- Relief Care for the most obvious symptoms,
- Corrective Care for their underlying problem,
- Maintenance Care to sustain their progress,
- Preventive Care to catch new problems early,
- Wellness Care to be all that they can be.
Many patients of all ages seek chiropractic for wellness care. Others find that chiropractic helps to maintain mobility and good range of motion. Work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and spinal problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function.
Here are some of the most common reasons and conditions people turn to us for help, so that they can get back to doing the things they want to do.
Lower Back Pain or Sciatica
Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. For many people, the pain can keep them away from work, school or even their day-to-day activities. Maybe it was an injury or you overdid it, maybe it was posture, just reaching for something, or you are not sure how you ended up this way. In our experience, there is often no need to ‘deal with it’ and wait for the pain to cause interruptions in the activities of your daily life.
Neck or Upper Back Pain
More than six out of ten people will experience neck pain at some point in their lives, and one-fifth of Canadians suffer neck pains at any given time. That’s a whole lot, so you are certainly not alone. We know that the pain can run from nagging to outright disruptive. It may even come with a headache. Sports, falls, and accidents are some of the most obvious culprits. In our experience, lifestyle issues like your posture driving, at work, at home, or even texting often play a role. We have helped many people get back to their activities of daily living, and stay that way, when their pain was related to the joints, discs, muscles and nerves.
There are few things in life that put more stress on your spine than pregnancy. Your spine must adapt to posture and weight changes with each passing month. Many women have come to accept that back pain accompanies pregnancy, but that is not always the case. Some women may even find their labour to be more comfortable after having received chiropractic care during pregnancy. Our clinic has been helping expectant mothers through their pregnancies for more than two decades. We are able to adapt our techniques and equipment to help make you comfortable no matter your stage of pregnancy.
Sprain and Strain Injuries
Have you ever lifted something too heavy? Shoveled too much? Have you ever spent too long on the computer? The golf course? Working labour, or focusing on a hobby? There is so much we do in a day that can overwhelm the ligaments and muscles of our joint. Sometimes it happens quickly. Often it develops over time. Whether it’s an acute injury or repetitive strain, leave it too long and symptoms of numbness, burning, tingling, swelling or aching are likely to show. Any longer than that and you may have to avoid the activity more than you care to. Chiropractic techniques that work so well with the spine can be applied to other areas of the body. With a conservative approach, we have helped many people restore and maintain healthy function to the joints, muscles and ligaments so you don’t miss the things you like to do.
General Health and Well Being
The function of the spine, joints, muscles and nerves, is central to chiropractic’s approach to health and well being. The stress and strains of everyday living such as desk work, poor posture, being sedentary, or even sleeping on the couch can cause spinal problems. So may falls, accidents (especially car accidents), sports, gardening, or even learning to walk. Like a tooth cavity or heart disease, many people have a problem long before they notice any symptoms. Turns out, true health is about how our bodies function not how we feel. Doesn’t it make sense to get the little problems checked while they are still little? Eat right, exercise, get lots of sleep, drink plenty of fluids… and get a chiropractor to check your spine.