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Neck Pain – Can Chiropractic Really Help?

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Neck pain is a very common problem affecting up to 70% of the adult population at some point in life.  Though there are specific causes of neck pain such as arising from a sports injury, a car accident or “sleeping crooked,” the vast majority of the time, no direct cause can be identified and thus the term nonspecific is applied.

There are many symptoms associated with patients complaining of neck pain and many of these symptoms can be confused with other conditions.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know what neck related symptoms are most likely to respond to chiropractic manipulation before the treatment has started?  This issue has been investigated with very favorable results!

The ability to predict a favorable response to treatment has been termed, “clinical prediction rules” which in general, are usually made up of combinations of things the patient says and findings from exams. In a large study, data from about 20,000 patients receiving about 29,000 treatments, was collected and analyzed to find out what complaints responded well to chiropractic treatment.  The results showed that the presence of any 4 of these 7 presenting complaints predicted an immediate improvement in 70-95% of the patients: (more…)

Chiropractor Dr. Fabrizio Mancini On The Dr. Phil Show Talks About Chiropractic And His Book “The Power Of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential In 21 Days”

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Vaughan Presents A Synopsis Of The Dr. Phil Show Interview With Chiropractor Dr. Fabrizio Mancini – Air Date, March 14-2012 

Dr. Phil, a long time chiropractic patient of Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, gives us an inside look of Dr. Mancini’s book, “The Power Of Self-Healing.  Dr. Mancini is the President of Parker University.

 

 

Here are some highlights and key points from the Dr. Phil interview and from Dr. Mancini’s book, “The Power Of Self-Healing”:

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How To Prevent A ‘Heart Attack Grill’-Like Incident

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Did you hear? Fox News reported about a man who suffered a heart attack while dining at a popular Las Vegas restaurant and the restaurant is called Heart Attack Grill.

Irony, you call it? Coincidence? Or was it a series of choices that led to an impactful wake-up call for this man? Luckily the paramedics arrived in time to help this man and reports say he is alive.

More then likely this wasn’t due to a one-time meal at a high-calorie restaurant but due to a series of choices that culminated in a traumatic and life-threatening incident.

At our clinic, Back To Health Chiropractic Centre, we teach about choices at our wellness workshops and lectures. I tell our patients that the choices you make today in life will shape your future.  And if you want to live a life of your dreams and vision, the choices you make today absolutely matter.  So you owe it to yourself to make the right choices for your health and your well-being, not just for now but for the rest of your life.

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The Top 10 Reasons For Your Child To Have A Chiropractic Check-Up

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Maple (Vaughan), Ontario – It is common for people to seek treatment from chiropractors for low back pain, neck pain, headaches or even injuries from work and car accidents.  These are conditions that are mostly seen in adults.   Since a child will not typically complain of low back pain, neck pain or headaches, the parents may never see a reason to get their child checked by a chiropractor for a well exam or a spinal / posture check-up.   However, regardless of any pain or symptom, a child may have spinal misalignments or posture displacements that could be putting strain on their nervous system.  Since the nervous system controls and co-ordinates every function of the body, it’s imperative that the nervous system remains as stress-free as possible for optimal health, optimal growth and optimal body function.

Consider this … spinal misalignments can occur at any time throughout the child’s growth, development and life.

Here are the 10 top reasons for your child to have a chiropractic check-up:

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From aches, pains and difficulties to health, happiness and improved quality of life with chiropractic.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

 “frequent headaches.”
“severe back ache.”
“constant migraines.”
“constant pain on a daily basis.”
“always in pain and discomfort”.
“strong neck and back pain.”
“powerful migraines.”     “always feeling exhausted.”    “a lot of pain and stress in the back of my neck”   “tired and had little energy”   “problems sleeping”   “at times unable to move”

These are the words that patients have used to describe their pain or how they were feeling before they started chiropractic care at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre.  Can you relate to any of these people’s conditions? Have you ever experienced any of them yourself? Read on…

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The Webster Technique In The Chiropractic Care For Pregnancy

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Many expecting moms seek chiropractic care during their pregnancy.  More then low back pain relief, chiropractic care during pregnancy prepares the mom and the baby for an easier birth.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps improve nervous system function, providing greater health potential for both the mother and the baby.  Also, chiropractic care during pregnancy help correct pelvic and spinal imbalances through the correction of spinal and sacral misalignments (subluxations).

Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment that helps correct sacral subluxations and balance pelvic bones, muscles and ligaments.

Chiropractic care and the specific use of Webster Technique may help facilitate easier, safer births for both baby and mother.
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Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor who provides chiropractic care for pregnancy.  He is certified in Webster Technique, certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

“CHIROPRACTIC FIRST” – A Book Review

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Today, I am writing a short book review of “Chiropractic First: The Fastest Growing Healthcare Choice … Before Drugs Or Surgery”, by Terry A. Rondberg, DC.  Dr. Rondberg is the CEO and founder of the World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA). 

If you are looking for a simple, yet thorough review and understanding of chiropractic, the chiropractic profession and how chiropractic works to help people get healthy and stay healthy, then “Chiropractic First” is a must read.  We keep a copy of this book in our reception area for our patients to read and we often give it away as a gift to patients.

“Chiropractic First” is a nice, easy-to-read and thorough review of what chiropractic is and how chiropractic helps people. The author does a super job of explaining the essence and purpose of chiropractic care, which is, the correction of nerve interference caused by subluxations (spinal misalignments).

When it comes to the human body, many people are curious to how organs and body systems work.  Well, this book goes on to describe the major organ systems of the body (like the heart, lungs, stomach), giving a simple explanation of their overall function. 

Of importance to people seeking a chiropractor for chiropractic care, the author explains what to expect during a typical chiropractic consultation, examination and the report of findings. This section is of great importance, especially for someone who is first visiting a chiropractor.

There is a nice overiew of the benefits of chirorpactic care for children and as well for the elderly. 

Dr. Rondberg also goes on to show some of the latest chiropractic research that was available at the time of publication. 

“Chiropractic First” is an easy read and I highly recommend it to anyone who has never been to a chiropractor.  It is also a very enlightening read for anyone who has or is currently seeing a chiropractor. Be sure to ask your family chiropractor about “Chiropractic First”, by Dr. Terry Rondberg.
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From the back cover …

“Chiropractic First teaches why everyone needs, wants and ultimately loves Chiropractic. Totally recommended.” – Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Another book review by Dr. Walter, family chiropractor at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre… a town of Maple chiropractic clinic (and a City of Vaughan chiropractic clinic).

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“Low back pain…what can be done about it?”

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Maple, Vaughan – Low Back Pain And Chiropractic Care

Has this ever happened to you? …

You bend over one day, pick up a small object off the floor and your low back gives out, or …

You’re standing for hours straight, during the weekend, doing things around the home, you go to bed feeling fine Sunday night, and you wake up with a stiff achy back, or …

You had a low back injury years ago, took some pain pills for the low back pain, the pain went away, but 10-15 years later, the low back pain creeps up again.

If you answered yes to any of these situations, read on.

Low back pain is a big problem for many many people.  It has often been reported that 80% of people will suffer of low back pain at some point during their lifetime.  Most people end up taking some kind of medicine, whether it be prescription or over the counter pain killers, anti-inflammatories, or muscle relaxants.   Most people seem to know that these pills only ever work at the symptom level and never really correct the cause of the problem.  And most people seem to know that taking pills does not come without potential adverse reactions or side effects.

But something can be done to correct the cause of low back pain.  For years and years, chiropractic care has helped people with low back pain.  Many research studies have shown the effectiveness of chiropractic care for low back.

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons why a person will seek chiropactic care.  The next time you experience low back pain, remember to get checked by a chiropractor.  Chiropractic can help with back pain relief, can help with correcting the problem, and can help with preventing low back pain from recurring.

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Suffering with low back pain, either chronic or recent.  Find out what chiropractic can do for relief from back pain.  Call Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Vaughan Ontario.

Can Chiropractic Help Children With Learning Disabilities?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Are school-aged children getting healthier or sicker?  I came across a Statistic Canada survey that helped shed some light on this question.  The results of this survey were quite revealing. I’ll review some of the findings here, but first let me share this story with you.

This week in our chiropractic wellness clinic, I had a conversation with a patient who is a grade 8 teacher.  I was particularly curious of the prevalence of children in his class with learning disabilities.  This is what I learned …

The teacher said that 1 in 5 (20%) students in his class have been diagnosed with a learning disability, such as ADD or ADHD.  He also said that a lot of learning disabilities go unreported, so the prevalence is likely higher.  And, that this is fairly common in most classrooms at his school.

Statistic Canada, in a 2006 study entitled “Participiation and Activity Limitation Survey”, reported that there is a increase in disabilities amongst children aged 14 and under.  The findings showed that amongst children aged 14 and under, about 202,350 (3.7%) reported a disability of some kind in 2006.  This is up from 2001 which was at 3.1%.

In this group, 69.8% of children aged 4 and under had a disability related to a chronic health condition – the most common health conditions reported were asthma, severe allergies, attention deficit disorder, and autism.

For children aged 5 to 14, the study reported that 66.6% of these children had chronic health conditions.  Learning disabilities affected 69.3% of children in this age group.

Overall, there was a large increase in learning disabilities from 2001 to 2006 for both children and adults.

At Back To Health Chiropractic Centre, our our vision is family health and wellness … which means our vision is for families in our community to be fully healthy, happy and flourishing.  To our Back To Health Chiropractic team, healthy families does not mean just mom or dad on the wellness path.  Family health  especially includes children living to their full human potential.

I really like the  World Health Organization’s definition of health, which is …

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” 1

Unfortunately, many children are not living in a “complete physical, mental and social well-being” as the learning disability prevalence is increasing.

So if health means “complete physical, mental and social well-being”, how are we doing when chronic health conditions and learning disabilities are increasing in the school-aged population?

In our chiropractic wellness clinic, we care for children that present with chronic health conditions and learning disabilities.  Although most adults come into our clinic with pain complaints of some sort (like headaches, back pain, neck pain), most children in our clinic don’t present with pain conditions.  They present with health conditions such as asthma, allergies, bed-wetting, digestive problems, ADD/ADHD and autism.  I have seen chiropractic be helpful for children with these types of health conditions.  However, chiropractic is not a treatment for any of these health conditions.

A chiropractor assesses the spine to find spinal misalignments (subluxations).   Why is this important?  Because spinal misalignments can alter the quality and quantity of nerve input to and from the brain.  Altered nerve input to and from the brain can cause problems to the body.  To correct a spinal misalignment, the chiropractor delivers a specific scientific chiropractic adjustment, which removes interference on the nervous system and improves the nerve input to and from the brain.  Now, the body is in a position to function and heal optimally because all healing and body function is controlled by the brain. This is why chiropractors will see many people, adults and children alike, respond positively to a variety to different health conditions.

So can chiropractic help children with learning disabilities? Let’s look at this study…

In a 2007 literature review study by Dr. Yannick Pauli, published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), Dr. Pauli suggested that although more research is necessary in this area, chiropractic care may have a positive role in individuals suffering from learning disabilities and dyslexia.2   A lot has to do with restoring function to the child’s nervous system by correcting vertebral subluxations (spinal misalignments).

Chiropractic care for children is safe and effective.  Ask your family wellness chiropractor how chiropractic can be of benefit to you and your family.

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1. WHO Website. http://www.who.int/about/definition/en/print.html

2. Pauli, Yannick, D.C.The Effects of Chiropractic Care on Individuals Suffering from Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR). January 15, 2007, pp 1-12.

Chiropractic Wellness Tips For Stree-Free Sleep

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Stress while you’re sleeping?  Is that even possible?  North Americans get on average, 6-8 hours of sleep each night.  And of the most common health complaints I hear from my patients is that they wake up in the morning with a stiff neck or a low back ache after going to sleep the night before feeling totally fine.  How does that happen?  How you sleep, more specifically, your sleeping posture has a lot to do with how well you sleep at night and how well you wake up in the morning.  Considering that you may spend up to one third of your day sleeping, it makes perfect sense to pay extra attention on your sleeping position and improve it if necessary.

 Some of the most common questions I get from patients when they start chiropractic care at our clinic is: 1. What position is best to sleep in? 2. What kind of pillow should I use? 3. What kind of mattress should I buy? All these questions will be addressed in this article.  But first …

 Let me talk about habit.  Human beings are creatures of habit … which means once you do something in a certain way it’s hard to change the way you do it.  It takes awareness and energy and willingness to change a habit.  This is true for sleeping habits or sleeping positions.  Some of my chiropractic patients tell me they sleep on their stomach. This is not the best position to sleep in.  In fact, this position can cause a lot of stress on your neck muscles, joints, and nerves because your neck is usually turned to one side and bent sideways when you sleep on your stomach.

 So what is the best position to sleep without causing much strain or stress on your neck or back? The side position and flat on your back are the two best positions to sleep in.  Sleeping one your side or on your back keeps your spine in a neutral position.   What’s important is to use a pillow that is not too shallow and not too big and fluffy.  While on your side, the pillow should take up enough space between your ear and the mattress to keep your head straight on its side.  On your back, the pillow should support the natural ‘C’ shape curve of your neck.  A good orthopedic pillow can help accommodate this.  Many chiropractors recommend orthopedic pillows to their patients. Orthopedic pillows are specially designed to keep your neck in its optimal natural position whether you sleep on your side or on your back. 

 A couple of more sleeping tips…

 While on your side, you can place a small pillow between your knees. This helps relieve tension or strain in your lower back.  The same can be accomplished while sleeping on your back by placing a pillow under you knees. This is especially helpful when suffering of low back pain

 Now for the mattress …There are many forms to choose from which can sometimes be confusing.  The simplest advice I give to my patients is to sleep on a mattress that is not very soft and not too hard either.  You want it to be firm enough however that it will protect your spine whether you are sleeping on your side or on your back. 

 One of the most common benefits I hear from patients receiving chiropractic care is that their sleeping is improved.  When you wake up in the morning, you should feel restful, relaxed, regenerated and pain free.  Keeping some of these sleeping tips can help you accomplish this regularly.  Get into the habit of protecting your spine even while you sleep with proper sleeping positions.