What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care encompasses a range of treatment modalities focused on spinal health and musculoskeletal injuries. One of the most common treatments is a chiropractic adjustment. Performed by a Doctor of Chiropractic, it is a skilled, non-invasive, gentle, and precisely controlled manipulation to reposition and restore normal function of the joint. This careful movement works to relieve chronic or acute pain and increase range of motion and flexibility. By facilitating proper alignment and function of the spine, your chiropractor can ensure that your body is activated to function optimally.
How Can Chiropractic Care Support Men’s Health?
Chiropractic care can address many conditions common to men and provide a number of benefits to men’s health.
Relieve Back Pain
Back pain can be caused by spinal misalignment, arthritis, poor posture, nerve damage, and a number of other factors. Your chiropractor can combine chiropractic adjustments with other treatments such as Massage Therapy, Spinal Decompression, and Graston Technique to relieve acute and chronic back pain.
Increase Muscle Strength
Muscle weakness can be caused by sports and other injury, nerve damage, poor posture, and spinal misalignment. Your chiropractor may suggest Active Release Technique (ART®), Physical Rehabilitation, or Nerve Flossing in combination with chiropractic adjustment to improve muscle strength
Maximum Range Of Motion
Chiropractic care supports mobility and range of motion by ensuring proper spinal alignment and a healthy foundational structure, improving core muscle strength, relieving nerve restrictions, and easing any pain that may compromise healthy movement.
An aligned spine is key to good posture as are sufficient muscle strength, healthy nerve pathways, and uncompromised mobility and range of motion. By addressing any underlying causes of pain and dysfunction, proper posture is facilitated.
Restful sleep is a cornerstone for overall health and emotional wellbeing. Moving throughout the day with a body that functions properly and is free of pain and dysfunction will allow for a deeper and better quality of sleep at night.
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One of the greatest benefits of choosing chiropractic care to support men’s health is that your chiropractor is committed to a holistic approach to health care. The basis of chiropractic care is a fundamental understanding of the interconnectivity of the systems of the body. With an arsenal of treatment options at the ready, your chiropractor will design a completely tailored strategy to support your health and to help you make choices that will ensure optimal overall health for a lifetime.
Dr. Shephard is one of Calgary’s Top 3 Rated Chiropractors. He and the team at Shephard Health support men’s health using a variety of treatment modalities to relieve pain, restore movement and mobility, and achieve overall health and wellness at our NW Calgary clinic in Kensington. The Shephard Health team has over 20 years of experience in services ranging from Chiropractic Care and Spinal Decompression Therapy to Active Release Technique (ART®) and the treatment of repetitive stress injuries like CTS. We offer a no-obligation, complimentary consultation to assure you that we are the right team to help you achieve your goals for complete wellness and pain-free living. Call us at 1-403-543-7499.
Q: What are some of the most common conditions treated with chiropractic care?
A: Your chiropractor can use a variety of treatment options to address:
- Back pain and neck pain
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Wrist pain
- TMJ pain
- Spine pain
- Rib pain
- Nerve pain
Q: Why should I choose chiropractic care?
A: Chiropractic care is one of the largest primary health care professions in Canada, and approximately four and a half million Canadians visit a chiropractor every year for drug-free, non-invasive therapy. Dr. Jay Shephard is a NW Calgary chiropractor who tailors your treatment plan to include various modalities and therapies in order to best address your health care needs. Before starting your treatment, we evaluate your current health and past history of illness and/or injury to diagnose disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints.
Q: What exactly is a chiropractic adjustment?
A: You may have often heard this term to describe chiropractic treatment. An adjustment simply means realigning the spine with a series of maneuvers that unlock the joints, letting your body return to its natural position. Chiropractic manipulation is only one of the many techniques used at Shephard Health. We offer a variety of combined methods and techniques to reduce pain and increase joint function in order to improve your overall health and wellness. Our Calgary chiropractic team approaches every patient individually, using evidence-based diagnostic testing and the latest treatments and techniques.