What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic therapy is based on the theory that a person's health is generally determined by the condition of the nervous system and how it relates to the spine and the muscles. Chiropractors use manipulation, or manual therapy, to relieve back pain.
A Chiropractor will manipulate through a variety of techniques. For example, the chiropractor can apply pressure to and move the vertebrae slightly beyond their normal range of motion. Treatment may also involve gentle movement of the head, shoulders, and hips. Heat, ice, corsets, ultrasound, strength and conditioning exercises, biofeedback, and relaxation therapy can be used to supplement manipulation.
Some chiropractors will X-rays to diagnose conditions. Chiropractors advise on diet and exercise along with treatment. Chiropractors does not include medications or surgery to treat conditions. Any spinal manipulation should be done by a specially trained, licensed practitioner, usually a chiropractor, medical doctor, or an osteopathic physician.
What Conditions do Chiropractors Treat?
Chiropractors are experts trained in the neuromusculoskeletal system. They diagnose and treat disorders of the spine and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or through other corrective manipulation.They also advise patients on corrective exercises, lifestyle and nutrition. Among the conditions your Mississauga chiropractors treat are:
Back and Neck Pain
Headaches and Migraines
A chiropractor will discover any problems that are interfering with your health and through hands-on healing will work with you to eliminate them. After chiropractic adjustment your body will be better able to heal itself. This, in turn, aids your body in maintaining optimum health.
Most chiropractic patient understand that you are better off taking care of yourself before things begin to break down, similar to how you brush you teeth every day. So yes, in addition to relieving aches and pains your chiropractor is a wellness specialist.
We invite you to discover chiropractic care at our Mississauga chiropractic clinic.