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Chiropractic Care For Woodbridge

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When the human body is perfectly aligned, it has extraordinary inherent recuperative power to heal itself. Unfortunately, accidents, injuries and even daily living activities can cause our bones to displace, leaving them in a sub-optimal alignment.Given that there is a very complex and delicate relationship between the structure of joints and the nervous system, when joint misalignment occurs, it significantly compromises neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health. Due to this neural interference, the body is then no longer able to carry out its functions in a pain free state.

Translated from its Greek origin, the term “chiropractic” literally means the hands on method of healing. Chiropractic Doctors, like the well respected Dr. Paul Janelle, are professionally trained to locate joint abnormalities such as fixations, misalignments and vertebral subluxations and use number of highly-effective adjusting approaches in order to restore proper joint alignment and function. Rather than masking your symptoms with potentially harmful medications, chiropractic manipulations treat the root cause of the pain and allow the body to naturally heal itself without the having risks of invasive procedures.

What Conditions do Chiropractors Treat?

Given the compelling and highly intricate relationship between the joint structure and alignment and the nervous system, joint misalignment can cause a wide array of symptoms. Often, a nerve entrapment in one area can cause referring pain to a different part of the body. Thus, despite the common assumption that chiropractors only treat back issues, chiropractic manipulation can safely and effectively treat many conditions. Below is a list of conditions that Dr. Paul Janelle specializes in treating.

Headaches and Migraines:

About 15-20% of all headaches are of cervicogenic nature. This means that the headache originates (“genic”) from the neck (“cervico”). Misaligned vertebrae of the neck can put pressure on blood vessels or irritate nerve roots of the neck; this leads to decreased blood flow to the brain.To compensate, for lack of blood flow and associated oxygen deprivation, the vessels of the head dilate, increasing the intracranial pressure and thus leading to a headache. Chiropractic adjustments help realign the neck and have been proven to decrease the amount of chronic headache hours by 69%.

A migraine, which is a very complex and highly debilitating condition, has also been scientifically proven to improve with chiropractic manipulation. In a study of people with migraines, 22% of individuals who received chiropractic care reported greater than 90% reduction in attacks. Additionally, 49% reported a significant reduction in intensity of each migraine episode.

Neck Pain:

There are many causes for neck pain including injury, trauma, disk degeneration, nerve compression and disease such as arthritis. However, the most common cause is actually related to sedentary lifestyles and occupational factors such as prolonged computer use. Consequently, the prevalence of neck pain is on the rise. Using chiropractic adjustments and thorough posture analysis and recommendations Dr. Paul Janelle can successfully help alleviate your neck pain.

Whiplash Injuries:

As the name implies, a whiplash neck injury occurs when the head is suddenly jolted either forward or backwards in a whip-like movement. This can cause the ligaments and muscles to stretch beyond the normal physiological range, resulting in severe neck, and sometimes shoulder and arm pain. Studies show that chiropractic manipulation is 93% effective at at significantly decreasing whiplash associated injuries.

Back Pain:

The back or the vertebral column is responsible for housing and protecting your central nervous system. It is thus no surprise that according to the 10 year Global Burden Disease Study, back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Chiropractic Doctors are spine experts and are undoubtedly the best option for treatment of back pain.

Sciatica:

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in your body, becomes irritated, entrapped or compressed; usually this is secondary to a bone spur, disk herniation, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome or degenerative disk disease. The sciatic nerve originates in the lower spine and projects into the legs, thus symptoms of sciatica include throbbing pain and numbness of the lower back and leg which can often be quite excruciating. Dr. Paul Janelle can successfully diagnose the root cause of your sciatic pain and treat your symptoms even if all other forms of medical treatment and surgery failed.

Coccydynia:

Coccydynia is a condition that most people experience at least once in their lifetime. It refers to pain in the coccyx which is a small bone at the end of the spine, commonly referred to as the tailbone. The most common etiology is trauma due to fall but can also occur during childbirth. Unfortunately, many people are embarrassed to seek treatment for coccydynia. However, In a recent study of patients with coccygeal pain, 73% of patients improved by 70-100% following specific chiropractic manipulation.

Degenerative Disk Disease:

The spinal vertebrae is separated by intervertebral disks which aid with spinal mobility and shock absorption between adjacent vertebrae. When the spine is perfectly aligned, the nearby spinal muscles are activated and the pressure on these disks is minimal. However, due to poor posture, movement and other habits, the spine may become misaligned. With time, all bipeds lose water content and height in their disks. When this degeneration becomes significant painful symptoms arise and we develop a condition called Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD). Symptoms of this condition can vary depending on the affected area. Although the degeneration is a natural part of aging that cannot be reversed, Dr. Paul Janelle can successfully adjust your spine and thus alleviate pain and help prevent progression of the disease.

Arthritis:

Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is basically “wear and tear” of the joint. This can occur in any joint and can present as various symptoms. As mentioned earlier, chiropractors embrace the fact that the body has a powerful ability to self heal. Chiropractors adjust joints, which in turn alleviates irritation and promotes natural joint repair and ultimately decreases joint inflammation. Evidence of chiropractic success in treating arthritis was highlighted in a recent study where chiropractic care effectively helped increase range of motion, improve balance and gait speed, and decrease disability secondary to arthritis.

Disk Herniation:

Intervertebral disks which are primarily responsible for shock absorption and mobility between adjacent vertebrae are composed of two parts.The outside ring of the disk is a tough, flexible and is called the annulus fibrosus. In contrast, the center of the disk soft and jelly like and is called the nucleus pulposus. Due to trauma or age related disk degeneration, the annulus fibrosus can crack, allowing the nucleus pulposus to leak through and irritate the neighboring nerves. Medical doctors often tell patients that this is a condition that “heals on its own” or in severe cases can offer surgery. However, in a 2014 study published in the Journal of Manipulative and physiological therapeutics 90.5% of herniated disk patients improved after 3 months of chiropractic treatment. Most importantly there were absolutely no adverse effects noted. Dr. Paul Janelle has personally seen similar results in his disk herniation patients. So, if you suffer from this condition consider Dr. Janelle before giving up on treatment or opting for an invasive procedure.

Pregnancy Pain:

Childbearing is a very exciting process for most women. However, during pregnancy the maternal body undergoes rapid change due to the rapidly protruding abdomen and associated posture changes and pelvic changes. This can result in significant back pain or discomfort. According to a scientific study. 84 percent of women report relief of back pain during pregnancy with chiropractic treatment. Other studies suggest that chiropractic care can also help with infertility, decrease labour time and help new mothers produce more milk. The highly experienced Dr. Paul Janelle loves working with expecting mothers and infants and would like to make sure that the most exciting time of your life is free of pain for you.

Digestion Problems:

Digestion is a process that is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. This means that the body automatically controls digestion using the central nervous system (which is housed by the vertebral column). Because we cannot consciously initiate, terminate or alter our rate of digestion,  it is important that our body can pass these singles to the GI tract without interference. Nerves that are responsible for digestion come out of all regions of the spine. Thus, proper full spine alignment is essential for your digestive health. Additionally most people do not realize that the human body has not one but two highly complex nervous systems; the central and enteric nervous systems, which are located in the spinal column and digestive tract respectively. Specifically the central nerve fibers act as a link and relay between the brain and the enteric nervous system. If these fibers are entrapped by the vertebral column your digestion and further be compromised.

High Blood Pressure:

High blood pressure, which is medically referred to as hypertension, affects one third of the population. When diagnoses, most of these individuals with chose medication as a treatment option, despite the long list of devastating side effects. According to a study published in the Journal of human hypertension, after just one chiropractic treatment all 50 participants experienced blood pressure decreased equivalent to taking two blood-pressure drugs at once. Thus, if you suffer from hypertension, before taking dangerous drugs, come into our woodbridge clinic and see what Dr. Janelle can do for you.

Tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo and recurrent ear infections:

A very common cause of all these auditory conditions is misalignment of the the upper cervical spine. Specifically, the C1 and C2 Vertebrae which are known as the atlas and axis respectively, are highly intricate and significantly different from all other vertebrae. Thus, misalignment of these two vertebrae can cause many symptoms and conditions, of which the above listed are the most common.. Many scientific studies have proved chiropractic manipulation to be highly effective in treating these auditory conditions. To exemplify, in an article published in June 2016 in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Ninety seven percent of the 300 studied patients claimed a ninety percent improvement in vertigo after chiropractic treatment. This is much more effective than an medication available.

Mental Health:

Both childhood mental disorders such as ADHD, Autism, Tourette's Disorder and adult mental disorders such as Anxiety, Depression, Stress and Sleeping Disorders have all been linked to neurological and endocrine dysfunction. When the spine is misaligned it can significantly interfere with proper neurological and endocrine function. Thus, it is no surprise that chiropractic care can improve your and your family's mental health.

Asthma:

Asthma is a condition that affects the lungs. Symptoms of asthma includes troubled breathing, wheezing and chest tightness. An asthma attack occurs when an asthmatic individual encounters an asthmatic trigger such as smoke, dust mites, outdoor air pollution, mold or pets. These triggers are detected by the nerves within the posterior pulmonary plexus which relay this information to the nerves in the upper thoracic spine. Next the spine sends this information to the brain which automatically stimulates increased mucus production and bronchial muscle spasm. This is characteristic of an asthma attack. Normally, pulmonary plexus nerves only activate when simulation meets threshold potential; meaning when the stimulation is strong enough to represent a threat. However, when the spine is in suboptimal alignment, the nerve roots experience baseline irritation and can fire upon minimal encounter of triggers. After adjusting asthmatic patients Dr. Paul Janelle has repetitively seen improvement of asthma symptoms.

Sports Injuries:

As a former athlete with a degree in Kinesiology, Dr. Paul Janelle is extremely passionate about athletic care and exercise science. Whether you are an athlete with wear and tear injuries or a casual gym goer who pulled a muscle during your last workout, Dr. Paul Janelle is always excited about helping active individuals get back to pain-free participation in exercise. Dr. Paul Janelle has spent many years sub specializing in athletic care and can likely effectively help treat your sports injuries.

Workplace Injuries:

Similar to sports injuries, work related injuries can be of various severity and etiology. However, according to StatsCanada hand and lower back injuries are the most common occupational injuries, for which treatment provided by medical doctors is often ineffective. Most importantly, most serious occupational injuries occur in blue collar jobs. Thus, Dr. Paul Janelle understands that workplace injuries are often not only a health but also a financial burden. Thus, if you have been injured at work, Dr. Janelle is determined to help you recover and return to work in a timely manner.

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries:

In parallel to the increase of cars on Canadian roads, the number of Motor Vehicle accidents and related injuries is also on the rise. Specifically, an alarming 149,900 people suffered a significant Motor Vehicle injury in Canada in 2014. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, Dr. Paul Janelle can make your recovery fast and easy.

If you suffer from any of these conditions, chiropractic care may help you. Call (905) 605-1230 to schedule your appointment, and find out for yourself why Dr. Paul Janelle has a record of exceeding patients’ expectations.

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