What is Chiropractic? Trauma, repetitive motions or stress can cause muscle tension, joint pain or nerve irritation. Chiropractic care is a hands-on therapy that helps reduce pain and discomfort from the above conditions, as well as corrects improper body motions. Without adequate care, the body starts to break down in other surrounding areas leading to further discomfort and degeneration.
What is an adjustment? When a joint is “stuck”, it loses its normal motion and the surrounding muscles become sore and inflamed. Patients may experience pain, discomfort and limited ranges of motion. An adjustment is a gentle thrust by the hands to restore the normal position and motion of a joint. Sometimes patients hear a “pop”. This sound is the release of pressure built up within that joint – similar to the sounds of a pop can opening.
Who can receive adjustments? Dr. Chen uses different techniques based on a patient's age, pain tolerance and mobility. She has adjusted patients from toddlers to seniors.
Is Chiropractic safe? Chiropractic care is recognized as one of the safest alternative therapeuticapproaches to neck, low back and joint pain. Chiropractors are highly trained and regulated by the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (www.albertachiro.com). If you have further concerns, please ask Dr. Chen about research studies conducted for its efficacy and safety.
Some common conditions managed with chiropractic care: -Headaches/Migraines -Chronic postural pain -Neck/Low back pain -Arthritis -Extremity pains (shoulder, hips, knees etc.)