What is Chiropractic Health Care?
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, conservative approach to treating the muscles, joints, bones and nerves of the body. Your chiropractor is highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are skilled in hands-on health care, specializing in manual adjustments of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Chiropractic treatment may also include:joint mobilizations, musclerelease therapy, therapeutic exercise, nutritional counselling and recommendationsfor injury prevention strategies and lifestyle changes to help youachieve your optimal wellbeing.
What is An Adjustment?
An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement, usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustments help to relieve pain and restore normal function to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing the popping noise you may have heard about. Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment, however, some may experience temporary pain, stiffness or slight swelling.
When Should I Consider Chiropractic Care?
There are several reasons to seek chiropractic care. Back pain, neck pain and headache are the most common reasons why patients first consult a chiropractor. Aside from these reasons, work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores and even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and spinal problems. Remember, even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain a healthy spine and optimal joint function.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Here are some ways chiropractic care can help you feel better, move better and live better:
- Gait and foot problems
- Posture and ergonomics
- Optimal movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
- Increased flexibility
- Joint pain, muscle pain and headaches
- Pregnancy-related back pain
- Your athletic performance
- Your overall well-being
Your First Chiropractic Visit
During your initial visit, your chiropractor will spend time getting to know you and your health history, assessyour symptoms and functional abilities, deliver a diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan. Your chiropractor is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another healthcare provider.
During subsequent treatment sessions, your chiropractor will deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care to help relieve your symptoms and restore normal function. Your chiropractor can also provide expert advice to help you prevent pain and injury from recurring. Through periodic re-evaluations, your chiropractor will update and tailor your treatment plan to meet your health needs.
If you have any questions regarding chiropractic care, feel free to call 416.203.8622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Triangle Lawrence Park for more information.
Content from Canadian Chiropractic Association & Ontario Chiropractic Association