Many patients initially seek chiropractic care in search of back pain relief. Dr. Marco Caravaggio has helped hundreds of patients move beyond chronic or acute back pain and regain normal function. At Network Family Care Center, patients from the greater Toronto area can expect results when it comes to back pain relief.
The foundational principle of chiropractic studies is the belief that the human spine and central nervous system play a critical role in overall health, bodily function, and wellness. Chiropractic care focuses on attaining and maintaining optimal spinal alignment. When the structures of the spine are properly aligned, the central nervous system is able to do its job, which is to communicate data to and from the brain.
All quality chiropractic care begins with a comprehensive physical examination and complete health history. Patients can make the most of this appointment by prioritizing the issues that they would like to address and being prepared to provide a thorough health history. During the first visit, the patient and practitioner will discuss the areas of concern. The chiropractor will explain his or her practice philosophy and approach. Next, x-ray or other imaging techniques may be used to gain a full understanding of spinal positioning. An individualized treatment plan is then constructed, and an initial spinal adjustment may be made at that time.
Spinal manipulation occurs through the targeted application of gentle pressure to the spine. Chiropractors can carefully adjust the joints of the spine to achieve optimal positioning. This can relieve back pain by removing pressure placed on the spinal cord. Spinal manipulation is the preferred treatment option for many patients, due to the fact that it requires neither surgery nor drug therapy, but instead maximizes the body's natural ability to heal. It should also be noted that chiropractic care can lead to a number of positive outcomes that are not directly related to back pain. That is why many patients initially come in for the treatment of one area of the body, but then continue chiropractic care for general wellness.
Dr. Caravaggio is specially-trained in Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), which is a unique chiropractic technique that utilizes specific, low-force touches to the spine to address issues that start in the nervous system, rather than the musculoskeletal system. Unlike the cracking and twisting used in traditional chiropractic adjustments, NSA is administered with gentle touches to the spine and centers on alleviating tension. It is an extremely effective method for alleviating pain because the nervous system is what converts mental and physical stress into tension, which leads to subluxations and misalignments in the spine.