Convenient Location

8054 Yonge St. Thornhill. Just south of the intersection of Yonge and HWY 7/407

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Most services are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

Convenient Location

8054 Yonge St. Thornhill. Just south of the intersection of Yonge and HWY 7/407

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OHIP Covered Services

Most services are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)


About Spine Pain

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the world; it affects 80% of the population at least once during their lifetimes.

It can range from dull and mild, to sharp and severe, last for a few weeks, or persist chronically for over 3 months.

Spinal injury is often the cause of back pain; the spine supports the body by providing mobility, structure, and protection to the spinal cord and nerves.

What can adversely affect the spine?

Infections, physical trauma and overuse, tumors, disturbance of the disc space, aging bone changes, allergies, and conditions like spinal osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and scoliosis can all adversely affect the spine, causing pain by creating pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.

Additional symptoms accompanying spinal pain may be muscular, including spasms, cramping, and stiffness; neurological, including numbness, weakness, and tingling; and radiating pain that reaches the shoulders, arms, lower back, buttocks, and feet, often causing more severe conditions like loss of bladder and bowel control.

Because of its heavy toll on the patient, chronic spinal pain can cause behavioral and psychological changes such as withdrawal from activities, weakened immune system, anxiety, irritability, and depression.

Risk factors

There are several risk factors that can increase or cause a relapse of symptoms associated with spinal pain.

Increasing age, genetics, family, and personal histories of spinal problems or surgery all contribute to higher chances of developing spinal pain.

Minimizing risks

Minimizing risk involves patients making an effort to follow lifestyle change

  • Sleeping on a firm surface
  • Maintaining proper posture while sitting, standing, or walking
  • Wearing low-heeled shoes
  • Using ice or heat pads on the affected area for 20-30 minutes
  • Visiting a physiotherapist regularly and implementing a recommended exercise routine
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Taking calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D supplements
  • Avoiding job activities that require long periods of sitting, heavy lifting, bending or twisting, repetitive motions, or constant vibration
  • Consuming a healthy diet and minimizing excess body weight
  • Maintaining a balanced mind-state and effectively coping with stress

Patients should seek medical advice if pain persists for over 2 weeks.

What we provide at Wilderman Medical Clinic

For varying types of spine pain, we provide ultrasound-guided diagnostic injections with local anesthetic followed by therapeutic injections with cortisone and/or dextrose (prolotherapy), facet joint injections, medial branch nerve blocks, nerve blocks, epidural injectionssacroiliac joint injections, ganglion impair nerve block injections, Botulinum toxin injections, active exercises, medication, psychotherapy, biofeedback, lumbar support, PRP TENS/MET devices, and orthotics. Please refer to the list on the left and select the type of spine pain you are seeking in order to see the specific treatments available.


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