Chiropractic is a patient-centered, non-invasive, hands-on regulated health care profession focused on the treatment of conditions affecting your spine, muscles, joints, and nervous system.
Chiropractors are primary healthcare professionals with training that centers around diagnosis and manual treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors use the best available evidence and their clinical experience to diagnose issues that affect your body’s movement and work with you to determine the best treatment to relieve your pain and restore function. Chiropractors in Ontario can request radiological examinations and interpret the studies. If appropriate, you chiropractor may use x-rays to help guide their treatment plan.
Chiropractors are experienced in providing symptomatic relief for patients with acute and
chronic conditions, such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Strains and sprains (such as a rotator cuff tear or rolled ankle)
- Work and sports-related injuries
- Pain associated with arthritis
On your first visit with a chiropractor will take a history, perform an examination, and establish a diagnosis. Then the chiropractor will work together with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that aligns with your preferences and lifestyle. Common treatments chiropractors employ include manual therapy, soft tissue therapy, electronic modalities such as cold laser therapy, customized therapeutic exercise programs, self-management tools and techniques, advice, and education.
One of the most well-known treatments a chiropractor utilizes is spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) also called an “adjustment.” When preforming an adjustment, chiropractors use their hands to apply a controlled force to your joint and guide it through its range of motion. This action restores your joint’s natural movement and improves its function. When applied to your spine it is called SMT, when applied to other joints in your body, such as those in your wrist or ankle it is called extremity manipulation therapy (EMT).
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
- Pain relief
- Increase joint mobility and function
- Promote health and improve quality of life
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