There is a common perception that all chiropractors do is crack backs. But in reality, we work with most of the joints and muscles in the body. I’ve had success working with jaw joints, headaches, shoulders, hips and even big toes. Seriously from head to toe.
Here is the testimonial from someone who had a car accident one-year ago. Her name is Janine and lives in Ontario, Canada. While driving on the highway, a car pulled right in front of her which brought her to break suddenly and caused her to crash the car in front.
She ended up with a whiplash, severe cuts and a spinal injury. While her doctor recommended physiotherapy, she used to see a chiropractor for maintenance. So, she decided to keep seeing her chiropractor.
She spent twice a week for 2 months, therapy and rehabilitation that involved manual therapy, modalities to relief pain and home exercises to strengthen the muscles.
To cut the story short, Janine can finally go back to what she loves most. Playing with her your kids of 3 and 5 years old.
Learn a bit more of what is chiropractic care and how we can help below!
Chiropractors are trained professionals Chiropractors are trained to help with your nerves, muscles, joints and back. They have extensive training in anatomy - the road map of your body and biomechanics - how your body moves.
Once your chiropractor understands what your issues are, the treatment can consist of some or all of the following:
Their goal is to relieve your pain and improve your body function.
Chiropractic care can help with your neck pain. Chiropractors are trained to fully assess your neck muscles and joints and determine what is the root cause of your pain.
A typical assessment looks at how the neck is moving, the tightness of the muscles around and if any nerves are affected. Treatment can vary depending on condition, it may include movement of the joints of the neck - called spinal manipulation or mobilization, treating the muscles around the neck and/or some stretches/exercises.
Whiplash can affect your neck and back. Have you ever had to stop suddenly, and your neck moves very fast forward and backward?
You may have experienced whiplash where your muscles and ligaments are stretched slightly resulting in some neck or low back pain, in some studies 80% of people experience neck discomfort after a motor vehicle accident.
Car accident injuries, including whiplash, are treated by chiropractors specializing in motor vehicle accidents (MVA).
During Pregnancy your body shifts, moves and grows in a beautiful way! These shifts can cause some aches and pains - most common being low back and pelvic pain.
Chiropractors understand the changes that happen in pregnancy and how that can affect your back and pelvis. They are able to work on your low back and pelvis and give you specific exercises tailored to your condition and keep you active through your pregnancy!
Back pain can affect the entire body and cause severe headache or migraine. We have to remember than the spine controls your body and whenever your spine is misaligned it can affect your health overall.
However, back pain doesn’t necessarily mean you have an issue with your spine. Sometimes, it can be a nerve entrapment causing the pain or a muscle pain located on the lower back or upper back from bad postures.
Chiropractors can help get you better by doing some manipulations or adjustments including some manual therapy to relieve the pain.
Knee pain treatment by a chiropractor can look like a physiotherapy treatment. In fact, those two professions are really good add-ons to each other’s. The chiropractor will assess the knee, the movements and based on that, he/she will recommend some stretching and strengthening exercises with a treatment plan to allow healing.
If the knee pain comes from a post-surgery, the treatment may differ slightly. Regardless, a chiropractor is well-equipped and trained to treat any musculoskeletal injury.
So, should I see a chiropractor for my pain?
Chiropractors can help improve your pain and get you moving again. They can help decrease pain, improve strength and give you some advice on how to manage your issues.
Feel free to email us if you wish to learn more about chiropractic treatment or get more education around prevention injuries. Our clinic (Pillars of Wellness) is located in Burlington, Ontario but all of our practitioners can provide virtual sessions (telehealth) if accessibility is a barrier.
We also offer FREE virtual consultation with any of our chiropractors!
Chiropractic Care is safe and effective. Your chiropractor will do a full examination to determine the root cause of your pain and if chiropractic care is effective for you.
Most of the time, health insurance will cover this service. However, it’s always best to check first. Many of our patients are covered for chiropractic and can be treated in our health centre in Burlington.
Yes, they can. Our chiropractor is certified and experienced in treating children. You won't find too many family chiropractic clinics in Burlington. Most chiropractors treat adults’ patients regarding pain or neck pain but not necessarily practice pediatric chiropractic care. Our staff ensure you receive the best possible service to improve your health overall.