Chiropractic Health Care
The /ASCENT Chiropractors break the mold of traditional chiro treatments and emphasis a progressive and integrated approach to improving mobility and building injury resilience. Our appointments are longer than the industry average as our chiropractors utilize soft tissue therapies, mobilize joints and correct dysfunction through exercises and movement pattern training as part of their overall treatment plan.
The Ascent doctors of chiropractic diagnose, treat and help prevent conditions and disorders related to the spine and extremities, and the effect they have on the nervous system. Chiropractic care is a proactive and preventive health approach. Rather than reacting to symptoms our downtown Calgary chiropractors provide a comprehensive treatment philosophy which is designed to build on your health through educating you on multiple health aspects, such as nutrition, exercise and movement, and most importantly, your muskuloskeletal and neurological systems. Our treatments include:
- Thorough assessments to uncover even the most subtle areas of dysfunction
- Thorough integrated manual therapy including Active Release Therapy®, Graston, and Acupuncture
- Effective correction of dysfunction through specific exercise and movement pattern training
- Continual monitoring for further improvement and prevention of re-injury (maintenance care)
Chiropractors primarily provide hands on manual therapy. An adjustment is a safe and effective procedure that consists of a precise, directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort and restore range of motion. In addition to an adjustment, our chiropractors often utilize other therapies such as Active Release Techniques, acupuncture, dry needling, lower back and neck decompression therapy (traction), rehabilitation exercises, as well has traditional physical therapeutics such as ultrasound, TENS and cold laser.
The Goal: to treat joints of the spine and extremities to reduce pain, restore function and improve overall health of the body and mind.
Conditions Commonly Treated by Chiropractors
Chiropractors are experts trained in the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Working in downtown Calgary, our doctors see a wide range of conditions common to both the office worker and the athlete or active individual. They diagnose and treat disorders of the spine and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or through other corrective manipulation. Chiropractors provide conservative management of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders including, but not limited to:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- elbow pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
- Workplace Injuries
- Sports and Running Injuries
- Numbness, tingling and/or weakness
- Muscular tightness and soreness
- Temperomandibular (jaw) complaints
- Menses (Dysmenorrhoea)
- Pregnancy related back/neck pain
- Scoliosis (spinal curvature)
- Joint, ligament or muscle injury
They also advise patients on corrective exercises, lifestyle goals and nutrition.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
During your first visit, the chiropractor will want to know about your health history as well as your current complaint. Your home and work life as well as your level of physical activity may also affect your health, so don’t be surprised to be asked questions about these.
Although chiropractors use their hands for most treatments, they also use other methods such as heat, light, specialized adjusting instruments, ultrasound, electrotherapy, personalized exercise programs, muscle-testing and balancing. Our chiropractors are also trained in Active Release Techniques (ART), medical acupuncture, dry needling, intramuscular stimulation (IMS) and kinesiotaping. Your chiropractor can also give you information and guidance on how you can stay healthy through proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes.
This depends on two main factors. The first is the nature of your injury and the second is your personal health goals. Many injuries will feel better in 3 to 6 weeks with treatment. If your goal is to fully rehabilitate and prevent future injuries or maintain health then you may consider further treatment after the pain has resolved. It is always the patients choice.
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Yes, children may benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
While there is some clinical evidence that musculoskeletal treatment of infants may have positive effects, well-controlled studies are required to verify the benefits that are seen in clinical practice.
Clinical experience suggests that individuals with chronic conditions such as degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis) or recurrent neck pain, back pain or headaches may experience less frequent and less severe symptoms when under regular chiropractic care. This also applies to individuals in highly stressful situations and those who experience repetitive physical and postural strain from their daily activities. Whether ongoing chiropractic treatment can prevent back pain from occurring in the first place, or prevent a previous condition from re-occurring, requires further study.
Adjustment of a joint may result in release of a gas bubble between the joints that makes a popping sound – it’s exactly the same as when you “crack” your knuckles. It is not painful. It is caused by the change of pressure within the joint resulting in gas bubbles being released.
These answers are provided by the Canadian Chiropractic Association and more information is available on their website.