Chiropractic Care in Burlington

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.

Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.

Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

The chiropractic system is based on the premise that the spine is literally the backbone of human health: Misalignments of the vertebrae (also known as subluxations) caused by poor posture, stress or trauma result in pressure on the spinal nerves, which may lead to diminished function and illness. The chiropractor seeks to analyze and correct these subluxations through spinal adjustments.

Why Should you see a Chiropractor?

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care: Work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and spinal problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function. Many patients seek chiropractic treatment for wellness care. Others, like seniors, find that treatment helps them to maintain mobility and good range of motion. Pain should never become a way of life.

More than 1.2 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives.

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What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is a specifically directed force, normally by hand designed to 'unlock' the subluxated vertebra returning normal motion and alignment to the spine.

There are a variety of different methods used in Chiropractic to analyze and adjust the spine. A Chiropractor will choose the most effective technique for a person by taking into consideration the physical build of the patient, the age or any other health matters. Additionally the chiropractor will make sure the adjustment is as comfortable as possible.

What is a subluxation?

Subluxations are problem areas of your spine that affect your entire nerve system. In these problem areas the spinal bones are misaligned or have lost their normal range of movement.

A subluxation of the vertebrae in your spine irritates your nervous system resulting in overall malfunction of the body.

Subluxations affect the health of your nerves, ligaments, discs, and joints as well as weaken your muscles and most importantly, alter the flow of energy from your brain to the rest of your body. Your brain and body cannot communicate properly if there is interference on your nervous system from a subluxation.

How do I get a subluxation?

The stresses and strains of everyday living such as housework, gardening, desk work, lifting, or even sleeping on the couch, can cause spinal problems. So can falls, accidents (especially car accidents), sports activities and injuries.

In children, subluxations may occur during the birth process, while they learn to walk and play, and from everyday childhood activities. In fact, any physical, chemical or emotional stress can cause a subluxation.

How do I know if I have a subluxation?

Symptoms such as headaches, back pain, neck stiffness, pain in your shoulders, arms or legs, numbness in your hands or feet, or nervousness are the most common signs of subluxations. However, similar to a cavity, most people will have a subluxation long before they notice any symptoms.

How are subluxations corrected?

Your chiropractor will reduce and correct subluxations with highly skilled adjustments to your spine. If the subluxations have been present a short time, you may need only a few adjustments. However, long-term, chronic subluxations will require more frequent adjustments to retrain the problem areas of the spine to hold the vertebrae in their normal, healthy positions. As subluxations are corrected, your nerve system starts to function properly again and your body heals itself. Health comes from the inside out, not outside in!

How can I avoid subluxations?

If you want to keep subluxations from recurring, or new ones from developing, it's best to have periodic adjustments.

Combined with a sensible diet and moderate exercise, chiropractic care can help you enjoy the best of health for the rest of your life.

Subluxations prevent you from enjoying the best of health. Only a chiropractor is trained to correct them.

What conditions are treated with Chiropractic?

People with all ages and all kinds of health problems including colds, flu, allergies, hearing problems, ear infections, spinal or disc problems, pain, whiplash, arthritis, insomnia, stress, vision problems, headaches, PMS, bed wetting, colic, and even high blood pressure have received positive results from chiropractic care.

Chiropractors find the underlying cause(s) of the body's malfunction, ache or pain, and help correct it. This means that Chiropractors don't have an asthma adjustment, a headache adjustment or a back pain adjustment. They adjust the spine as required in every individual person in such a way as to remove the interference to nerves thus allowing your body to function more normally.

How do I get started?

Our Chiropractor will perform a thorough consultation, evaluation and examination using state of the art technology. We will assess your current state of health and recommend a specific course of treatment in order to optimize your full potential.
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Why should I see a Chiropractor?

  • Chiropractic can alleviate symptoms from common ailments such as back pain and headaches, to childhood illnesses such as earaches and asthma.
  • Through improved movement and better posture, there is a reduction in work-related muscle and joint injuries, and enhanced athletic performance.
  • Chiropractic can dramatically strengthen your immune system, allowing you to fight off infection more effectively.
  • Chiropractic optimizes your health and well-being, and increases your energy and vitality in all aspects of your life.
  • Chiropractic adds years to your life and life to your years. It allows you to stay stronger, longer.
  • Chiropractic allows you to continue to do the things you love with the people you love.

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Why should I see a Chiropractor if I'm pregnant?

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Doctors of Chiropractic work specifically with your pelvis throughout pregnancy to restore a state of balance and create an environment for an easier, quicker, safer delivery.

Chiropractic adjustments reduce interference to the nerve system allowing your uterus to function at its maximum potential.

Chiropractic care is shown to reduce the need for pain medications and medical interventions.

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Why should kids see a Chiropractor?

Children may have a variety of symptoms that are related to spine misalignment and stress to their nerve systems such as colic, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, bed wetting, asthma, ear infections, chronic infections and frequent colds.

Active children may develop problems due to repeated one-sided swings, kicks or throws that may overdevelop one side of the body.

Many adult spinal problems begin in childhood. A Chiropractic check-up is the only way to know how well your child’s nerve system is working.

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