What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic adjustments are natural, drug-less, non-invasive health care methods that enhance the body's ability to self-heal. A chiropractic adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. They loosen the joints and help restore proper movement and alignment to relieve pressure on the joint and surrounding nerves.
Why is a chiropractic adjustment required?
When one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position they create pressure on/or irritate spinal nerves. This is called a subluxation (misalignment). This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves. If there is interference then parts of your body will not get proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100% of their innate abilities. Therefore to be truly healthy, it is vital that your nervous system be functioning free of interference from subluxations. Chiropractors are the only health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of the vertebral subluxation complex.
How does it work?
Chiropractic physicians conduct a careful analysis of the patient's spine. They then perform an adjustment based on the individual needs of each patient. It is important to note that chiropractors seek to correct the cause of spinal dysfunction rather than simply treat the symptoms. The chiropractor may perform a back scan (see below), request X-rays or recommend the use of custom orthotics depending on the patients’ circumstances. The chiropractor will also provide expert advice to help prevent pain and injury from reoccurring.
- Restores normal function
- Optimizes health
- Increases energy
- Enables better sleep
- Relieves stress and tension
- Improves posture
- Improves spinal structure
- Improves spinal disc health
What is a Back Scan?
A Back Scan is a objective, pain-free way to detect areas of nerve interference and pin point abnormal function in the spine that cannot be seen on an X-ray. It uses surface electromyography (sEMG) to measure how effectively the nerves are controlling the muscles by reading the amount of electrical current. Subluxations disturb the function of nerves and is observed on the scan by an abnormal amount of electrical current. The chiropractors routinely conduct Back Scans to document and monitor patient results and allows us to tailor your care appropriately.
Call Central Avenue Health Centre today on (306) 651-2225 to schedule a chiropractic appointment with one of our professional Chiropractic doctors.