Dr. Walter Salubro has 828 followers on Twitter

Posts Tagged ‘pain relief’

Back Pain In The Morning – This Is A Great Stretch to Help Relieve Lower Back Aches

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

When You Have A Back Pain In the Morning, This Easy Stretch May Help Give Relief – By Chiropractor in Vaughan

subscribe button 2

Vaughan, ON – So, one of the questions I got asked for a stretch demonstration is this. This person says that they hurt their back eight months ago and right now during the day they feel 100 percent. So everything’s great during the day. It feels good. No back pains. Go to bed at night, wake up in the morning and feels bad again. So is there a stretch to help with that? Well, there is a couple of things I want to say before I show the stretch:

Number one, if you have had back pain for eight months and it’s persisting, and it is not 100 percent resolved, you do need to get that check professionally. Some testing needs to be done. Check your spine, maybe get x rays, MRI if necessary. So just consider that, if you’ve had chronic pain for eight months now and it hasn’t been resolved.
The other thing too is what’s your sleeping position like? Are you sleeping on your back, on your side, on your stomach? So if you’re on your back or on your side that is what I recommend. On your stomach, I don’t. If you have a situation where you wake up in the morning with backache, but you felt fine going to bed at night, then what I recommend is a couple of things.

Number one, lying flat on your back and put a pillow under your knees and a number two, if you’re a side sleeper, you sleep on your side, then put a pillow between your knees.

If you go on my youtube channel, Youtube.com/DrWalterSalubro, I have a video that shows sleeping positions for people that have back pain or leg pain. So check that out.
Now, here’s a good stretch for you to do in the morning if you wake up with a sore back from my sleeping throughout the night.
So in the morning before you actually get out of bed, you’re on your bed, lie flat on your back, and you going to do what’s called the knee-to-chest stretches. They really help stretch the lower back area and provide some relief before you get up off your bed.

And then I’ll show you a proper way to actually get off your bed so you prevent further injury to your back. Check this out. You’re on your bed, you’re lying down, and before you get up grab your knee, pull to your body and you have a hold for 10 seconds. Pull upward, hold 10 seconds, repeat that three times. Do the opposite side, hold 10 seconds, repeat that three times, and then do doubles for 10 seconds, repeat three times. And then when you get off your bed, go to your side with both feet together, feet down, hands on your bed, and you push yourself off like that. So you come up in a nice neutral position and stand.

Easy, easy stretch you can do in the morning if you have an achy back when you wake up in the morning. Just stretch it the way I showed you and get up without aggravating your back.

Also remember to check the part of the video where I explained some sleeping postures and positions and how to use pillows to support your back while you’re sleeping at nighttime and have your back more relaxed and less tense. You can also put a heating pad on your lower back before you go to bed for about 10 minutes because that will warm up your muscles, relax them, and allow them to rest at nighttime. Hope you found that useful. I’ll catch you in the next video.

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

subscribe button 2

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.

 

The Solution to the Opioid Crisis

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

 

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

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

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

2458 people died of opioid overdose in Canada, 2016.

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

There must be another solution to dealing with chronic pain.

And that is Chiropractic.

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

Chiropractic is safe.

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

Chiropractic is not addictive.

Chiropractic saves lives.

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

Discover chiropractic and start feeling great again.


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

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

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

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

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

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.

___________________________________________________

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). 

 

The #1 Reason to Go See A Chiropractor…Not Only for Back Pain Relief, Neck Pain Relief, or Treatment for Headaches

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Back To Health Chiropractic Centre is located in Maple, Ontario (City Of Vaughan). The office of chiropractor, Dr. Walter Salubro. Call (905) 303-1009.

Is there a decline in your physical strength, energy or health? Do you know if vertebral subluxations are the…

Posted by Dr. Walter Salubro – Back To Health Chiropractic Centre on Thursday, May 14, 2015

3 Step Stretching Plan

Monday, February 17th, 2014

How To Relieve Stress And Tension In Your Back, Neck And Shoulders. New eBook Reveals How.

3 Step Stretching Plan - eBook Cover

Does it ever feel you are carrying a ‘load of bricks’ on your shoulders because of muscle tension and tightness? Do you have tightness in your neck or lower back?

Daily stresses can often lead to aches, pains and muscles tension.  One of the most effective ways to get immediate relief of muscle tightness and tension is by stretching.

In his new eBook, 3 Step Stretching Plan, Dr. Walter Salubro shows you how to get rid of the pent-up stress and tension in your neck, back and shoulders with simple, easy-t0-do stretching.

In the 3 Step Stretching Plan, you also get 4 full-coloured stretching posters with 21 stretches that shows you how to stretch out the most commonly tight muscles.

If you found this article useful, please click on the Like Button below and share it with your friends.

 

Low Back Pain, Leg Pain And Sciatica

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

How is leg pain and sciatica connected to low back pain?

Low back pain is debilitating. It’s so debilitating that people with low back pain can not function. They can’t work, they can’t do their sports or exercises and they can’t spend quality time with their family.

With low back at times comes leg pain and sciatica.  Although sciatica is a form a leg pain, not all leg pain is diagnosed as sciatica.  The spinal nerves of the low back (lumbar and sacral region) contribute to the nerves that travel into the thigh, leg and into the feet. So, when these low back spinal nerves are affected or injured or inflamed or “pinched”, they can refer pain into the thigh, leg or feet.

Also see: “5 Reasons To Seek Chiropractic Treatment For Low Back Pain Relief”

More specifically though, the sciatic nerve emerges from the gluteal region. When the sciatic nerve is specifically irritated, pinched, inflamed or affected, it can radiate extreme shooting pain down the leg and into the foot. When the sciatic nerve is involved with leg pain, the leg pain is appropriately called sciatica.

Often times, the structures (muscles, joints and ligaments) in the low back and sacrum region can refer pain into the leg. This type of leg pain is not called sciatica.

Chiropractic care has helped many people with low back pain, leg pain and sciatica. Often times, the causes of low back pain, leg pain or sciatica is a misalignment of the spine in the low back or a misalignment of the sacrum in the pelvic region. A spinal misalignment in the low back region will stress nerves, discs, joints, muscles and ligaments which can cause low back pain, leg pain or low back pain.

If you have low back pain or leg pain of any kind, a check-up with the chiropractor will be highly informative. It can tell you what’s causing your back pain and leg pain, how the low back pain and leg pain can be relieved and more importantly, how to correct the underlying spinal problem with chiropractic care so it doesn’t not come back again.

Keeping the low back strong and healthy is a requirement for a fully functional life, whether it be at home, at work or during play and recreational time.

Check with a chiropractor in your area so see if chiropractic care for your low back pain can work for you.

Chiropractic low back pain relief in Maple Vaughan, chiropractic leg pain relief in Maple, Vaughan and chiropractic sciatica treatment in Maple Vaughan is available at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre. Call (905) 303-1009 today.

Related Articles

Low Back Pain: Why Is It So Common?

Low back pain…what can be done about it?

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

“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.

______________________________

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.