Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a hands-on therapy aimed at treating the source of musculoskeletal problems, not just the symptoms. The word “Chiropractic” is taken from Greek, and literally means “Done by Hand”; it is a natural, non-invasive, conservative method of healthcare. Chiropractors respect the human body's ability to heal itself and use manipulation of the joints and soft tissues to effect the nervous system and provoke this healing response. Special attention is focused upon diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders as well as the effects these disorders have on the nervous system and the patient’s general health.

Traditionally the main focus or concern with Chiropractic has been proper alignment of the vertebrae. Misalignments of the spinal column and extremities (subluxations)  may be the cause of many common ailments such as pain, headache, stiffness and loss of range of motion. These misalignments may also effect the nervous system as the nerves exit the vertebral column, possibly leading to a disruption in the communication between the brain and body. During the 4 years of post-graduate medical education Chiropractors are required to do, they are well trained in how to correct these misalignments and the structure of the spine and extremities using mobilization and manipulation techniques. The treatment is safe and effective, and often produces immediate results.

Now, through continual research and education, many other factors are thought to be at play with pain and dysfunction. While alignment of the spine is important, proper functioning of the soft tissues around the spine are thought to be equally as important. Chiropractors are now trained to effectively examine, diagnose, and treat not just spinal dysfunctions, but the soft tissue dysfunction too, as one rarely exists without the other! This is why at City Centre Chiropractic we use cutting edge soft tissue techniques such as Graston®, Active Release®, and Kinesiotaping® along with traditional chiropractic mobilization and manipulation to help each of our patients.