What is Chiropractic treatment?

Sit up straight! You did, didn’t you? Posture is such an important component of a healthy, pain free, body. However, how many of us hunch over looking at our cell phones every half minute?

Putting that weight onto your spine has some serious consequences. Your whole body starts to ache. Rather than seeking such invasive actions, or numbing your mind and body with painkillers or consider surgery, try alternative treatments such as chiropractic. Chiropractors are musculoskeletal experts where they diagnosis, prevent and treat biomechanical disorders of the muscular, skeletal and nervous system. 

FEELING UNSURE?

Trust your doctor, Dr. Chiropractor! In Canada, after completing a university degree, a chiropractor must then complete a rigorous four-year, full-time program (OCA).  Their license involves a 12-month clinical internship, as well as a total of three licensing exams in their fourth year of study. Canadian accrediting standards are higher than those in the United States, and requirements for getting admitted into the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree program are the strictest in North America. (1)

SO WHAT?

Your nervous system travels between the joints of your spine to carry messages from the brain to every part of your body. Stress, injury, and strain on the spine can affect the nerves in the afflicted area (OCA). Chiropractic care can help restore and optimize the function of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

In the initial assessment, the doctor performs a physical examination to determine if treatment is right for you. Treatment plans may involve a series of manual adjustments of the spine and other joints (2). An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement applied by hand to a joint using a controlled but quick force to the joints. Therefore, adjustments help relieve pain, restore proper movement and optimize function of the joints (OCA).

To make the treatment stick, the chiropractor will often prescribe exercises, stretches and recommend rehabilitation and injury preventions strategies.(OCA) An exercise regime specifically built for your unique body, pain and range of motion is provided. These exercises help improve posture, flexibility, and strength (2).

Chiropractic care is generally a safe and effect treatment for back pain. Consulting your chiropractor if treatment is right for you is the best practice. Call us today to book an initial assessment. 

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