Whether at home, work, or play, daily living puts strain on our bodies. As a result, you may suffer from persistent headaches, and back, neck, or joint pain. You may have this type of pain due to an injury, accident, illness, or long-term condition, such as arthritis. Chiropractic care can help.
Chiropractic care is a patient-centered, non-invasive, hands-on, regulated healthcare profession focused on your spine, muscles, joints, and nervous system. Chiropractors use the best available evidence and clinical expertise to diagnose issues that affect your body’s movement. They treat them without medication or surgery and prevent them from returning. Chiropractic care can promote health and improve your quality of life, as well as alleviate pain.
Doctors of chiropractic, called ‘chiropractors’ are spine, muscle, joint and related nervous system experts. Every chiropractor receives at least seven years of post-secondary academic and clinical education. They are trained in how to evaluate, diagnose, recommend and deliver a treatment plan that manages issues within these systems. A chiropractor’s education also includes courses in radiology, pain management, prescribed exercise and rehabilitation, among others. A chiropractor is uniquely qualified to evaluate your condition and identify what’s causing your pain.
Based on the best available evidence, combined with their clinical expertise, your chiropractor will work with you to determine the best treatment to relieve your pain. They will also help prevent it from returning and restore your mobility.
Some of the conditions chiropractors treat include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Pain associated with arthritis
- Work and sports injuries
More than half of all Ontarians have been to a chiropractor in their lifetime. Many people seek chiropractic care to manage and treat various spine, muscle and joint conditions and pain…
- After accident/injury, including whiplash
- In their low-back, pelvis or mid-back
- In their head, neck, or shoulders
- In their elbows, wrists, or hands due to sprains, strains, and other conditions
- In their hip, knee, ankle, or foot due to sprains, strains, and other conditions
- Related to cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, or other chronic conditions
You don’t have to have an issue or be in pain to visit a chiropractor Expecting mothers to athletes visit chiropractors to reduce their risk of injuries or improve their range of motion and mobility.
Part of Your Health Care Team
Chiropractors collaborate with other health care professionals, such as medical doctors, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, registered massage therapists, midwives, and other specialists to help you manage your specific needs.