Chiropractic Manual Muscle Therapy
Neck and back pain are issues that affect many Canadians, and can affect someone’s ability to work, study and their general quality of life. Chiropractic hands on treatment can help alleviate pain, improve mobility and enhance function.
Chiropractors use many different types of therapies besides spinal manipulation (spinal adjustment) to treat neck and back pain. Like other types of spine specialists, doctors of chiropractic (DC) perform a thorough physical and neurological evaluation of the patient to diagnose the cause of spine-related pain.
Diagnosis of the spinal disorder is essential to the patient’s chiropractic treatment plan.
Common treatments chiropractors recommend include therapeutic exercise and stretching, spinal traction, muscle soft tissue therapy, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS), ultrasound, diet and nutritional counselling, and lifestyle modification.