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Chiropractors must demonstrate proficiency in advanced manual techniques such as manipulation, mobilization, and soft tissue therapy. Couple this with modern exercise principles, and education, has been proven to by highly effective in the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation is to treat areas of pain, muscle tightness and restricted movement in the joints of the body, particularly the spine. Scientific study of spinal adjustments has clearly demonstrated that chiropractic treatment improves function and is effective for common conditions such as headache, neck and back pain.
Before beginning practice, a chiropractic graduate must pass rigorous National and Provincial Board Examinations, and fulfill stringent requirements for licensure for the right to practice. Our chiropractors complete many hours of post-graduate instruction. Our chiropractors attend seminars, scientific symposiums, and read professional journals to maintain knowledge and skills, and keep up with ongoing research. This professional development keeps us well-equipped with the skills needed to provide patients with safe and effective musculoskeletal care. Just as the medical profession, in general, must be completely certain that the care they provide is safe, so too must the chiropractic profession.
Few medical treatments have been scrutinized in as much detail as chiropractic. The safety and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment has been studied thoroughly.
If we diagnose a problem that would be better treated by another health care professional, we will make an appropriate referral as we have forged good relationships with many physicians and therapists.
Many studies have shown that chiropractic treatment is among the safest and most effective treatments for low back pain. Back pain keeps you from performing essential daily functions and work tasks. Such things as standing, bending over, sitting down at work, or even just getting out of bed, everything is affected with back pain. The good new is that we can help.
Studies have consistently shown that chiropractic is effective at treating the common causes of neck pain. It also has an enviable safety record compared to some other common treatments. Persistent neck pain, can force you to give up things you love doing. The good news is that the right chiropractic care can change pain.
Depending on the cause of your hip pain, chiropractic treatments could help. The hip joint and its integration with your pelvis, SIJ and lumbar spine (lower back) make it a complex region to correctly analyze and assess any dysfunction. Multiple studies have found that chiropractic adjustments are effective in relieving sciatica, a common cause of pain in the hip and lower back. ... Some patients with hip osteoarthritis (HOA) have also benefited from chiropractic care.
Chiropractors are trained to perform joint manipulation and therapies can be viable options for shoulder, arm and hand pain. Our treatment is effective for many types of chronic shoulder pain including pain caused by: rotator cuff tendonitis, frozen shoulder and calcium deposits (calcific tendonisos).
Some of the common foot and ankle problems that patients present with are plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, shin splints, ankle sprains and big toe pain. Rehabilitation of foot and ankle problems is based on a thorough biomechanical assessment of how your whole body works. A complete treatment program for your foot and ankle problem may include, but may not be limited to: therapeutic modalities, manual therapy, stretching/strengthening, biomechanical re-education exercises, instruction on proper footwear, and the use of orthotics or braces.
One of the most common causes of headaches is stiffness and tension in the muscles and joints of your neck. These are called cervicogenic headaches. Studies have demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments can not only have an immediate effect on these headaches but also has a long lasting effect. We use a variety of safe and effective techniques to help treat and manage headache.
The term "sciatica" refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttock and down your leg. The most common cause of this nerve compression is a bulging or herniated disc in your low back.
It is a complicated disorder and can be responsible for a number of symptoms such as: neck pain, headache, numbness or tingling in the arms or hands, dizziness, and ringing in the ears as well as other symptoms. Many of the symptoms associated with concussion overlap with the symptoms of whiplash. Having experienced doctors making accurate diagnosis is critical in the timely recovery from motor vehicle collisions.
People experiencing work injuries are often referred to chiropractors because of the high success rate with treating these types of injuries. Chiropractic care offers a gentle, non-invasive first step when seeking treatment. A chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation in order to assess your condition and find the exact source. Once the cause of the pain has been determined the chiropractor will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Tennis elbow typically develops slowly and people suffering from the condition often cannot remember any specific injury. As mentioned before, the pain is located on the outer portion of the elbow, and is often described as sharp and burning. Besides the development of pain, people suffering from tennis elbow often gradually begin to notice the development of weakness in the hand of the affected arm. Weak grip strength is usually noticed when shaking hands, turning a screw driver, holding a coffee cup, opening doors or holding gardening tools.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that happens when the median nerve in your wrist is compressed by swelling, often due to an underlying medical condition. It is one of the most common conditions affecting the nerves. Fortunately, we have success treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with a more conservative and gentle approach.
A herniated disc is when the disc material has ruptured to the point that the gel pushes outward. We use end ranging loading, spinal sparing techniques, and exercise to name a few modalities to assist patients with discogenic problems.