Chiropractic Care and You

Did you know?
Back pain, neck pain and headache are the most common reasons why Canadians first consult a chiropractor. 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. A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) will assess your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan to put you on the road to recovery. Your chiropractor can also provide expert advice to help you prevent pain and injury from recurring.

Evidence-based & patient-centred
Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively. Complications are rare and side-effects, such as temporary soreness, are usually minor. Your chiropractor is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another healthcare provider.

Following university studies, a chiropractor must then complete a rigorous fouryear, full-time education program and pass comprehensive Canadian qualifying examinations in order to become licensed to practice. Chiropractors are regulated health professionals and the licensing college in each province is charged with protecting the public and setting standards for the profession.

Here are some of the most common reasons why more than 4 million Canadians visit a chiropractor each year:
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Headache
• Whiplash
• Strains and sprains from daily activities
• Repetitive strain injuries
• Work and sports-related injuries
• Arthritis
• Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck or limbs

Benefits of chiropractic care
Chiropractic treatment is skilled, hands-on health care that relieves pain and helps your body be its best.Here are some of the ways it can help you:
• Improved movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
• Better posture
• Relief from headaches, neck and back pain
• Prevention of work-related muscle and joint injuries
• Enhanced athletic performance
• Improved flexibility
• Relief of pregnancy-related back ache
• Correction of gait and foot problems