WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is one of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the nervous (brain) and musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.
Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.
For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the neurological and musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
In addition to ongoing health and wellness care, chiropractic may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. According to patient surveys, by treating the nervous system and musculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.
There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Work and sports injuries
- Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs
- General health and well-being
Chiropractic is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. Almost 2 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives
A Chiropractor helps everyone, including newborns, children, adolescents, pregnant patients and seniors. The Chiropractic Adjustment is modified according to the age, size and condition of the patient. People seek Chiropractic care for many reasons including health optimization, pain reduction and control, as well as a natural approach to wellness care.
The foundation of why chiropractic works so effectively is because it focuses on the optimal functioning of the nervous system and its effects on the entire body.
At Yorkdale Wellness Clinic we believe that true health begins with a balanced brain and nervous system.
Your nervous system controls every cell in your body and each of the trillions of cells in your body performs an abundance of chemical reactions every second. The brain is the control center of the nervous system.Your brain controls everything in your body, including how your body is able to respond to, adapt to, and recover from stress. If your brain functions well you will experience good health, but a brain that is compromised will likely result in conditions of ill health.
How the brain responds to stress is of paramount importance and will dictate how the entire rest of the body responds. Stress can cause havoc in the brain and ultimately in rest of the body.
There are two main divisions of the nervous system – one keeps everything running smoothly and in balance (parasympathetic aka rest and digest response) – the other is for defense and protection and doesn't seek balance, it's purpose is to preserve life through extreme responses (sympathetic aka fight or flight response).
Stress is a threat, and even low levels of stress over time can have drastic results in the health of an individual. The body's ability to re-establish normal balance is critical, and recent research suggests that the how we respond to stress and recover from it could be a better indicator of health than age, sex, weight, if you smoke, or exercise.
The Chiropractic Approach in our clinic is truly holistic and unique, addressing the body from brain to toe, which an abundance of modalities along with traditional manual manipulations.
Come see what makes Chiropractic Care at Yorkdale Wellness Clinic so different and effective!!
Call for a consultation and find out how Brain Based Chiropractic can restore and maintain optimal health!!