Chiropractic care treats the body as a whole, focusing on the way all the individual parts interact together. The spine is particularly important because it protects your nervous system, which is responsible for carrying messages from your brain to all the other parts of your body. The nervous system travels out from your vertebrae, the joints of your spine. A stress or strain on these vertebrae can put pressure on the nerves, causing local pain, as well as pain elsewhere in your body. For example, a misaligned or poorly moving area in your lower spine can cause leg pain, or cause your upper spine to compensate, leading to headaches.
Accidents, sport or work-related injuries, or even just the stress of daily living can cause back and joint problems. Even if you’re not experiencing any pain, athletes, sports enthusiasts, and anyone else with a busy, active lifestyle can benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function, reducing the risk of future injuries by promoting proper alignment and improving your overall well-being.
Your first appointment at Spectrum Physiotherapy Newmarket will involve a thorough physical examination, which may involve observation of how you stand and move, as well as palpation of your spine, head and pelvis. Based on this assessment, we may recommend a number of different adjustments, including:
- Manual pressing and pushing in and around your spine
- Using slow and sustained hand pressure or shorter, more rapid movements
- Stretching or moving your body into different positions
These adjustments may take place with you standing, sitting, or lying down, depending on your symptoms. You may hear a slight clicking sound as the spinal joints are adjusted, but this is typically painless.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care:
- Improved mobility in neck, shoulders, back, and torso
- Improved athletic performance
- Increased flexibility
- Reduced pain in head, neck and back
- Improved posture
- Correction of gait and foot problems
- Reduced risk for muscle and joint injuries
Have a question about how chiropractic care can improve your health? Contact us here to speak to one of our chiropractic professionals today.