Seaside Chiropractic

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What is Chiropractic?

 

Chiropractors are primary health care providers that provide manual therapy and rehabilitation services. They deal with the assessment of conditions related to the spine, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and joints of the extremities. Following a compete history and physical exam, the doctor will offer a diagnosis and comprehensive treatment/management plan that usually involves manual therapy and rehabilitaiton exercises.

 

Doctors of Chiropractic believe in treating the body as a whole instead of focusing on a single body part or symptom. With this philosophy, chiropractors are able to improve and maintain the function of the body's joints, muscular and nervous systems.

 

 

 

What is an adjustment?
 

An adjustment is a high velocity-low amplitude thrust applied by the chiropractor to a specific joint. It is a non-invasive and highly skilled therapy. An adjustment can help to relieve pain, restore a joint’s normal range of motion, reduce muscular tightness, and help to normalize nerve function. Adjustments can relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body - so you can enjoy everyday activities again as quickly as possible.

 

 
Who can see a chiropractor?

 

 

Anyone, regardless of age or condition! Chiropractors will most commonly see those suffering from over-use injuries, sports related injuries, motor vehicle accidents and common neck and back stiffness/pain.  Chiropractors help patients to resolve pain, improve restricted ranges of motion, and restore normal function after an injury has occurred.

 

 

 

What to expect during your first visit
 

During your first visit, you will fill out some health related surveys and the chiropractor will perform a history and physical exam. The assessment will look at a patient’s overall function and body mechanics, range of motion, posture and strength. This will allow the chiropractor to effectively diagnose the condition and develop a treatment plan for that patient's specific needs.  

 

 

 

What to expect during your treatments
 

The chiropractor will develop an individualized treatment plan based on the patient's history, goals and condition. Typically treatment will involve manual therapy (ie adjustments, soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations), rehabilitation exercises, IFC, ice/heat, educational advice and acupuncture if needed. The chiropractor will use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient.

 

 

 

What to expect in the future

 

 

Supportive chiropractic care is a long-term treatment plan that a patient may choose to take part in to prevent a recurrence of their condition/injury and to maintain optimal function. Supportive care involves the use of active and passive care including manual therapy, rehabilitation and lifestlye modifications. If you take part in activities that put your body in stress such as playing sports, sitting at a desk or partaking in a labour intensive job you may be continuing to put your body in stress. Supportive care may help to maintain or improve your posture, detect problems before they become more serious, improve overall function, reduce risk of injuries and improve mobility. This type of preventative care is a proactive approach that may save time and money by keeping minor problems from becoming more serious.

What can a chiropractor help you with?
 
  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Joint pain

  • Strains and sprains from daily activities

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Work and sport-related injuries

  • Headaches

  • Sports injuries

  • TMJ Dysfunction

  • Car accident injuries

  • Arthritic pain

  • Joint Stiffness

  • Pre/post natal care

  • Nerve Entrapments and related numbness/tingling

  • Chronic Pain

  • Any other musculoskeletal injury

  • General health and well-being

 

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