If you’ve been skeptical about chiropractic care, don’t believe everything you’ve heard. Many of the ideas out there about chiropractic are myths and misconceptions. There are many people whose lives have been improved because of the benefits of chiropractic, so before you close the door on this form of therapy, here are some chiropractic facts you should know.
Contrary to what some believe, chiropractic care is safe for many people. It is so safe that practitioners are able to work on infants and pregnant women by alternating their treatment. Although there are rare reactions that could happen, they are not the norm.
In all of Canada, chiropractors provide services as a private business, which means you will not need a doctor’s referral to access them. Chiropractors have their own means of assessing patients to present a diagnosis or clinical impression. Depending on the results, they will discuss a treatment plan, or refer you to another healthcare professional if necessary. The only time you may need a referral from your family doctor is if your extended health benefits provider requires it.
Although the primary location of treatment is the back, chiropractors can treat other issues as well, including neck pain, nerve pain, muscle pain, and arthritis. Other benefits from chiropractic care include an improved immune system, better digestion, and an overall feeling of better health.
The common form of treatment for chiropractors is adjustments of the spinal vertebrae. This is a non-invasive manual procedure that skilled practitioners perform to realign the spine correctly. By doing this, it actually decreases pain and improves the function in areas that previously had reduced movement (joints and surrounding tissue). Although there is a “pop” sound, it does not mean the bone is being cracked. It is the same sound that is made when you crack your knuckles, and is completely harmless.
Not everyone is content to take painkillers every day to deal with their pain—some are searching for safe and effective pain relief that improves with time. If you are one of these people, chiropractic is an option to consider.
MedRehab Group’s chiropractic care provides a non-invasive approach to healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Our chiropractors specialize in manual diagnosis and treatment and will gently manipulate or adjust the effected joints and tissues to restore mobility, treat pain and muscle tightness, and enable your body to heal. Our certified chiropractors offer the highest quality patient experience by ensuring safe, effective, and pain-free solutions.
We serve clients in Brampton, Georgetown, Hamilton, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Maple, Vaughan, Woodbridge, and Pickering. We are committed to excellence and strive to provide the best service to our patients. Contact us at 1-888-409-4058 to book your first treatment session or visit our web site to learn more about our chiropractic services.
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