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Find out how Chiropractic works

Alternative medicine has gained more and more popularity in the past decades, and many people choose this over surgical interventions or medication. Chiropractic is a type of alternative medicine, a health care technique used to cure disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system, and also the effects this conditions have on the rest of the organism. Conditions such as chronicle neck or back pain and deficiencies of the joints of arms or legs are usually treated with chiropractic care, and there is a series of modern clinics which have appeared in the past years, such as Burnaby Metrotown Chiropractic, offering qualitative services to their patients. The specialized doctors in this field are normally known as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians, and they offer treatment without using any drugs or chemical substances, only massage and other hand based approaches, in order to conduct the examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have high diagnosis skills, and are specially trained to identify the problem and recommend suitable therapies and recovery strategies, together with nutritional and dietary advice, in order to help their clients.

The technique is using many procedures, but the most frequently used by Burnaby chiropractor is “spinal manipulation”, also known as “chiropractic adjustment”. The main outcome expected after this practice is restoring the joint mobility by applying manual forces into joints which have become immobile or hypomobile, after an injury suffered by the tissue. This could be caused by a trauma, such as an accident or sports injury (like heavy weight lifting), or after it has been exposed to continuous stress, such as sitting in a certain uncomfortable position which affects the spine for a long period of time. After suffering such an injury, the tissue suffers certain transformation, not only from a physical, but also from the chemical point of view. These can cause further disorders and symptoms: pain, inflammation or lack of function. In order to restore the limb mobility, the doctors use manipulation and adjustment to alleviate pain and muscle tightness, so that the tissue can heal. Sometimes, depending on the severity of the issue, adjustment can cause discomfort to the patients, which can also experience aching or soreness on a short term after the treatment. This disappears within no more than 48 hours, so the long term result is worth it.

Depending on the type of issue or pain, such as lower back problems, chiropractic care can be used as the main healing method. If the patient also suffers from other conditions, this practice can be combined with other suitable treatments, in order to recover and heal the musculoskeletal system affected by these conditions. For this reason, the treatment is a complex one, and begins with a complete analysis, testing followed by the diagnostic. During all these stages, the Metrotown chiropractor is constantly assessing the patient, to establish if the most suitable method of recovery is chiropractic or not. In case this cannot be used, the specialists will guide patients towards other specialities or recommend them different methods and medicines.