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Your very first appointment will probably involve a health assessment including a spinal check, a physical examination and a review of your medical history and lifestyle. You may receive a minor adjustment to your spine and some soft tissue massage to relieve any pain or discomfort.
Your Chiropractor may use a variety of techniques including using their hands to gently manipulate the joints to get them back into alignment. Mechanical equipment is sometimes used to induce spinal movement and improve nerve conduction. Massage may also be used.
More and more people are choosing chiropractic for its natural approach to better health.
Whether it’s upper back pain, lower back pain, or neck and shoulder pain, chiropractors have been helping people of all ages with a variety of health issues for over a century without the use of drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic gets proven results by using the best available evidence from research, the preferences of the patient and the expertise and experience of the individual chiropractor.
Exercise sessions to stretch your muscles and get your body back to health. You’ll work towards strengthening muscles and joints or increasing flexibility and range of movement.
The spine is an important structure that houses and provides protection for the spinal cord, while providing mobility for the upper body. This dual requirement of strength and flexibility makes the spine a very complex structure, with multiple joints at each spinal segment (the vertebrae) forming the spinal column.
When these joints (also known as articulations) are not positioned or functioning normally, it can affect the nerves exiting the spine. Chiropractic care attends to irritations along the spine by manually repositioning these joints. This is a chiropractic "adjustment."
The word "chiropractic" comes from the Greek words cheir or kheir (hand) and praxis or praktikos (action), and simply means "done by hand." Note that the word "chiropractic," while a bit awkward, is the actual name of the profession. A chiropractor practices chiropractic (not chiropracy, chiropractics, or even chiropractic medicine).
Chiropractors are licensed professionals who are trained to diagnose and appropriately care for or refer patients for the care they require. Accordingly, they continually assess their patients from dual perspectives, asking: What might I do for you, as well as, what might you also need today beyond my abilities?
Chiropractic patients often visit their chiropractor periodically in order simply to relieve irritations -
While you’re here, we thought you might like to know a little bit more about your spine…
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