Caring for your spine with Chiropractic (By Bethany Higgins – Chiropractor at Victoria Point Chiropractic)
The following are some questions you may ask of yourself if improving your general health and that of your spine is an important consideration.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession focusing on disorders of the Musculoskeletal and Nervous System and the effects of these disorders on general health.
Chiropractic is most often used to treat Neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to headaches, back pain, neck pain and pain in the joints of the arms and legs.
Chiropractic treatment of affected joints and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating inflammation, pain and muscle tightness which allows tissues to heal. Treatment is often referred to by terminology such as adjustment or manipulation.
How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractors restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile or restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury.
Treatment aims to restore proper spinal and peripheral joint biomechanics which will result in alleviating or preventing further damage and discomfort.
Chiropractors aim to assist recovery and promote general health by providing advice on exercise, diet, ergonomics, and referring to other health care professionals for opinion and treatment.Back to Chiropractic News