a day for years.”

I said, “I understand, but you still have headaches after all these years.”

And Jane then said something that totally angered me…

She said, “I went to the doctor and the doctor said my headaches are normal and that I have to learn to live with them.”

UGH!

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Chiropractor in Vaughan Explains the Link Between the Upper Neck and the Cause of Headaches

By Dr. Walter Salubro on June 5th, 2016

Finally a Way to Treat Migraines and Headache Naturally Without the Use of Dangerous Drugs

Headaches 2Maple, ON─June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Migraines and headaches of any type can be very debilitating for people who get them. In Canada, 59% of adults report suffering of some type of headache. 30% experience tension-type headaches and 17% suffer of migraine headaches. Whatever the headache type, people who get them tell me it can destroy their whole day. In some cases, the headache may even last for two or three days.

Tension type headaches can stem from postural problems, stress, and muscle tension in the neck and upper back.

Migraine headaches have been attributed to blood vessels that have become over dilated. These blood vessels are in the scalp and within the protective linings of the brain (called dura mater). This brain lining is very pain sensitive and any added pressure from the blood vessel dilation can trigger an intense migraine episode.

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Dr. Walter Salubro, Chiropractor in Vaughan, to be Live on Facebook Streaming Video

By Dr. Walter Salubro on June 1st, 2016

Chiropractor in Vaughan Using Social Media Giant as a Way to Give Powerful, Uplifting, and Life Changing Health Information

Maple, ON—Recently I experimented with Live Video Streaming on Facebook and it was super FUN!
 
Want to see it and learn one of my MOST popular tips  for relieving stress from the sitting at the computer desk? Click on the image below and enjoy. Also, please LIKE and SHARE the video. Thank you.
 
I will be broadcasting weekly live videos on Facebook so look out for fresh, new content coming to you weekly
 
In the comments below the video, tell me what questions about health and chiropractic you would want to have answered on video. Be sure to LIKE our Facebook Page so you can be notified instantly about when I will be streaming LIVE VIDEO.

How to Prevent Arthritis with Chiropractic

By Dr. Walter Salubro on May 30th, 2016

Chiropractor in Vaughan Sheds Light on Arthritis, the Main Cause, and How Chiropractic Helps with Prevention

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Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Maple, ON—In conclusion of Restricted Mobility Awareness Month, I want to share with you an integral research study about arthritis.

Research has shown that a joint that has been immobilized (not moving well or has restricted joint mobility), it will begin to show irreversible degeneration (joint damage) within two (2) weeks.1

That’s right! Two (2) weeks.

How does this related to chiropractic?

A misalignment of the spine (vertebral subluxation) is a spinal joint that has restriction mobility. Which means that when spinal misalignments (subluxations) are not corrected immediately, that spinal joint will begin to have irreversible joint damage (degenerative joint disease).

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Arthritis is NOT the problem?

By Dr. Walter Salubro on May 26th, 2016

How a Chiropractor in Vaughan Helps People with Arthritis and Restricted Mobility

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Image courtesy of stockdevil at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Let me tell you about Mr. Mike, who is 68 years old and has trouble walking.

Mr. Mike comes into our office and tells me he has back pain, tingling in his right leg, and has trouble walking.

Here’s the kicker. He says, “My family doctor told me a year ago I have arthritis.”

I hear this so many times. Patients tell me often, “I already know I have arthritis.”

What Mr. Mike has is osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, which is a wear-and-tear type of arthritis.

Here’s my issue when people tell me they already know they have arthritis.

Arthritis is Not the Problem!

I’m not saying that arthritis does not cause pain, discomfort, lack of mobility, and suffering, because it does.

What I’m saying is this…Arthritis is an indication of an underlying problem that has already existed for at for at least the past 20 years.

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How Chiropractic Helps with TMJ Treatment

By Dr. Walter Salubro on May 19th, 2016

Chiropractor in Vaughan Demonstrates and Explains How Chiropractic Treats for TMJ Syndrome

TMJ Treatment Chiropractor in VaughanMaple, ON—Jaw pain? Clicking in the jaw? Having trouble chewing hard foods like apples and nuts. Perhaps you have a TMJ problem.

People often ask me if chiropractic can help with TMJ syndrome. The short answer is Yes! Read on to discover how chiropractic helps with TMJ treatment. Also, I have a short video that explain and demonstrates how chiropractic assesses ands treats or corrects for TMJ problems. TMJ stands for temporalmandibular joint.

First, lets discuss what TMJ syndrome or TMJ dysfunction is. 

TMJ syndrome is an issue or problem with the jaw joints.  A person with TMJ problems may have pain or clicking in the jaw joints or may notice that their jaw deviates or shifts to one side when they open their jaw.

What Causes TMJ Syndrome

TMJ problems can be caused from:

  • Trauma to the head and face.
  • Trauma to the upper joints of the neck.
  • Recent dental work.
  • Braces.

Watch Video for Demonstration of a Chiropractic TMJ Exam

The biomechanics of the neck joints at the base of the skull are associated with the jaw biomechanics. As well, the nerves of the upper neck coming from the brain stem relate to the jaws, so if there is a problem nerve function at the upper neck, this can cause jaw issues as well. But, one of the most common reasons for TMJ problems is recent dental work. If you have TMJ problems, you need to ask yourself if you have had recent dental work.

Why is recent dental work relevant? Well, imagine that you are sitting on a dental chair for an hour or an hour and a half and they are doing a procedure on your mouth.  Your mouth is wide open and may be jammed open or blocked open with a blocker. You then come out of that position after an hour and a half and you feel like your mouth is restricted and you can’t even move your jaw. This is one of the mechanisms of injury for the TMJ. If you have pain in the jaw, clicking in the jaw, deviation of the jaw, and some recent trauma or dental work or other trauma to your neck or face region, then these are some of the reasons how the TMJ problems could have happened.

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I Almost Cried When I Visited A Local Nursing Home. Here’s Why…

By Dr. Walter Salubro on May 5th, 2016

Chiropractic Office in Vaughan to Focus on Helping People with Restricted Mobility in May

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Image courtesy of Toa55 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

A recent visit to a local nursing home humbled me. 

I will tell you about it but first I want to remind you how grateful I am.

I recall about nine years ago when I ran my first 10k race. I hardly trained for it and it was going to run a 10km distance for the first time. By the time I was half way through, my legs felt so heavy and my muscles were in excruciating pain. Only one thing got me through the finish line.

Gratitude!

That’s right. I had a overwhelming sense of gratitude. Through all the pain, the sweat, and the fatigue, I kept on saying to myself, “I’m so grateful for my legs. I’m am so grateful for my muscles. I’m so grateful for my strength”.

That’s the only way I pulled through. I crossed the finish line.

Why do I tell you this story?

Well, I tell you because if you are able to walk and get around on your own two feet and legs, then you should be grateful too.

You see, there are many people in our society, maybe even people you know personally, that have a restriction with their mobility and require the use of a cane, a walker, or a wheel chair.

If you don’t know of any personally, then visit a local nursing home and you will see how common this is.

Recently, I went to visit a family friend in a nursing home with my wife.  After we were done with our visit, we were waiting for the elevator. About 50 feet away from us was a sweet elderly woman in a wheel chair.

But something seemed off. 

She then starting yelling but because she spoke a language that was foreign to me, I didn’t understand what she was saying.

She kept on yelling. I realized it was more of a distress call and that she was trying to get my attention.

I walked over to her. Her frailty and weakness was really noticeable. I then saw that she was slowly slipping off her wheel chair.

So I immediately helped her up into a seated position.

What she did next melted my heart.

She tilted her head down, put her face in one hand, and started to cry. Tears were pouring down her cheeks. I looked at her, held her hand and told her, “It’s okay”.

It suddenly occurred to me how helpless she must have felt and how she probably wished she had the strength to help and support herself.

What would she give to be able to walk again? What would that be worth to her? There’s no amount of money that can equate to this basic need and value as a human being.

This is why we should all be grateful for our ability to walk and get around with our own legs and our strength.

But there are far to many people who have restriction with their mobility and depend on external devices likes a cane, a walker, or a wheel chair.

And this is why at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre, we are honouring Restricted  Mobility Awareness.

That’s right, May is Restricted Mobility Awareness Month.

Our aim this month is to focus on reaching out and helping people with restricted mobility; anybody with a cane, walker, or wheel chair. 

How can we help? With chiropractic care. Chiropractic can help improve power to muscles, increase mobility of restricted joints in the spine, hip, and knees, and it can help increase strength.

If you know of anyone in your circle of family and friends who is currently using a cane, a walker, or a wheel chair, then refer them for a chiropractic check up today. They certainly can use it.
 
If they need encouragement or reasurrance, then bring them to our office yourself.
 
And, if they want the check up but can’t get to our office, then I will do my best to get to them with a home visit.
 
Remember the story of the elderly lady above.
 
Let’s start seeing more smiles on people’s faces and not tears. Together, we can make this happen through chiropractic.

Call our office today at (905) 303-1009 to discover how chiropractic can help with restricted mobility.

Back To Health Chiropractic Centre
20 Cranston Park Ave, #6
Maple, ON L6A 2W2
The Office of Dr. Walter Salubro
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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 that 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.

Back to Health by ChoiceDr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing exceptional chiropractic care for all his patients. He caters to the care of infants and pregnantmothers. 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 Chiropractic Helps People With Restricted Mobility Who Use a Cane, Walker, or Wheel Chair

By Dr. Walter Salubro on May 1st, 2016

Chiropractor in Vaughan Explains Why People Who Depend on Canes, Walkers or Wheelchairs Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Maple, ON – May is National Mobility Awareness Month

Restricted Mobility - Chiropractor in VaughanRestricted mobility is a condition where a person has difficulty or challenges with walking and getting around. In many cases these people may require a mobility assisting device such as a cane, walker, wheel chair, or scooter.

It is reported that in Canada, about 8.5 million older adults (24%) use a mobility device such as a cane, walker, wheel chair, or scooter.

Keeping mobile and getting around is a fundamental freedom that all humans should enjoy for the rest of their lives. Furthermore, mobility is an essential requirement to optimal health and an optimal quality of life.

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Why Stress “Gets on Your Nerves” and Affects Your Life and Your Health

By Dr. Walter Salubro on April 13th, 2016

Maple, ON—Stress affects so many people. Stress has been associated as a contributing factor to many diseases and illness, such as heart disease, high cholesterol, digestive problems, immune system problems, cancer, diabetes, and more. 

It is therefore crucial to have an understanding of stress so you can start to realize how it affects your life and your health. With this knowledge, you will be better motivated to look for ways to bust the stress patterns in your life. The benefit to this is a healthier, happier, and more peaceful life. And who wouldn’t want that?

Here is a short video tutorial that shows you how and why stress “get’s on your nerves” and affects your life and your health.

Chiropractic and Stress Relief: What You Need to Know if You are Often Stressed Out

By Dr. Walter Salubro on April 1st, 2016

April is Stress Awareness Month. Local Chiropractor in Vaughan Discusses How People Who Are Stressed Out May Benefit from Chiropractic Care


Maple, ON ─ 
Did you know April is Stress Awareness Month?

Chiropractic and Stress Relief Stress TreatmentAnd did you know that 23% of Canadians (6.6 million) over the age of 15 report that on most days, they are ‘quite a bit’ stressful or ‘extremely’ stressful.

Yes, stress affects millions of people each year. Not only does stress carry an emotional burden, but it also causes a serious detriment to overall health. Stress has been linked to diseases and conditions like heart disease, heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, immune problems, fertility problems, and more.

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