Chiropractic treatment often involves specific corrections to joints using spinal manipulation or adjustments to return proper motion to the misaligned joints. Without treatment, over time these misalignments can cause pain, muscle spasms, inflammation and joint deterioration.
After a comprehensive assessment and a diagnosis are completed, chiropractors may gently restore normal function to these affected joints or vertebrae. The chiropractic doctor may also use soft tissue therapy, electro-therapy or exercise-based rehabilitative approaches to help reduce spasms and muscle imbalance. Nutritional advice, education on posture and body bio-mechanics and counseling may also
Chiropractic doctors are also trained similarly as physicians to diagnose whether the problem is caused by something other than the joints, like infection, trauma, arthritis, metabolic and vascular disease or congenital anomalies. Your chiropractor works with other professionals in the community such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, psychologists and medical doctors to provide strong ancillary team efforts.