Can You Only See a Chiropractor for Back Pain?
Myth #7: Chiropractic care only treats back pain.
Fact:Chiropractic care enhances the overall wellness of a person, and as a result can be used to treat a variety of health issues.
Chiropractors help ease Canadians’ pain, enabling them to live the active, pain-free lives they want. Chiropractors treat neck pain, back pain, arthritis, certain types of headaches, injuries and more. They are spine, muscle and nervous system experts who specialize in assessing, diagnosing, treating and developing care plans to keep you moving and pain-free.
What is chiropractic care?
- A hands-on, non-invasive, and drug-free practice that
- safely and effectively helps relieve pain and improve the body’s overall function,
- uses various treatments depending on your needs, from manual ‘hands-on’ adjustment techniques to soft tissue therapy.
The reason for chiropractic’s wide-reaching effect is simple: spinal adjustments influence the entire body. Your nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) are central to your body’s normal functioning. When your spine is not correctly aligned, your whole body’s communication system suffers, resulting in many more issues than just back pain. Spinal adjustments improve your nervous system functioning, resulting in relief in a range of areas. Additionally, chiropractors are usually trained to give nutritional and wellness advice, truly empowering their patients to live life to the fullest.