Your St. Catharines Chiropractor Specialists
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic techniques use a drug-free and hands-on approach to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints that include but are not limited to back and neck pain, joint pains, headaches, sports injuries. Their techniques help patients to increase and restore the motion and function of their joints and muscles. Chiropractors have a broad set of skills to complete examinations, diagnose, and come up with a treatment for patients musculoskeletal complaints. They are also able to provide therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises as well as nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counselling.
The St. Catharines Chiropractors at Dalhousie Health and Wellness combine chiropractic techniques with their knowledge of naturopathic medicine to develop a drug-free treatment for you.
Our St. Catharines Chiropractors specialize in the following areas.
There are many reasons to seek treatment from a chiropractor, from looking for an alternative to current treatments or seeking a more natural treatment for existing health issues. Our team uses a combination of treatments and preventative care, depending on the patient’s needs, to treat musculoskeletal disorders and any effects on your general health.
Incorporating chiropractic therapy into your prenatal care could lead to a healthier pregnancy, relieve back, neck, and joint pain, and help with faster deliveries and recovery. A prenatal chiropractor requires additional courses and training, which our chiropractors have completed to master the proper techniques to support future mothers throughout their pregnancies.
Chiropractic for Children
Not only do adults suffer from joint and muscle pain, but children and babies can also be affected by these ailments. Children are prone to slips and falls which could result in ongoing pain or discomfort. The chiropractic techniques used on children and toddlers are much simpler and gentler compared to treatments for adults to ensure there is no harm to their bones and they will recover quickly.
Lower Back Pain and Sciatica
Many people experience lower back problems or pain. Chiropractors are considered back pain specialists. A standard treatment begins with an examination to determine the source of the pain, a review of medical history to determine the cause of the pain to develop a treatment. Chiropractic techniques have been proven to be effective treatments for constant lower back pain or sciatica nerve relief.
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, making it more vulnerable to injury. Movement in your shoulder can be compromised in a variety of ways such as a car accident, sports injury, or general wear and tear. Common shoulder injuries that are treated by your chiropractor include frozen shoulder, rotator cuff strains, tendonitis, bursitis, and impingements syndromes. It is beneficial to consult a chiropractor when you have a shoulder injury, as they are trained to help reduce pain, improve range of motion, and restore function to your shoulder. Some chiropractic techniques to treat shoulder injuries include manual adjustments and corrective exercises.
Neck pain is a common problem that can be caused by many things from poor posture, muscle strain, whiplash, or pinched nerves, for example. Before attempting to treat your neck pain, it is essential to diagnose the cause. Your chiropractor will assess your neck and determine which gentle, safe, and effective chiropractic techniques would best remedy your neck pain.
Headaches are quite common, but they can become a problem when they are happening regularly or if they last for an extended period of time. Your chiropractor can provide natural headache relief for tension headaches and some migraines if they are caused by poor posture or stress. A chiropractor will examine you to determine the cause of your headaches and decide if you are a candidate for chiropractic care for your headache cure.
Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ) manifests as jaw pain. One of the signs of TMJ is a clicking in your jaw when you open and close your mouth widely. Your temporomandibular joint connects your jawbone to your skull and acts as a sliding hinge when you open and close your mouth. This can uncomfortable for when you are chewing or talking. Consult your chiropractor who can work with you to develop a natural solution to your TMJ.
Not only can chiropractors treat running injuries when they happen, but they can also work with you and develop a plan for injury prevention. Common causes of running injuries include muscle imbalances, improper training, poorly fitting running shoes, and poor running mechanics. Consult a sports injury chiropractor throughout your training to develop a training program can help prevent injuries in the future.
Shift Concussion Management
A concussion is a brain injury that can affect your brain function,caused by getting hit directly in the head, face, neck, or jaw. The effects of a concussion include headaches, memory loss, balance, and problems with concentration. Typically, the effects of a concussion are temporary but manual therapy, rehabilitative exercises, and some adjustments in your work or school schedule can help you heal as quickly as possible.
Webster Technique and Prenatal Care
More women are using a prenatal chiropractor who is certified in the Webster Technique and discovering the many benefits of adding this to their prenatal care. The Webster Technique is a chiropractic practice specifically developed for pregnant women to help prepare their hips and pelvis for delivery. A chiropractor trained in the Webster Technique can help future mothers position their baby optimally to reduce lower back pain and sciatica along with promoting a smoother delivery.
Gentle and Safe Chiropractic Options
There are alternatives to the traditional chiropractic techniques that can be utilized to ease your pain. Our chiropractic specialists use a variety of tools and techniques for a gentle and safe treatment option. The gentle techniques do not use any sudden twisting and use minimal force.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that has become more popular as people search for alternative solutions to their pain. It has been proven that inserting sterile and thin needles into your muscles can trigger and release of chemicals and hormones to trigger a response from your body. This response is the body responding and allowing the natural healing process to take place.
Pilates is an alternative treatment that a chiropractor may prescribe that focuses on strengthening your core and back through exercises to improve posture while also focusing on proper breathing techniques. Throughout your session, you will do exercises that help with back pain caused from your day-to-day life. At Dalhousie Health and Wellness, your pilates based exercises will be done in a one-on-one setting.
Custom Foot Orthotics
Custom foot orthotics are designed specifically for you and your arch to help with the alignment of your foot with your lower leg and can help with painful pressure points. They will also improve your balance and allow you to walk or do activities longer with less pain. Your chiropractor will assess your arch, how you walk and move, and your overall foot function to determine if orthotics would be good option for you.
Cupping is an alternative treatment that originated in China. It involves applying silicone cups to your skin near tight muscles, applying pressure to draw blood to that part of your body. This increases overall blood flow and relaxes your muscles, providing an effective solution for long term tension and tight muscles.