1138 Cassells St, North Bay, ON P1B 4B2

Spinal Stenosis

Chiropractic Care

At Wolfe Chiropractic, we provide care that is focused on your unique needs and that of your family. We will take the time to listen to what you want and expect from seeing us. We know many patients come to see us for the first time not knowing a great deal about chiropractic. Don’t worry, we know this and will work to address any and all questions you might have about care. Frankly, we love the challenge of helping you solve whatever you are coming to see us about.

What is Chiropractic Care?

Well, Chiropractic is one of the largest regulated, primary-contact health care professions in Canada. It is non-invasive, safe and gentle hands-on healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. We use a manual approach to treatment, while providing a diagnosis and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

You will find we may use a combination of treatments centred on your specific needs. We start by taking a complete history and examination (takes about an hour) then we will work with you to develop a plan of care, treatment and usually rehabilitative exercise, and other adjunct therapies, and often provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a primary health care option for many conditions, such as back, shoulder, neck and lower back pain. It can also be effective at symptom relief for patients with chronic conditions, and may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with other conditions.

Sports injury

We have a long history of treating sports injuries and teams. Dr Wolfe graduated from McMaster University in the Bachelor of Physical Education Program and over the years has done many post graduate courses in the management of injuries, taping protocols, rehabilitation and sport specific injury management. He has been the team chiropractor for numerous Junior A hockey teams in Ontario and Quebec and over the years treated professional athletes from the NHL and AHL. Additionally he has cared for college and university basketball, volleyball and cross country ski team members. Whether you are a weekend warrior or elite level athlete we have seen it all and welcome you to come in with your injuries.


Motor Vehicle Accident ( MVA) Treatment

No one plans to be in a motor vehicle accident but If you are we have over 35 years of experience and expertise in helping to rehabilitate a wide range of motor vehicle accident injuries including common conditions such as whiplash, back strains, as well as accident-specific joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, spine and bone conditions. We have the experience to help coordinate and work with your insurance company, other involved health and legal professionals while focusing on the primary goal of helping you recover from your injuries. In Ontario YOU have the right to decide where you want to go for care in the event of an MVA. We can help.

Workplace Injuries and Claims (WSIB)

Dr Wolfe is an accredited provider of Chiropractic care for workers injured on the job. Your employer will also need to be registered with the WSIB. We are very familiar with working with the WSIB and the evidenced based Programs of Care they use. If you have a workplace injury we will work with you, your employer, and the WSIB to help you recover, return to work and be fully rehabilitated. ALSO, you do NOT need any medical referral to see us for a workplace injury. Just call and we will do the rest.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

In our office we use Spinal decompression therapy and spinal traction also known as non-surgical spinal decompression to relieve pain caused by bulging or herniated discs. It can also be used for the pain management and treatment of many causes of sciatica. The table works to stretch the spine, using spinal decompression , in order to create negative pressure and space within the disc leading to pain relief. In our office we use the Hill Anatomotor and Hill AFT Automatic Flexion Table.


Here at our clinic we recognize North Bay and Ontario have an aging population. We know that active living is an important part of healthy aging. Even a moderate physical activity can help to improve balance, endurance and bone strength. Chiropractors can play a very important part in maintaining the health and independence seniors all want. Keeping moving and enjoying normal everyday activities with little to no pain creates a happier and more fulfilling older age experience. We have the skills, experience and specialized equipment to allow us to help manage pain, increase motion, help manage arthritis and joint degeneration, increase balance and reduce the risk of falls. Most important of all we will take our time to offer care that recognizes your current state of health and work to reach your goals. Chiropractic care for seniors is gentle and effective. We have many methods available to us that do not even depend on manipulation so call us and discuss how we can help.


Dr Wolfe has cared for children and infants for the entirety of his career starting in 1985. Simply said, children of all ages can be affected by musculoskeletal problems. Falls, collisions, accidents are all part of a normal childhood and we see kids for sprains and strains regularly. Chiropractic care for your children is safe, effective and simple. Kids generally require few treatments and are ready for more adventures. In the case of infants we typically see them symptoms of colic and often torticollis. In all cases if the child should be seen by their family doctor or a pediatric specialist we will make the appropriate referral.

Boot Camp Programs

In our clinic we use the Boot Camp programs developed by Dr. Carlo Ammendolia at Toronto’s Mount Sinai hospital. Dr. Ammendolia is a world-renown researcher in the non- surgical treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. This research-based program has significant benefits to patients around the world. Dr Wolfe was one of the first chiropractors in Ontario to be trained to offer the Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Boot Camp Program to patients. Boot Camp Programs are 6-week self-management training programs. We follow the protocols developed by Dr. Ammendolia and his team and provide education, specific exercises, postural instruction and self-management strategies.

We are able to offer Boot Camp programs for:

  • Persistent Neck Pain
  • Sciatic
  • Persistent Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

Our patients love these programs Because THEY BECOME MORE INDEPENDENT and less reliant on treatment and the programs have a beginning and end to them with clear goals and objectives as to measure how you are progressing

Spinal Stenosis

For many years now Dr Wolfe has been offering a program developed by Dr. Carlo Ammendolia at Toronto’s Mount Sinai hospital. Dr. Ammendolia is a world-renown researcher in the non- surgical treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. This program of prescribed physical activity and specialized physical mobilizations enables our graduates to significantly increase their ability to walk pain-free. It has proven to be an effective, no surgical way to deal with a debilitating condition that affects Canada’s aging population in increasing numbers. It is usually caused by progressive degenerative osteoarthritis in the lumbar spine. Like all the Boot Camp programs offered in our clinic this is a specific 6 week program with exercise and management strategies to help patients progress and reduce or eliminate their symptoms without surgery or medication.

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