All About Chiropractic Service

Chiropractors use manual therapy via soft tissue friction and joint mobilization to properly align the body’s musculoskeletal structure. This allows our bodies to heal itself quicker. Manipulation and joint mobilization increases mobility in joints constricted by tissue injury and scar tissue formation.
Chiropractic treatment is physical medicine that provides pain relief. It is considered alternative to western medicine in treating musculoskeletal pain. however the two are commonly used in conjunction with each other for medical treatment.
When seeing a chiropractor in Calgary the flow of what to expect should be the same. The first thing is taking a medical history both for the current injury and other medical conditions you might have, perform a physical examination, and then may use diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your pain.Diagnostic imaging should only be used if there is a red flag symptom, acute trauma or if the patient is not responding to treatment.
The last part of the appointment is the treatment. This involves  “adjustments” through spinal manipulation as well as soft tissue cross friction(in most cases). Adjustments involves the use of a controlled instantaneous force. The goal is to  increase joint range of motion,  decrease stiffness and increase quality of motion and corresponding biomechanics of surrounding joints.  Soft tissue and modalities are used to decrease scar tissue and increase oxygen to tissues.
Chiropractic is a very safe and cost effective way to treat musculoskeletal pain. It is non invasive and easily accessible.

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