Evidence-Based Calgary Clinic for Back Pain


Back pain is a very common condition affecting 80% of Calgarians at least once in their lifetime. While it often resolves on its own, persistent back pain can be debilitating and significantly impact one’s quality of life.

It can prevent and limit you from the activities you love and affect your family and loved ones. Back pain can lead to the progression of the condition and even have a psychological impact, such as depression. Seeking medical advice and learning about your condition is vital.

Most causes of back pain are mechanical in nature, often involving the discs, joints, or surrounding tissue. The good news is that with a correct diagnosis, our Calgary clinic can effectively address these issues, reducing pain and enhancing functionality and mobility.

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Advanced Technology for Back Pain Treatment

Divergent Health specializes in treating back pain with advanced, evidence-based technology. Explore our range of innovative solutions to find the perfect fit for your needs and return you to the activities you love:

Radial Shockwave

Radial Shockwave Therapy

Radial Shockwave delivers mid-energy shockwaves that disperse outward from the treatment site. These shockwaves penetrate the affected tissue, stimulating blood flow and promoting tissue healing. This non-invasive treatment can support the healing process and improve back function, allowing individuals to comfortably resume their daily activities.

Focused Shockwave

Focused Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy directs high-energy sound waves into the tissues deep in your back. These shockwaves stimulate the body’s natural healing response, increasing blood flow, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue regeneration. By targeting specific points of pain, such as trigger points or areas of muscle tension, Shockwave Therapy can effectively relieve discomfort and improve mobility.

Robotic Laser Therapy

Robotic Laser Therapy

The latest and most advanced addition to our Calgary clinic is the FX 635, used to manage back pain. This innovative laser technology uses bio-stimulation and laser technology to pinpoint the origin of pain accurately and targets cells and tissues to provide relief.

TECAR Radio-frequency

TECAR Radio-frequency Therapy

Radiofrequency therapy uses radio waves to target specific nerves in your back that send pain signals. Heat disrupts the nerve’s function, blocking those pain signals from reaching your brain, and can provide long-term pain relief for back pain.

Medical Management

Medical Management

Medical management for back pain involves a multifaceted approach. Medication and anti-inflammatories can reduce discomfort, while physical therapy strengthens core and back muscles for better support. In some cases, injections can target specific sources of pain, like inflamed nerves. This combined approach aims to alleviate current pain and prevent future flare-ups.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy improves mobility and strengthens the muscles supporting the spine, reducing strain and preventing further injury. It involves exercises, stretches, and techniques like manual therapy to alleviate pain and promote healing. Physiotherapists also educate patients on proper posture and body mechanics to avoid future back issues. 

Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic therapy for back pain focuses on spinal adjustments. By using controlled forces to manipulate the joints in your spine, chiropractors aim to improve mobility, reduce muscle tension and inflammation around the spine, and potentially relieve pressure off irritated nerves. This can lead to pain relief, better range of motion, and promote the body’s natural healing process.

ARX Omni Rehab Training

ARX Omni Rehab Training

ARX Omni uses safe and controlled resistance to improve your back’s mobility and flexibility. Unlike traditional weight machines, ARX Omni adjusts resistance based on your motion, allowing for a customized workout that strengthens back muscles and improves core stability. This controlled movement and targeted strengthening can help reduce pain and improve flexibility, promoting overall back health.

ARX Alpha Strength Training

ARX Alpha Strength Training

ARX Alpha aims to improve overall musculoskeletal strength, ultimately reducing the frequency and intensity of back pain. Real-time monitoring and high-tech sensors provide perfect resistance, resulting in better results in half the time compared to traditional methods. This minimizes the risk of injuries or accidents while enhancing overall back health. This holistic approach can promote improved posture, flexibility, and resilience against future discomfort.

EMSCULPT NEO

EMSCULPT NEO

EMSCULPT NEO uses intense electromagnetic waves to trigger powerful muscle contractions in your core, similar to doing thousands of crunches. This cutting-edge treatment strengthens back muscles and enhances posture and support, which leads to decreased back pain. EMSCULPT can boost blood flow to the area, aiding in inflammation relief.

Injectable Pain Therapy

Injectable Pain Therapy

Injectable pain therapy targets specific areas in the back. Medications are injected near irritated nerves or tissues to reduce inflammation and pain signals. By targeting the source of pain directly, injectable pain therapy provides rapid relief, allowing you to engage in physical therapy and rehabilitation more effectively.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment aimed at relieving back pain by gently stretching the spine. This therapy creates negative pressure within the spinal discs, alleviating pressure on compressed nerves and promoting the movement of oxygen, water, and nutrients into the affected area.

Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Kinesiology corrects imbalances in muscle function and movement patterns. Kinesiologists can strengthen weak muscles and improve overall body mechanics through targeted exercises and muscle testing. This approach alleviates stress on the spine and reduces pain.

Rapid Neuro Fasical Reset

Rapid Neuro Fasical Reset

Rapid Neuro Fascial Reset targets and releases tension in the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles. By applying precise and focused pressure, RNFR interrupts the pain cycle and promotes the rehydration and reorganization of the fascial fibers. This process enhances mobility and reduces pain by restoring proper function to the affected areas. 

Bracing

Bracing

Bracing provides support and stability to the spine, reducing the load on the vertebral structures. It limits movement, preventing further injury and allowing inflamed or damaged tissues to heal. Bracing also helps improve posture by encouraging proper alignment of the spine, which can alleviate muscle strain.

What Causes Back Pain?

Back pain is a pervasive health issue affecting millions worldwide, with varying severity and impact on daily life. The spectrum of back pain is vast and complex, from dull, persistent aches to sharp, debilitating spasms. People experiencing back pain may also encounter stiffness, limited range of motion, muscle weakness, tingling sensations, or radiating pain that extends into the buttocks or legs. Understanding the root causes of back pain is crucial for effective management. A professional evaluation is essential to identify these triggers and develop effective treatment plans.

Common causes of back pain include:

  • Poor posture
  • Muscle strain
  • Spinal issues (such as herniated discs or degenerative disc disease)
  • Arthritis
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Structural abnormalities (like scoliosis)
  • Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Psychological factors (such as stress or depression)

Risks of Using Painkillers for Back Pain

While painkillers offer temporary relief from back pain, relying on them long-term carries several disadvantages. They only mask symptoms without addressing the underlying cause, potentially worsening the condition. Prolonged use can lead to tolerance, increasing the risk of dependency and addiction. Chronic use also poses health risks, including liver damage and gastrointestinal issues. It's essential to explore long-term treatments and address the root cause of back pain for sustainable recovery.

Back Pain Expertise: The Divergent Health Advantage

We are a team of highly skilled practitioners in Calgary who specialize in diagnosing various conditions. Our Clinic is dedicated to providing expert care tailored to your individual needs. Whether you’re dealing with acute or chronic back pain, we take a comprehensive approach, utilizing various advanced technologies and techniques to address your specific concerns. Collaboration among our practitioners ensures that we develop personalized treatment plans that are most effective for you.

We have assembled a diverse team of highly skilled professionals comprising of:

Empowering Solutions for Back Pain


Back pain is a very common condition, so you’re not alone. A lot of times, it’s inaccurately diagnosed and the condition is not fully resolved.

When you visit us for back pain treatment, you can expect thorough education on the underlying causes and a detailed examination to diagnose your condition accurately. We provide clear explanations of the recommended treatment approaches, empowering you to make informed decisions about your health.

Calgary Back Doctor Near Me


Seeking assistance from a qualified expert is crucial for correctly diagnosing and treating the underlying mechanical dysfunction causing your pain. Our team is committed to helping you find lasting relief and regain control of your well-being. Contact our Calgary clinic today to discover the back pain treatments that are right for you.