Chiropractic Care in Ottawa
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your brain communicates with every aspect of your body through your nervous system. We are in a state of health and wellness as long as the two way communication is functioning unimpaired. However, when the communication between our brain and body is impaired, our innate ability to heal ourselves doesn’t work properly. Chiropractic care works to ensure that your nervous system is working fine, and this enhances your well being. Your chiropractor will discover any problems that are interfering with your nervous system and through hands-on-healing will work with you to eliminate them. After chiropractic care your body will be better able to heal itself. This, in turn, aids your body in maintaining optimum health and contributes to your overall wellness. Chiropractors believe in a holistic approach to health and healing, and have spearheaded this powerful health care trend in North America.
What is a misalignment or a subluxation?
Our nervous system is protected by the skull and 24 small bones of the spine called “vertebrae”. These vertebrae can become misaligned or restricted in their motions, which compress and irritate the nervous system, thus interfering with the communication between the brain and the body.
With some people these can cause symptoms and conditions that interfere with their health. This is known as the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.
Chiropractors identify these subluxations through a thorough history, examination and x-rays if required.
What is an adjustment?
The Chiropractor will then formulate a treatment protocol based on your particular problem. A subluxation is corrected by a technique referred to as an adjustment.
Adjustments to the spine can be done in many different ways and are tailored to suit the specific needs of each individual. Just about anyone can be adjusted. Newborns, infants, children, seniors and even failed back surgery patients can benefit. Many technique do exist to get people well; they range from low force adjustments to more aggressive types. It all depends on the person’s size, condition and level of comfort.
Chiropractic adjustments are specific, targeted and focused, with the intent of reducing nervous system irritation. It is this precision, combined with the purpose of reducing nervous system irritation, which has helped so many people get well.
Structural Chiropractic vs. Conventional Chiropractic
In order to understand the difference between a conventional chiropractic office and my approach, you first have to understand the goals of conventional chiropractic care:
The goals of conventional or traditional Chiropractic are:
- Reducing muscular spasms
- Temporarily reducing pain
- Increasing range of motion
The majority of chiropractors in the Ottawa area fall under the umbrella of symptom relief and provide excellent conventional chiropractic care.
As a specialist Chiropractor, my objective is Structural Correction. The majority of my new patients come in as a referral from other patients, other chiropractors, and medical doctors.
My main focus is locating Structural Shifts of the spine. Structural Shifts are often the underlying cause that leads to “symptoms”. Chiropractors, who utilize Structural Correction, refer to “symptoms” as Secondary Conditions. By performing a unique, detailed, and comprehensive Structural Examination, the Structural Chiropractor can provide precise chiropractic adjustments to correct Structural Shifts.
Think of your spine as the foundation of a building. If the foundation was off, would you not expect the floors to buckle, windows to creak, and the walls to crack.
You can patch the damage, but would do so with the expectation that soon, the problems will have to be…?
Repaired Again…and Again…
Getting Back to Normal
Rather than repairing damage time and time again, I have chosen to detect the underlying problem with your foundation and fix it, to help your spine reach Normal Structure.
Just as we understand that there are many conventional chiropractors in the area, we also acknowledge that our services aren’t for everyone. However, if you are tired of patching the problem, and are looking for long term and lasting resolution, Britannia Chiropractic Clinic may be the right place for you. While I work together to repair your foundation, I will also show you how to keep it that way, through personalized recommendations designed to maintain proper structure for long lasting change.
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