19, Sep 2023
What Does a Chiropractor Do?
A chiropractor is a nationally registered health professional who provides treatments, such as manual manipulation of the vertebrae and joints, to manage conditions that affect the muscles and bones (musculoskeletal system). Chiropractors may also provide lifestyle advice on how to move better and reduce stress.More info:familyintegrativemedicine.com/
People commonly think of chiropractors as treating back and neck pain, but they are also able to help treat other problems such as fibromyalgia, headaches, and allergies. This is because they are trained to use spinal manipulations that increase blood flow and nerve conductivity in the muscles and joints, helping them function more efficiently.
A Holistic Approach: Integrating Chiropractic Care into Your Wellness Routine
When you get a chiropractic treatment, you may hear and feel a popping sound. This occurs because gas like oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide gets trapped in small spaces within the joints. When the joint is moved, these gases escape and create the cracking noise that you can hear. It’s a similar feeling to when you crack your knuckles, and it doesn’t hurt!
Chiropractors often treat patients after a car accident, but they can also help with other injuries such as knees, shoulders, hips, and wrists. They can even help with the recovery process for athletes who have suffered sports-related injuries. They are also active members of the healthcare community, serving as professors, researchers, and hospital board members, as well as part of a team of healthcare professionals at a local health club or sporting organization. In fact, a recent study that Environics Research Group commissioned found that 26 per cent of Ontarians have used a chiropractor.