CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS

Beaches Chiropractic Centre uses spinal adjustments to correct position and form of the spinal vertebrae.  This helps in the relief of pain and degenerative wear and tear of on spinal segments.  Also beneficial in treatment of traumas such as sports injuries, falls and motor vehicle accidents.


CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES PRICES

Initial Chiropractic Visit: $65.00
Follow-up Adjustments: $35.00
Acupuncture: $35.00

CHIROPRACTIC HOURS

Monday to Friday: 7am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 12pm
Sunday: Closed

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

A staff member will contact you to confirm your appointment, or to suggest an alternative available appointment.

You can also book an appointment by calling our office at (416) 698-5861


MISALIGNMENTS AND SUBLUXATIONS

Misalignments in the spine, known as subluxations, put pressure on the nerves. In turn, this nerve interference can cause pain and discomfort. As an example, imagine that you are washing your car. If a friend steps on the hose, the water does not flow and your car will not get washed. Subluxations directly affect other parts of the body by preventing proper nerve flow. Once a chiropractor adjusts the spinal joints, subluxations are removed and normal nerve function is restored. Thus, an aligned spine allows the electrical impulses from the brain to travel to the organs, allowing them to function properly. When your spine is aligned, your whole body benefits and you can maintain optimum health.


GLOSSARY OF CHIROPRACTIC TERMS


Arthritis 

A general term referring to a condition of the joints. Literally it refers to an inflammation of the joints. There are many types of arthritis. The form which will inflict many people as they age is known as osteoarthritis. Other types include rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis.


Cervical

When discussing the spinal column, this refers to the region of the neck.


Chiropractic Adjustment

A form of manipulation, where the application of force is of a high velocity – low amplitude thrust.


Chiropractic Subluxation Complex

An extension of Joint Dysfunction. At this point, symptoms arise which are no longer simply musculo-skeletal. Now, through faulty transmission of information through the nervous system, various organs may malfunction.


Degeneration

A wear and tear phenomena. When the joints of the body wear out, it is referred to as osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease.


Disc

A cartilage that separates spinal vertebrae, absorbs shocks to the spine, and protects the nerve system.


Herniation

Condition of the intervertebral disc, whereby some of the material which makes up the disc shifts to a position which irritates the nearby nerve for that spinal area.


Intervertebral Disc

 

This is the soft tissue found between the bones of the spinal column. They help cushion the spine from everyday stress. Through improper posture discs can wear out (degenerate). This can lead to the condition known commonly by the laymen, as a “slipped disc”, or a disc herniation.


The area between two bones where movement occurs. If movement is abnormal, pain and degeneration may occur.

Joint


Joint Dysfunction

A condition, whereby the joints of a particular area are not moving properly.


When discussing the spinal column, this refers to the region of the low back.

Lumbar


This is a form of manual therapy where an application of forces to structures such as muscles, joints and bones is presented, where the goal is the restoration of normal joint motion and the elimination of pain secondary to disturbed biomechanics.

Manipulation


The telephone communication center of the body. All information from outside the body and from inside the body must pass through this system. The two parts of the nervous system include the Central and Peripheral Nervous systems.

Nervous System


 The extensions which branch off of the brain and spinal cord and carry information to all parts of the body.

Nerves


Also known as degenerative joint disease. A form of arthritis in which a wear and tear phenomena occurs at the joint.

Osteoarthritis


This is a description for the amount of movement which occurs at a particular joint or region of the body, such as the lumbar spine. In the spinal column, there are six (6) different movements which may occur. These include flexion (bending forward), extension (bending backward), rotation (twisting right and left) and lateral flexion (bending to each side, right and left).

Range-Of-Motion


The bones of the back. The spinal column protects the spinal cord and allows for movement of the body in various ranges of motion.

Spinal Column


The extension of the brain. Coming off of the spinal cord are 31 pairs of spinal nerves which communicate with the body as a whole.

Spinal Cord


 A degeneration of the intervertebral disc.

Spondylolysis


When discussing the spinal column, this refers to the region of the back between the neck and the pelvis.

Thoracic


The bones of the spinal column. There are three (3) areas of vertebrae: a cervical, thoracic and lumbar area.

Vertebrae