What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractors are hands-on primary health care providers who focus on treating the musculoskeletal system with chiropractic care. Licensed chiropractors have a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, which requires a minimum of 3 years of university study in addition to completion of a 4 year program at an accredited chiropractic college.
A chiropractor will take a health history, perform an assessment, provide a diagnosis, and recommend/provide treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.
Treatment plans are tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient. Chiropractors may use electrical therapy, ultrasound therapy, acupuncture, or prescribe exercises/products in addition to hands on treatment.
For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. According to patient surveys, by treating the musculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.
There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Work and sports injuries
- Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs
- General health and well-being
Chiropractic is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. Almost 2 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives.
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