Back Pain Keeping Your From the Field? Try Toronto Chiropractic Treatment

Being active is an important part of staying healthy, and participating in sports is one of the best ways to include healthy activity in your life – and have fun at the same time!? When your body is strong, healthy and pain-free, enjoying sports is easy. But what if your suffering from pain robs you of that enjoyment? If you are suffering from back pain that prevents you from enjoying the sports you love, it might be time to consider chiropractic treatment.

A registered chiropractor at a sports medicine clinic can offer you the chiropractic treatment you need to get relief. Using a variety of techniques, including Active Release Technique, acupuncture, Graston technique and kinesiotaping, chiropractic treatment will help you deal with your chronic or acute back pain effectively by correcting misalignments in the spine to reduce pain and restore normal bodily function.

What do each of these techniques consist of and how do they work to get rid of your back pain?

Acupuncture: as a holistic form of chiropractic treatment, acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s central nervous system, releasing chemicals which work to influence biochemical changes and promote the body’s natural healing abilities. This improves overall well-being and helps heal pain caused by sports.

Active Release Technique: a patented soft tissue based massage technique, Active Release Technique treats chronic and acute back pain by applying pressure to the affected area and working to remove or break up the scar tissue build up that causes muscles to tighten and become painful. Active Release Technique is also effective at treating numerous other sports related ailments including carpel tunnel syndrome, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and sciatica.

Graston technique: an instrument-assisted form of soft tissue mobilization, Graston technique detects and treats areas of the body causing pain due to chronic inflammation by breaking down and separating scar tissues that restrict normal movement and function. It also works to increase blood flow and cellular activity.

Kinesiotaping: a sports taping method which uses strategically applied sports tape to muscles to reduce pain and inflammation. Rather than restricting movement by binding joints and muscles, kinesiotaping is non-restrictive, allowing for full range of motion while delivering muscle support.

Don’t play through the pain. If you are suffering from sports related back pain, try chiropractic treatment to assist your entire body and get back on the field.

For more information about chiropractic treatment including Active Release Technique, contact Athletic Edge Sports Medicine by calling 416-800-0800 or visit