Chiropractic is delivered by specialists Chiropractors providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and other joints. This hand-on manual adjustment can relieve pain and restore normal functioning of joint and supporting structures. Patients who are suffering from pain and discomfort caused by misalignment of spine and other joint can benefit from this professional treatment.
Prescribed therapeutic exercises can also be provided in addition to rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.
Most chiropractic programs require an undergraduate degree for admittance, first of all. In addition, all licensed Chiropractors must study an intensive academic and clinical curriculum spanning four years. For the clinical experience, they need to complete internship at a teaching clinic under the supervision of an experienced doctor. The candidates receive their Doctor of Chiropractic, or DC following successful completion of study. They must also have a license to practice.
Spinal manipulation, also called spinal manipulative therapy, is precise moving and jolting of joint to relieve pressure, reduce inflammation and improve nerve function. “Cracking” and “Popping” sound is the result of gas bubble escaping the joint relieving pressure.
Chiropractic is widely accepted and recognized as one of the safest therapies available for the treatment of neck/back pain and headache. When performed by a skilled and well-educated professional such as Doctor of Chiropractic, it is remarkably safe procedure.
However, no medication and treatment is completely free from risk and potential adverse effects. Most patients benefit from the treatment but here are some potential short-term adverse effects: local numbness, temporary dizziness, temporary pain, stiffness or slight swelling.
Above listed effects are typically brief and minor.
Accident, work and sports injuries, stress-related pain and discomfort are some of many reasons to seek chiropractic treatment. Although painful symptoms are leading reasons to seek for medical care, many patients seek chiropractic care for well-being and healthier life. It helps to maintain range of motion and mobility which results in improved posture and balance.
Here are some of the most common reasons that people seek chiropractic care:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Auto Injuries
- Disc Herniation
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
- Stress Related Issues
- Health and Well-being
Benefits of chiropractic treatment are:
- Relieve painful symptoms such as neck, back pain and headache
- Improve mobility of neck, shoulder, back and pelvis
- Improve balance and posture
- Improve muscular elasticity to reduce the chance of injuries
- Improve mental clarity
- Arthritis and other joint pain
- Relieve pregnancy related back pain
- Surgery prevention
- Organ function
- Blood pressure
Patients can have consultations with chiropractors directly since they are legislated as primary contact healthcare professionals across Canada. However, it is also common that a Medical Doctor refer a patient to Chiropractor when they believe chiropractic will help with symptoms. Chiropractors often refer to medical doctors as well when needed.
Yes. Chiropractic care is well-recognized to be one of the most effective treatments for fitness and conditioning of athletes. It’s often used to improve muscular and joint functioning, improve biomechanical functioning which has a significant effect on overall athletic performance. Whether you need a little advice on performance issue or treatment for a sport-related injury, any type of athlete will find that a Doctor of Chiropractor is an important part of keeping their body in peak condition.
Chiropractors are also specialized in the care of musculoskeletal injuries, including prevention. They have an extensive knowledge of sports-related injuries and take a multidisciplinary approach. This means that they are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat an athlete’s body. Because chiropractic medicine is defined by its “hands on” approach to healing and the belief in caring for the entire body, it’s becoming an increasingly popular way to stay in the game without relying on drugs or surgery.
No. X-rays are not required prior to chiropractic treatment although they can play an important role in diagnosis.
Chiropractic is a profession with a wide variety of practice philosophy and technique, which makes it difficult to select the best chiropractor. A good place to start is to ask your Medical Doctor, primary physician or physiotherapist. Also, since there is no official ranking of chiropractors, you can look for your Chiropractor by asking friends, family, co-worker or neighbors for recommendations.
Yes. Chiropractic Doctor of Evergreen clinic have treated countless mothers-to-be. Our patients have achieved excellent results in managing discomfort and other back conditions related to their pregnancy.
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