Chiropractic is a regulated health profession recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces. Doctors of Chiropractic assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system and joints of the extremities. They provide a diagnosis, treatment and prevention of those disorders.
The treatment intervention specific to Chiropractic is the Chiropractic Adjustment or Manipulation. This procedure is a drug-free, non-invasive, very controlled manual procedure, which utilizes highly refined skills developed during four intensive years of chiropractic training. The primary goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to treat areas of decreased motion in the joints of the body, particularly the spine. This decreased motion can create a reaction in surrounding tissues (ligaments, muscles, nerves) resulting in pain, dysfunction and muscular spasm. The chiropractic adjustment helps restore motion to the joint, thereby alleviating symptoms.
In addition to Chiropractic Manipulations, chiropractors are trained in variety of myofascial and soft tissue release techniques, use of electrical modalities, postural and ergonomics advice as well as exercises prescription.
Most extended health care plans now offer coverage for chiropractic services. Please check with your insurance company if you have coverage.