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Chiropractic at Pacific Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton

Discover the Power of Natural Healing

The practice of advanced chiropractic care emphasizes the connection between the anatomical structure of the spine and its physiological performance. The hands-on manipulation of the spine is done to restore proper alignment, reduce pain, enhance function, and assist the body’s innate recuperative processes.

Chiropractic care encompasses a wide variety of manual techniques. The purpose is to improve mobility in the affected region and speed up the healing process.

Our Chiropractic Treatment at Pacific Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton Typically Involves

  • Evaluation: The chiropractor will begin by conducting a thorough evaluation of your medical history, symptoms, and any relevant diagnostic imaging or test results.
  • Physical examination: A physical examination will be performed to assess your posture, range of motion, muscle strength, and any areas of pain or discomfort.
  • Diagnosis: Based on the evaluation and examination, the chiropractor will provide a diagnosis and explain their findings to you.
  • Treatment plan: A personalized treatment plan will be developed, outlining the recommended chiropractic techniques and the frequency of sessions.
  • Adjustments: Chiropractic adjustments are the cornerstone of treatment. The chiropractor will use their hands or specialized instruments to apply controlled force to specific joints, aiming to restore normal joint function, reduce pain, and improve mobility.
  • Additional techniques: Depending on your condition, the chiropractor may incorporate additional techniques such as mobilization, soft tissue therapy, stretching, or exercises to complement the adjustments.
  • Patient education: The chiropractor will educate you about proper posture, ergonomics, and exercises to support your treatment and promote overall musculoskeletal health.
  • Follow-up visits: You will typically have follow-up visits to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan, and address any concerns or questions you may have.
  • Rehabilitation: In some cases, we may recommend periodic maintenance visits to help prevent future issues and maintain the benefits of treatment.

Are There Any Contraindications to Chiropractic Care?

Spinal manipulation has a number of potential side effects (if done without the consent of a licensed, experienced, and authorized practitioner). Cause and effect are not well understood, although rare reports of serious problems have surfaced, including stroke, CES, and exacerbation of herniated discs.

Maintaining a secure environment is still a top priority for us. Therefore, we make it a priority to take part in regular continuing education programs and scientific findings in our field.

You Shouldn’t Get Chiropractic If…

  • Individuals with severe osteoporosis or fragile bones
  • Those with a history of spinal cord compression or spinal cord injury
  • People with certain types of cancer that have metastasized to the bones
  • Those with severe inflammatory arthritis or joint infections
  • Individuals taking blood-thinning medications
  • Pregnant women, especially during certain stages of pregnancy
  • Individuals with certain vascular conditions or aneurysms
  • Those with herniated discs or spinal cord abnormalities in specific cases
  • People with certain connective tissue disorders or genetic conditions
  • Those with severe uncontrolled hypertension
  • Individuals with a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack
  • People with spinal implants or hardware, such as screws or plates
  • Those with congenital abnormalities affecting the spine

It is essential to consult with our healthcare professional at Pacific Physiotherapy Clinic to determine whether chiropractic care is appropriate for your specific situation.

Conditions Chiropractic Care Can Treat in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Postural issues
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pregnancy-related discomfort

If you wonder if chiropractic care could help you, call Pacific Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton for a thorough assessment today!

FAQs About Chiropractic Treatments

What conditions can chiropractic care treat?

Chiropractic treatments commonly help with back pain, issues related to the spine, such as sciatica and herniated discs, neck pain, headaches, and joint problems in the arms and legs.

What is a chiropractic treatment like?

Chiropractors primarily use spinal manipulations, or adjustments, to improve spinal alignment. Other techniques like soft tissue therapy, exercise recommendations, and lifestyle advice support overall health and well-being.

Are chiropractic manipulations safe?

Chiropractic manipulations are considered safe when performed by a licensed and trained practitioner. Some patients experience mild soreness after an adjustment if the area is particularly sensitive, but serious complications are rare.

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