Why is your spine important?
If your life is disrupted due to back pain, neck pain, headaches, sprains or strains, or another problem involving your muscles, joints, and nervous system, chiropractic care can help you feel like yourself again. Injuries to the spine can happen at any stage of life and for various reasons including car crashes, workplace incidents and sports injuries. Even simple everyday tasks such as going for a walk or washing the dishes have the potential to cause pain or discomfort that many of us just decide to live with. Sometimes these aches and pains even prevent us from working or doing the things we love.
Chiropractic can help you recover from these conditions and addresses the underlying cause of the pain. It is one of the fastest and most effective forms of care available to address spine and spinal related problems. As an active participant in your health, you also have a role to play in your recovery outcome. From posture correction to stretches and even nutrition advice, your Doctor of Chiropractic will walk you through a comprehensive treatment plan to help you get well and stay well.
Your spine runs down the centre of your body from the base of your skull to your tailbone. It serves many important functions including:
- Protecting your spinal cord and related essential nerves which make up the central nervous system.
- Giving structure and connection for your hips, legs, shoulders and arms
- Serving as an attachment to muscles that enable movement
- Providing a framework and support for skull and ribs
Because the spine plays such a key role in the functions of the body, it is easy to see why proper spinal care is important to your overall health and wellness.
How do I know if I have a spinal condition? What are the symptoms?
The most common symptom of an underlying spinal condition is back pain. Another give away that there is something wrong with your spine is if you are unable to participate in activities that you once enjoyed due to pain or mobility issues.
Do you experience?
- Upper, mid, lower back pain & stiffness
- Neck pain & stiffness
- Pinched nerves, muscle spasms
- Leg & arm pain, tingling, numbness, weakness
- Leg & arm joint pain or dysfunction
Had an injury?
- Chronic injury
- Falling injury
- Lifting injury
- Sports injury
- Work-related injury
Do you suffer from?
- Carpal or Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Headaches, migraines
If you are concerned that you may be experiencing these symptoms, talk to our chiropractors. They can determine if an underlying spinal condition exists.
PolyCan Health Centre will provide walk-in and urgent care services accessible to the community of students, faculty, staff and families living and working on Burnaby Mountain. Up until now there has been no access to general primary healthcare services within the community. The Burnaby Mountain community will also gain access to multidisciplinary services involving family healthcare & walk-in care, women’s health, surgical daycare, plastic surgery, sports medicine, ophthalmology, chiropractic, rehabilitation, acupuncture, pain management, preventative care and medical diagnostic imaging services.
PolyCan Health Centre will offer world class public health care services to individuals and families on Burnaby Mountain and surrounding communities. PolyCan Health Centre seeks to provide comprehensive services of the regulated health professions of BC.