Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially of the spine. This complimentary medicine is based on the idea that the body can heal itself with the help of specific hands-on manipulations from a trained
professional. These manipulations help realign your joints and can potentially lead to pain relief. Some of the chiropractic treatments include:
A therapeutic treatment, also known as spinal/joint manipulation, where a licensed chiropractor uses their hands or special instruments to manipulate joints in the body. A chiropractic adjustment corrects your body’s alignment, how your body functions physically and can help with back pain, neck pain, muscle aches, headaches, joint pain & dysfunction and whiplash. Chiropractic adjustments offer treatments that complements traditional medical care you receive.
To relax tight muscles, relieve spasms and release tension in the connective tissue that surrounds each muscle (fascia).
Exercises and stretches
To restore and maintain joint stability and mobility.
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine using motorized traction that may help relieve back and neck pain. This type of therapy changes the force and position of the spine by taking pressure off the spinal disks. As a result bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine.
Joint bracing/taping (Kinesio taping)
To support sprained joints or muscles as they heal.
Referrals to integrative medicine experts
Guidance on diet and nutrition to reduce inflammation and/or promote healthy eating to manage weight.
Cold laser therapy
First introduced into clinical practice back in 1980, Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a treatment for non-invasive lithotripsy, musculoskeletal disorders and stimulating bone growth. Shockwaves are used for the treatment of various orthopedic conditions including tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, osteochondritis, patellar knee jaw, calcified shoulder tendonitis, and femoral head necrosis. Shock waves treatment is a relatively new non-invasive therapeutic intervention without the dangers of a surgical procedure and post operative pain.