Benefits of chiropractic adjustments & treatment


Non-invasive & precise

A chiropractic adjustment is non-invasive & precise

The main form of treatment chiropractors deliver is called an adjustment, typically a back adjustment or neck adjustment. These are non-invasive procedures consisting of a precise directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion helping to improve patients' quality of life.

Some chiropractors may also use other treatment options such as:

  • X-ray
  • laser
  • acupuncture
  • massage
  • heat
  • ultrasound
  • shock-wave therapy
  • traction

Did you know? A chiropractor is authorized to make a direct referral to any medical specialist for consultation and/or medical treatment when appropriate.


Non-invasive & precise


Why would you see a chiropractor?

Chiropractors can help to provide treatment for many common conditions, such as arthritis, sciatica pain and neck or back pain relief. You can also see a chiropractor for chronic pain management.

They may also help with conditions of the spine and extremities (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nervous system), chronic and acute pain syndromes, including myofascial pain syndromes.  If you have are in a motor vehicle accident and have whiplash, a chiropractor can provide treatment. 

Chiropractors can also help with common injuries such as; strains, sprains, work injuries, joint conditions and sports injuries. 

To help you lead an active and healthy life, chiropractors can also provide recommendations for your overall health including nutrition, therapeutic exercise, arthritis treatment, lifestyle and ergonomics (your work set up). 

Treatment goals

Treatment goals of chiropractic care

  • Acute and chronic care

    • reduce pain
    • reduce muscle spasms and inflammation
    • increase flexibility
    • restore function and increase range of motion
    • treatment plan appropriate to a specific individual
    • return to normal activities of daily living as quickly as possible
  • Rehabilitation

    • increase strength
    • increase and maintain flexibility
    • stabilize
  • Prevention

    • correct postural habits and modify
    • ergonomic modification
    • minimize recurrences
    • lifestyle and nutritional considerations

Read the chiropractic patients' charter of rights to understand your rights as a patient, including: access to services, respect during treatment, privacy parameters, and safety and options for care.