Back Pain

Back pain is truly an epidemic for this century. Due to our lifestyle and work ethic, more and more people experience the consequences of it through inflammation, and your back is being one of the hit targets.

Back pain can affect a person through all stages of life and can be pronounced through many different symptoms. Such include sciatica, hip discomfort, muscle strain / sprain, spinal disc abnormalities etc.

While anti-inflammatories and pain medications can be improving your symptoms, they will not address the root cause of your back pain. Furthermore, they can come with severe short term and long term side effects. There is plenty of literature on natural anti-inflammatory solutions that can help to mask the symptoms, while Dr. Tali and you will be getting into the root cause. These have been compared to regular drug anti-inflammatories and some herbs work on the same pathway. If you do take prescription medications or do choose to go the conventional medicine way, Dr. Tali always checks for interactions to make sure your treatment is safe.

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Your Naturopathic Doctor will collaborate with your Medical Doctor and Chiropractic Doctor (if imagining etc. are necessary) in order to rule in and out different diagnosis that affect back pain.

Typical symptoms include:

  • Difficulty standing for prolonged times
  • Discomfort sitting
  • Sharp pain that radiates to your leg
  • Dull / nagging pain

Seek Medical help if you are experiencing:

  • Swelling and redness
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Weakness of bowel movements and bladder


Students, desk jobs, heavy lifters, pregnant women and those with bad posture are those at risk of back pain.

Some common conditions associated are: fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, osteoporosis, disc hernia, ankylosing spondylitis, muscle pull & tension, pinched nerve, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, spondylolisthesism, scoliosis etc.

The severity of it is definitely influenced by inflammation. Inflammation is determined by stress, diet and life style factors. Naturopathic Medicine is great at reducing discomfort levels through inflammation reduction as well as treating the root cause of your back pain by addressing the diagnosis properly through evidence based medicine.

Back Pain Naturopathic Treatment

You have to have a curious Naturopathic Doctor in order to dig deep into the root cause of your back pain. Dr. Tali does so with an in depth intake as well as comprehensive physical examinations. Sometimes, depending on the cause, she may be communicating with your medical doctors for additional testing. Knowing your inflammatory levels in the body, through blood test, will be a good starter point to understand how inflammation affects your discomfort levels and severity. This will be ordered by Dr. Tali, a Toronto Naturopath, via blood work.

Dr. Tali will take an evidence based approach to the natural treatment of your back pain using herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, supplements, diet, nutrition and lifestyle modifications.

If you are pregnant or on any medications, interactions will always be checked for safety.