Chiropractic Care

Why does chiropractic care help so many people move, feel, and live better?

Chiropractic is a form of complementary medicine which is most typically focused on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The most common area of focus for chiropractors is the spine, which includes the neck.

When someone has a joint fixation, a chiropractor can relieve the fixated joint and restore more normal movement. This procedure is called an adjustment within the chiropractic field, but is also commonly referred to as a spinal manipulation, joint manipulation, or chiropractic manipulative therapy.

The “pop” sounds sometimes made during these joint manipulations sometimes shocks people a little bit at first, but the sensation is usually relieving and not painful at all. The pop sound isn’t due to any joints being dislocated or “put back into place”, but simply a gas bubble formation within the joint as a result of stretching the joint. It’s much like cracking your knuckles (and, no, it doesn’t lead to arthritis).

There are actually five components that contribute to the joint fixation:

Bone Component

This happens when the joint is restricted due to degeneration. This frequently leads to a narrowing of the spaces between the bones through which the nerves pass; often resulting in irritation or impingement of the nerve itself.

Nervous System Component

Sometimes, disruption of the normal electrical flow along the nerve fibers can occur, causing the messages traveling along the nerves to become diminished. The result is that all of the muscles that are fed by those nerves receive decreased signals from the brain and, consequently, are not able to function normally. To compensate, other muscles which are controlled by other nerves can end up doing more of the work, which can cause soft tissue damage and pain.

Muscular Component

Muscles sometimes have contracted bundles of muscle fibers within the relaxed muscle. Those bundles of contracted fibers are called “trigger points.” Trigger points can either cause dysfunctional movement of joints, pain, or both. If muscles are not performing well, and muscles control joints, then joints can end up moving in ways that are less than optimal.

Soft Tissue Component

Abnormal joint movement will also affect the surrounding tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and other tissues as joints, particularly vertebrae, tug and squeeze the connective tissue with tremendous force. Over time, the soft tissues can become stretched out or scarred, leaving the spine with either a permanent instability or restriction.

Chemical Component

The change in the chemistry of the body can sometimes be due to a restricted joint. Most often, the chemical changes, such as the release of a class of chemicals called “kinins,” are pro-inflammatory; meaning that they increase inflammation (pain, redness, swelling, and/or heat) in the affected area. Inflammation is the body’s way of healing threats within the body or damage.

These changes get progressively worse over time if they are not treated correctly, leading to chronic pain, inflammation, arthritis, muscle trigger points, the formation of bone spurs, loss of movement, as well as muscle weakness and spasm.


Chiropractic Care is Part of a Bigger Picture, Not the Whole Picture

In order to have the best possible outcome of each adjustment, recommendations will be given. Some of these services and recommendations might include massage, Physical Therapy, dietary changes, supplementation, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, or medical consultation. At our office, we believe that prevention of a potential problem is more important and less expensive than treating the problem when it arises.

What conditions does chiropractic care treat?

  • Low Back Pain
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Sara Cameron is our Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) at the Lambeth Spine & Sport Clinic. Sara grew
up in Lambeth, attending A. E. Duffield public school (now the Lambeth Public School). She has been
practicing as an RMT since 2017, graduating from Fanshawe College before becoming registered with
the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Having an intrinsic passion for movement, health and
wellness drew her to this career path and this genuine enthusiasm remains in every treatment she
provides. Adding massage therapy to your self-care routine can aid in stress reduction, decreased pain
and tension in the body, and increased mobility.
Whether you are an active athlete with sports injuries, or you are suffering from the aches and pains of
sitting at a desk, or you just want to maintain general wellness, massage therapy can be a valuable
The most common issues she addresses are
– Tension headaches
– Upper/lower back and hip tension
– Neck/TMJ pain
– Stress related ailments
Using a mix of traditional Swedish Massage techniques, deep tissue techniques, gentle joint
mobilizations and stretches during each treatment, she will assess and treat clients’ individual needs.
Each treatment is personalized with pressure control and various massage techniques.
Sara wants every prospective patient to know that when you come to her for a treatment, it is her goal
to ensure that you feel unjudged, safe and relaxed.