107 Shirreff Ave. Unit 4

North Bay, ON P1B 7K8 Canada


Services & Techniques

At back4life Spinal Health Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different spinal care services offered in our North Bay chiropractic office, but please call us at 705-478-7778 if you have any questions!

Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced Cox Spinal Flexion Decompression Therapy, Instrument and Manual chiropractic adjustments along with active release soft tissue therapy.  Utilizing "state of the art" techniques we are able to provide our patients with some of the most effective treatments  available today.  Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.  As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Mark Swain has over 25 years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, disc herniation, sciatica, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Supportive chiropractic care can also be used to prevent injuries and reoccurrences, while helping you achieve better over all health.

Lifestyle Advice

Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches.  While Dr. Swain will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle.  For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve a longer health span as well as life span.  By attending our Turn Your Health Inside Out workshop and taking advantage of the vast health resources on this website and in our office, we can help you and your family live a long healthy life!

Nutrition and Supplementation

What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care?  The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve better health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional advise by our experienced chiropractic health team can assist a patient on their return to better health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you?  Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another?  At our North Bay chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with information and advice that is based on their individual needs.

Specialized Spinal Health Care

Statistics prove that the average lifespan of individuals is increasing. This means that individuals are living longer.  Although we all want to live a long full life, our bodies still want to age. In order to get the most out of every year it is important that we are healthy and functioning properly. Today, people are neglecting their bodies and health like never before, which leads to many people finding that in their later years in life, they are sick, weak and dependent on others for help. This can be prevented if we take the time to care for our bodies properly now.

One of the most neglected systems of the body is the structural system. This includes our bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments and spinal column. The most common causes of functional disability in individuals over 50 are  related to a spinal disorder. This means that, if something will keep you from living an active healthy lifestyle once you reach and pass the age of 50, it will likely be a spinal problem.

Why Preventive Care Is Important

Most people pay little attention to their spinal health until there is already a problem. In many cases when a back issue gets bad enough to do something about it, there is likely some permanent damage to the spinal structures.  Preventive care can help to lengthen the health of the spine so that these types of problems do not arise in the first place. Consider your dental care. You do not wait until you are already experiencing tooth decay to go to the dentist rather you go to prevent it.  Preventive care is the trick to keeping teeth healthy for a long time. The same is true of your spine. Preventive care is the trick to maintain a healthy, full-functioning spine.

What Is Preventive Care?

Through chiropractic care you can stay on top of small misalignments in the spine. When these small misalignments are corrected on a regular basis, bigger problems can be avoided. Chiropractors call these spinal fixations. Spinal fixations can cause pinching on the nerves and spinal joints. This pinching or irritation is one of the the most common causes of back and neck pain.  When there is less pain, individuals can maintain their healthy, active lifestyle longer. This adds to your quality of life and happiness. With regular preventive chiropractic care, the spine can maintain its health and functionality for a longer period of time. Some types of preventive care are spinal health classes, education and home care.

Start Your Preventative Care Journey Today

If you have never visited a chiropractor before, there is no better time to start your preventive care journey than today.  You can learn more by exploring our website, emailing us or giving us a call. We would love to talk with you and give you some personalized answers to your questions.  At back4life Spinal Health Center, we understand that each patient is an individual and needs specific answers to their specific questions.  We also offer complimentary consultations with Dr. Swain.

If you would like to stay informed about modern spinal care, or if you want to start receiving free articles about spinal health and wellness, please subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter, even if you are not a current patient. Once you have subscribed, you will be able to explore our member wellness section and take advantage of our animated exercise videos, wellness articles and other informative resources.

 Postural Screenings and Spinal Health workshops

There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Your spinal health is no exception. Posture screenings and Spinal Health workshops by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Mark Swain can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved spinal health and well-being.   

In order to help the North Bay community, we provide screenings and workshops at community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 705-478-7778 to arrange a screening or workshop at your event or workplace.

COMPLIMENTARY invitation to our Back4life Spinal Health workshop.

Sign-up using the form or call us at 705-478-7778 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I have participated in chiropractic care for a little over a month now. When I first arrived, I had severe lowback pain. On a scale of 1 - 10, I was a 15 in terms of level of pain. I found Dr. Swain to be professional and informative. His chiropractic skill and equipment have helped me to become virtually pain-free. His staff and workplace provide a pleasant and educational place to get help. I strongly recommend Dr. Swain without hesitation. If you need chiropractic care, come to Dr. Swain's clinic like I did!"
    G. Meadows
  • "I came to Dr. Swain with left-sided sciatica that would not go away. I had tried pills and physio, had x-rays and a CT scan but nothing helped. Dr. Swain diagnosed a disc herniation and began flexion decompression therapy. Within a week my pain was 50% better. By three weeks I was pain free and getting back to my life!"
    LL North Bay, ON
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Swain for about 15 years. I first came for my children, but Dr. Swain noted stiffness in my neck. I can now turn my neck to both sides easily with little stiffness. I consistently recommend Dr. Swain for chiropractic car to anyone experiencing stiffness and pain."

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