How to Tell if You Need a Chiropractor

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Chiropractic care is a healthcare discipline which focusses on the health of the musculoskeletal system. This hands-on approach is performed by a chiropractor. Because of their training, experience and skills, chiropractors in British Columbia are acknowledged by the government as doctors.

Chiropractors use mainly their hands to diagnose, treat and perform preventative care for conditions like back and neck pain, chronic headaches, arthritis pain, joint problems, scoliosis, vertigo and more. Sometimes, chiropractors use hand-held devices that act in a similar fashion to manual manipulation.

What to expect

Before starting any treatment, you should expect a chiropractor to request a complete and detailed medical history. He or she will also perform an examination to provide you with a diagnosis. This examination will include a range of assessments such as testing flexibility, muscle strength, joint health and other functions. The chiropractor may perform x-rays and other tests as well. Following diagnosis, he or she will create a comprehensive plan for treatment. Some chiropractors recommend therapeutic exercises and other forms of non-invasive therapies along with nutritional guidelines as part of their treatment.

During a treatment session, the chiropractor will manipulate the vertebrae to adjust abnormal patterns and movements. Many chiropractors incorporate massages, electrical stimulation and other techniques to help your muscles relax before performing any manipulation. Some patients have described chiropractic adjustments to a popping sensation that provides instant relief to an area that was previously a source of tension and pain.

Where a condition requires additional care, a chiropractor will work with other medical professionals for a multi-disciplinary approach to the problem.

Knowing when to visit a chiropractor

Have you had been suffering from headaches, whiplash, arthritis, limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs; or any other problem involving your muscles, joints or nervous system? Do aches and pains affect your ability to function? If so, it may be time for you to see a chiropractor.

Chiropractic care is a fast and effective way to correct musculoskeletal problems. This form of treatment addresses the underlying causes of your aches and pains to help you recover. While another doctor may recommend that you see a chiropractor, you do not require a referral to seek chiropractic care. ICBC, WorkSafeBC and extended health plans will often cover costs for visiting a chiropractor.

Why Pacific Health is the best chiropractic clinic in Burnaby and New West

If you are in search of a chiropractor, you will find the best in Pacific Health and Sports Therapy. Our staff will provide you with chiropractic care using the latest techniques, guided by their extensive training and experience. It is our philosophy to go above and beyond your expectations and that is exactly what we will do.

We are well aware that chiropractic care is not a one-size-fits-all type of treatment. For this reason, we use a combination of treatment strategies to provide effective care. Our treatment techniques include chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy such as Active Release Techniques and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Cold Laser Therapy, and athletic taping. This well-rounded approach is one of the reasons we are at the forefront of healthcare providers.

You do not have to suffer any longer. Contact us today to book a consultation. Let us create a treatment plan that is tailored to fit your specific needs.