What is Chiropractic? What type of conditions does it help?
Chiropractic is a health profession that specializes in the treatment and prevention of joint, muscle and nerve conditions. Stouffville Health and Wellness Centre provides Stouffville Chiropractic services and Chiropractors Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Miller provide expert care for:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Joint Pain
- Arthritis Pain
- Sports related injury
- Overuse / repetitive strain injury
- Work-related injury
- Motor vehicle injury
What is chiropractic health care?
The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by
hand.” Adjustment of the joints of the body has been used in the healing arts for many centuries and is at the heart of modern chiropractic care. Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Adjustment helps relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine,
joints and supporting structures of the body – so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible. Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise, provide nutritional counseling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.
Did you know?
Back pain, neck pain and headache are the most common reasons why Canadians first consult
a chiropractor. If aching joints and muscle pain are affecting your ability to get through the day and keeping you away from your favourite activities, consider chiropractic care. A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) will assess your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan to put you on the road to recovery. Your chiropractor can also provide expert advice to help you prevent pain and injury from recurring. Here are some tips for back health care.
What type of training and education do Chiropractors receive?
Chiropractors are doctors and must undergo rigorous training. Chiropractors must complete a minimum of three years study at university before they are eligible for Chiropractic College. While at Chiropractic College students must complete over 4500 hours of classroom and clinical instruction. Following graduation all Chiropractors must pass national and provincial licensing examinations. This demanding education ensures that your Chiropractor is able to fully understand all your health needs and is able to provide a high standard of care.
During a treatment what kinds of therapies will the Chiropractor use?
The type of treatment you will receive will depend of your exact condition and health history. Chiropractic adjustments are a very common form of treatment for Chiropractic patients. Adjustments involve gently moving the joints to restore normal joint motion and help the nervous system function properly. Muscle massage, acupuncture, physical therapy machines, rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle counselling may also be included in your treatment plan.
Is Chiropractic safe?
Everyday 120 000 Canadians visit their Chiropractor. They do so with confidence because research has repeatedly shown Chiropractic to be one of the safest methods of treating muscle and joint pain. To ensure your safety the Chiropractor will collect a detailed health history and physical examination to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.
Is Chiropractic Effective?
Many different, independent agencies have conducted rigorous studies to determine the effectiveness of Chiropractic care. This research repeatedly demonstrates that Chiropractic is one of the best forms of care for most muscle and joint related problems.