WHEN TO CONSIDER CHIROPRACTIC CARE
If aching joints and muscle pain are affecting your ability to get through the day and keeping you away from your favourite activities, consider chiropractic care. Work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, or even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint, neck and back problems. Even if you don't have any painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain proper joint function.
Chiropractors are experts in neuromusculoskeletal health, and are well equipped to treat a wide variety of conditions involve the muscles, joints, bones and nerves of the body.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Following a thorough examination and a detailed history, your chiropractor will recommend a course of treatment specific to you. Treatment may include a combination of chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilizations, muscle release therapy, acupuncture, and/or a variety of other inflammation decreasing and healing modalities. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic exercises, rehabilitation strategies, and injury prevention techniques to help prevent future re-injury!
Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin, fine needles into the body in order to decrease pain and promote healing. It is highly effective and virtually painless.
Recent scientific studies have proven the dramatic and clinical effects of acupuncture in reducing pain. By stimulating the acupuncture needles, a neurological response is produced. This stimulation causes the body to produce higher levels of your body's natural pain killers (endorphins and enkephalons).
The neurological stimulation produced by acupuncture occurs at four levels of your nervous system, from the needle all the way up to the brain. Acupuncture also stimulates healing in the area by increasing blood flow and reducing deep scar tissue in the affected structures.
Muscle Release Therapy
Muscle Release Therapy (MRT) is a specialized stretching technique used to treat patients with various soft tissue, muscle, and fascial problems. Fascia is a thin tissue that covers all the organs and muscles of the body. All muscle stretching is therefore stretching the fascia and the muscle, which together, is called the myofascial unit. When muscle fibers are injured, the fibers and the fascia which surrounds it become short and tight. This stress is transmitted through the fascia to other parts of the body, which may seem completely unrelated, which causes pain and a variety of other symptoms in areas you often don't expect. MRT treats these symptoms by releasing the tightness in injured fascia.