Chiropractic is a form of treatment that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system. Chiropractors primarily use manual techniques to provide treatment and care to the spine, joints and the nervous system. After diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor may evaluate and prefabricate a treatment plan according to the specific needs of the patient, usually incorporating various techniques. A chiropractor may also be involved in lifestyle counselling as well as the monitoring of the patient’s diet and nutrition.
Chiropractic is most often used to treat lower back pain, however, it is also useful in supporting other medical treatments. Chiropractic care may help to relieve the neuromusculoskeletal aspects of one’s condition. Moreover, chiropractic has shown to be effective in providing relief for chronic conditions as well as improving one’s general well-being. Chiropractic care is a often the primary form of treatment for illnesses such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, strains and sprains, arthritis, physical functioning and mobility and several others.
Chiropractic is a regulated health profession in Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act.