What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a regulated and non-invasive form of alternative medicine that does not use medication or surgery in its treatment.  It involves the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders within the musculoskeletal system, such as the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.  Chiropractic care in Burlington involves techniques such as manual manipulations of the joints and soft tissues, device assisted manipulations, and additional modalities such as acupuncture and IFC.

A Brief History

D.D Palmer founded chiropractic in the 1890s, his son B.J. Palmer helped to expand it in the 20th century.  At first, chiropractic was considered very controversial and had little evidence to support its effectiveness but today it is widely used and supported by medical professionals worldwide. D.D. Palmer called it a “science of healing without drugs.”

Who Can Chiropractic Help?

There are many reasons one may seek chiropractic care in Burlington, some being (but not limited to):

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Whiplash
  • Strains and sprains
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Work and sports injuries
  • Arthritis

Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs

According to the Ontario Chiropractic Association, almost 2.7 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives.

Are There Any Risks to Chiropractic Care in Burlington?

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug- free therapies for neuromuskuloskeletal disorders.  Chiropractic is safe when performed by someone who is trained and licensed to deliver care.  Serious complications with chiropractic are rare, in fact many patients feel immediate relief following treatment.  Some patients may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.

How Can I Find a Chiropractor in Burlington?

It is important to do your research before walking into any health care office.  Consulting your medical doctor is a good place to start to see if chiropractic is right for you.  Otherwise many clinics offer “Consultations” where you may meet the chiropractor and chat briefly about their treatment techniques so that you may be fully informed before committing to any treatment. Make sure the chiropractor is fully-licensed, well experienced, and has good reviews from other Patients.

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