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Bridlewood Chiropractic
(613) 599-9822

320 Eagleson Road Unit D3A
Kanata, Ontario

Who we help

At Bridlewood Chiropractic Clinic, we help people of all age groups with a variety of conditions. Please read below for more information about how we can help you.

Age Groups

Chiropractic care is beneficial and safe for people of all ages. Treatments are modified taking into account to the patient's size, bone maturity, and physical condition. A child will receive different adjustments than their parents or grandparents.

Children

Sporting activities, falls, and poor posture can all cause problems in young people. Children experience the same types of spinal problems that adults do but recover much more quickly with proper treatment. Many of the chronic problems that we see in adults have their roots in childhood conditions. The use of improperly fitted and overly heavy backpacks along with poor study posture can contribute greatly to spinal problems in students. Chiropractic treatment for children is modified in consideration of body size and development as well as identifying and removing possible causes of future problems.

Adults

Problems in adulthood can come from overuse injuries, repetitive strain, sudden traumatic injury, postural strain, muscle strength and flexibility imbalances among other things. Often an accumulation of many small injuries will build up over years causing chronic pain or leaving one more susceptible to a sudden injury. Symptoms always have a cause and there are many options when treating the various problems people may experience. Once your chiropractic treatment has dealt with your pain, you will be shown how to prevent future problems from happening and from having a recurrence of your current problem.

Seniors

You've worked hard all your life to enjoy your golden years, but now those aches and pains are getting in your way. There's good news: your chiropractor is expertly trained to locate your problem and offer treatment and relief. Your spine, like the rest of your body, has had its fair share of ups and downs during your lifetime and if not cared for appropriately, may degenerate over time. The result of this living stress can be a spine that is out of alignment, causing joint stiffness and impairment to your spinal health, leading to pain and disability. Chiropractic treatments can help to relieve these conditions and maintain spinal health, and can also prevent further degeneration. You're maintaining your good health so you can fully enjoy your retirement years.

Conditions

Dr. Paynter's treatments may include a combination of chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Techniques (ART), stretching, and exercise.

Conditions treated often include:

Headaches

There are many types of headaches that have many different causes. The most common type is the tension headache which has its roots in the muscles at the base of the skull and is very treatable. Another common type is the 'cervicogenic' (meaning made by the neck) headache which is easily treated by chiropractic adjustments. Many other types of headaches, including migraines, can be addressed by your chiropractic treatment. Your chiropractor will determine the type of headache you have and will treat the cause directly.

Neck Pain

The spine goes from the pelvis up the entire back and neck to the base of the skull. Just like low back pain, people can have spinal problems in their neck. Besides causing pain, neck conditions can also lead to headaches, pain into the upper back and arms, ringing in the ears, numbness and tingling in the arms and hands, among other things. Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headache, neck, and back pain. It has an excellent safety record.

Shoulder and Arm Pain

The shoulder is very susceptible to injury because of high level of mobility.

The most common causes of shoulder pain and injury are:

  1. Overuse/repetitive strain: repeated, excessive forces or stress in the shoulder over a period of weeks, months, or years leads to muscle strain, tendonitis bursitis
  2. Sudden traumatic injury: A muscle strain or tear, or a shoulder dislocation
  3. Neck or upper back problems: problems with muscles, nerves, or joints in the neck, upper back, or both can cause pain referral to the shoulder.
  4. Disease of the shoulder joint: Rheumatoid Arthritis and frozen shoulder.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The median nerve originates in the neck and travels through the arm and into the hand. The carpal tunnel is a small passageway in the wrist through which the median nerve travels. The nerve may be irritated in many areas between the neck and hand, and there may be two or more areas involved in the problem. It is compression of the nerve in these areas that causes symptoms in the hand and produces 'carpal tunnel syndrome'.

A thorough chiropractic exam will locate the involved areas and your chiropractor can develop an effective treatment program tailored to your needs. Active Release Technique®, which is offered at Bridlewood Chiropractic Clinic, is particularly effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome.

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be accompanied by a variety of symptoms, some of which indicate very serious problems. Do you currently have or have you ever had:

  • Pain with certain movements of your back?
  • Back or leg pain with coughing or sneezing?
  • Difficulty standing up after sitting for any period of time?
  • Morning stiffness?
  • Pain after extended walking?
  • Pain in the hip, buttock, thigh, knee or foot?
  • Back pain for more than one day?
  • Leg pain with numbness, tingling and/or weakness?

If you answered "yes" to any of these symptoms, it's time you got help from a doctor. A doctor of chiropractic.

Tingling and Numbness

The spine houses the nervous system. Malfunctioning areas in the spine can put pressure or irritate delicate nerves, producing a tingling or numb sensation. Often correction of this spinal malfunction eliminates these symptoms and allows normal function to return.

Hip and Leg Pain

Hip and leg pain are very common complaints in a chiropractic office. Chiropractic can correct the cause of many musculoskeletal problems including hip and leg pain.

Abnormal movement, misalignments, or imbalances in the hips impairs function and leads to pain. When joint function is impaired there is reduced range of motion, inflammation, calcium build-up, and scar tissue. Hip and leg pain can be caused from repetitive motions, improper sitting, over-exertion, slips, falls, or accidents.

Chiropractic care consisting of adjustments and Active Release Techniques® for hip and leg problems helps restore normal range of motion to joints that have become "locked up" or "jammed" and improves blood circulation, reduces scar tissue and speeds the healing process.

Foot Pain and Ankle Injuries

Persistant foot pain is not normal and can be treated by a chiropractor. Your feet will be assessed and your activities and footwear taken into consideration. Often a brief course of treatment and changes to footwear, activities, or both, will provide relief. In serious cases or with significant biomechanical problems, custom orthotics may be prescribed to correct the problem.

Chiropractors treat acute ankle sprains. In the longer term, ankle sprains can often lead to balance problems and persitant ankle pain. Balance retraining and Active Release Techniques can restore normal ankle function.

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body. It is formed from the nerves in your lower back, travels through your pelvis and gluteal muscles into your thigh and leg and ends at the foot. Since the sciatic nerve is so large it can easily become irritated to cause pain, commonly known as sciatica. Your chiropractor is the perfect person to help sciatica since misalignments in the lower back, disc injuries and tight muscles in the back, gluteal or hamstring area can pinch the sciatic nerve to cause pain.

Stress and General Wellness

Often our patients will comment that other aspects of their health have improved during their course of chiropractic treatment. When you are free of the stress of a painful injury you can handle everyday tasks and stress much better, and your body will have more energy left to deal with other health issues.

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Dr. Paynter treats patients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents and is featured in the chiropractic directory of Your Legal Guide, a consumer resource providing comprehensive information about legal topics such as how to choose a or car accident attorney or personal injury lawyer.


Bridlewood Chiropractic Clinic
Your Chiropractor in Kanata
(613) 599-9822