Why should you see a chiropractor?
Every day, our bodies experience a number of stressors such as poor posture, long hours of sitting especially on a zoom call and poor sleep. Over time, the consequences of a hectic lifestyle may show up in the form of back and joint pain as well as decreased strength, mobility and even disease.
Unfortunately, in today’s world, we may not be able to change our lifestyle and remove all the stressors. So instead it is essential that we maximize our body’s ability to adapt to the common stressors of everyday life. This is where Chiropractic care can help.
How a chiropractor can help
Many people seek chiropractic care for effective pain relief and getting help in returning to their regular activities of daily life.
However, chiropractors can also offer proactive care that can help prevent injury. This type of care is attractive to runners, golfers, long distance walkers, gardeners and anyone who wants to maintain a very active lifestyle.
A Chiropractor will analyze and correct any underlying structural imbalances in the spine and joints that have led to injury and pain. Correcting the structural imbalances may require adding motion to joints, releasing scar tissue in the surrounding muscles or providing a home exercise program to add stability to joints and muscles. In the end, improved balance can mean better coordination, less wear and tear on the joints, increased energy throughout the day and a faster reaction time in sports.
What you can expect in a chiropractic visit
On your first visit, a thorough evaluation is performed that includes a postural assessment, orthopaedic and neurological evaluation. This assessment can detect any functional imbalances that include muscle weaknesses, joint misalignments and neurological dysfunction. Once the problem is evaluated a diagnosis is made so a personalized treatment plan can be put together to restore balance.
Restoring balance to the body may include any of the following in combination or by itself:
Gentle adjustments to the spine and joints through either a hands-on approach or with a light instrument to restore and maintain proper joint motion and alignment.
Home exercise programs to retrain the posture.
Physical therapy that may include: tens, ultrasound, ice and heat.
Chiropractic care is covered by many extended healthcare plans. Call to book your appointment today. New patients are always welcome.