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That depends on your condition. The length of time you have had the problem, your age and the degree of your disability all affect the length of your treatment. Your chiropractic doctor should tell you the extent of treatment recommended, and how long you can expect it to last.
One of the main reasons people choose chiropractic is that they often get quick results. Individual cases vary and chronic conditions obviously need more treatment, but Workers' Compensation Board studies show that people with low back pain get back to work much faster with chiropractic care.
You might also consider the benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments even when you feel healthy. Sometimes you won't know you have a disorder of the neuromusculoskeletal system until it becomes acute and painful. So, just as you see your dentist to have your teeth checked and your optometrist for eye exams, regular visits to your chiropractor can catch related health conditions early, often preventing them from developing into major problems. Remember, your spine is every bit as susceptible to wear and tear as your teeth and your eyes so you should look after it.
Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during four intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractor typically uses his/her hands to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to reduce pain, and restore or enhance joint function.
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient.
That's like asking the difference between a physician and a dentist: they are different professions within the health care spectrum. Both chiropractors and physicians are legally entitled to use the title "doctor". As the appellation MD means "Doctor of Medicine", so DC means "Doctor of Chiropractic".
The role of chiropractic is complementary to other areas of primary health care. Chiropractic is not, for example, a replacement for medical care, but may offer an alternative to medication and surgery in appropriate circumstances.
Your Downtown Vancouver chiropractor may utilize manual adjustments, cold laser therapy, corrective exercises, or a combination of these therapies to help you find knee pain relief. After a thorough evaluation of your condition, we’ll outline a plan for treatment. Our treatments are designed to alleviate pain and the source of your pain, to help your body heal naturally.
Spinal adjustments help realign your spine to take pressure off of nerves that are causing pain. Corrective exercises help strengthen muscles and joints to restore flexibility, range of motion and mobility. Cold laser therapy stimulates cellular metabolism to promote quicker healing of injured tissues.
Headaches are pain felt in the head. These can be mild to very painful, based on the type of headache it is. There are over 100 different types of headaches. Some common types include tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, chronic daily headaches, and sinus headaches.
Tension headaches are very common in teens and adults. The pain felt is mild to moderate and may come on all of a sudden and stop. Migraine headaches are a throbbing type of headache and more severe than tension headaches. These can last several hours to several days.
Cluster headaches are the most severe type of headaches. These headaches occur in groups at a time. They can happen once or three times a day for several weeks or months. Men are more likely to have cluster headaches than women.
Symptoms vary between the types of headaches there are. The most common symptom is pain felt in the head. This pain can be mild or severe, based on the type of headache it is.
Symptoms of migraines include nausea, being sensitive to light, smells or noise, and upset stomach. Children may experience symptoms like dizziness, upset stomach, and vomiting.
With cluster headaches, the patient may feel intense burning or pain behind one eye. The eyelid might droop, the iris become smaller, and the nostril on that side may get stuffy or runny.
Are you tired of dealing with chronic pain? A chiropractor in Downtown Vancouver can help! Our team at Kilian Chiropractic in Vancouver provides exceptional, patient-centered care in a convenient location
We treat various conditions at our office — from neck and back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, headaches and migraines, auto-related injuries, herniated disc, carpal tunnel syndrome and more.