Our Doctors are experts in helping you find the right solution for your pain.
Arthritis is inflammation of bones affecting one or more joints. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. People of all ages can have arthritis however older people are more susceptible to it. Severe arthritis is a chronic condition, making daily chores extremely painful.Read more
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and is the most mobile joint in the human body. As the name suggests, the socket is primarily responsible for movement of the shoulder and the arms. Pain in the shoulder can cause significant discomfort and could gradually increase to an extent that regular shoulder motion would seem like a sheer nightmare.Read more
Sciatica pain can be excruciating and usually radiates down the legs to the foot, ankle and toe. A constant nagging pain, numbness, weakness, tinglingcould be a Sciatica pain on one side of the buttock or leg. Some individuals experience a sudden spike in the pain on sitting down.Read more
According to studies conducted by the National Safety Council in the year 2015, approximate 4.4 million Americans were involved in an auto accident. The report also mentions that up to 43 per cent of all the unfortunate accidents that have occurred involved a distracted or drowsy driver.Read more
Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal dysfunctions that hinder the normal lifestyle of many people. It can be chronic hindrance to the active lifestyle everyone desires or can be severe enough to restrict movement of an individual. Imagine the trauma and inconvenience that could be caused, if you are gradually unable to move due to excruciating knee pain?Read more
Awkward sitting postures, Repetitive motion injuries, Repetitive trauma disorders, and Soft tissue disorders are some of the prevalent work injuries that most of us are faced with. From athletes to desk job workers, each of them is prone to some classification of Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs).Read more
Chronic neck pain is one of the most common health problems affecting thousands of individuals all across the country. The neck is the vital link between the brain and the rest of our body. Injury to the neck can be detrimental as it can muddle the crucial coordination between the two.Read more
Foot & Ankle pains area common across the heel, toes, instep,arch, or bottom of foot. The “wear-and-tear” Arthritis and gout are major causes in the big toe characterized by swollen and tender foot. Athletic Injuries, poorly fitted shoes, too much walking, obesity and aging are few of the other major causes of foot and ankle pain.Read more
Scoliosis is a spinal misalignment caused due to a lateral curvature in the otherwise straight vertical structure of the spine. The reasons for Scoliosis might range from birth anomalies to traumatic bone injuries and collapses.Read more
The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. This joint is solely responsible for movement of the jaw. Pain in the jaw and other muscles of the face occurs primarily due to a condition called the Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD).Read more
A headache also called “Cephalgia” is pain arising in the head. The pain arises from tissues and other structures surrounding the skull. Our hectic professional life and work pressure puts a lot of stress on us.Read more
The hip joint is practically the largest ball and socket joint in the human body that connects the leg to the torso. The thighbone, scientifically termed as femur, fits into the acetabulum, popularly called the socket. The friction between the acetabulum and the thighbone is negated by the Cartilage.Read more
Neuropathy is a chronic condition that occurs when the nerve fibers are damaged or malfunctioning. The primary job of these nerve fibers is to send signals to your brain about any physical sensation. When they are damaged, they send faulty signals to the brain.Read more
If you’ve been injured at work, The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario will fully cover the cost of your work injury treatment in Bowmanville. Whether you have injured your back, your arm or shoulder, or any other area, you owe it to yourself to ensure that you have your injury examined and treated by the team at Spine Advanced.Read more
Through injury and as the spine begins to age you lose space between the spinal bones. This in turn creates tears in the outer fibers of the disc causing outward bulging and some degree of compression on the joints and nerves, thus creating pain. This is termed Degenerative Disc Disease.
The Spine Specialist aims to help with this by decompressing the injured area and helping speed the healing process with laser therapy.
Spinal Decompression is a clinically proven traction based therapy achieving a phenomenal success rate with reduction of bulging discs in recent MRI studies. This therapy cycles through distraction and relaxation phases creating a negative pressure called “vacuum effect” in the affected disc or discs. This vacuum effect creates an influx of fluid and herniated disc material to help re-inflate the discs. This also helps stimulate new circulation to damaged disc structures to aid in healing.
“Decompression” itself is a “phenomenon” that takes place during a traction based treatment, that is if it is done correctly on a machine capable of accomplishing it. The Decompression computer controls variations in the traction pull allowing for spinal decompression and eliminating muscle guarding that is typical in conventional traction devices. The pre-programmed patterns for ramping the amount of axial distraction up and down allow for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc re-hydration by minimizing muscle guarding. This allows for the absolute highest level of decompression to occur ensuring the most effective treatment available. This ensures the most comfortable and relaxing treatment possible,
many patients even fall asleep during treatment!
MRI Studies conducted have found that this method alone is successful in 86% of cases.
The object of decompression is to reduce the pressure inside the disc and facilitate the transfer of fluids, nutrients and oxygen back inside the disc.
Laser Therapy is completely safe and very effective in decreasing symptoms by regenerating new cartilage, reducing inflammation and swelling around the disc and joints, and providing significant pain relief.
This is helpful in sealing up the outer portions of the damaged disc in a method analogous to patching a hole in a leaky tire.
This image is taken from a study, documented by MRI showing up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases!
Another study reported that 86% of ruptured disc patients achieved “good” (50-89% improvement) to “excellent” (90-100% improvement) results after Spinal Decompression Therapy alone.
Spine Advanced has been utilizing The Spine Specialist at our clinical headquarters since 2012 and we have experienced many incredible clinical successes. The best part is that those successes have been seen especially with patients who have not found relief with any other intervention.
Peer reviewed research tends to agree. Laser Therapy and Spinal Decompression is an obvious combination that makes sense to patients, practitioners and researchers alike. The effectiveness of these therapies is very well supported by years of clinical research and meta-analysis.
As you can see from the above referenced peer reviewed research, Laser and Spinal Decompression Therapy are highly effective therapies for many people experiencing discogenic or arthritic pain (pain arising from the disc or caused by various types of spinal arthritis). In addition, promising research suggests that the effects of Laser and Spinal Decompression Therapy can provide a long-lasting solution to certain chronic back pain disorders. Although failure rates are relatively low, other studies suggest that completion of prescribed treatments can reduce failure rates from 32.9% to 3.9%.
Additional compilations are available upon request. From this research it is made clear that automated laser therapy and spinal decompression represent the most perfect confluence of non-surgical therapies available for those suffering from chronic pain.
With the growing trend towards non-surgical drug-free treatment options, and increasing capabilities of robotics in modern medicine, The Spine Specialist is the technologically advanced solution that patients and doctors are both looking for.