What The Spine Specialist Helps


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.

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Shoulder & Arm Pain

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.

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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.

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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.

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Knee Pain

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?

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Work Injuries

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).

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Neck Pain

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.

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Foot & Ankle Pain

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.

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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.

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Jaw Pain

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).

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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.

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Hip Pain

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.

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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.

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Work Injury Rehabilitation

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.

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What Does it Treat?

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Disc Herniations
  • Protruding or Bulging Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciatica or Radiculopathy (pinched nerves)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Hip, Leg, Shoulder, Wrist and Arm Pain

Mechanics Of Back Pain

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.


Relieve Pressure – Spinal Decompression

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.

A Traction Based Therapy

“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!

Object of Spinal Decompression

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.

Accelerate Healing – High Intensity Class 4 Medical Laser

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.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Action – Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.
  • Increased Vascular Activity – Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
  • Rapid Cell Growth – Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
  • Faster Wound Healing – Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
  • Increased Metabolic Activity – Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).
  • Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation – Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.
  • Stimulated Nerve Function – Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.
  • Laser Therapy is completely safe and very effective in decreasing symptoms by, reducing inflammation and swelling around the disc and joints, and providing significant pain relief.

Studies Support Effectiveness

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.

The Spine Specialist is supported by clinical history and research.

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.

You don’t have to just take our word for it though.

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.

  • In a recent journal article in Orthopedic Technology Review titled Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression, results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms while 84% of patients remained pain free 90 days post treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.
  • Another article in Journal of Neurological Research reported that vertebral axial [spinal] decompression was successful in 71% of the 778 cases. The success rate varied from 73% for patients with a single herniated disc. It was 72% for people with multiple herniated discs.
  • The American Journal of Pain Management reported ‘good to excellent’ relief in 86% patients with Herniated discs, with back pain and sciatica symptoms being relieved. Good to excellent results were also obtained in 75% of those with facet syndrome.
  • A small non-randomized study in Anaesthesiology News reported of the 23 patients who responded to therapy, 52% had a pain level of zero, 91% were able to resume their normal daily activities, and 87% were either working or were retired without having back pain as the cause of retirement.
  • In a small study to determine the long-term effects of vertebral axial decompression, the following results were obtained: ‘Among 23 patients, 71% showed more than 50% reduction in pain immediately after treatment, and 86% showed a 50% or better pain reduction at four years. After four years, 52% of respondents reported a pain level of zero. Thus, pain relief not only improved but lasted. This pilot study shows great promise for long term relief and new pain management techniques.
  • An interesting study at the Rio Grande Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery compared the effects of 20 treatment sessions vs. 10 treatment sessions on chronic low back pain sufferers. The group receiving 20 treatments of decompression therapy reported a 76.5% with complete remission and 19.6% with partial remission of pain and disability. The second group, receiving 10 treatments of decompression therapy, reported a 42.9% rate of remission and 24.1% with partial remission. Failure rate was only 3.9% for those receiving 20 treatment sessions while it was 32.9% for those receiving only 10 sessions. Remission was defined as 90% or greater relief of pain, back to work without limitations, and abilities to carry out Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s). Partial remission was defined as persistence of some pain but ability to carry out most ADL’s and return to work with some restriction of duties, depending on the occupation. Failure rate was defined as no change in the level of pain and or/ADL.
  • A meta-analysis of the efficacy of laser phototherapy on pain relief concluded that laser phototherapy effectively relieves pain of various etiologies; making it a valuable addition to contemporary pain management. Clin J Pain. 2010 Oct;26(8):729-36. 8
  • A meta-analysis study on the efficacy of low-power lasers in tissue repair and pain control concluded that laser phototherapy is a highly effective therapeutic armamentarium for tissue repair and pain relief. Photomed Laser Surg. 2004 Aug;22(4):323-9.
  • A meta-analysis of the efficacy of phototherapy in tissue repair concluded that phototherapy is a highly effective form of treatment for tissue repair, with stronger supporting evidence resulting from experimental animal studies than human studies. Photomed Laser Surg. 2009 Oct;27(5):695-702.
  • A study entitled “Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized placebo or active-treatment controlled trials” concluded that LLLT reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain. Lancet. 2009 Dec 5;374(9705): 1897-908.
  • A study entitled “Acute Low Back Pain with Radiculopathy: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Study” concluded patients show better improvement in acute LBP treated with laser used as additional therapy supporting it as an adjunct to traction-based therapies. Photomed Laser Surg. 2010 Aug;28(4):553-60.

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.

The Spine Specialist- Complete Treatment Synergy for Unprecedented Results.

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.