A local chiropractor is a healthcare professional who is educated and trained in disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments. A local chiropractor uses techniques such as spinal alignment, hot and cold treatment and exercise to treat a variety of health conditions and injuries.
A local chiropractor may work with your local family physician and your local physiotherapist to create the best health or rehabilitation plan for your situation. Whether you have a dislocated knee, back pain, a shoulder SLAP tear or are recovering from ankle surgery, a local chiropractor can be a valuable addition to your physiotherapy team.
A local chiropractor can help with spinal traction and bulging disks. A chiropractor can help with an exercise program to strengthen muscles and help with your flexibility if you have an injury. Always consult with your local chiropractor if you think strength and flexibility will help you. Back pain symptoms can be mild or severe, and cervical (neck pain), thoracic (middle back pain), lumbar (lower back pain) or tailbone/sacral (coccydynia). Lumbar back pain is the most common type.
Scoliosis (an "S"- or "C"-shaped curve of the spine). The word scoliosis comes from the Greek word scolios, meaning curved or crooked. There are several types of scoliosis, and it occurs most often in children between 9 and 15 years of age. The meniscus is often injured as athletes attempt a twisting or weight-bearing motion. Meniscus injuries are more common for people over the age of 30, as the meniscus weakens as we age. They can also occur as a result of diseases such as osteoarthritis.
The hip joint, scientifically referred to as the acetabulofemoral joint (art. coxae), is the joint between the femur and acetabulum of the pelvis and its primary function is to support the weight of the body in both static (e.g. standing) and dynamic (e.g. walking or running) postures.Usually, your physiotherapist will start you off with exercises to improve your range of motion and strengthen your ankle. If you’ve been hospitalized for hip replacement surgery or another procedure, your chiropractor treatment will probably begin in the hospital, and continue with a home exercise program.
Back pain is a very common condition, and there are a variety of back and spine-health related issues. Back pain usually originates from the nerves, bones, muscles, joints or other structures of the spine, and can range from mild to severe. The neck is the start of the spinal column and spinal cord. The spinal column contains about two dozen inter-connected, oddly shaped, bony segments, called vertebrae. The neck contains seven of these, known as the cervical vertebrae. They are the smallest and uppermost vertebrae in the body
Back pain is a common complaint among people of all ages. Back pain can be cervical (neck pain), thoracic (middle back pain), lumbar (lower back pain) or tailbone or sacral (coccydynia). Lumbar back pain is the most common type.
Symptoms of Lumbar Back Pain
If you experience lumbar back pain, your symptoms might include:
• Shooting or stabbing pain
• Pain that radiates down the leg
• Muscle aches
• Pain that worsens when you walk, lift something, bend or stand and/or improves when you recline
In most cases, back pain will resolve on its own with treatment at home and over-the-counter medications. However, lumbar decompression surgery might be necessary if non-surgical treatments don’t help.
Lumbar back surgery may be used to treat:
• A slipped disc and sciatica, which occurs when a spinal disc presses down on a nerve
• Spinal stenosis, a narrowing of a section of the spinal column that puts pressure on nerves
• Spinal injuries including a fracture