Chiropractics


DID YOU KNOW:

Chiropractors can effectively diagnose and treat athletes
without the use of drugs or invasive surgical procedures.

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. This drug-free approach makes it one of the most popular forms of manual therapy worldwide.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.”   The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.

Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.


CHIROPRACTORS
ARE MORE
THAN JUST
“BONE CLICKERS”

Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Additionally they may also use massage, exercise rehabilitation, nutrition, dry needling and ergonomic advice in their treatment protocol.

Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATS FAR MORE THAN BACK PAIN

Chiropractic care can help to reduce and/or eliminate the symptoms associated with various afflictions, including:

  • Neck pain;
  • Whiplash;
  • Lower back pain;
  • Headaches and migraines;
  • Sciatica;
  • Scoliosis;
  • Spinal disc injuries such as disc herniation;
  • Sports-related injuries;
  • Tendinitis;
  • Pregnancy-related pain;
  • Arthritis;
  • Sprains; and
  • Joint pain
You may be surprised,
but sometimes even conditions like

   * Colic
  * Middle Ear Infection
  * Constipation
  * Bedwetting 
  * Poor Concentration

can be caused by spinal misalignment and therefore effectively treated by chiropractic.
If you are unsure if your condition can be treated by chiropractic, simply fill out the form below, clearly stating what your condition is and we will contact you, or alternatively give us a call to find out.