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Let's talk Nutrition!

Posted: July 18, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

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In order for our body to use food, and repair and create cells, tissues, muscles and bone, it needs the proper tools. The following nutrients are extremely important to maintain a healthy body.

If you are what you eat, what are YOU?

Nutrition is one of the key ingredients of the holistic principles of chiropractic. The benefits of proper nutrition include:

  • Enhanced performance
  • Greater speed
  • Faster injury rehabilitation
  • Increased endurance

Daily living exposes us to free radicals, which not only can cause illness and disease, but contribute to the aging process. Free radicals have a negative impact on how we look, and how we feel. Free radicals occur when an electron in an atom in our body becomes unpaired and searches for another electron to pair with. This search for another unpaired atom causes damage to our cells, and causes a chain reaction creating more free radicals.

Free radicals occur in everyday life. They are made worse by:

  • Poor diet
  • Smoking
  • Drugs
  • Stress
  • Injury
  • Sun exposure
  • Pollution
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Aging
  • Infection

Free radical damage can lead to:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • And many other diseases

Free radicals can damage the molecules in our body, such as protein, fat, even our DNA.  Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that protect the body and fight off free radicals. These vitamins give free radicals the electron they are looking to pair with before they damage our cells. Antioxidants include beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E. These vitamins help strengthen your immune system, making it easier to ward off illnesses like the flu, colds and other infections.

Eating a well balanced diet, such as the Bulletproof Diet should provide essential nutrients. The Bulletproof Diet is your daily foundation deisgned to reduce toxic foods and replace them with Bulletproof foods that fuel your body and mind. When your diet isn’t well balanced it doesn’t contain adequate amounts of certain nutrients. When that’s the case supplements may be absolutely necessary.

Supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals and other substances. Your chiropractor can review your diet with you. He can help you see what nutrients are missing from your diet and assist you in deciding which supplements you may want to take to insure you are getting the best nutrition possible

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Is Spinal Decompression Safe?

Posted: June 16, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Chiropractors do more than just care for backs, however, many patients visit a chiropractor for low back pain. Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their life. Studies have shown that more than half the people who suffer from back pain say the pain has severely limited their everyday activities for a week or longer at some point in time, Chiropractor care is here to help you get your life back.

Spinal decompression therapy uses a medical technology that applies a distraction force to the targeted compressed disc. This gently pulls the spine apart, elongating it and creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae, which pulls the disc back into shape. This vacuum also allows water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids to enter into the disc to allow the spine to heal and relieve the pain. The medical term for this vacuum-like effect is known as negative intra-discal pressure.

Patients are fitted with a harness that fits around their hip area as well as a harness that fits around the upper back. Once fitted with the harnesses, the patient lies down on a computerized table, programmed for their specific treatment plan. Each treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes. The procedure is painless and extremely comfortable.

Spinal decompression has proven to be safer and more effective than drugs or surgery. In fact, spinal decompression has in many cases been more effective than chiropractic care when treating severe disc herniations.

They typical way to treat disc bulges and herniations is through medication and injections. The problem with this treatment is that it only masks the pain without addressing the cause of the pain. Although you may feel better, your spine has not been healed and this can lead you to do things that injure your spine further. Additionally, medications are associated with risk and side effects, especially with prolonged use.

Since spinal decompression does not involve medications or surgery, you will not incur any risks. Although it's best to keep in mind Spinal decompression is not for everyone. For instance, patients who are obese, have metal implants in their spine, severe osteoporosis or sustained a recent vertebral fracture are not good candidates for this treatment. At Atlantis Chiropractic in Woodbridge, you will have a complete and thorough medical history and physical exam, as well as diagnostic x-rays of your spine. These tests will help to determine if you are a good candidate for spinal decompression.


What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Posted: May 19, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Your nervous system has two parts, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of your brain and spinal cord and their functions. The peripheral nervous system consists of the nerves that come away from the center of the spine, the nerves that lead to your arms and legs and your internal organs.

Peripheral neuropathy is a degenerative disease that can affect every part of your life such as walking, eating and sleeping. The peripheral nerves carry information to and from your brain and central nervous system to all parts of your body. When they are damaged or diseased, these nerves do not function properly and your brain doesn’t receive proper communication with the parts of your body that are affected.

When you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy you can encounter:

  • Pain and numbness
  • Loss of sensation
  • Tingling
  • Burning pain sensation
  • Sharp shooting pain
  • Lessened sensitivity in arms or legs
  • Muscle problems such as weakness 
  • Difficulty moving a part of the body
  • Muscles twitching or cramping
  • Bloated or full feelings
  • Heartburn
  • Vomiting undigested foods
  • Loose or hard stools
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Lightheadedness or faint feelings
  • Bladder problems
  • Lack of coordination

The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy depend upon the nerves that are damaged, and how many of the nerves are damaged. An early sign of nerve damage is tingling or burning in the arms and legs. Often this will start in your toes and feet.  You can experience deep pain as well in the legs and feet.

The most common causes of pheripheral neuropathy are listed here:

  • Diabetes or erratic blood sugar
  • Trauma
  • Herniated discs
  • Inflammation
  • Heavy alcohol usage
  • Poor Nutrition/Vitamin deficiency which lead to metabolic imbalance
  • Anemia
  • Viral or bacterial infections
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Thyroid, kidney or liver diseases
  • Chemotherapy or exposure to toxins
  • Side effects to medications

When treating peripheral neuropathy, the goal is to reawaken the nerves, or remove any blockage so that the nerves once again function properly and send the appropriate signals to the brain.

Rebuilder therapy uses electrical signals to stimulate nerves. These signals are generated by a machine to send impulses to wake up the nerves. When the nerves are stimulated, they begin to function again and this helps to reverse the neuropathy symptoms.

Cold laser therapy can also reawaken damaged nerves. The cold laser uses light therapy to stimulate the nerve fibers in order to increase blood flow to the nerves. This painless process has decreased neuropathy as well as inflammation.

Whole body vibration stimulates circulation throughout the body. People who have been inactive can benefit greatly by this technique. Whole body vibration uses a vibration plate that the patient can stand on or sit in a chair and rest their feet on. The vibration plate transmits energy to various parts of the body, causing muscles to contract and relax several times per second. In addition to stimulating circulations, this type of therapy can provide benefits including improved bone density, muscle tone and enhanced blood flow and oxygenation.

Last but certainly not least, traditional chiropractic care will adjust misaligned vertebrae allowing the proper communication to flow between the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

 


Chiropractic Approach to Pain

Posted: April 13, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Many North Americans suffer from chronic pain. In fact, according to the National Centers for Health Statistics, more than one-quarter of those (26%) aged 20 years and over - an estimated 76.5 million North Americans - report that they have had a problem with pain. They awaken in the morning in pain and go to bed at night in pain. And for many, sleep is interrupted due to pain. Such pain limits activities and limits life enjoyment. But what can a person do?

The wellness model practiced by chiropractors is very different than that of a medical doctor. Chiropractors do not seek to mask symptoms. Instead, we seek to help the body function at its most optimal level by fixing subluxations in the spine. We seek the cause of the problem. In order to understand how chiropractic can help chronic pain sufferers, it will be helpful to define pain. Pain is not a bad thing in and of itself. Of course for those experiencing it, it is no fun. However, pain is the body’s way of sending an SOS to the body. The message is that something is wrong and the SOS is loud enough that it can’t be ignored.

If a person feels a sufficient amount of pain, they will stop doing the activity that is causing the pain. This is the protective mechanism built into the body to help prevent further injury. Pain is useful as long as it is keeping us healthy. However, pain can get out of control. It can continue long after its usefulness has been achieved. Pain that stops you from injuring yourself further is called acute pain. It is the body’s response to injury. For instance, if you twist your ankle while hiking along a trail, the pain you feel is acute pain. Chronic pain is that which persists far beyond the twisted ankle.

Chronic pain has many sources:

  • Injuries that did not heal correctly or completely
  • Long-term disease
  • Injuries to the nervous system

 Chiropractic treatment can help reduce or even eliminate many kinds of pain and has been shown to be especially effective with chronic pain. How can chiropractic help when medication cannot? Chiropractic principles state that although injury or illness may be the original cause of pain, everything that happens to the body involves the nervous system.

  • Any impact to the body will involve the skeletal system in general and the spine in particular
  • Disease causes muscular issues. Muscles affect the way we move. Movement and posture affects the spine.
  • Blocked nerve impulses are due to subluxations in the spine.

Chiropractic’s role is to establish the normal function of muscles, joints and the nervous system, thus eliminating the root causes of chronic pain. Studies have shown that chiropractic treatments are among the most effective pain management plans. Chiropractic is low-risk. It has no side effects like those associated with medication. And best of all, chiropractic may not only manage pain, but can eliminate the cause of pain altogether.


Say Goodbye to Nerve Pain

Posted: March 29, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Your nerve system is involved in everything your body does, from regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles and sensing heat and cold. Because your nerve system is so critical for your health when things go wrong with it you may experience excruciating pain and/or some very strange symptoms... There are three types of nerves in the body:

1. Autonomic nerves. These nerves control the involuntary or partially voluntary activities of your body, including heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature regulation.

2. Motor nerves. These nerves control your movements and actions by passing information from your brain and spinal cord to your muscles.

3. Sensory nerves. These nerves relay information from your skin and muscles back to your spinal cord and brain. The information is then processed to let you feel pain and other sensations.

 Because nerves are essential to all you do, nerve pain and damage can seriously affect your quality of life.  What Are the Symptoms of Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage?

With nerve damage there can be a wide array of symptoms. Which ones you may have depends on the location and type of nerves that are affected. Damage can occur to nerves in your brain and spinal cord. It can also occur in the peripheral nerves, which are located throughout the rest of your body. Autonomic nerve damage may produce the following symptoms:

  • Too much sweating or too little sweating
  • Light headedness
  • Dry eyes and mouth
  • Constipation
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction

Damage to motor nerves may produce the following symptoms:

  • Weakness
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Twitching, also known as fasciculation
  • Paralysis

Sensory nerve damage may produce the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or prickling
  • Burning
  • Problems with positional awareness

In some instances, people with nerve damage will have symptoms that indicate damage to two, or even three, different types of nerves. For instance, you might experience weakness and burning of your legs at the same time. To further complicate matters we don’t all develop the same way and different un-expected nerves can cause similar problems. This has made it very difficult to diagnose disorders caused by nerve damage based on which nerve “should” cause what.

 That is, until now...

Advances in technology that detect nerve damage has led to more precise diagnosis for those people suffering with nerve damage disorders And more precise diagnosis leads to better results... results which have been published in major medical journals. With data published in 2014 showing success rates as high as 90% some back surgeons are recommending their patients try this treatment first before having back surgery (for nerve damage that leads to back pain and sciatica).

In Woodbridge, you can get your body checked for nerve damage at Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness. This is your invitation for a comprehensive consultation and examination to pinpoint the cause of your nerve damage. Call 905-264-9355 to learn more.


Ensuring Wellness through Chiropractic Care

Posted: March 7, 2016
By: Dr Ruminder Birk

chiropractic_wellnessChiropractic care can be an effective component of wellness since the nervous system is central to the health of your body. Communication flows back and forth between the brain and the spine and the cells, tissues and organs. If the communication gets blocked, then a breakdown of the body occurs.

If you already have neck, leg or back pains, aches, illness and disease, correcting the subluxations will allow your body to operate at its optimal level. Once operating efficiently, the body’s innate power will seek to heal itself. Once this optimization is achieved, you will want to keep it there. It makes no sense to be functioning at an optimal level and assume that there will never be another subluxation. Our lives are so full that subluxations are simply a fact of life.

Imagine getting your engine tuned up so that your car now sounds beautiful, uses a minimum of oil, has great gas mileage and rides smoothly. Now, you take that car on a cross-country trip. After the trip, you continue to drive the car without taking it to the mechanic again. In short order, your car will not be running smoothly. It uses more oil and your gas mileage is lower. Then the “check engine” light come on and you have to rush the car to the garage.

A regular tune-up after the trip would have prevented the crisis. The same is true for our bodies. Once you have your body working well, a “tune-up” in the form of chiropractic maintenance care will keep your body running smoothly. This is what wellness care is all about.

Just as a tuned up car has benefits, so does chiropractic wellness care. They include:

  • Flexibility
  • Healthy joints
  • Improved posture
  • More energy
  • Properly functioning nervous system
  • Stronger immune system
  • Better sleep
  • Stress relief
  • Disease prevention

Maintaining a properly functioning nervous system is essential if you want to be your very best. Treating disease is important and everyone deserves the best chance to heal and recover. However, we need to change the focus from treating to preventing.

We ride in cars that have the latest and greatest in safety features. We are strapped in and surrounded by bags in case of a crash. We have anti-lock brakes to keep us from hydroplaning when we try to stop. Everything about the driving experience is meant to prevent problems and keep us safe.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could do the same with the care of our body? We can. It’s called wellness, and wellness can and should begin with chiropractic care.


You and True Health

Posted: February 16, 2016
By: Dr Ruminder Birk

Chiropractic Adjustment for Back Pain Relief Chiropractic does not look at health in terms of what it is not, but in terms of what it is. The World Health Organization defined health as “a state of optimal physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Chiropractors understand the intimate relationship of a healthy body to the nervous system, which of course includes the vertebral column. The nervous system controls everything in your body. All your cells, tissues, organs and systems get information from the nervous system and learn what they are to do and not to do based on that communication.

Since this is true, real health is about how well your nervous system can communicate with the rest of your body. That is why subluxations cause such big problems. Subluxations cause a block of communication. This blockage causes a variety of disease and illness.

It is amazing how many people come to a chiropractor with a spinal complaint, only to realize that chiropractic care has resolved not only their back pain , neck pain or leg pain (Sciatica) , but other issues as well. Reducing subluxations creates positive results through the entire body!

The medical model of health sees the body as a machine – a series of parts that need attention. That is why there are specialists – specialists deal with your parts.

  • Cardiologist = Heart
  • Gastroenterologist = Digestive system
  • Urologist = Urinary tract
  • Podiatrist = Feet
  • Orthopedist = Bones
  • Gynecologist = Female reproduction
  • Neurologist = Nervous system

In order to “fix” the machine or “get rid of” disease, these specialists look to drugs to alter blood chemistry. In many instances this approach does not address the root of the problem. 

Those that see the body as a whole are known as vitalists. A vitalist doesn’t see the body as just a sum of parts, but realizes that the body has an “innate intelligence” – an ability to heal and the desire to be whole and well. Chiropractors are vitalists, along with acupuncturists, homeopaths and naturopaths, among others.

The purpose of chiropractic care is to restore your body to balance so that it can perform at the optimal levels. We do not merely mask symptoms and declare health when the symptoms are gone. Instead, we look for the root cause of the problems and work to eliminate that root cause.

Generally speaking, chiropractors are both mechanists and vitalists, at least in respect to the following:

  1. Mechanist: Chiropractors pay attention to the mechanics of the spine.
  2. Vitalist: Chiropractors look at a blocked nervous system and how it affects the entire body, understanding that correcting the subluxation will allow the body to heal itself.

Most people have no idea what it feels like to be truly healthy. We may understand what it feels like to be free of illness or disease because most of us have experienced one or the other. The difference between having the flu and not having the flu is significant. We can definitely define what it feels like to not have the flu!

But what about true health? How does that feel?

Did you know that it is not natural to get sick and take medications? Did you know that having any kind of pains, aches or other complaints is not normal? Did you know that all the symptoms associated with aging do not have to exist? It’s true!

For over 100 years chiropractors have understood that the body heals itself. By correcting subluxations through spinal adjustments and other therapies, chiropractors can help the body heal itself and rid itself of illness and disease. Removing subluxations also allows you to feel more energetic, less stressful and more at peace.

Chiropractic allows true health to occur.

 

 

 


Lasting Relief for Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents

Posted: January 21, 2016
By: Dr Ruminder Birk

On average almost 200,000 people in Canada are injured in car accidents yearly, according to Transport Canada. Of these, the vast majority were slight injuries that can be relatively easily treated – but the cause of the problem is not always addressed, and so it can come back...

Lower back sprains and strains, herniated discs and fractured vertebrae may result from car accidents. Other common injuries are neck strain and whiplash, where the neck is forced back-and-forth very rapidly, resulting in damage to the upper spine. If you have suffered from whiplash you will know the neck pain and back pain it causes. It can be highly debilitating, resulting in headaches, stiffness, arm pain, pain between the shoulder blades, and/or lower back pain. Most people treated by conventional medicine are just told to take a course of painkillers and wait for it to go away; but that doesn’t address the potential damage to the body caused in the car accident and the pain killers can help you to feel better while the problem is allowed to “set in”. What any car accident victim needs is careful examination, diagnosis and then treatment.

The Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness Centre in Woodbridge is the practice of car injury treatment expert Dr. Ruminder Birk. Dr. Birk and his team of fully trained spinal care professional have helped hundreds of patients recover from car accidents and relieve their back and neck problems.

Dr. Birk says “Many people feel lucky to have escaped a car accident with only ‘minor’ injuries. They take a course of medicine and gradually their pain diminishes. But unless the cause of the problem is fixed pain can come later as the injury sets in more deeply. They do not realise that their car accident may have caused damage to their spine that needs treatment. Fortunately, we now have effective methods to treat it non-invasively and without medication. Using a combination of technology, we precisely diagnose the problem and develop a unique programme which may correct it.”

     Anna P. from Woodbridge says:

     “I was involved in a car accident last summer, it was low speed, there was minimal damage to my car and I only felt very mild soreness in my neck, so I did nothing about it. After a couple of months, I started to notice that my neck was getting stiffer and stiffer. Then that turned to soreness and eventually it progressed to pain. I hadn’t done anything to cause a problem in my neck except having that accident two months earlier where I thought nothing had gone wrong.  I got pain killers from my MD but they really didn’t help and I knew it wouldn’t really fix it anyway. Luckily I came across an article about Chiropractic care in the paper. Chiropractic helped me a lot and made me feel great again! I am forever grateful.”

     The vast majority of patients enjoy lasting relief from their symptoms.  Chiropractic care is a non-invasive drug-free, 100% natural treatment that can reduce the need for pain medication, and can eliminate the cause of your problems.  For car accident victims it is an opportunity to treat the cause of your problem, not just the symptoms - and in the process start living a pain-free life again and maintain a healthy spine in the future. Don’t suffer any longer, Chiropractic Works! Give us a call today 905-264-9355.

    

 


Sciatica Relief

Posted: January 7, 2016
By: Dr Ruminder Birk

At a basic level, the sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body and is composed of individual nerve roots that branch out from the spine in the lower back then through each leg, to combine and form the "sciatic nerve." The possibility of experiencing sciatic pain increase in middle age and declines after the age of 50, very rarely does it occur to people under 20 years of age. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back, through the buttocks, and down the back of each leg. Sciatic pain will occur when the sciatic nerve is irritated or pinched and will typically affect just one leg and very rarely felt in both legs.

Pain will originate in the lower back or buttocks and continue along the nerve which is down the back of the thigh and into the calf and foot. Sciatic pain can vary depending on severity and location as well as the underlying condition causing the pain. Conditions such as a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, and diabetes, just to name a few can cause sciatic pain. Although sciatic pain can be painful and at time debiliting, it is not common for permanent nerve damage to take place, often people get better within a few weeks or months. Many people successfully find pain relief with non-surgical, drug free treatments such as Chiropractic Care. The purpose of chiropractic treatment is to optimize the body's ability to heal itself.

A chiropractor's first step is to understand what has caused the patient's sciatica, since there can be many causes. To diagnosis sciatica, the doctor must do thorough review of the patient's medical history, including a physical as well as a neurological examination. Testing can also include an x-ray, MRI, CT scan etc. These examinations help to detect the root of the problem. Scientific evidence shows that restricted spinal movement can lead to pain as well as reduced function and performance. Chiropractic care is truly non-surgical and drug-free, which many patients prefer.

In 2010 a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that sixty percent of people with sciatic pain who tried alternative methods prior to spinal manipulation, experienced the same type of pain relief as patients who eventually tried surgery to correct the issue. Test subjects saw a chiropractor 3 times a week for 4 weeks and then once a week until pain subsided, subjects in this study reported pain relief which lasted up to a year after the last visit.  "Spinal manipulation may create a response in the nervous system that relieves pain and restores normal mobility to the injured area," says study researcher Gordon McMorland, DC, of National Spine Care in Calgary, Alberta. "It also reduces inflammation, creating an environment that promotes the body's natural healing mechanisms."

The type of Chiropractic care provided will be dependant on the cause of the patients sciatica. A treatment plan can include multiple types of treatment such as, Spinal adjustments, Cold Laser therapies, Accupuncture, and Vibration. At the core of Chiropractic care, Spinal adjustments frees restricted movement of the spine and helps to re-align vertebres to their proper position in the spine. Ongoing spinal adjustments will help to reduce nerve irritability which causes inflammation, muscle spasm, pain, and other sciatica symptoms.

In addition to regular Chiropractic visits, below are some additional tips which may provide relief to sciatic pain and lower back pain:

    -Try not to sleep on your stomach.
    -Sleep on a firm mattress on your side or back with knees bent.
    -Sleep with a pillow under or between your knees.
    -Apply heat or cold to the affected area.
    -Sit in chairs that have firm back support with proper posture and keep feet flat on the ground
    -Try not to sit for extended periods of time, take a stretch every now and then

 


Back to Basics- What is Chiropractic?

Posted: December 13, 2015
By: Dr Ruminder Birk

Many people wonder what Chiropractic care is, especially as they consider alternatives to the medical practices of drugs and surgery. Yet, depending upon whom they ask, they will get many different answers.

Chiropractic in a nutshell is:

  1. Your body is a self-regulating, self-maintaining and self-restoring organism.
  2. Your brain and spinal cord, “the central nervous system,” controls, communicates to and coordinates every organ, tissue and cell of your body.
  3. Anything that interferes with this communication such as vertebral subluxation causes dysfunction leading to disease and then symptoms.
  4. Anything that removes this interference, such as a chiropractic adjustment, restores proper communication and allows the body to function efficiently and heal itself.

Therefore, a chiropractor is a doctor that can locate the vertebral subluxations and remove them through the use of specific adjustment techniques.

In the past if you asked a medical doctor about chiropractic, the response may not have been quite positive. Today, however, many medical doctors not only refer their patients for chiropractic, they also choose this safe and natural care for themselves and their families as well.

Chiropractic education and research has come a long way. We spend as much time as a medical doctor getting our degree. We also are well versed in the sciences including anatomy, physiology, nutrition and other studies that are relevant to the advancement of a proactive wellness model of healthcare.

Studies have shown that in many cases chiropractic is beneficial and typically more effective than drugs or surgery. Studies have also shown that chiropractic is one of the safest healthcare treatments available.

If you ask a chiropractor how to define it, we might get pretty technical and say something like, “The discipline of detecting and reducing vertebral subluxation” or “A science, art and philosophy which utilizes the inherent recuperative abilities of the body and deals with the relationship between the spinal column and the nervous system and the role of this relationship in the restoration and maintenance of health.”

Yes, these are true statements, but what do they mean to the average patient? What does this mean to you? In simplest terms, chiropractic is helping your brain and spine talk to one another without any interruptions.

Chiropractic is a science, art and philosophy. A diagnosis is made through testing and observation and then treatment is performed based on experience and training.

This is the same process that a medical doctor uses. The difference is that a medical doctor treats with drugs and surgery in order to deal with the symptoms of pain and illness. Chiropractic, on the other hand, works on the root cause by making adjustments to correct the subluxations.

The chiropractic philosophy is the understanding that the body wants to function correctly and be as healthy as possible and that our bodies know how to do this and will do this as long as there is no interference. Here at Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness in Woodbridge Ontario, our goal is to remove that pressure and experience optimal health. Chiropractic Works!