Chiropractic is a hands-on approach to healthcare and pain management. It is non-invasive and drug-free and relies on restoring mobility and function to the body. Through the use of spinal manipulations, soft tissue manual therapies among other interventions, a Chiropractor works with your body to relieve pain, restore function and get you back to doing the activities that you love.
Chiropractic is one part of your overall healthcare plan, helping you understand your body better and helping you maintain proper mobility, strength and of course overall function. Everyone can benefit from chiropractic care, either helping to heal from injury chronic conditions or a preventative means of maintaining good function and health.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment or Manipulation?
Most people associate chiropractic wit popping sounds and fast movements. A chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a quick but small movement that is applied to a joint. The goal of the adjustment is to restore motion to a stuck joint and relax the surrounding muscles. The popping sound that may occur with an adjustment/manipulation is simply gasses that have dissolved into the joint being released, much like the pressure release of opening a can of pop.
People often wonder if chiropractic adjustments are safe, and the answer is yes. There can be confusion and even nervousness and fear based on myths around chiropractic. Your Chiropractor will assess you for any risks and suggest alternatives if adjustments are not right for you and will always provide care that is within your comfort zone.
Do I Need a Referral From My Medical Doctor To See a Chiropractor?
No. Chiropractors are trained primary healthcare professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders. They are skilled in a variety of manual techniques that are non-invasive and therefore have minimal to no negative side effects. Chiropractic helps to get to the root of the problem by addressing the function of the nervous system as well as overall health and lifestyle factors. Some of the more common conditions Chiropractors can help with are:
Low Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Shoulder Pain and Frozen Shoulder
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Sport Performance Optimization
Your Chiropractor will evaluate your condition with health history questions, orthopedic assessments and can provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. You may also choose to accept the recommendation of Acupuncture as part of your treatment with your chiropractor and other therapies such as kinesiotaping and more. Treatment plans vary from person to person as do the number of treatments recommended. Regular chiropractic treatments are like regular visits to the Dentist! Welcome chiropractic into your healthcare plan and experience what YOUR better feels like!