A chiropractic adjustment is non-invasive & precise
The main form of treatment chiropractors deliver is called an adjustment—a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precise directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion.
Some chiropractors may also use other therapies such as:
- shock-wave therapy
Did you know? A chiropractor is authorized to make a direct referral to any medical specialist for consultation and/or treatment when appropriate.
Why would you see a chiropractor?
Chiropractors can help to provide treatment for many common conditions, such as arthritis and neck or back pain.
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 chiropractic 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 provide also recommendations for nutrition, therapeutic exercise, lifestyle and ergonomics (your work set up).
Treatment goals of chiropractic care
Acute and chronic care
- relieve pain
- reduce muscle spasm and inflammation
- increase flexibility
- restore function and range of motion
- treatment plan appropriate to specific individual
- return to normal activities of daily living as quickly as possible
- increase strength
- increase and maintain flexibility
- 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.