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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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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Best Stretching Exercises for Office Workers

Sitting for long periods of time can leave desk workers with achy muscles. Experts recommend taking a stretch break every 20-30 minutes. Let’s take a look at some of best stretching exercise for office workers.

 

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FINGER STRETCHES

  • Separate and straighten your fingers until you feel a stretch
  • Keep your hand in alignment with your wrist the whole time
  • Hold for 10 seconds.
  • Then, with your hands in the same position, bend the knuckles
  • Hold for 10 seconds.

WRIST STRETCH

  • Grasp one hand slowly pull back your fingers
  • Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Then gently press the back of the hand. The stretching hand should be down with the palm facing you
  • Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Repeat with the other hand

BACK OF NECK STRETCH

  • Lower your chin to your chest.
  • For an added stretch place your hands on the back of your head and very gently press down on your head so you feel more of a stretch through the back of the neck.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.

SIDE NECK STRETCH

  • Turn your head to one side while keeping your shoulders straight
  • Keep your chin parallel with the floor.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Turn your head to the other side and repeat.

ELBOWS-OUT CHEST STRETCH

  • Place your hands behind your head.
  • Squeeze your shoulder blades back and down as you bring your elbows back as far as possible.
  • Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.

SHOULDER SHRUG

  • Bring your shoulders up toward your ears
  • Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Roll your shoulders back and down Repeat 5 to 10 times

ACROSS-THE-BODY SHOULDER STRETCH

  • Place one hand under your elbow
  • Lift the elbow and extend it across your chest without rotating your body
  • You will feel a stretch along the back of your arm and into the back of the shoulder
  • Hold for 15th 30 seconds.
  • Repeat with the other arm

OVERHEAD SHOULDER STRETCH

  • Lift one arm and gently bend it behind your head
  • Place your other hand on the bent elbow to stretch the back of your upper arm, shoulder and back
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat with the other arm

LOWER BACK STRETCH

  • Sit forward in your chair
  • Bring one knee toward your chest and gently pull the back of the thigh toward you.
  • Keep your back straight and avoid leaning forward
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat with the other leg

QUAD STRETCH

  • Stand and place one hand on the back of a chair or desk for stability
  • Grab one leg (with the arm on the same side) and bring it toward your glutes.
  • Stand tall and keep your knee pointing straight down, not out to the side
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat with the other leg

Cut down on work-related muscle soreness by stretching your shoulders, wrists, back, neck, and legs throughout the day. And, we also hope you will follow our advice on best stretching exercises for Office Workers.

For more information visit our clinic Spinewise.

 

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What Are Ways to Exercise at Work?

Deskercise office workoutIf you work more than any workout, you need to know about some exercises at work. We provide some Deskercise office workout tips at SpineWise clinic. Here are some exercises you can do at work during your breaks or lunch.

Stairs

If your building has stairs, take full benefit of them. When you get to work, take the stairs to your floor instead of the lift. During a break or lunch, head to the stairwell. Don’t forget to take the stairs on your way back home.

Walls

Of course your office has walls, and you can use them to work out your arms, legs, and core. Stand in front of a wall and place your hands on it with your arms straight. Lower your body towards the wall while pushing your stomach in. Then, push yourself back up. Do this standing up push-up ten times to work out your arms and stomach.

Chairs

Even the most common chair can help you in your workout. Place one hand on the back of a chair and to calf and squats. Hover over a chair with your butt just inches from the seat. Hold this position for a few seconds to work your thighs. For a workout that works all day, replace your chair with a balance ball.

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