What is Chiropractic Care?
Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic care is more than just ‘cracking’ backs!
Chiropractic medicine is broad and based on the idea that full health is based on a number of factors including diet, exercise, meditation, and spinal adjustments for best results and optimal wellbeing.
Spinal adjustments are a common method used in Chiropractic to alleviate pain. During an adjustment, your chiropractor will direct the joints of your spine through various ranges of motion in order to align your spine to its natural S shaped position.
These adjustments are normally performed by hand through various degrees of pressure ranging from soft steady pressure to sharper forceful motion—all depending on what pressures needs to be applied to a particular location to achieve the desired alignment.
Once the joints in the spine are aligned, it allows them to have an ideal amount of space between them preventing nerves from being pinched. Throughout the spine lie nerves that run throughout the spinal column.
Back pain often occurs when disc in the spine are swollen, damaged or herniated. Chiropractic medicine offers very precise adjustments with a direct purpose of alleviating pain by properly aligning the spine, relieving pressure from sensitive nerves locations in the spinal column.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments other forms of chiropractic are include soft-and deep tissue massage, Active Release Therapy, dry needling, nutritional counselling, and other forms of hands-on manual therapy.