Back and Neck Pain in Calgary AB

Chiropractic Calgary AB Back and Neck Pain

Here at our chiropractic clinic in Calgary AB, we specialize in neck and back pain. Acupuncture, Massage and Chiropractic care together, form an effective integrated health plan for chronic pain.

Back and neck pain are very common complaints that I treat daily in my clinic. The source of pain is extremely varied, but all my patients have this in common; pain and a disruption to their work and lifestyle.

If you have back or neck pain and it's affecting your day-to-day activities, sleep, mood and recreational activities, come in for Acupuncture. Acupuncture can truly treat your pain, to get you back to work and doing what you love to do FAST.

Pain Treatment in Calgary AB

With Acupuncture and a treatment plan that may involve Chinese herbal medicine, some lifestyle modifications and simple homework your pain can be treated and its reoccurrence prevented.

The Back Pain Problem

  • 50% of all current drug addicts get hooked when they are prescribed western pain medications
  • In 2016 in Canada, there was an average of 8 opioid-related deaths per day (a total of 2861 deaths) and 16 opioid poisoning-related hospitalizations per day.
  • Pain is an epidemic and Western medicine does not have many solutions.
  • Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.
  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.
  • Back pain is the second most common reason for visiting the doctor.
  • Pain medication is used to manage pain, it does not totally relieve it or cure it.

For most medical doctors and pain clinics a pain level of 7/10 is expected to drop to a 4/10 when a patient uses pain medication. If I cannot reduce a patient's pain by 50% after their FIRST treatment with me, I feel I have failed in my treatment that day, because I know how effective Acupuncture is for pain.

As an acupuncturist treating pain is one of the most rewarding and most important diseases to treat. Acupuncture can treat any type of pain (chronic, acute, nerve pain, inflammation, numbness and tingling, radiating pain, stiffness) anywhere in the body. Of course, there are exceptions such as genetic disorders and cancer, but those are not the norm for the majority of pain disorders seen in this clinic.

How Acupuncture Treats Your Neck and Back Pain

Acupuncture stimulates nerves and subsequently triggers a response from the brain. As a result, Acupuncture can affect change in all systems (circulatory, respiratory, digestive etc.) and areas (back, knee, shoulder, neck etc.) of the body.

Acupuncture stimulates the body to increase blood flow to the site of pain and stimulates the body to release natural painkillers.

Increased blood flow facilitates and hastens the natural healing process. This increased blood flow brings a host of substances that control the damage, repair the injury and removes wastes that cause pain and inflammation.

Acupuncture simulates the release of endorphins. Endorphins are natural pain killers produced by your body. They work by binding to receptors in your brain to block the perception of pain. Acupuncture is very effective at treating pain and thereby reducing your need for pharmaceutical pain killers.

Classical Acupuncture can actually heal muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and nerves - the actual root cause of your back pain.

A Typical Back Pain Treatment With Me

Oriental Medicine and classical Acupuncture are a complete system of medicine. I aim to treat your back pain and other health concerns you may have at the same time. As a result, your treatment plan may include:

  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Dietary recommendations
  • Chinese herbs
  • Stretches and exercises

In addition to classical Acupuncture, I may incorporate into your treatment; tui na massage, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion, electro-acupuncture stimulation and ear seeds to treat your back pain. All of these can be used to heal your back, eliminate your pain AND treat any underlying health conditions you may have.

Any type of chronic pain can be a profoundly life changing, and often lonely experience. If this is you, please come and see me.

Evelyn Clarke, Dr Ac, R Ac


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Chiropractic Center for Health

768-500 Country Hills Blvd NE
Calgary, AB T3K 4Y7

(403) 226-4433