A spinal adjustment is a chiropractic treatment for pain relief. Adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. Chiropractic adjustments have a long history and have been practiced and refined for hundreds of years. Complications are extremely rare and side-effects, if any, are minor.
When should I see a chiropractor for a spinal adjustment?
80% of Canadians will experience back pain, and 30% of Ontarians have back pain at any given time. Those afflicted with back pain can find school, work, and everyday activities very difficult. If back pain is disrupting your daily life you should speak with a chiropractor immediately.
Ontario chiropractors are health care professionals regulated by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. Chiropractors are highly specialized and trained in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders in joints, muscles, spines, and nervous systems. These disorders may include back pain, neck pain, headaches, etc.
Many patients seek chiropractors for general wellbeing as chiropractic believes in and practices holistic healthcare. Other patients, such as seniors, seek chiropractors for treatments to help them maintain their mobility and range of motion. Pain should not be an everyday part of life, especially when there are qualified professionals out there.
More than four million Canadians visit a chiropractor every year. Here are some common reasons why:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Work-related repetitive strain injuries
- Sports-related injuries
- Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck or limbs
- General well-being and health
Here are some common benefits that patients report after seeing their chiropractors:
- Improved movement in backs, necks, shoulders, and torso
- Improved range of motion and flexibility
- Pain relief from headaches and in backs and necks
- Relief from work-related muscle and joint strain
- Improved posture
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Gait correction
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Chiropractic is recognized as a safe, drug-free, and non-invasive treatment for back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record, but like other health treatments, there is a small chance of side effects. The vast majority of patients experience immediate relief after an adjustment, but some may experience stiffness, minor temporary pain, or mild swelling. Some patients may also experience dizziness or short-term numbness. That said, side effects from spinal adjustment are infrequent and typically minor and short-lived.
About Dundas Chiropractic
Dundas Chiropractic is an Oakville-based healthcare and chiropractic center that specializes in back pain and back pain-related ailments. We are conveniently located at Trafalgar and Dundas in Oakville. Our location has served proudly served the Oakville community and surrounding areas for years. We see patients by appointment but we also welcome walk-in visits. If you are experiencing the pain of any kind, contact us – we’ll treat you as soon as possible.