When it comes to good health for you and your family, preventing a problem with regular check ups is much easier than treating a problem. In the long run, prevention also costs much less.
Most of us are introduced to chiropractic care when we are adults – and we had to play catch-up for however long a period of time before we really began to feel healthy again. If we began chiropractic care as a younger adult, it probably didn’t take too long to restore good health.
Kids are natural explorers – they run, jump, climb things, fall down, and bounce around. Kids are resilient – this ability to recover quickly is one of the great benefits of being very young. Occasionally, one of these activity-related injuries impacts a child’s spine. Subtle injuries to developing spinal muscles and spinal ligaments may have a long-term effect on spinal function – this is where Chiropractic check ups comes in! Our Chiropractors have a special interest in chiropractic care for children and have undergone extensive post-graduate study to bring the most up-to-date safe, gentle and effective care.
Chiropractors are trained to assess for spinal injury or dysfunction. Helping to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improved nervous system function begins with a patient’s case history. This gives the chiropractor a background about your health, such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition, and other details affecting your current health. After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopaedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination is performed. X-rays may be taken to uncover structural and functional problems associated with the spinal column. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit. The findings of these examinations are explained and a plan of chiropractic adjustments may be recommended. Progress is monitored with periodical examinations and follow-up reports.
Chiropractic uses safe and gentle, scientific methods for the relief of pain, spinal misalignment and nerve irritation. It is also effective in addressing many sports related injuries, like sprains and strains. If prevention sounds like a better idea, chiropractic also helps to keep your body functioning at its best.