We often talk about physiotherapy but we rarely get the chance to talk about chiropractic care. Each Healthmax Physiotherapy Clinic is staffed with chiropractors who do a tremendous job when it comes to treating patients. Chiropractic is a form of medicine pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. When you hear the word “chiropractic” you may think that doctors simply adjust your back and relieve back pain however there are a lot of more conditions that chiropractic care is used to treat.
Adjusting the spine have been proven as an effective treatment when it comes to treating headaches and migraines according to recent studies. Neck exercises, in particular, are imperative to alleviating most migraines, therefore, a chiropractor may help alleviate those painful headaches.
Chronic sinusitis is simply an annoying condition that forces many people to opt for surgery however a chiropractor may be the best option. According to a recent study, just one adjustment may be enough to drain sinus passages.
According to a study by the University of Virginia, patients with arthritis who received chiropractic care had an improved quality of life as opposed to those who did not receive help from a chiropractor.
High Blood Pressure
While much more study is needed to validate this claim, recent studies suggest that spinal adjustment may reduce the risk of hypertension or lower your blood pressure altogether. In recent times, chiropractic care has been steadily used to treat high blood pressure in patients who are trying to avoid the side effects of blood pressure pills.
We have all experienced anxiety or stress at one time or another. Chiropractors, who adjust the spine, are known for working the primary area of the central nervous system. With spinal adjustments, chiropractic care has been proven to lower stress levels and anxiety.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition involving pain and fatigue throughout the musculoskeletal system. Visiting a chiropractor may reduce symptoms associated with fibromyalgia by as much as 60% according to some recent studies. Chiropractors use a technique referred to as soft tissue “ischemic compression” that may help those who suffer from fibromyalgia.
Yes, chiropractic care is used to treat various digestive disorders. There are many spinal nerves which control our digestive system meaning that a chiropractor may alleviate any symptoms associated with digestive disorders. A spinal adjustment may help ease constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and more.
Many Ear Infections are caused by fluid in the ear canal or in the passage between the ear and the throat. Studies have shown that a chiropractor may treat ear infections without any antibiotics. Massaging of the lymph nodes along with a spinal adjustment may help drainage and decrease the risk of future ear infections.
Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Michael Phelps and Aaron Rodgers all visit chiropractors on a regular basis as they have reported profound effects on their performances as a result of spinal adjustments. Visiting a chiropractor may help with conditioning, injury prevention, and overall athletic performance.
If you are suffering from any of the conditions listed above, or suffer from back pain and would like to visit a chiropractor, please visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic near you or call (416) 431-4000. Remember, consultations are free!
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