Chiropractic care at Eclipse provides safe, conservative management of musculoskeletal (muscle and joint) disorders. Chiropractors focus on the patient’s skeletal and nervous system function in relation to the whole body. They are educated and trained to diagnose, treat and manage conditions resulting from joint, ligament, tendon, muscle, nerve and spinal disorders. Chiropractors may also recommend therapeutic exercise, utilize other non-invasive therapies and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling as determined by each patient’s unique need.
Among some of the common MSK conditions people see a chiropractor for are:
- Back and neck pain
- Shoulder and neck pain
- Headaches, including migraines
- Hip, knee and ankle pain
- Whiplash and car accident injuries
- Strains and sprains from day-to-day tasks to sports injuries
- Workplace injuries
- General health and well-being
- Prenatal and postnatal care
- Pediatric checkups and visits
Our chiropractor has taken additional courses on treating infants, children and pregnant women. Chiropractic care is incredibly important in all stages of development throughout life, from infancy to puberty to adulthood. Chiropractic care for children uses incredibly safe, gentle techniques to help maintain optimal functioning.
The main form of treatment chiropractors deliver is called an adjustment – a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precise directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion. This adjustment can be performed manually, with a drop piece table or with instrument-assisted techniques.
Absolutely! Chiropractors treat infants and children, as young as a few hours or a few days old. From infants to toddlers to teenagers, children of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractic care for children is very different from that for adults. Tailored to their age and weight, their adjustments often require no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Assessing and treating children is a much different experience than one of an adult and involves very safe, gentle techniques.
Yes! A woman’s body undergoes many physical changes during the nine months of pregnancy and these can lead to subtle, yet dramatic, changes in the musculoskeletal system. Due to the shift in the woman’s centre of gravity, often low back and pelvic pain can occur. These stresses and strains can be relieved with chiropractic care. Also, many pregnant patients report faster and more comfortable deliveries after chiropractic care.
Chiropractic during pregnancy can help alleviate many ailments that otherwise would go untreated during this sensitive time. These include:
- Aiding in reducing low back pain
- Aiding in reducing pelvic pain
- Aiding in reducing upper back and neck pain
- Helping to reduce morning sickness, heart burn and swollen feet/ankles
- Reducing labour time and reducing the need for pain medication
- Allowing for easier delivery
- Reducing intrauterine constraint for optimal baby positioning
Doctors of chiropractic diagnose, treat and help prevent musculoskeletal (bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, joints and connective tissues) conditions and disorders and the effect they have on the nervous system.
The main form of treatment chiropractors deliver is called an adjustment – a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precise directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion.
This adjustment is often what people think of when they think of chiropractors. During this adjustment, while we are restoring range of motion to a joint, there can be a small noise produced. This “pop” or “click” is the air being released from the gapped joint when the movement is performed. This is completely normal and can be compared to the sound your knuckles make when you “crack your knuckles”. At no point is anything breaking, snapping or the dreaded “cracking” during treatment; instead it’s just the release of air from the joint.
This adjustment is usually performed with the chiropractor’s hands and is gentle. However, there are other treatments available that don’t necessarily involve the “popping” or “clicking” if that is something you are uncomfortable with. There are other ways to put motion into the joint without doing a manual adjustment and you can discuss these options with your chiropractor