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.

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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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Foot Reflexology: The 7 Points That Will Free You From Pain

FOOT REFLEXOGY

Do you know that by pressing the right point on your feet you can relax? You can achieve this thanks to foot reflexology, which seeks to obtain reactive effects on specific organs, precisely by pressing specific points of a specific system found in the hands and feet where the endings of the central nervous system are reflected, including the organs and internal structures.

The expert who practices it can help to get the patient more energy, and therefore a greater physical and mental well-being.

Reflexology Benefits:

  • Decrease Anxiety
  • Complement cancer treatment
  • Improve headaches
  • Enhance overall wellbeing

 

Reflexology can also treat stress, digestive disorders, arthritis, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, sports injuries, menstrual and menopausal disorders, digestive problems and joint pain.

According to Spinewise, there are seven aspects in which foot reflexology can treat:

 

  • Control thirst and appetite, affecting the hypothalamus through the outside of the big toe.

 

  • Mediate in the hormonal secretion through the pituitary gland, pressing the center of the big toe.

 

  • Regulate the metabolism in the thyroid incising at the end of the big toe.

 

  • Reduce stress, relaxing in diaphragm, which connects with the heel.

 

  • Increased energy and burn calories through the adrenal gland. To do this, work on the center of the sole.

 

  • Problems related to the urinary system, exerting pressure on the outside of the foot, just before the heel.

 

  • Regulate the digestive system, that is, work on the colon, from the pressure in the center of the heel.

 

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What are the benefits of reflexology?

Reflexology is a process or treatment in which pressing on certain parts of the foot to produce an effect somewhere in the body. It is also called zone therapy. Reflexology is the application of pressure to the areas on the feet, hands or ears. Reflexologists trust that the reflex points correspond to a body system that creates the benefits for a person’s health. Reflexologists use foot maps to guide them as they applied pressure to specific areas. Reflexologists proved that reflexology can treat a large variety of medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and cancer. Reflexology is considered as safe treatment or therapy. Many physicians beyond the globe have been using reflexology for generations, with positive results.

 

 

ReflexologyBenefits of Reflexology

The various health benefits of reflexology include its ability to improve the nerve functions, increase blood circulation, and much more.

1)Reflexology helps in improving nerve functions.

 

2)Reflexology helps in increasing metabolism and Boosted energy level.

 

3)Reflexology helps in improving circulation throughout the body, which means that blood and oxygen are being cycled through the body effectively.

 

4)Reflexology can flow your system with relaxation.

 

5)Reflexology helps to give relief from stress, anxiety, and insomnia.

 

6)It helps in reducing migraines and headaches.

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6 Fabulous Benefits Of Reflexology Massage

Reflexology is defined as a method of relieving pain by pressing on specific parts of patients hands or feet.Reflexology is  a treatment in which massage of the hands or feet based on the belief that pressure applied to specific points benefits other parts of the body.Reflexology treatment helps in stimulating the blood supply and nerves and thus relieve tension.This treatment helps you in a special way to improve blood flow and helps you relax.Reflexology treatment also helps in many problems like headache and gastric.Reflexologists simply massaging and pressing the specific points of hands or feet the therapeutic action will reach the affected areas.

 

 

Benefits Of Reflexology

1.Gives total relaxation:Reflexology helps in reducing your pulse rate,lowering down  your blood pressure,reduces stress and reduces heart attack.

 

2.Detoxification and elimination of toxins: It detox harmful elements from your body.It helps you to improve your immune system.

 

3.Promotes self-healing: Reflexology helps you to cure your illness and manage it effectively.

 

4.Promotes psychological well-being:  When stressed our body become more susceptible to disease. Reflexology helps in providing total relaxation.

 

5.Improved circulation of blood and energy: Reflexology helps in increasing blood flow and relaxes the overall body, including cardiovascular system, which help pump blood naturally.

 

6.Improved immune role:  Reflexology helps in stimulating the lymphatic system, thus reduce infection risk. Reflexology helps in  removing toxins and induces the production of endorphins, leading to increase in immune power and sense of wellbeing.

 

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