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Chiropractic Treatments

I know some people who are very against chiropractic treatment and they do not believe it is an effective treatment option.

I definitely believe that chiropractic treatment can be very beneficial as I have experienced it myself!

Sure, chiropractors aren’t a fix-all for every problem out there but they can certainly help with a lot of things. Think about having your spine or your hips out of alignment and how much that can impact everything you do.

The last few days I have been having a lot of neck pain because I can feel that my spine is a little off - time for a visit to the chiropractor for me!

I will say that, like any career field, there are some chiropractors who are excellent practitioners and some who are not so good.

For example, I once saw a chiropractor a few times who tried to tell me that I needed treatment 3 times per week for an indefinite period of time, otherwise I was going to end up with every disease known to man. Honestly, it seems to me in retrospect that it was a money grab. I didn’t see him for very long.

So if you have had a bad experience, please do not write off all chiropractors as though it is not a beneficial approach to your overall health. You might just need to find the right fit for you!

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Interesting Fact #1

While being most well-known for spinal adjustments, chiropractors are also trained to adjust other joints in the body – ribs, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, hands, feet, fingers, and toes. If there is a joint that isn’t moving properly and causing dysfunction, we can often help that too!

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Interesting Fact #2

There are 55 different, established techniques in the chiropractic profession. While no doctor is proficient at all 55, we are often very proficient in multiple adjusting techniques.

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Interesting Fact #3

Medical doctors and dentistry are numbers 1 and 2, but Chiropractors are the 3rd most utilized providers in healthcare. Interestingly, the data tells us that only about 12% of Canadians see a Chiropractor.

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Quote of the day

“Every part of your body is attached to your brain and numerous energy centres. Your neck, in particular, is intricately interwoven with your brain function. When your neck is cracked, it gives a major dump of information to your brain.” ― Donna Goddard

Article of the day - Chiropractic care for pain relief

Spinal manipulation primary therapy, but treatment options are expanding

Chiropractic is a system of therapy focused on the structure of the body, particularly the spine. Chiropractors manipulate the body's alignment to relieve pain and improve function and to help the body heal itself.

chiropractic care for pain reliefWhile the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care may also include other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, postural and exercise education, and ergonomic training (how to walk, sit, and stand to limit back strain). Chiropractors today often work in conjunction with primary care doctors, pain experts, and surgeons to treat patients with pain.

The most positive research on chiropractic therapy has focused on spinal manipulation for low back pain. As one of the alternatives to pain-relieving drugs, the American College of Physicians low back pain guideline recommends spinal manipulation along with heat, massage, and acupuncture.

Chiropractic treatment may also help people with other musculoskeletal-related pains.

There have been reports of serious complications, including stroke, following spinal manipulation of the neck, although this is very rare.

"Spinal manipulation" is a generic term used for any kind of therapeutic movement of the spine. Most often it involves the application of quick but strong pressure on a joint between two vertebrae of the spine.

In addition to spinal manipulation, a chiropractor may advise you about changing your biomechanics and posture and suggest other treatments and techniques. The ultimate goal of chiropractic is to help relieve pain and help patients better manage their condition at home.

 

Question of the day - What type of issue have you seen a chiropractor about the most?

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What type of issue have you seen a chiropractor about the most?