Different Types of Chiropractic Care
It’s been proven time and again that chiropractic care is the most effective, drug-free and non-invasive method to treat back and neck pain. But different methods of chiropractic can be used to treat even more ailments such as headaches and migraines, sports injuries, whiplash, sciatica, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, knee and ankle pain and more.
There’s no “one size fits all” approach to chiropractic. Each patient has their own unique issues, and since my practice is focused on long-term health, I’ve adopted many methods of chiropractic that are viable for any individual’s needs.
Massage therapy isn’t just relaxing; it’s also quite beneficial when combined with chiropractic care. In many situations, it aids in creating a speedy recovery from injury, it can vastly improve range of motion — especially in the elderly — and it supplements chiropractic treatments by relieving stress, inducing muscle relaxation and increasing the effectiveness of chiropractic. As an added bonus, it feels good, too!
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
I employ many methods of physiotherapy and rehabilitation to not only enhance the effectiveness of chiropractic, but to allow the patient to have more say in their health. Whenever necessary, I’ll prescribe patients various daily exercises and stretches so they can strive to improve without having to be in my office. This is because, while chiropractic is immensely beneficial, it’s not a one-and-done process. Particularly when it comes to recovering from injuries, constant incremental improvements are necessary. And since patients can’t come to my office every day, I’ll guide you on how to improve yourself at home.
One of the reasons I became a chiropractor in the first place is because when I was a young athlete playing basketball, I suffered an injury and experienced severe back pain — pain so intense I could barely walk or stand. After seeing a chiropractor, it changed my life. I made a quick recovery and knew what I wanted to do with my life. I know firsthand how sports injuries can affect your life, so I work with athletes not only to aid in injury recovery, but also to prevent injury in the first place and to optimize player performance.
Yes, chiropractic works for kids. Yes, it’s safe and it’s actually extremely beneficial especially before puberty. In times of rapid bone growth, it’s important to ensure that everything is in the right place and that the spine is developing correctly. It has life-long, positive effects on the child’s future well-being. As a family-focused center, we are trained in the unique needs of infants, children and teenagers.
I’ve covered the benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy extensively before, but many people don’t realize that it can greatly reduce the unwanted and negative symptoms of pregnancy including nausea, dizziness, back and neck pains and even morning sickness. Not only will it help the mother during the pregnancy, but chiropractic methods also strive to ensure a proper and speedy birthing process. By aligning the pelvis, it helps to shorten the labor period and avoid birth complications such as a breech or the need for a C-section.