What is Chiropractic?
The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand.” Adjustment of the joints of the body has been used in health care for many centuries and is at the heart of modern chiropractic care.
Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Adjustment helps relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body – so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible.
Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise, provide nutritional counselling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.
What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing the popping noise you may have heard about.
Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively. Complications are rare and side-effects, such as temporary soreness, are usually minor. Your chiropractor is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another health care provider.
Is chiropractic adjustment safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headache, and neck and back pain.
Can chiropractic care cure other ailments besides back pain?
Chiropractic care cannot “cure” every ailment, but there is some evidence to indicate that adjustments may have a beneficial effect on a variety of conditions. Adjustment may alleviate some of the secondary or referred pain arising from the response of the musculoskeletal structures to the primary cause.
Are there many athletes who use chiropractic?
Yes. Many amateur and professional athletes use chiropractic treatment as part of their overall health care, fitness and maintenance program. Chiropractic care can help athletes fine-tune their muscles and joints for high level performance, and may reduce long term wear and tear. Treatment can also be used to prevent, and sometime shorten, the healing time of injuries.
Chiropractic care can:
• Provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain
• Improve movement in neck, shoulders, back, and torso
• Improve posture
• Help prevent work-related muscle and joint injuries
• Lead to enhanced athletic performance
• Improve flexibility and range of motion
• Relieve pregnancy-related back ache
• Correction gait and foot problems
- Spinal Adjusting: manual techniques
- Instrument Adjusting: Activator and Arthrostim Technique
- Extremity Adjusting
- Women’s Health: Webster’s technique for pre and post natal
- Spinal Decompression
- Spinal Traction
- Kinesio Taping
- Electrical Stimulation
- DOT Physicals
- School Physicals
- Foot Levelers Orthotics
This list is not all-inclusive!! If you have been diagnosed with one of the below conditions, or if you have not been diagnosed but think you may have one of these conditions, or if you have some other condition that is not listed, Please call our office to set up your FREE CONSULTATION so that we can determine if you would be a good candidate for one of our many treatment options.
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Joint Pain (shoulder, hip, knee, etc)
- Bulging Discs
- Degenerative Discs