Chronic Pain

"I feel like I'm falling apart."
- Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Scoliosis

Getting you better is just one of our goals. Keeping you better is another. Hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) are the most common and disabling types of arthritis.1 Chronic pain is complex and overuse injuries are equally challenging. Many treatment options are available. Early diagnosis and treatment involves educating you about your pain and mobility. Trained professionals such as chiropractors and physiotherapists can help reduce your pain as well as relieve the burden on our health-care system.2

We encourage our patients to understand and ask questions about their condition and care. When patients and their doctors share similar beliefs about patient participation, patient outcomes tend to be more positive, with highest satisfaction found in cases in which both patient and physician desire more patient involvement.3 When we reach maximum improvement, we will have discussed exercise, diet and nutrition. We gradually find what works to get you there. Additionaly, we work well with other health-care providers to support your decisions and treatment plans.

We brace4,5, laser (Theralase┬«), distract (Cox® Technic), nourish6,7 and manipulate your chronic pain.

References

  1. Nelson AE, Renner JB, Schwartz TA, Kraus VB, Helmick CG, Jordan JM. Differences in multijoint radiographic osteoarthritis phenotypes among African Americans and Caucasians: the Johnston County Osteoarthritis project. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Dec;63(12):3843-52.
  2. Renowned spine surgeon is transforming the way Ontario deals with back pain.LINK
  3. Jahng KH, Martin LR, Golin CE, DiMatteo MR. Preferences for medical collaboration:patient-physician congruence and patient outcomes. Patient Educ Couns. 2005 Jun;57(3):308-14.
  4. Cholewicki J. The effects of lumbosacral orthoses on spine stability: what changes in EMG can be expected? J Orthop Res 2004 Sep;22(5):1150-5.
  5. Azadina F, ebrahimi E, et al. Can lumbosacral orthoses cause trunk muscle weakness? A systemic review of literature. Spine J. 2017 Apr;17(4):589-602.
  6. Bishnoi M, Jain A, Hurkat P, Jain SK. Chondroitin sulphate: a focus on osteoarthritis. Glycoconj J. 2016 May 19.
  7. Peter Ghosh et al. The Biology of the intervertebral disc Volume II. Chapter 10. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl.198