Know-how Expands Chiropractic Remedy Choices – Campbell River Mirror

Do persistent muscle, joint or nervous system problems make it a challenge to get through the day painlessly?

While you may have undergone various treatments to find relief in the past, new technologies today have brought alternative treatment options, says Dr. Josh West, part of the Discovery Chiropractic professional team in Campbell River.

From spinal decompression therapy (SDT) to shock wave treatment, the clinic is tackling chronic problems with new methods, says Dr. West.

“SDT is a gentle approach to treating chronic arthritic disease, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and protruding discs,” he says, listing common problems that patients seek relief from. “A lot of people associate chiropractic with cracking, or spinal manipulation, but we have other tools to work with. This gives us an opportunity to help really difficult problems, but to treat them in a different way. “

Ultrasound therapy can help with soft tissue injuries

After moving to a specially built clinic about 18 months ago, Dr. West, Dr. Richard Cronk, Dr. Sandra Jensen and Dr. Sarah Shepherd is well equipped to treat a wide variety of conditions. Another effective addition to the therapeutic options is Shockwave, a state-of-the-art system that promotes the healing of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves through sound.

“It’s good for treating things like plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, elbow, quadriceps, hamstring and extremity injuries, and joint and muscle problems,” says Dr. West. “These kinds of illnesses often don’t come on their own and regular treatment can make healing easier pretty quickly.”

Spinal curvature is a treatable condition

As a fully certified practitioner in the nonsurgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – a lateral curvature of the spine that most commonly occurs in adolescents between the ages of 10 and 14 – Dr. West regularly met parents about treatment options for children and the importance of early intervention. He again points to new technologies that are changing people’s lives.

“Corrective and scoliosis-specific exercises can really help and can avoid the need for surgery,” he says. A spinal brace works the spine into healthier alignment, which can help eliminate postural imbalances associated with scoliosis. Call 250-287-8487 or email Discovery Chiropractic to book an early screening exam.

Other services are designed to help you find relief

From low-level laser physiotherapy, to assessing and diagnosing foot disorders for bespoke orthotics, to massage therapy, the Discovery Chiropractic team offers many options for treating pain or alignment problems. Learn more about their approach at, or call 250-287-8487 or email to schedule an appointment. You can also keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Discovery Chiropractic’s professional and administrative team is ready to assist you with your health and wellness needs.

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