Do you have poor posture?
Do you get shooting pain into your leg?
Do you have trouble bending down?
Is checking your blind spot a problem?
It is complaints like these that chiropractic care can positively impact. You may not have considered that ache after gardening or household chores, or your shoulder or wrist problems, or that stiffness in the morning to be within the realm of chiropractic but they often are!
We all grow up with the idea that optometrists work on the eyes, dentists work on the teeth, etc., and people often think of chiropractors as back doctors because they work on the spine. However, with respect to chiropractic, that perspective isn’t totally correct. Chiropractors can diagnose and treat any joint, muscle, tendon and nerve impingement issue wherever it occurs. The spine becomes an important focal point because all nerves travel in and out of this important moving structure. Hence, irritation at the spinal level can have a profound effect at many levels of the human body.
The Chiropractor’s Role
By definition, health is the optimal state of physical, mental and social well-being not just the absence of disease or infirmity. The dictating factor of health is 100% co-ordinated functioning of all the systems and tissues of the body. The controller of the functioning is the nervous system. The purpose of the spine and nervous system is to control and co-ordinate the function of every tissue, every organ and every system in your body and to adapt you to your environment and to fully express your life force. Therefore, if there is any interference affecting the nerve system, whatever is at the other end of those nerves that have been affected is simply not going to function normally.
The role of the chiropractor is to find that interference and to reduce or eliminate it if possible, so your body can function as optimally as possible and so that you can be as healthy as possible.
If you want to be 100% alive then you have to find out what is stopping you from getting there. That is what chiropractic is all about — restoring your life force — this is what makes chiropractic different from medicine.
Treating the Underlying Cause
As you already may know, chiropractors never prescribe drugs, perform surgery, or use any medical procedures, because these measures only treat symptoms. One of the major tenets in chiropractic philosophy is that of the innate potential of the body to heal itself, if the nervous system is functioning optimally. The purpose in chiropractic is not to treat or cover up symptoms, bur rather to detect, reduce and even correct the underlying cause of why the body is not functioning properly.
Techniques & Treatment
Drop Piece Adjustments and Thompson Technique
Extremity Adjustments and Care
Flexion Distraction Table
Graston Technique (and www.grastontechnique.com)
Gym Ball & Wobble Board
Reciprocal Inhibition Stretches
Resistance Tubing & Medicine Ball Exercises
Trigger Point Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out these FAQs about chiropractic. All of our practitioners provide complimentary consultations, so come in and chat with us! Also, check out some more info, tips and tricks about Your Back Health.
True health is your natural state — it is programmed into every cell and is expressed with incredible creativity by your nervous system — if there is not any interference!
Learn more about our Health Care Team
Myo Soon Kim (RMT)
Gloucester Centre Chiropractic
1980 Ogilvie Rd. Suite 207