The health care profession of chiropractic effectively treats disorders of joints and muscles of the body. Often treatment is provided for, but not limited to back pain, headaches, neck pain and discomfort in the joints of the arms or legs.
Common conditions treated at the clinic are:
|Arthritis||Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||Frozen shoulder|
|Headaches||Hip problems||Golfer/Tennis elbow|
|Knee pain||Low back/Neck pain||Plantar Fasciitis|
|Rotator cuff injuries||TMJ problems||Sports related injuries|
Yes, children can greatly benefit from chiropractic care. Children are typically very active and commonly experience trips and falls from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Resulting injuries may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or lack of quality sleep. Chiropractic care is always personalized to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children very gentle.
An adjustment is a manual procedure that utilizes the refined skills of the chiropractor developed during the intensive years of the chiropractic education. The chiropractor typically uses his/her hands to move the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to reduce pain, and restore or enhance joint function. When a joint in the body is not moving fully an adjustment is performed and is a simple a quick force that helps restore motion to that specific joint area. It is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor personalizes the procedure to meet the precise needs of each patient. Patients often experience positive changes in symptoms immediately following treatment.
Yes, chiropractic treatment is safe and effective. While any form of health treatment contains a slight degree of inherent risk, there is very little risk in chiropractic care when administered by a licensed practitioner. To assure competency, all provinces require that chiropractors be board-qualified, licensed, and regulated according to strict criteria. Statistics show that patient risk is substantially lower in chiropractic as opposed to medical care, where the use of many prescription drugs and surgery pose a greater risk. Feel free to ask your chiropractor about any side effects from treatments.
The adjustment of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints and that makes a popping sound – it is exactly the same as when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint. There is no pain involved, it is a natural process it is expected most of the time and we want the noise to occur.