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Chiropractic

Doctors of chiropractic (chiropractors) are spine and musculoskeletal (MSK) system experts specifically trained to diagnose the underlying cause, treat and recommend options to relieve pain, restore mobility and prevent recurrence so people can lead healthy active lives.

The MSK system is comprised of:

  • bones
  • muscles
  • cartilage
  • tendons
  • joints
  • connective tissues
  • nervous system

As experts in spine and MSK health, chiropractors can also:

  • recommend exercises
  • give you information about nutrition and a healthy diet
  • give you information about general health and staying as healthy as possible

Some of the common conditions people see a chiropractor for include:

  • conditions of the spine and extremities (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nervous system)
  • back pain (thoracic, lumbar and sacral)
  • neck pain (cervical spine and related structures)
  • headaches and migraines
  • chronic and acute pain syndromes, including myofascial pain syndromes
  • whiplash and auto accident injuries (see our MVA information)
  • strains and sprains
  • repetitive strain injuries/joint conditions, including shoulder, hip and knee
  • arthritis
  • work or sports injuries
  • anterior chest wall
  • gait assessment and analysis
  • general health and well being
  • nutrition, therapeutic exercise, lifestyle and ergonomic counselling and recommendations

Treatment goals

  • Acute and chronic care
    • relieve pain
    • reduce muscle spasm and inflammation
    • increase flexibility
    • restore function and range of motion
    • treatment plan appropriate to specific individual
    • return to normal activities of daily living as quickly as possible
  • Rehabilitation
    • increase strength
    • increase and maintain flexibility
    • stabilize
  • Prevention
    • correct postural habits and modify
    • ergonomic modification
    • minimize recurrences
    • lifestyle and nutritional considerations

 

 

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