What SpineWise has to offer

We currently have 4 chiropractors, 2 decompression therapy rooms, 3 registered massage therapists, 1 physiotherapist, 1 chiropodist and 1 holistic nutritionist.

Revolutionary state-of-the-art office with advanced technology and the best experienced doctors & practitioners in Durham region, bringing you results with quality & affordability. We use the latest in technologies to get you faster results.

SpineWise is known in Durham region as the top clinic for advanced non-surgical and drug-free solutions to your health concerns. Our friendly multidisciplinary team works together with a primary goal, to help you achieve your health goals as quickly and comfortably as possible , and we are great at what we do! We strive to make our clinic a fun and friendly environment for all our practice members and we promise to go that extra mile, each and every single time.

Dr. Amit Sharda and the SpineWise team have been serving Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Courtice, Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering and the surrounding areas for 2 decades. Our welcoming team at SpineWise are committed to providing solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition. Even if you looking to improve your overall health, our team can help you attain your everyday wellness goals!

If you have not been to our office before and want to find out more, please email us or call (905) 623-8388 the answers to your questions from our experienced team.

Voted Clarington’s TOP Clinic!

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Welcome our new Holistic Nutritionist

PAVLINA CAVOJSKA, CNP

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new addition to our SpineWise family  – Pavlina Cavojska.

Pavlina is a Holistic Nutritionist that specializes in weight loss. She is the founder of the Metabolic Reboot System! where she teaches people to combine food, fitness and mindset to become a fat burning machine without giving up their favorite wine, popcorn or chocolate.

Pavlina’s program is focusing on providing personalized approach that teaches people to combine the right foods  to eliminate cravings, balance their blood sugar levels and start burning stored fat without feeling hungry or spending insane hours in the gym.

If you are feeling frustrated, because you are doing your best : eating healthy and getting exercise whenever you can, but it does not seem to matter – the number on the scale just isn’t going down or you keep gaining weight and have no idea why –  let me tell you something – It is  not you.

It is not your lack of commitment or willpower.

It’s the “healthy” food that you are eating and time wasted on the wrong type of exercise.

 After working with dozens of people who were desperately trying to lose weight, this is what I know about you:

  • you do your best to eat lightly. You know the more you eat the bigger you get. But you are really hungry and just don’t have the willpower to be good day in day out. Especially by about 9pm.
  • You have wasted money on gym memberships, spending what feels like hours on the damn elliptical. It just make you tired & hungry.
  • You actually hold your breath every time you zip up a pair of pants you haven’t worn in a bit and say a silent prayer that they will do up.
  • you just feel really uncomfortable in your own skin – if you look too closely you don’t recognize yourself, so you avoid mirrors. You also avoid changing in front of everyone else, no matter how non judgemental they are.
  • I know how draining it is to spend your life “hiding” in baggy clothes, because I did that for way too long. I spent a small fortune on new clothes convinced if I just found the right outfit my problems would disappear. It didn’t work.

If you are in the place where you feel that nothing will work for you, you  don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to meet Pavlina and find out more information about the METABOLIC REBOOT SYSTEM

The regular price for the MRS! Is $ 997 for 12 weeks, but  as an introductory offer Pavlina decided to offer her course for $797 for the first 10 clients that sign up. If you want to melt those unwanted pounds, get more energy, get rid of cravings then don’t miss this great introductory price opportunity.

What conditions can be helped and improved ?

  • Regulating appetite and eliminating cravings.
  • Decreasing inflammation and pain.
  • Obesity. Overweight. Abdominal obesity.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Cholesterol Imbalances – decreasing bad LDL and increasing good HDL.
  • Pre-diabetic conditions.
  • Diabetes.
  • CVD.
  • Mood disorders.
  • Digestive complaints.
  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Menopausal symptoms.
  • Hormonal imbalances.
  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Sleep imbalances.
  • Stress issues.

Not a quick fix either, but a structured plan to make the transition from feeling “ tired, unattractive, sick and depressed” to feeling “Best ever” smooth.
People get personalized plan, coaching, resources, weekly education lessons, accountability, weigh in (if needed), handout, worksheets, recipe book and more.

Interested to learn more about the program? Give us a call today at 905-623-8388 or send an email to bowmanville.spinewise@gmail.com

 

 

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Anatomy 101

Anatomy 101

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The spine is one of the most important parts our body. It has three main functions:

  • Protects the spinal cord
  • Gives the body structure and support
  • Allows us to move freely

The Bones and Joints

The spine is made of 33 bones called vertebra that are stacked one above each other. There are:

  • 7 cervical vertebra in the neck
  • 12 thoracic vertebra in the middle back
  • 5 lumbar vertebra in the low back.

The sacrum is a wedged shaped bone in the pelvis made of 5 fused vertebra. The tail end of the spine (literally) we have the coccyx made of 4 fused coccygeal vertebra. The vertebra are given names based on their position in the spine. L1 is the first lumbar vertebra. There are 2 bones that have special names because of their special function. The atlas (C1) holds up the head and the axis allows the head to rotate from side to side.

Here you can see 2 vertebra stacked on top of the other. 3 joints join the vertebra to each other. The large disc in the front is like a soft cushion and provides support and absorbs pressure. The disc has a poor blood supply and receives its nutrition via sucking the nutrients from the body when you move. Behind the disc there are 2 facet joints. The facet joints guide the movement of the vertebra and have a large supply of nerves that feed your brain with information about where your spine is and how it is moving. Your brain uses this information when it is deciding how your organs should function. Some amazing research by Dr. Akio Sato has been done in this field. This is why is it is so important to maintain the normal movement of your spine. Between the facet joints and the disc is a gap called the intervertebral foramen or the IVF for short. The spinal nerves exit the spinal canal through the IVF. There are a number of bumps on each vertebra. You can see the transverse and spinouts processes in the picture. The muscles and ligaments of the spine attach to these bumps.

The Ligaments

There are a number of ligaments that cross between two vertebra. The ligaments hold the bones together while still allowing the joints to move. Some of the ligaments cross the intervetebral foramen and reduce the space the spinal nerves have to exit the spinal canal. When there is joint restriction the ligaments can rub twist and squash the nerves reducing their ability to carry healthy information from the brain to the body or the body back to the brain. With age and lack of exercise the ligaments become shorter and harder, making the joints stiffer. In the long term tight and stiff ligaments pull on the bones and produce bone spurs. Exercise and adjustments to maximize the health of the ligaments will minimize the effects of osteoarthritis in the future.

The Muscles

here are multiple layers of muscles in the back. Some are for supporting our spine and are called postural muscles or core muscles others are for moving our spine and are called the prime movers. The muscles are arranged in different patterns to bend our spine forwards backwards, sideways and rotate to each side. Like all muscles of the body the spinal muscles require good exercise and stretching to maintain their health and the health of your spine.

The Nerves

The spinal cord is the information superhighway between your brain and your body. Without it you could not move any part of your body and your organs could not function. It is made of millions of nerves. The spinal cord is protected by the bony spinal canal formed by the vertebra that are stacked one on top of the other. It is also protected by the duramater, a tough covering around the cord. Between the duramater and the spinal cord is the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) The CSF is important for protection of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and the spinal cord and feeds the CNS with nutrients from the blood.

The Peripheral Nerves

The spinal nerves convey information between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. The spinal nerves exit the spinal canal through each of the intervertebral foramen between each pair of vertebra. Like the tributaries of a river the small spinal nerves form larger nerves, such as the sciatic nerve, which runs down the buttock into the leg. This is how your brain controls every single cell and organ in you body. The following chart describes which spinal nerves innervate (supply) which parts of the body. You will notice that all the body parts actually receive information from more than one spinal nerve and the nerves travel a great distance to get to the organ they are supplying. This is why the actual problem in the spinal can be a long way away from you feeling the problem.

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Invest in yourself

Want to Understand Chiropractic?

Then be aware of these 7 principles:

Your body is under the control of the brain and nervous system as long as you are alive.

Your brain is protected by the skull, and your spinal cord is protected by the spinal column.

Spinal bones move out of normal alignment and interrupt your normal nerve flow.

This disruption of normal nerve flow is referred to as a vertebral subluxation.

It is vital to know that subluxations can be silent; causing problems long before symptoms occur.

Chiropractors find subluxations, and by preforming a spinal adjustment, facilitate a return of normal nerve supply.

Normal nerve supply results in a greater expression of LIFE for you!

*Based on an article by Robert Crystal, DC.

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It’s a beautiful day to save spines!

Today is the day to start making changes. Why today you ask? Well why not today?

Have you been suffering from headaches, back pain, neck pain, anxiety and/or stress?

We can help you. We use the latest in technologies to get you faster results.

Visit our website today to see what all we help treat and how our services can work for you!

www.spinewise.ca

Give us a call to book your appointment 905-623-8388.

 

SpineWise is a busy multidisciplinary clinic downtown Bowmanville, Ontario.

We have been in business for over 2 decades helping the community of Bowmanville and surrounding areas.

We offer services such as chiropractic care, physiotherapy, registered massage therapy and chiropody.

We direct bill to most insurance companies, we accept MVA clients and WSIB clients as well.

SpineWise

98 King Street West Bowmanville, ON
L1C 1R2

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Phone: 905-623-8388
Fax: 905-623-6282

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