Chiropractic care is often a curative therapy to treat osteoarticular, muscular or neurological pain in a natural way. However, we still hear little about prevention in chiropractic. Yet it is an integral part of the chiropractors treatment plan. Preventive care in chiropractic helps maintain the proper functioning of the nervous system, an essential element in maintaining optimal health.
How does my body work?
Your body undergoes 3 types of stress:
Mechanical: poor positioning, accident, repeated movements….
Chemical: lack of water, inadequate diet, taking medication, etc.
Emotional: social, professional, family stress…
Main symptoms caused by unmanaged stress
High blood pressure
Musculoskeletal disorders (stiff neck, joint pain, back pain)
Digestive disorders (acid reflux, indigestion, ulcers, irritable bowel)
Allergies and sinus problems
Immune system problems
Depression and anxiety
Your body has the capacity to resist and adapt to these stresses. As long as we do not exceed our limits, we will use our body’s capacities to compensate for these different stresses.
(e.g. a slight ankle sprain: shift the weight of the body to the other leg).
But beyond a particular situation, our body can no longer compensate and that is when pain can appear.
Why is it important?
There are several structures in the body that can deteriorate without the body being able to repair them:
Teeth, joints and shock absorbers (meniscus, discs…) …
When you have a cavity, it is not made to disappear by meticulous tooth brushing. Prevention for teeth is well integrated in the collective consciousness. We don’t wait until we have a toothache to go to the dentist. A timely visit to the dentist is recommended for healthy teeth.
In the same way, when you have osteoarthritis, there is no turning back. This is also the case with a ruptured meniscus or a compressed disc… Osteoarticular prevention is therefore essential for a healthy body.
The aim of prevention is :
Restore muscular and joint balance
Stimulate the nervous system
It also helps to stop or reduce the recurrence or aggravation of old symptoms.
How can chiropractic help?
There can be many factors in the cause of your complaint, so it is essential that we provide an accurate diagnosis.
During this examination, we will perform a series of orthopaedic, neurological, postural and musculoskeletal tests to find out what the problem is. Once we have all this information, we will inform you of our findings.
From there we will create a personalised treatment plan, designed to help you recover naturally. Our treatment approach will include spinal adjustments, adjustments to the joints of the body, especially the upper extremities, muscle work, plus the prescription of rehabilitation exercises and stretches designed to improve your posture.
We will also examine the lifestyle factors that have led to this condition and help you make the necessary modifications to prevent future cases.
We use a variety of different chiropractic techniques, from manual adjustment to gentle, low force techniques. Depending on your needs and body type, we will provide you with a treatment style that suits your body.