Chiropractic involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal system disorders and the effects of such disorders on the nervous system and general health (World Federation of Chiropractic).
Chiropractic interventions support the body’s natural healing abilities, without the use of drugs and surgery. These interventions include:
- Manual procedures, such as chiropractic adjustment, joint manipulation, joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques
- Adjunct treatment such as ultrasound and electrotherapy, acupuncture, and the use of back supports and orthotics
- Targeted exercise programs
- Patient education on ergonomics and posture, nutrition, use of health supplements, and other lifestyle modifications
Chiropractic can effectively treat:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Bone spurs
- Sciatica and scoliosis
- Frozen shoulder
- Sports injuries
- Paresthesia (tingling or numbness in the extremities)
- Occupational injuries (back pain, repetitive stress injuries)
- Knee, ankle and foot pain
- Poor posture
Physical therapy and orthotics are excellent complementary treatment methods to maintain the healing results. Acupuncture can ease the potential soreness patients might feel after being adjusted.
Depending on the condition, an X-Ray might be needed prior to the treatment (available in-house).