Neck and Back Pain Treatment in Etobicoke

Dr. Allan Ettenson has extensive experience in treating joint and spinal pain and can provide treatment for your neck or back pain in Etobicoke. Keep reading to learn more about the types of injuries we treat and be sure to check out our section on joint pain.


Spinal Pain

Spinal pain can greatly affect your daily life and make even the simplest of tasks more difficult. Your spine is designed to handle normal stretching and compressive forces, but excessive or repetitive forces can injure some of the small joints, which can cause cartilage damage, tearing of ligaments, muscle spasms or loss of joint motion. This type of damage creates a spinal joint injury or sprain and much like any other sprain, is often accompanied by swelling, stiffness and pain.


The spinal joint injury is one of the most common sources of neck and back pain. They can occur in the following three areas:

  • Neck (Cervical Spine)
  • Upper back (Thoracic Spine)
  • Lower back (Lumbar Spine and Sacro-iliac Joints)

Causes of Spinal Joint Injuries

Spinal joint injuries are rather common and can sometimes happen suddenly or by stresses that build up over time. Most occur in one of these three ways:


  • Pain occurs suddenly after a specific stress or strain, such as improperly lifting a heavy item
  • A build-up of pain or stiffness happens gradually over time caused by repetitive stress
  • Pain occurs after what seemed to be an innocent movement, but was really caused by underlying, existing joint weakness


Spinal Injury Treatment

From medical research, we have learned that spinal injuries recover most effectively though treatment with spinal mobilization and adjustments in combination with appropriate exercises. The Chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper motion to the injured joints, and the therapeutic exercises help to strengthen the damaged muscles.


The initial phase for back or neck pain treatment in our Etobicoke clinic focuses on reducing the inflammation and the tissue injury. Symptoms of spinal injury can be significantly improved in two to three weeks with proper treatment and exercises. After the initial phase of treatment, the therapy begins to focus more on restoring full movement to the injured joint. This is an important part in the process, as doing so will strengthen the joint and make it less prone to similar injuries in the future.


The time frame of recovery will depend on other factors; such as length of time from the original injury, the extent of tissue damage, whether degeneration or arthritis is present and age of the person.


Headaches

There are numerous types of headaches. The most common forms are tension headaches and migraines. There are many triggers to these types of headaches. But, common factors are injury, stress or irritation to the spinal joints, muscles or nerves of the neck. Common causes are postural strain, trauma from car accidents or degeneration processes. There are nerves in the neck that supply the muscles and blood vessels of the head. Irritations to these nerves can refer pain up into the head.


Chiropractor treatment can greatly improve an injured neck, which can subsequently greatly reduce the intensity and frequency of headaches.

Joint Pain

Joint pain can be a major inconvenience in everyday life. Tasks that were once pain free can be made more difficult and sometimes impossible. Chiropractic treatment can often be very effective at treating injuries to the shoulder, knee and hip joints and can help ease the pain. Dr. Allan Ettenson can provide you with proper treatment to help you get back to feeling yourself.


Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of different injuries. The first step to finding relief is to get the proper diagnosis for the cause of the pain. Once that is determined, the proper treatment can be planned and carried out. Shoulder pain can be caused by any of the following:


  • Rotator cuff tendinitis and impingement
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Referred pain from neck or upper back
  • Trauma to the joint
  • Degeneration


Knee Injuries

Injuries to the knee are very common, often resulting from wear and tear, trauma or overuse. In these types of injuries, the knee must first be examined to identify which part of the knee has been injured. Injuries due to wear and tear or osteoarthritis, as well as those caused by overuse or repetitive strains, can often be improved and sometimes reversed with proper treatment and exercises.


Knee injuries that result from trauma such as those from a sports injury, a fall or a twisting injury often require more extensive treatment. In these circumstances, a rehab program is usually needed to return the knee to its full function.


Hip Injuries

Hip injuries are common conditions chiropractors see as well. The problem can result from previous injuries, excessive weight, arthritis or trauma. Sports and work injuries are common sources of hip pain. Dr. Allan Ettenson works first to find the source of the discomfort and then focuses on treating the injured ligaments, muscles and joints. Joint mobilization and a complete exercise program, are usually required to bring the joint back to full use.


  • Hip arthritis
  • Hip trauma or overuse


Injuries to Other Joints

Injury can occur to almost any joint in the body and can leave you in pain and unsure of what to do. The office of Dr. Allan Ettenson can help you find relief from all of the following joint injuries:


  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot pain
  • Jaw pain


Contact our office today to learn more about the treatments we can provide to help you find relief including back and neck pain treatment in our Etobicoke clinic.

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