Add Chiropractic Care To Your Life Now For Improved Health!November 29, 2019
The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatments
One of the options for pain relief that you may or may not have considered is chiropractic care. Doctors of chiropractic medicine have an amazing understanding of the human body and neuroanatomy. Many people overlook the benefits and the role that chiropractors provide, potentially because they don’t have a good understanding of what a chiropractor can do. Chiropractors offer a non-invasive treatment option for many different conditions.
Doctors of chiropractic medicine offer a drug-free, non-invasive approach to pain. In the alternative or holistic medicine approach, naturopathic physicians and chiropractors, as well as physiotherapists can work very well together to develop comprehensive treatment plans for their patients.
Conditions That Can be Treated by A Chiropractor:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Lumbar and disc issues
- Tissue pain such as tendons, muscles, and ligaments
- Foot pain and knee pain
- Jaw pain, TMJ pain
- And much more…
What Does A Chiropractor Do?
When you visit a chiropractic doctor, they will either have you fill out new patient paper work before your consultation, or do it with you during their initial consultation. This is to gain a good understanding of what your main concerns are (i.e. back pain from a car accident, or chronic foot pain with an unknown cause). They will ask questions about your health history, and any injuries or traumatic events that you’ve been through.
From there, they move on to an assessment of your body, and observe how you move. They will perform some orthopaedic tests and muscle tests on you, to determine your baseline health at the first visit. They can then determine which type of treatment and treatment plan will be best for your case. Some chiropractors use tools during their visits, and some only use their hands. Your chiropractor will be able to determine what type of treatment you need, and an estimate for how long you’ll need to be treated for.
The tool that a chiropractor might use during your treatments is called an activator. Chiropractors who use these tools have special training to be able to do so. The activator is a spring-loaded hand-held device. It allows chiropractors to apply quick, low-force impulses at specific locations. This tool can be used in conjunction with regular adjustments using your hands, or as an alternative method to treatment.
Is Working With A Chiropractor Scary or Dangerous?
No. Chiropractors are highly trained to recognize the signs and are well aware of the precautions when it comes to performing adjustments or treating individuals. Your chiropractor will never do a treatment on you that you do not agree to. Infants and children are approved to get treatments from chiropractors as well!
Do Chiropractors Have Specialties?
Yes. Some chiropractors focus their practice on treating specific conditions and take specialized training to do so.
Dr. Marcia Halajeski, who owns Halajeski Chiropractic, works out of Bay Wellness Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s has a special focus in her practice on temporomandibular (TMJ) pain. She does regular chiropractic care (focusing on the neck and spine), and also gives great treatments for TMJ or jaw pain. Have a look at her website here. She is very successful in treating jaw pain by releasing the hypertonic muscles in and around the jaw joint, and by adjusting the cervical spine (neck).
Dr. Michael Horowitz, who owns and works at Hycroft Chiropractic Massage and Acupuncture, and Vancouver Orthotics, focuses on custom orthotics. He also does regular chiropractic care (focusing on the neck and spine). Have a look at his website here. Dr. Horowitz has new technology in office that allows him to assess your feet and gait, and design your orthotics right there!
Other Pain Relief Treatments
Chiropractic care is a fantastic pain relief tool. Other pain relief methods include: