What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a hands-on therapy based on the theory that subluxations in the spine may cause many medical disorders (especially disorders of the nervous system). Chiropractic medicine originated in the late 1800s in the United States.

Chiropractic treatments usually involve adjusting the joints and bones in a person's spine using twisting, pulling, or pushing movements. Some Chiropractors use heat, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound to help relax the person's muscles before doing a spinal adjustment.

The primary theory behind chiropractic therapy is to help the body heal itself by correcting subluxation of the joints, particularly the bones of the spine (vertebrae).

What is Chiropractic used for?

Research has shown chiropractic therapy to be particularly effective in treating low back pain and to be helpful in treating neck pain and headaches.  There may be benefits in the Chiropractic treatment of other illnesses as well.

Is Chiropractic safe?

Please discuss with your chiropractor any potential risks associated with chiropractic treatment. Not uncommonly, side effects of Chiropracic treatments may include minor pain or discomfort at the point of manipulation, headaches, and fatigue. Most of these effects go away within a day.

Chiropractic students must have a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate study before applying to a Chiropractic university. After completing a 4-year program, the chiropractic student receives a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree. Chiropractors are licensed in every province and must pass a national and provincial exam.


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