Category Archives: Back Pain

18 Jan

Get High Quality Care.

Evidence shows that 90% of low back pain is not caused by an underlying injury or disease. The new Health Quality Ontario Standards for low back pain can help reduce unnecessary MRIs, CT scans, surgery referrals and opioid prescriptions for better care. These guides are written to help patients understand what ‘high quality care’ looks like. Acute

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04 Dec

Connecting the dots.

There is a long-held adage in healthcare about mind-body connections. More and more research comes out to highlight how a person’s ability to move positively impacts their mental health and mood. And more and more research is coming out to highlight how anxiety, depression, and stress adversely affect the way you feel physically. To be

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05 Nov

All in good time.

If you’ve visited our North York clinic any time over the past several years, you likely would have heard us talk about “multi-modal care”. We didn’t invent the term – turns out it is the gold standard approach for many of the neck pain and associated disorders, and low back pain and associated disorders that

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29 Oct

Survey Says…

Patients of chiropractors and physical therapists are more likely to report that their provider often provided convenient and quick access to care, listened to them, demonstrated care and compassion, and explained things well. Lucky for you… we have 3 of the top 4!  At Downsview Chiropractic, all of our team works hard to earn that top

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03 Oct

You have great options.

Great strategies exist to manage an acute episode of low back pain – if ever you’ve sought help from our North York clinic you’ve likely received some combination of manual therapy, exercise recommendations, and behavior modification advice that was tailored to your specific needs. This strategy is known as ‘multimodal care’, and is considered a

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22 Sep

Better together…

This recently-updated information note from Harvard Medical School acknowledges the value of chiropractic in general and spinal manipulation in particular. Endorsement doesn’t come much better than this. The article highlights that while the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care may also include other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, postural and exercise education,

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24 Aug

It’s kinda.. sorta… like…

Every go to the mechanic and try to describe that click, clunk or squeak…? Not easy to do if you are not a mechanic yourself.  Our team of clinicians know that describing what you feel can be much the same experience. You know something’s not right, or there is something that you can’t do the

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22 Aug

I said TWEAK not twerk…!

A recent article from the Globe and Mail brought attention to the question of lifelong fitness. We all know the importance of keeping active – but what if you can’t do the things you used to? Not just the weekend warriors, but that weekly hockey game… a trip to the gym… or even a home

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13 Aug

When chiropractic is covered, everyone benefits.

It’s a common misconception that chiropractic is too pricey to consider for acute or chronic pains. Not only is chiropractic care an effective way to manage pains and problems, it’s an affordable one as well.  Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause for lost work time. Several studies have

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02 Aug

Making your home a functional space.

Knowing about your condition, and knowing about how to function with a condition, is a cornerstone of reducing disability. Particularly in the healthcare of physical conditions like neck pain or back pain, patient education and behavior modification is one of three key components to a strategy called ‘multi-modal care’ – broadly embraced as the preferred

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