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What is Chiropractic all about?

And why should you go and see a chiropractor? Well, let me ask you you have a spine? Then yes, you should see your local chiropractic doctor.

I'm Dr. Chelsey and welcome to my blogspot. I have created this space to connect with you - my patients and readers. I can only physically treat so many of you each day in my clinical practice. So this space is just for you! Those of you who I don't get to see in clinic, and for those of you who I don't get to see enough of! This is our conversation space, but please keep in mind for confidentiality purposes do not leave personal information which you would like to keep private! Send me a message or come and see me in the clinic for private matters.

Some reasons to consider chiropractic care include back pain, neck pain, whiplash, headache, repetitive strain or sports injuries, and arthritis. Whether you have pain or not, it is a good idea to visit a chiropractor for a check up.

Chiropractic is a natural drug-free, manual treatment method. It helps your bones, joints, muscles and nervous system operate at its best. There are many techniques out there so find the doctor that is right for you!

What is Chiropractic all about?

I usually get one of three responses when I tell people that I’m a chiropractor. My favourite is “I love chiropractic! It has helped me in so many ways”. (Awesome, they’re in the know.) Another fave is “I have no idea what chiropractors do”. “Great, let me tell you!” And lastly, “So, you’re a quack”. While this response may be the toughest one to deal with, it’s actually a chance for me to turn negative notions into something positive. And in my experience, this response is just a representation of misinformation or a lack of knowledge about what chiropractors actually do.

Your spine is the connection superhighway from your brain to the rest of your body. It is incredibly important to have it functioning at its best. Nobody wants their spine looking like the 401 during rush hour. Chiropractors can offer acute and supportive care to recover from injury, but also wellness care to avoid it. Sometimes we don’t realize we are in need of care, because pain is usually the body’s last-ditch effort to tell you that there is a problem.

Chiropractic is a natural drug-free, manual medicine. It helps your bones, joints, muscles and nervous system operate at its best. There are many techniques out there so find the doctor that is right for you. The most common and sometimes misunderstood technique is spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). This is where your chiropractor uses a technique to deliver a highly skilled, and precise adjustment to the joints of the spine. “Motion is the lotion” as they say! Sometimes we hear a cracking type of sound, which is actually just air being released within the joint. The general result is decreased pain, and improved function of the spine and supportive muscles and ligaments. We are all unique, and so your doctor will take a patient history, provide examination and a diagnosis. They will develop a treatment plan that will suit your individual needs, and discuss the risks associated with treatment.

While I am obviously pro-chiropractic, there are many different types of health care professionals out there. What works for some may not work for others. Don’t be afraid to explore your options, and know that most of us get into the health field to help people like yourself! I encourage you to be proactive and keep injuries at bay. Be an advocate for your own health. Because in the end our bodies are the only place we have to live.

Sincerely, your chiropractor

-Dr. Chelsey Spano

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