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Sylvain Desforges

Chiropractor

Dr. Sylvain Desforges is a top Chiropractor in Terrebonne, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Sylvain Desforges is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Sylvain Desforges is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Sylvain Desforges is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Terrebonne, Qc, Dr. Sylvain Desforges is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
29 years Experience
Sylvain Desforges
  • Terrebonne, Qc
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Accepting new patients

I have a slight pain in my elbows and I don’t understand what is causing it. What should I do?

Elbow pain can be caused by several different conditions such as tendinitis, degenerative joint disease, arthritis and a pinched nerve in the neck, to name the most common. A good READ MORE
Elbow pain can be caused by several different conditions such as tendinitis, degenerative joint disease, arthritis and a pinched nerve in the neck, to name the most common. A good history of your condition, an exam and a neck x-ray (if needed) could help determine what we are dealing with. From there we could decide the appropriate treatment: laser therapy, shockwave therapy, spinal manipulation or decompression therapy.

Stinging pain inside the neck

I would suggest you go for an MRI of your neck because a spinal pain that reduces or increase with coughing or sneezing could be cause by a herniated or bulging disc. And if it READ MORE
I would suggest you go for an MRI of your neck because a spinal pain that reduces or increase with coughing or sneezing could be cause by a herniated or bulging disc. And if it is the case, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy would be my treatment recommendation.

Can a chiropractor help to align my back?

It depends on the cause of the misalignment: it may be caused my a misaligned vertebra or pelvis. In that case chiropractic can help. But it can be from other causes such as compression READ MORE
It depends on the cause of the misalignment: it may be caused my a misaligned vertebra or pelvis. In that case chiropractic can help. But it can be from other causes such as compression fracture of a vertebra because of osteoporosis. In that case, there is nothing chiropractic can do to help realign the spine.

My back has become very hunched. Should I see a chiropractor?

You must take x-rays first to make sure you do not suffer from severe osteoporosis which would be a contraindication to spinal manipulation.

What is myofascial pain syndrome? How is it treated?

The cause and mechanism of action of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is still poorly understood. Current prevailing consensus among practitioners is that MPS is characterized by READ MORE
The cause and mechanism of action of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is still poorly understood. Current prevailing consensus among practitioners is that MPS is characterized by the presence of regionally distributed muscular pain associated with the manifestation of palpable regions of hypersensitivity known as a Trigger Point. Many chiropractors treat this condition with a technique called Nimmo or Trigger point therapy.

I have arthritis with severe pain in my knees. Should I see a chiropractor?

If you have light to moderate degeneration of you cartilage, conservation chiropractic care with supplements (collagen, glucosamine amd MSM) would help. However, if you damage READ MORE
If you have light to moderate degeneration of you cartilage, conservation chiropractic care with supplements (collagen, glucosamine amd MSM) would help. However, if you damage is more extensive, I recommend a stem cell treatment.

Can a chiropractor help in treating foot pain?

First, we would need to get an x-ray so we can determine if you have an heel spur. If you do, a shockwave therapy would be recommended. You may suffer from a plantar fascitis: READ MORE
First, we would need to get an x-ray so we can determine if you have an heel spur. If you do, a shockwave therapy would be recommended.

You may suffer from a plantar fascitis: in this case I would recommend a laser therapy.

Heel pain can also be cause by a pinched nerve in your low back. An history and exam would tell us if it is a possibility. If it was the case, an x-ray or MRI of your low back would be necessary to diagnose your condition.

My mother suffered Bell's Palsy and is now recovering. Can a chiropractor help at this stage?

The cause of Bell's palsy is unknown. However, we know that it results from a dysfunction of cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve). Since there exists a neurological connexion READ MORE
The cause of Bell's palsy is unknown. However, we know that it results from a dysfunction of cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve). Since there exists a neurological connexion between the facial nerve and the cervical plexus, it is often the case that a spinal manipulation of the cervical spine will help resolve Bell's Palsy faster. It has been my clinical experience with hundreds of patients suffering from this condition.

What is the best way to help a frozen shoulder heal faster?

A frozen shoulder or capsulitis is usually a reduced range of motion and pain of the affected shoulder which is caused by another condition such as a bursitis or tendinitis, calcified READ MORE
A frozen shoulder or capsulitis is usually a reduced range of motion and pain of the affected shoulder which is caused by another condition such as a bursitis or tendinitis, calcified or not. Before doing any exercices or stretches, I would suggest you consult to find out the cause of your problem, so you don't damage your shoulder even more.

My son suffers from ADHD. Should I bring him to a chiropractor?

There are numerous case studies to support the use of chiropractic care in the management of ADHD symptoms. One such case study published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic READ MORE
There are numerous case studies to support the use of chiropractic care in the management of ADHD symptoms. One such case study published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Peadiatrics5 reviewed the Chiropractic management of a six-year-old child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The treatment plan included chiropractic adjustments, craniosacral therapy, movement exercises and nutritional supplements. After six weeks the results were reviewed.

“At 6 weeks, improved focus and more compliance with directives was noted. The patient retained the correction of the vertebral subluxation complex post adjustment after the first 4-5 adjustments. Subjective input from teachers and bus drivers noted marked improvement in behaviour. Through this course of treatment, the child was able to discontinue use of the medication previously prescribed to control the symptoms of ADHD.”
[5] Chiropractic management of six-year-old child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) [case report] Wittman R, Vallone SA, Williams K J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2009 Jun;10(1):612-620

Can you suggest a treatment for the pain in my calf muscles?

If pain occurs at night, you may need a magnesium supplement. If not and your pain is symmetrical, you should get an MRI of your low back to see if you have a pressure on your READ MORE
If pain occurs at night, you may need a magnesium supplement. If not and your pain is symmetrical, you should get an MRI of your low back to see if you have a pressure on your spinal cord.