One of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.
Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, based on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.
Chiropractic care may be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with acute and chronic conditions. Chiropractic treatment has also been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.
Why Chiropractic + Back health is important
The body’s information highway – your nervous system – is protected by the spine. The nervous system travels out between the vertebrae or joints of the spine to carry messages from the brain to every corner of your body. Stress and strain on the vertebrae can put pressure on the nerves in the affected area. That is why a problem with your spine can have far-reaching effects causing symptoms such as arm or leg pain. Chiropractic care focuses on restoring and maintaining the health of your joints, muscles and nerves through the use of an adjustment. A spinal adjustment can relieve pain, restore normal movement, and stimulate higher function of your nervous system which includes your most important organ, the brain. A healthy spine means a healthier you.
Evidence-based + patient-centred care
Chiropractic is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science. Spinal manipulative therapy (adjustment) provided by doctors of chiropractic has been researched extensively both in Canada and internationally. Chiropractors offer a safe, non-invasive approach to joint and muscle problems. Complications are rare and side-effects, such as temporary soreness, are usually minor. Dr. Eve is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another health care provider.
Following university studies, chiropractors acquire their skills through a rigorous four-year, full -time accredited academic program including internship. Chiropractors must then pass comprehensive Canadian qualifying examinations in order to become licensed to practice. Chiropractors are regulated health professionals, and are one of only five classes of health care professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title Doctor, with its accompanying rights and obligations.
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"As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I'm one step ahead of the game."
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