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Lower Back Pain

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Is lower back pain keeping you from doing the things you need or want to do?

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Do you feel like you need a few steps before you “unfold” when you get up from your chair?

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Have you had lower back pain before but can’t seem to shake it this time around?

You are not alone in suffering! Research shows, “In a six-month period, 5 in 10 Canadians suffered from low back pain. Up to 85% of working people can expect to experience lower back pain during their lifetime. In Canada, the low back pain-related estimate of medical costs ranges between 6 and 12 billion dollars annually.” (Canadian Chiropractic Association. May 9, 2018).  https://www.chiropractic.ca/blog/canadas-low-back-pain-epidemic/

With so many of us having to sit to get to work, sit at work, sit at lunch, sit back in traffic at night and then sit to watch TV at night as they are too tired from their day to do anything else, it is no wonder low backache prevalence has increased so much in recent years. It has been said that “sitting is the new smoking”. It is harder and harder for people to stay active and move in our busy, computer-centric world.

What’s so bad about sitting, you may wonder? While in a seated position, the pressure in the lower back is increased by about 1.7 times your body weight.

This is when the person is sitting with proper posture! If they are even slightly slouching or not engaging their core correctly that pressure increases further, putting unnecessary pressure on the spinal joints and discs causing pain and putting you at high risk of joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis and to disc degeneration disease (DDD). Proper body mechanics can prevent low back pain from emerging and can help reduce the likelihood of osteoarthritis and DDD to occur—after all, we only have one spine and we better take care of it as there is no going back. There is no button to “undo” the degeneration from long term abnormal body mechanics.

Your Spine and Nervous System 

Your spine is made up of 24 vertebrates that all need to move together to allow you to move efficiently and be pain-free. Your spine also covers your nervous system which controls every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. Your spine not only keeps you mobile but is also key for optimal brain-body communication for overall health.

When the spine is out of alignment it will cause undue stress along the spine, impacting the joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. So it is not always as simple as stretching or exercising it out of misalignment. The body is complex and this is why chiropractors are experts at finding where the issues in your spine are and correcting these misalignments with safe and effective chiropractic adjustments.

The Importance of a Properly Aligned Spine

“I thought it would go away” is a phrase chiropractors hear all the time. Sometimes the pain can go away only to come back later even worse if the structural alterations have not been addressed. Our bodies are smart and are telling us through pain signals that something is wrong and we need to do something about it. It’s like the engine light on our cars lighting up to tell us to address the issue now if we don’t want to be standing on the side of the road later on. 

A properly aligned spine can not only keep you pain-free but will also keep you mobile, energized and optimally functioning as it will also optimize your brain-body communication. Millions of patients have used chiropractic care since the start of the profession in 1895.

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Your Spine and Nervous System

Your spine is made up of 24 vertebrates that all need to move together to allow you to move efficiently and be pain-free. Your spine also covers your nervous system which controls every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. Your spine not only keeps you mobile but is also key for optimal brain-body communication for overall health.

When the spine is out of alignment it will cause undue stress along the spine, impacting the joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. So it is not always as simple as stretching or exercising it out of misalignment. The body is complex and this is why chiropractors are experts at finding where the issues in your spine are and correcting these misalignments with safe and effective chiropractic adjustments.

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The Importance of a Properly Aligned Spine

“I thought it would go away” is a phrase chiropractors hear all the time. Sometimes the pain can go away only to come back later even worse if the structural alterations have not been addressed. Our bodies are smart and are telling us through pain signals that something is wrong and we need to do something about it. It’s like the engine light on our cars lighting up to tell us to address the issue now if we don’t want to be standing on the side of the road later on. 

A properly aligned spine can not only keep you pain-free but will also keep you mobile, energized and optimally functioning as it will also optimize your brain-body communication. Millions of patients have used chiropractic care since the start of the profession in 1895.

  • These folks are genuinely concerned with helping me alleviate my back pain. Willing to answer all my questions. I am getting better and I am very grateful for their care. Great place to get the help you need. Thank you

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    Brian Schecter
    2/25/2020

    I’ve been getting treatments on my back for 4 weeks now and have seen an improvement in mobility. Nothing else has worked and I’ve tried everything!!!

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    Cathy Laurin
    12/04/2019

    Natalie Beauchamp is the best Chiro! She is attentive and knows her stuff! I trust her and my back always feels better after I leave!

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    Marco Polo
    10/06/2019
  • Dr Nathalie is a caring and compassionate person. I arrive in pain and go home feeling much better. She does an awesome job putting things back where they belong.

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    Janet Lemoine
    9/26/2019

    I was recommended to Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp by a friend. At the time, I experienced debilitating pain in my lower right back that was not corrected by my regular routine of swimming and exercises. After a thorough analysis of three different back scans and xrays, Dr. Nathalie encouraged me by saying that she could help with my condition. I was not an easy fix considering my history of heart issues, hip and knee replacements etc., and the back analysis concluded scoliosis, bone spurs and arthritis, more or less a text book on what not to have. Nevertheless I experienced unbelievable improvement from my first session on. I am now on a maintenance schedule, and my walking and balance have improved through her sessions. But besides the relief from pain which I am very grateful to receive, Dr Nathalie is a very inspiring person. Walking into her clinic is a study in what one would want from every professional medical practitioner. She and her staff are friendly, efficient an proficient. No time is wasted. From the moment I sit down awaiting my session which is anywhere from zero to five minutes maximum, I can see pod casts on related health issues or browse through her excellent book "HACK your health habits". I have subsequently attained a signed copy and am using it for my own health bible. Like her approach to health, her book is completely holistic, dealing with health issues from A to Z. This is the kind of comprehensive book I have been trying to find for years. As well, Dr Nathalie keeps me informed regarding podcasts with the latest news in health issues. Thank you to Dr. Nathalie and her staff for all your help.Bill Coveny

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    Bill Coveny
    9/06/2019

    For over 2 years I suffered from a back injury due to a fall down the stairs in my home. The pain was unbearable. .I tried several different types of doctors, to no avail but when I contacted this particular clinic they made sure that they would relieve me of my pain, which they have. I am doing so much better now. Thank you for caring to the team of doctors!!

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    Micheline Labreche
    9/06/2019
  • I highly recommend the Sante Chiropractic & Wellness Centre. After having reoccurring back problems for years, I went to see Nathalie last year and now I feel great! In previous years, I visited my doctor, a massage therapist, physiotherapist and osteopath. Lower back problems were temporary resolved but always came back. Last year, I went to the Sante Chiropractic & Wellness Centre. I was impressed with the initial assessment. But most importantly, the outcome. I can play sports and do the renovation projects at home... without having the fear of waking up the next day with a sore back. Thank you Nat!!!

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    Paul Forgues
    8/06/2019

Great news!

You might be asking yourself, “Okay, I’m on board, but what is next”? At Santé Chiropractic and Wellness Centre we have state of the art technology that allows us to painlessly evaluate and effectively find the cause of your back pain and see how it may already be affecting your health. The clinic has been in the Orléans community for 24+ years helping people staying pain-free, active and healthy.

For Your Back Pain New Patient Evaluation

What does this Lower Back Pain Evaluation include?

  • An in-depth consultation about your back problems where we will review the details of your current health status.
  • A full neuromusculoskeletal examination.
  • State-of-the-Art technology to perform neuro-spinal scans to measure the efficiency of your nervous system and brain-body communication.
  • If necessary, x-rays to determine the state of your spine in terms of degeneration and if specific spinal problems, such as subluxations in the neck, are contributing to your pain and symptoms.
  • A thorough analysis and report of your exam and x-ray findings so we can begin planning your next steps to being pain-free and active again.
  • An in-depth consultation about your back problems where we will review the details of your current health status.
  • A full neuromusculoskeletal examination.
  • State-of-the-Art technology to perform neuro-spinal scans to measure the efficiency of your nervous system and brain-body communication.
  • If necessary, x-rays to determine the state of your spine in terms of degeneration and if specific spinal problems, such as subluxations in the neck, are contributing to your pain and symptoms.
  • A thorough analysis and report of your exam and x-ray findings so we can begin planning your next steps to being pain-free and active again.
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