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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.

Ice vs Heat to Relieve Back Pain by Chiropractor in Vaughan Dr. Walter Salubro

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Vaughan, ON – Video Explains When to Use Ice vs When to Use Heat to Relieve Back Pain

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Hey it’s Dr. Walter here from Back To Health Chiropractic Centre, right here in the beautiful city of Vaughan. Thanks for coming to this video, whether you are on live or watching it later on, on this Facebook post. I’m the author who wrote this book Back to Health by Choice, How to Relieve Pain, Conquer Stress, and Supercharge Your Health the Chiropractic Way, and am working on a new book now for people that have back pain, people that are struggling with back pain.

I have several videos up there on YouTube that gives people with back pain relief tips, and I am going to give you two tips today on how to relieve back pain at home and one of the things that I realize is that in our community of Vaughan, there’re a lot of people out there that are struggling with back pain. They may have tried other resources, they may have tried other therapies, maybe even drugs, possibly have tried surgery or on their road to surgery or had surgical consultations and there’s a big impact on how their back pain is affecting them and my concern is that they are not just getting the answers or solutions that are suitable for them.

So I want to reach out to people in our community and give the answers or solutions to back pain that has been working for our patients in the last 16 years here at Back To Health Chiropractic Center. And I want to put all of those resources and tips and strategies and theories of back pain and how to prevent and deal with back pain in this book that I am calling Back Pain Resource Guide. And I’ve been getting questions from a lot of people out there in our community so what I am asking you today is to ask me your number one, your biggest question about back pain, no question is too silly.

It could be anything and there’s a link on this video right here on this post just click on that link. There’s a little form where you can actually add your question there and your response to your question and then click submit and in exchange for your effort and for your input and me writing this book am going to give you, one of the first people that has access to a free copy of Back Pain Resource Guide when it comes out, just to say thank you for your contribution for me helping write this book.

So, if you have a question make sure you click on this link that you see on this post and then give me your questions so I can include the answers and questions in the book that I writing. So before you go on this video I want to give you a tip when it comes to getting relief from back pain at home. One of the most common questions I get asked when it comes to relieving back pain is when do I use ice and when do I use heat? And I could tell you, for all the new patients that come into my office a lot of them ask me that question and most people get it wrong and they are trying all kinds of different things and they are hearing advice from all different people but I want to level the record straight when it comes to when to use ice and when to use heat.

I will tell you what I tell my practice members and patients that has back pain. So let me give you some examples here. This is an example of an ice pack. I just took this out of the freezer right now we have a little freezer in our office and this particular gel pack can be use for ice, ice pack when it’s frozen or can be used for heat by heating up in the microwave or in boiling water. So the best time to use ice is during an acute injury, we have an acute injury, an acute back pain, what does an acute injury means that means a brand new back incidence or a brand new back pain that just happened  and up to 3 days. The reason why is you want to have a strategy to cope with that pain naturally and ice is a very good strategy to put on the injured area of your back to help numb the pain, right. It will reduce the inflammation a bit it will cool the area down. But the key thing is to help you cope with the pain and help numb the pain for several days so the acuteness can come down and you can get functional again.

So I recommend ice in the first, second and third day possibly even up to the first seven days but not past seven days. For sure in the first three days but not past seven days. You want to use ice during an acute immediate injury or a flare up. If you had back pain for a long time and you had an acute flare up then you use ice again during that flare up. You don’t want to use ice if you had back pain for a chronic time, so, three months, six months, a year, two years and beyond, it’s a chronic back pain. You don’t want to use ice for chronic back pain. The reason why is there is an inflammatory process that’s occurring when you have an injury and there is an acute inflammation and chronic inflammation, but inflammation even though it’s painful and causes swelling and redness and decrease in function.

Inflammation is the body’s way for you to heal the injury, the injured tissues, so, in the first few days inflammation is important but you want to cope with the pain so it is good. Later on when back pain becomes chronic, hopefully it doesn’t but when it becomes chronic you need an inflammatory process to help induce that healing process in the body. So you don’t want to minimize inflammation with ice, and how does ice minimize inflammation? Well it decreases the blood flow to area and blood brings the immune cells that trigger inflammation in the body.  So Ice is good for the first three days and not during chronic back pain episode. The other scenario is heat. This is an example of a heating pack. Now this is an electric heating pack. I really like this because it gives off a moist type of heat and moist heat is the best for your body.

There are other types of heating packs. There is a water bottle and of course you can use one of these gel packs when they are heated up. So when do you use heat? First of all don’t use heat in an immediate injury, an acute injury or an acute flare up because it’s just not going to feel comfortable on inflamed tissues So you want to use heat after seven days and certainly if you have a back problem that has been existing more than three months, six months and definitely beyond a year, so chronic back pain. Why is heat good for chronic back pain, for back pain that has been persisting for a long time? Because heat helps bring blood to the area, helps bring healing chemicals to the area, and helps the blood vessels dilate and flush out any toxins any noxious toxins from the inflammatory process that are triggering the nerves and getting them pain sensitive. So that’s number one. And also it relaxes muscles, makes it feel good, and decreases muscle tension. So it’s a good way to cope with chronic aching back pain that has been around for six months, a year, or more.

Now when you are using ice or heat, there are several protocols to follow. Number one, and this is for both, so number one, don’t just put a cold ice pack on your skin and don’t you put a hot pack on your skin. Wrap it around with a towel. It could be a moistened face towel, it could be a paper towel moistened is fine and dry is okay too, to protect your skin. that’s number one. Number two, I usually tell people to put an ice pack on for about 5 minutes, 5 minutes is usually enough and for heat I tell people to put on for about 10 minutes so you want to set a time limit. 5 minutes for ice and 10 minutes for heat and don’t repeat it every 10 to 20 minutes. Wait about an hour and then repeat it again if necessary every hour.

So these are two tips on how to cope with back pain at home. There is ice for acute injuries and heating pack for the chronic aching back that has been around for a long time. okay. So hope you find that useful. Give it a try if you have a sore back, whether it’s acute or chronic and you will see that they will relieve you.

Now, thank you guys for watching. If you have a question about back pain, don’t leave it in the comments below. Click on that link on this post and leave your question about back pain and I will make sure it is answered in the new book that I’m writing which is to be called Back Pain Resource Guide and then once you click on that link make sure you put your email because when this book is ready, I will email you a copy of the book. So thank you again for watching, I am looking forward to talking to you guys 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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3 Best Sciatica Stretches for Ultimate Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

Saturday, 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

Sunday, 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 Power Up Your Health and Feel Great Again

Wednesday, 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

How Chiropractic Helps with TMJ Treatment

Thursday, 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…

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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

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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).

Dr. Walter Salubro, Chiropractor in Maple, Ontario (Vaughan) Published His New Book: Back to Health by Choice

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

How to Relieve Pain, Conquer Stress, and Supercharge Your Health the Chiropractic Way 

Maple, ON  “Why Some People Almost Always Maximize their Health with Chiropractic”

Do you live with continuous pain and discomfort? Do you suffer from horrible stress? Do you worry that your health is gradually declining? Millions of people go to the chiropractor to relieve their pain and improve their health.

But why do some people start chiropractic care and get well, while some of the most well-meaning people who are sick, suffering, stressed out, and in pain do not start chiropractic care and remain sick?

What is the essential prerequisite to elevating and maximizing your health?

Dr. Walter Salubro, DC – Chiropractor and author of Back to Health by Choice

After fifteen years of clinical practice, writer, speaker, and chiropractor Dr. Walter Salubro is more convinced than ever of the answer: people who regain their health do so by choice.

According to Dr. Salubro, people who choose healing get well and people who do not choose healing typically remain unchanged—sick and suffering.

For headache sufferer Mary, chiropractic represented a health care method that gave practical form to her choice for healing. Back to Health by Choice covers her healing journey, including how chiropractic saved her from fifteen years of pounding headaches and led her to a healthier, happier life.

If you are sick, stressed, or constantly suffering from pain, this book will guide you to make a choice for your own healing and give you the means to make a transformation in your health and in your life.

You will discover:

 How chiropractic can help relieve common ailments like back pain, neck pain, and headaches—without the use of drugs.

  • How chiropractic can help you adapt to and handle stress better.
  • How chiropractic can help you naturally improve and regain your health.
  • How to live your life to the fullest and increase your happiness.
  • How to maximize your life potential, both immediately and in the long run.
  • And much, much more.

“Reading Back to Health by Choice got me even more excited to help patients and change lives for the next day. This book is a must read for chiropractors and patients alike.” —Dr. Jeremy Weisz, DC, Chiropractor, Founder of Chiropractical Solutions

“In my opinion, this book will help the general public understand chiropractic better, and most importantly, help them understand that their health is in their hands.” —Dr. John Minardi, BHK, DC, Chiropractor, Speaker, Author of The Complete Thompson Textbook: Minardi Integrated Systems

 Dr. Walter Salubro has been a practicing chiropractor for more than fifteen years. His clinic is located in Maple, Ontario, and it has helped thousands of people get relief from pain, stress, and improve their health. Dr. Salubro is also an engaging, dynamic speaker who routinely covers topics on chiropractic, health, and the wellness lifestyle.

Back to Health by Choice is a wonderful book that is as moving to read as it is inspiring. Read it and transform your health.

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Back to Health by Choice is now available for purchase on www.Amazon.com or at www.WalterSalubro.com

About Dr. Walter Salubro

Dr. Walter Salubro_1Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor and the owner of Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Ontario. 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.

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). 

 

Dr. Walter Salubro’s New Book Coming Soon

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Maple, ON – It is with joy and excitement that I announce the publication of my new book, which is scheduled for release in 2 months. The book is called Back To Health By Choice: How To Relieve Pain, Conquer Stress And Supercharge Your Health The Chiropractic Way.

Read the Facebook post below for more information. Also, like my Facebook Page so you can stay up to date with release updates. Leave your comments and questions in the comments section of the Facebook post.