What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic treatment is drug-free, and very often hands-on form of manual therapy. The most common form of treatment used by a chiropractor is the manual manipulation of the joints of the body, most often those of the spine. This procedure, often called a “chiropractic adjustment”, is a precisely performed procedure where the doctor exerts a gentle force, usually by hand, on a specific joint of the body. The adjustment restores joint mobility, and decreases pain.
What do chiropractors do?
Although chiropractors are most known for treatment of back, head, and neck pain, the chiropractors here at RCRC are trained to assess and manage problems with all regions of the body.
Chiropractors may also use soft tissue techniques such as, Myofascial Release Techniques®, and Graston Techniques®, to address the muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments of the body. They may also employ adjunctive therapies such as acupuncture/dry needling, and low level laser therapy, to decrease pain and improve the body’s own ability to heal.
The type of treatment you will receive depends on the condition being treated and your overall medical history. After fully assessing your symptoms, your chiropractor will tell you what, if any, form of chiropractic care is right for you.
When should I see a chiropractor?
Over 4 million Canadians visit a chiropractor each year. There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care. Work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, and simply the stress of daily living can cause painful muscle, joint and spinal problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you move better, feel better, and live better!
What do we treat?
Some of the most common reasons for seeking chiropractic care include:
- Nerve entrapment syndromes (carpal tunnel, sciatica, etc.)
- Sports injuries
- Work injuries
- Restricted movement in the back, neck, shoulders or limbs
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Whiplash and car accident injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injuries