What Do Chiropractors Do?
Chiropractors are doctors who practice the art of healing by adjusting, or manipulating, the spinal column. A healthy, well aligned spinal column moving with full range of motion allows the nervous system to perform properly, which is vital because it controls every function of your body. To be licensed, chiropractors must have completed three years of university followed by four years at a chiropractic college.
A chiropractor adjusts your spine to reduce the problem areas – called subluxations – which cause so many health conditions. When your spine is correctly aligned, it allows your nervous system to function properly, and your body can heal itself. Spinal adjustments give your body the opportunity to heal.
Your chiropractor uses highly specialized hands-on healing techniques which assist your spine, central nervous system, and body to heal themselves naturally. Chiropractic care helps you return to optimum health by restoring and maintaining nerve and joint function. The end result? You are healthier and pain free, allowing you to live life to the fullest once again.
Your spine is the “back bone” of your health. Its job is to support you and provide protection to your nervous system, which starts in the brain and runs throughout your body. That’s why a problem with your spine can have far reaching effects, causing symptoms such as arm pain.
Does it hurt to get your spine adjusted?
Not at all. Adjustments are comfortable and safe for the whole family, from infants to pregnant women and the elderly. For hundreds of thousands of Canadians, visiting a chiropractor is just routine – like regular dental check-ups.
If I go to see a chiropractor, will I be expected to keep going?
That’s entirely up to you. Some people only want to be treated for a specific pain or illness, and when symptoms disappear they stop going. Others use it to fully correct the underlying cause of symptoms and to remain feeling really well.