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What Can Chiropractors Treat?

 

There’s a wide range of ailments that Chiropractors can and do treat.

The most common conditions people seek help from a chiropractor for are:

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Headaches

The cause of this pain could be from an auto accident, a repetitive use injury, or it may have just recently shown up in your life, and you don’t really know why. One thing for sure is you want some relief.

Chiropractic adjustments and exercises are fantastic solutions to treat neck & low back pain as well as headaches. If this is what you are suffering from please book a 15-minute consultation with one of our chiropractors today to begin your journey to wellness.

Improve Your Body’s Function

A second group of people seek help from a chiropractor, not because of specific pain, but rather due to an inability to do an activity they once loved.

Examples of this could be:

  • Someone who loves to garden but finds it difficult to do now.
  • Someone who loved physical activities such as running but finds it difficult to do now
  • Someone who just isn’t able to play with their kids or grandkids due to discomfort or lack of movement

All three of these examples describe someone lacking some function ability that they once had.

The great news is there’s good possibility of regaining that functionality you once had.

How does a chiropractor achieve this?

We use three forms of treatment to improve the function and movement of your body.

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Exercises & stretches
  • Lifestyle advice

The goal is always to optimize the function of your body for the activity you want to enjoy. For this reason, your treatment plan is 100% customized to your abilities and goals.

We discuss your current struggles and where you would like to be during an initial appointment.

From there we plot a plan to get you there. after your first appointment, you will have an idea of how many sessions and types of exercises you will need to put in to reach your goal.

Are you ready to get back to the best version of yourself?

Book a 15-minute consultation with one of our Chiropractors and we’ll begin planning your path to wellness.

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Low Back Pain and Chiropractic as a Treatment Option for Halagonians

Back Pain Affects Every Aspect of Your Life

It’s hard to take the time to smell the roses when it hurts to bend over.

Back pain affects the lives of many Nova Scotians every day.Those who suffer from it understand. We’re meant to live full and happy lives, but back pain is a constant distraction from all of the activities we enjoy. Whether it’s playing with children, grandchildren, or pets, you’re not able to fully enjoy the moment as you once were.

Many pain relievers offer only a little relief. Patches, creams, and rubs don’t seem to work very well. Suffering from back pain can lead you to feel pretty down, or even angry.

It’s natural to feel that way when you’ve tried everything, and the pain can’t be controlled.

It’s embarrassing to have to take a break from activities you enjoy with others when the pain gets worse. It affects your relationships with others and leaves you feeling out of control.

What Can Be Done to Help Me?

The problem with pain relievers, shots, and muscle relaxers is that they don’t solve the underlying problem that’s causing you pain – they just mask the symptoms.

Chiropractic therapy corrects imbalances and poor spine alignment in order to restore your well-being. It involves adjustment of the spine and joints by a highly trained chiropractic doctor and has been proven safe by numerous studies.

Risks of Non-Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is safer than long-term use of medications to treat back pain. Many pain medications have side effects that may harm your body over time. Pain is a sign that something is wrong in the body. By masking the pain and not correcting the cause, the damage may worsen over time.

Get Your Best Self Back

Chiropractic will help you get your life back – the one where you can enjoy the activities you love. You’ll connect better with your loved ones when you’re not suffering from pain. Be fully present in every moment, pain-free, and in control of your life. You’ll enjoy a better state of health, more energy, more flexibility, and most importantly, you’ll feel happier. Life is short- do the things you’ve always wanted to do

As a pain-free individual, the world is yours.

If you’re struggling with back pain, we want to help you at Glenbourne Chiropractic. Come in for a 15-minute consultation. You’ll speak with one of our chiropractic doctors, who will determine if chiropractic treatment is the right option for you.

Call today, and get on the right path to wellness!

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Are Chiropractic Treatments and Spinal Manipulation Safe?

 

It’s probably the most common question we are asked day in and day out by new patients.

Are Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments safe?

It’s a common fear of new patients that receiving spinal manipulation and adjustments could hurt, or cause more issues. However, keep in mind, as Chiropractors we are also doctors.

In Nova Scotia Chiropractors can order x-rays. We also work with our family GP if, through the course of our examination and diagnosis, we feel that further testing is appropriate. If ever a course of treatment is questionable we always use every tool at our disposal to ensure the safety of our patients.

Treatment plans are always customized to your body, condition, and comfort level.

Studies Have Proven the Safety of Chiropractic Treatments

There have been numerous studies done by both professionals inside and outside the Chiropractic community. The results of these studies again, and again point to the fact that Chiropractic is a very safe option to treat not just back and neck pain, but many musculoskeletal and nervous system conditions.

What’s the Alternative?

The alternatives to chiropractic care may only treat the symptom, not the underlying misalignment, imbalance or muscle tightness/weakness. Most often these alternative treatments rely on painkillers, anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxant medications.

The long term effects these types of medications pose a much greater risk than chiropractic adjustments. Not to mention, these pharmaceutical products are merely band-aids meant to mask the pain or discomfort you feel, while never actually treating the root cause of the condition.

Become the best version of you!

Even after the pain has subsided, as chiropractors, our goal is to help you reach your optimal level of health and wellness.

Why?

So you can enjoy the activities you LOVE to do in your life. Whether that’s gardening, golf, running or just playing with your children or grandchildren.

We work with you to resolve the pain, isolate the cause and help you make the lifestyle changes necessary to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

If you’re currently struggling with pain or discomfort come in for a 15-minute consultation with one of our Chiropractic professionals. We will determine if Chiropractic is the right course of treatment for you and get you on your right path to wellness.
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