Back Pain

Chiropractic Exams at Stouffville Health Centre for Low Back Pain

There are a number of things you need to have done before you receive chiropractic treatments at Stouffville Health Centre for your low back pain. You have to do an examination for back pain, and that basically entails three parts: consultation, case history, and physical examination. We’ll break it down for you.

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Consultation: This is the stage where the patient meets the chiropractor and briefly describes their situation with the chiropractor. They would have to give details such as:

  • The frequency of their symptoms
  • The duration of their symptoms
  • A description of the symptoms
  • The areas where they’re experiencing the pain
  • The actions that help to alleviate the symptoms
  • The actions that cause the symptoms to feel worse

Case History: This is the section when the chiropractor studies and analyzes the patient’s ailment by asking questions and finding out about the patient’s history. Some areas that your chiropractor would focus on include:

  • Family history
  • Dietary habits
  • Occupational history
  • Psychosocial history
  • Treatment and medical history

 Physical Examination: Different methods may need to be used to figure out exactly which spinal segments need the chiropractic treatments. Some of the diagnostic tests that may be used to make these determinations include:

  • X-ray for locating the areas with the subluxations
  • A thermographic device to identify spinal areas with a significant temperature variance that may require manipulation

Chiropractic Exercises You Can Do for Back Pain

Chiropractic isn’t merely about going into your chiropractor’s office and getting a treatment done. It’s about a holistic process, which includes consultations, advice on lifestyle changes, at-home treatments you can do and more.


That’s why you can help at home to work on improving your lower back pain and the trouble you’re having with sitting or standing. It has been concluded that approximately 80 percent of Americans struggle with lower back pain on a daily basis.


We’re going to show you three of the exercises that you can do to improve your back pain:

  • Modified cobra: You need to lie down on your stomach, with your face down and bend your elbows and place your arms flat out on the ground in unison with your chest. Press on the floor gently and raise up your head and your upper body, while keeping your pelvis flat on the floor. Do this for about 10 seconds and repeat it slowly about 4 or 5 times.
  • Child’s pose: Kneel down on the floor, on your hands and knees and open your knees just a bit wider than hip distance. Then, slant your toes inward and push your hips backwards and bend your knees. When you feel comfortable, stretch your arms forward completely and let your head fall forward until you feel relaxed. Do this about 4 or 5 times.
  • Knee to chest, 1 or both: Lie down on your back, with your legs stretched out straight. Then, lift one of your legs toward your chest until it feels tense. Keep the position 10 to 20 seconds. Return your leg to the original position and then repeat the action with the other leg.

Remember to consult with your chiropractor first, before you do any of these exercises. If you get a recommendation to continue, then do so and see if your back pain improves.


If you want to see a chiropractor in the Greater Toronto Area to help you with your back and body aches, then give us a call. Dr. Turner, our chiropractor in Stouffville, can help you with natural, non-surgical pain relief for your lower back pain.

Stouffville Health Centre

6219 Main Street

Stouffville, ON L4A 8A4

Phone

905-640-4440

Fax

905-640-4442

Email

info@drturner.org

Hours

Monday and Wednesday:
8 AM – 12 PM
2 PM – 8 PM
Tuesday and Thursday: 2 PM – 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 12 PM

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