What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a primary contact health care profession utilizing a systematic diagnostic method of patient-centered care and research. Chiropractors have expert knowledge in spine and musculoskeletal health. It is one of the largest primary contact health care professions in Canada, chiropractors treat approximately 4.5 million Canadians annually with drug free, non-invasive, hands-on care.
Chiropractors assess disorders related to the spine, joints of the extremities and the nervous system in order to provide a diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation, also referred to as an adjustment, is to treat areas of decreased joint movement, thereby reducing pain and increasing joint function and improving overall health.
Manipulation is a highly controlled procedure, which rarely causes discomfort. A chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Many people will notice an improvement in their symptoms immediately after a treatment. To help patients attain their wellness potential, the chiropractor can also design a program that includes exercise.
As stated by: OCA