What is Chiropractic Care?

Your overall health is affected by how healthy your body structure/ spine is. In layman’s terms, chiropractic care is the care of the body structure/ spine for the improvement of overall health and wellbeing.

The spine is perhaps the human body’s most important structure. It supports the body. It also protects the spinal cord from damage. So if anything affects the spine or the muscles linked to it, the spinal cord (and the peripheral nervous system connected to it) will also be affected. This is the reason why muscle injury and injury to the spine often considerably affect the body’s sensation, strength, and performance.

Over the last two decades, more and more research has gone into improving chiropractic care, treatments, and techniques as the importance of the health of the spine to the overall health of the body has become more apparent to medical societies across the world.

This is especially good news because the improvement in chiropractic care is coinciding with a time when more and more people are being diagnosed with musculoskeletal conditions such as lumbar backache (low back pain) and other conditions. This means that through chiropractic care, people diagnosed with such conditions can get the help and the relief they need from such conditions.

What are the Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Care?

A recent study conducted by a government agency in the United States revealed that spinal manipulation (a chiropractic care technique), can be an effective intervention for adults suffering from cervicogenic headache, dizziness, migraine, acute low back pain, or chronic low back pain. Even those with neck pain can benefit from thoracic manipulation (a chiropractic care technique) according to the study.

When manipulative treatments are used alongside other therapeutic and soft tissue techniques, they can help to correct musculoskeletal injuries and to restore health. They can also help to prevent injuries from occurring or from getting worse. The treatments can also improve athletic performance, body function, balance, and posture.

In short, regular chiropractic care can significantly improve your overall health and wellbeing. And if you have a serious condition such as low back pain or neck pain, it can make it go away.

Chiropractic Care is Science-Based

While chiropractors are not actually doctors, they are recognized and respected healthcare professionals. They do not guess or provide care based on intuition or superstitions. Their work is science-based. Many have studied Doctor of Chiropractor degree programs to be able to do what they do. Others have studied equivalent or other kinds of programs to be able to work as chiropractors. They work by following established guidelines to diagnose conditions and to treat them. They also use advanced tools and methods such as surface EMG technology to provide treatment.

So if you have been having doubts about chiropractic care, shut them down now. Chiropractic care is science-based and research-backed.

Holistic Approach to Chiropractic Care

For long term wellness, most chiropractic care providers usually take a holistic approach to wellness. This approach involves developing personalized programs for clients including manipulative treatments, exercises, activities, soft-tissue therapies, dietary changes, and lifestyle modifications. Programs that help restore the health of the body, mind, and spirit for overall health and wellbeing.

As you can see, chiropractic care can provide you with the help you need to live pain-free and to restore your physical and mental health. It is holistic and can ensure you progressively become stronger with each manipulative treatment session.

If you are in Ottawa, call APOLLO PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTRES today to find out more information about chiropractic care and how you can get the help you need.