How Do We Help?
How do you know if chiropractic is the best option for you and your family?
Chiropractic care is used both by those that are suffering as well as those who aren't necessarily in pain but are looking to be as healthy as possible.
In order to understand how chiropractic care may be able to help you, it's important to understand what chiropractors do and how the body works. Chiropractors are spine and nervous system specialists. The way that your body heals and functions is through the brain, spinal cord and network of nerves that exit the spine to supply every single organ, tissue and cell in your entire body! The purpose of your spine is to protect the spinal cord and these important nerves that carry messages to all parts of the body.
Different stressors in your life can cause subtle shifts or misalignments in the spine which can interfere with the messages travelling back and forth between your brain and body through the nervous system. These stresses can be physical (poor posture, car accidents, repetitive movements), mental (work and relationship stress) and even chemical (toxins in our environment, medications, food choices). The misalignments that these stressors create are called subluxations. Chiropractors are specialists at detecting and correcting spinal subluxations which enables your body to return to a state of ease where it can begin to heal and function naturally. As your body begins to heal better you will experience a decrease in need for medications like pain-killers, muscle relaxants or anti-inflammatories.
So what are some of the conditions that respond well to chiropractic care? If you suffer with back pain, sciatica (pain travelling down the legs), neck pain, shoulder, arm and hand pain, numbness and tingling, tension headaches, migraine headaches, carpal tunnel, vertigo, dizziness or balance issues, these are all conditions that can respond well to chiropractic adjustments (see link WHAT IS AN ADJUSTMENT?)
In addition to these benefits, many of our patients notice improvements in other areas of their health. Chiropractic has been known to improve digestive function, breathing and blood pressure problems. Many patients experience improvement in their sleep patterns and energy levels.
Who Do We Help?
Chiropractors literally help patients of all ages! Everyone can benefit from chiropractic care from new born babies to seniors. Parents often bring their babies to the chiropractor for a check-up after delivery as well as for conditions such as colic, poor sleep and ear infections. Pregnant mothers notice huge benefits in reduced pregnancy-related lower back, hip and pelvic pain, and even have been shown to have reduced labour times when their pelvis is properly aligned and free of subluxation! School-aged children notice improved concentration and better posture when under chiropractic care. Seniors who suffer with osteoarthritis, pain and poor mobility issues notice significant functional changes in what they are able to do when their nervous system starts to function better. No matter what your age or stage of life, chiropractic is a fantastic choice if you are looking to experience optimal health!