Whenever you experience physical pain, your first reaction is to go to the doctor. While that is the right thing to do, you have to make sure you’re going to the right doctor. Chiropractors are the spine, muscle, joint, and nervous system experts.
Chiropractic care is centred on the theory that once the body’s musculoskeletal structure, specifically the spine, is properly aligned, the body can heal itself without the need for medicine or surgery.
Our experts have been trained to diagnose mechanical disorders and recommend treatment options to relieve pain and restore mobility. From manual hands-on therapy to customized therapeutic exercises, our chiropractors use various treatments depending on their patient’s specific needs and preferences.
The spine is made up of thirty-three small bones that are connected through muscles and ligaments.
If something were to go wrong in the spine, the effects are painful and can reach the entire body. Painful joint and back problems can be caused by a traumatic event, repetitive stress, and sitting for long periods without proper back support.
People commonly seek chiropractic care for help with:
Your musculoskeletal system supports your weight, enables you to move your body, provides stability, and protects your vital organs. Visiting the chiropractor regularly, not just when you’re in need, has countless benefits.
Getting the proper amount of rest is incredibly important to your overall health. Many factors affect how well you sleep, pain being the number one cause of insomnia and lack of sleep. A chiropractor can ease any discomfort and calm down your nervous system so that you can get the sleep you deserve.
You’re more likely to injure yourself if your body is not properly aligned when you participate in sports and physical activities. Chiropractic treatment will keep your nervous system functioning at its best so that you can enjoy your workouts pain-free.
Over-the-counter pain-relieving drugs work by stopping the signals that tell your brain that you are in pain. So, while you may not feel it, the pain is still there. Since chiropractic care is an all-natural medical practice, there’s no need to take any pills for pain relief. Instead, chiropractors use a gentle yet effective hands-on approach to treat your symptoms so that you no longer need to depend on pills.
Working in tight spaces or spending hours sitting in the same position increases the risk of developing chronic back pain. Rounding your shoulders and pitching your head forward bends the spine out of its natural shape and places pressure throughout the entire length of your spine. Bad posture can cause a handful of problems including migraines, lower backaches, stiffness in the shoulders, and numbness in the arms and neck. Luckily, this can all be remedied with chiropractic care.
Chiropractors must complete three years of university education followed by a four-year, full-time accredited academic program that includes an internship. To become a certified Doctor of Chiropractic, they must pass comprehensive Canadian qualifying exams to practice in the province of their choice. Chiropractic is a regulated health profession.
Learn about our team’s qualifications and experience here.
Subluxation is the term used to describe a spinal joint problem. This problem can present itself in various ways including pain, inflammation and restricted movement. Chiropractic treatment is used to identify this alignment issue that typically does not appear on x-rays.
If you have any questions about our chiropractic care treatments at LiveWell Health, contact us today!
Chiropractic adjustment is a manual procedure that is used to restore joint function. These adjustments should only be performed by a licensed chiropractor who has developed their skills during their years in chiropractic education. A chiropractor will usually use their hands or an instrument to manipulate joints in the spine or back. Each chiropractic adjustment is tailored to the specific patient to ensure there is no discomfort.
If you would like to know more about our chiropractic services at LiveWell Health, contact us today!
Yes. Chiropractic treatment usually requires patients to visit a chiropractor multiple times. Positive change after one session has been experienced by many, however, for long-term results, it’s important to follow the treatment plan recommended by your chiropractor.
To learn more about our chiropractic treatment plans at LiveWell Health in Ottawa, contact us today!
Some clients come for weekly sessions, some are treated on a monthly basis and others feel the benefits from just one session. Based on your specific health and wellness needs, our chiropractors will recommend a chiropractic care plan that is best suited for you. Our chiropractors are experts in this discipline and are committed to providing customized care for each of our patients.
Contact us today if you’re interested in receiving chiropractic care at Livewell Family Health Centre!
Yes, you can! It is very common for women who are pregnant to experience back pain and discomfort throughout their pregnancy. This discomfort is caused by the rapid growth of the baby and the impact it has on your body’s reaction to the growth. Receiving chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy can help relieve or prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. You can learn more about our pregnancy care & treatment here.
Contact us today if you are pregnant and interested in receiving chiropractic care to relieve some of the discomfort you are experiencing.