What is Chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, hands on health care discipline that focuses on diagnosis, treatment and preventative care for disorders and conditions related to the spine, nervous system and musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, joints and connective tissues).
What is an Adjustment?
An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion. 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.
Did you know?
- Chiropractic care helps close to one million Albertans each year to find relief from pain and lead healthier, and more active lives.
- Chiropractors complete at least seven years of accredited post-secondary education and participate in supervised clinical training during their last two years.
What can Chiropractic care help you with?
Chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment for many conditions such as:
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- disc herniations
- general health and well-being
- headaches, including migraine
- hip, knee and ankle pain
- neck pain
- neuromusculoskeletal condition
- nerve entrapments and related numbness and tingling
- plantar fasciitis
- postural dysfunction and related pain
- pre/post natal related pain
- pre/post-surgical rehabilitation
- repetitive strain injuries
- rotator cuff injuries
- shin splints
- shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
- spinal instability
- spinal stenosis
- sports and running injuries
- stress-related muscle tension
- tennis/golfer’s elbow
- TMJ dysfunction (jaw pain)
- upper, middle or lower back pain
- whiplash and motor vehicle accident injuries