Wondering if Chiropractic is Right for You?
What is a Chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a licensed and highly trained, health and wellness professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions of the nerves, joints and muscles in the body.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the muscles, skeleton, joints and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on overall health and vitality. The most common treatment performed by doctors of chiropractic (or chiropractors) is known as spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment to optimally position joints, although there are many other techniques used by the chiropractor at our wellness clinic at Yonge and Eglinton.
What does a chiropractor do?
A chiropractor works with you to help realign the joints in the body, relieve pain, ease muscle tension and optimize the health of the musculoskeletal system. Everyday stressors and/or trauma can cause the joints in the body to go out of alignment. Chiropractors work to find these joints and realign them helping decrease irritation and inflammation and allowing for proper movement, function and healing. A well aligned body is a body functioning at its highest potential.
What kind of pain does a chiropractor treat?
Chiropractic care is great for optimizing wellness and functioning, helping you perform at your highest level. At Forces of Nature, at Yonge and Eglinton, our chiropractor, Dr Tricia Kennedy, commonly helps with conditions like: IT band syndrome, runner’s knee, piriformis syndrome, plantar fasciitis, Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Disc Herniations, Pregnancy, Pain in Children & Seniors, Headaches and Migraines, Neck Pain, TMJ, Rotator cuff injuries, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow/Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Strain Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Work Injuries & More.
How does a chiropractor help with pain management?
Chiropractors are primary care practitioners, which means that they are trained to diagnose conditions. This means that they find the root cause of the problem and will work with you to help safely treat the cause of the problem, not just mask the pain.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Periodically, there is media attention with respect to the safety of chiropractic treatment. The focus of the media’s attention is cervical manipulation and its relation to stroke. Research by the Canadian Medical Association has placed this risk at approximately 1 per million adjustments. In fact, research suggests that you are 5 times more likely to be hit by lightening. Three million Canadians get safely adjusted by a well trained chiropractor every year, with no adverse effects.