Chiropractic

Chiropractic Services Include:
  • Physical Exams

  • X-rays as required – I can refer you out or take them in house

  • Computerized Adjustments

  • Diversified/Manual Adjustments

  • Thompson Technique/Drop Table Adjustments

  • Custom Products (orthotics, compression socks, braces)

  • Pain Management Products (TENS units, Medistick, Cryoderm, RockTape)

  • Concussion Assessments and Rehabilitation (Computerized, Visual, Vestibular, Return to Work/Play Programs)

  • Acupuncture

  • Clinical Nutritional Counseling

Spinal Arthritis in the Neck

Spinal Arthritis in the Neck

Dr. Sharma's approach to chiropractic care involves finding the cause of your symptoms and dysfunctions, without simply chasing the pain.

Diversified/Manual Adjustments This is the traditional manual style of adjusting the spine and joints. It involves  assessment of the motion  within joints, in all planes of movement. The adjustment is provided using a low amplitude high velocity impulse specific to the direction of restricted movement. The risk of injury is minimal when done correctly for the patient’s health condition. Diversified adjustments are available at both locations.

Computerized Adjustments Chiropractic adjustments can be applied to most joints in the body, not only the spine. Knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows, and wrists can all be treated, as well as the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This style of spinal manipulation does not require bending or twisting the spine and is a gentle, specific alternative to traditional chiropractic treatments. The adjustments are calibrated by the computer and can be further calibrated by the chiropractor for your sensitivity and muscle tension. For a quick demonstration of how the computerized system works, please come visit the Bowmanville clinic.

Daddy helps hold his baby boy during his adjustment

Daddy helps hold his baby boy during his adjustment

Spinal Decompression Spinal decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical therapy to treat severe and chronic back pain. Various spinal conditions can be treated by decompression therapy; often these conditions may be the result of chronic pressure exerted on the spinal nerves by an expanded vertebral disc. The following are examples of conditions that are often treated by spinal decompression therapy.

  • A herniated disc is the most common. This health condition happens when the spinal disc is compressed, thereby exerting pressure on the spinal nerves, which then results in excruciating pain. The decompression treatment relieves the pressure from the damaged or expanded disc, so that it goes back to its original location and/or size.

  • Decompression therapy can also help reduce pressure on a degenerated disc, which then alleviates the painful symptoms.

  • Facet Syndrome is another condition often treated with spinal decompression therapy. This condition is considered to have less promising results, as it does not involve a compressed disc. Facet syndrome is brought on by arthritic changes to the posterior vertebral joints that causes irritation to the joint capsules surrounding these joints. These changes can cause severe back pain. While it is not a result of disc compression, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is still recommended in order to increase the space between the vertebral bones to reduce pain.

   

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