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Wondering if Chiropractic is Right for You?

What is a Chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a licensed and highly trained, health and wellness professional. Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing and treating pain and 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.  Chiropractic treatment can address 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 our chiropractor at our Yonge Eglinton wellness clinic.

What does a chiropractor do?

A chiropractor works with you to help realign the joints in your body, relieve your pain, ease your muscle tension and optimize the health of your musculoskeletal system. Everyday stressors and/or trauma can cause the joints in your body to go out of alignment. Chiropractors work to find these joints and realign them helping decrease irritation and inflammation.  So, this allows for proper movement, function and healing. Because 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, thus helping you perform at your highest level. At Forces of Nature, at Yonge and Eglinton, our chiropractor, Dr Darlene Buan-Basit, 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  and much more.  If you don’t see your condition listed and you’re not sure if you should see a chiropractor, call us at 416-481-0222, we’re happy to offer guidance.

How does a chiropractor help with pain management?

Chiropractors are primary care practitioners, which means that they are trained to diagnose conditions. So they find the root cause of your problem and will work with you to help safely treat the cause, not just mask your 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 incident per million adjustments. In fact, research suggests that you are 5 times more likely to be hit by lightning. Three million Canadians get safely adjusted by a well-trained chiropractor like ours every year, with no adverse effects. 

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