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Some of the many conditions we commonly treat include:

  • Upper back pain
  • Low back pain
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Motor Vehicle Accident injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Runner�s Knee
  • Arm/Shoulder Pain
  • Wrist/Hand Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches/Migraines





Joint Malfunction
Spinal bones have an abnormal motion or position. This can lead to trouble bending, turning or twisting. This can cause the chain reaction to set in place the other components of spinal dysfunction.



Nerve Irritation
Improper spinal function can rub, choke, "pinch" or irritate the delicate spinal nerves. You may feel pain, tingling, numbness or a pins-and-needles effect. The messages your nerves are sending may be altered or blocked causing dysfunction in other body parts.



Muscle Impairment
When muscle function is impaired from too much or too little nerve supply, muscles that support the spine respond in different ways.When nerve impulses are diminished, muscles can weaken and waste away or atrophy. When muscles are over stimulated from nerve irritation, supporting muscles can become tight and may go into spasm.



Tissue Injury
With spinal joint malfunction the discs, ligaments and other connective tissue are affected as well. The soft, pulpy discs that separate each spinal vertebrae can tear, bulge, herniate or degenerate. Inflammation and swelling accompany the accumulation of blood and lymph, causing a rise in temperature. You may develop swelling, tenderness or "trigger spots".



Spinal Degeneration
When there is a malfunctioning joint, the body responds by attempting to stabilize the area by growing new bone. Over time, calcium deposits can build up and become bone spurs or abnormal bony growth. Muscles, joints and ligaments show signs of wear-and-tear which can lead to fatigue and a lack of physical & mental vitality.




                                     
NORMAL
Shows a normal curve and equal spacing between vertebrae. Disc thickness is consistent.

DEGENERATED
Shows an abrnormal curve and uneven spacing between vertebrae. Some discs are thinner.

Degenerated (2nd)
Calcium deposits have created rough edges on vertebrae and are interfering with proper movement. Joint fusion is occurring.

Information on any conditions or products can be obtained by telephoning our office.

A healthy spine is essential for a healthy body.

Anyone with a spine is a candidate for chiropractic care, not
only for those who suffer from back pain...

It's simple and it works!!


Your well being could be improved with just a few visits to our office.

Call today to schedule an appointment.

The office itself is open Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Fridays - closed at 1 pm

The two doctors will provide chiropractic care Monday to Friday.
Each of our doctors and our kinesiologist has their own hours.

Please click on their link above on the left hand side of this page to view them
or call our office @
(807) 345-6700 (Dr. Brimmell)
(807) 345-8887 (Dr. Holmes)


Unit 4 - 570 Red River Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 1H3