chiropractic care in Calgary

The benefits of chiropractic care are not always understood by those who do not receive chiropractic services.

It may seem as though chiropractic care is only used to realign the spine and help aid in injury healing. While these are both parts of chiropractic care, it benefits the body in many more ways. It’s easy to think of pain only as localized, for example, that headaches only start and end in the head since that’s where the pain is felt. In reality, this pain can be caused by issues throughout the body, as is the case with most types of pain. The body is one whole structure that works together, with one system affecting the other. Here are several surprising aspects that chiropractic care can help treat.

How Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Health

Reduce Headaches. Headaches can be brought on by a myriad of issues: dehydration, eye strain, stress, lack of sleep, and back and neck pain. While chiropractors can’t eliminate every cause of headaches, back and neck pain are a huge contributor to headaches and relieving the tension and soreness within these areas can reduce pain. Headaches can even be caused by your feet, as poor posture leads to back pain and subsequent headaches. If your foot misalignment is adjusted through chiropractic care or custom orthotics, it may further reduce headaches as well.

Stand Taller. When you go to the chiropractor for a spinal adjustment, it can help reduce your slouch, giving the appearance that you are taller. Getting chiropractic assistance to improve your posture is incredibly important for your health, as constant poor posture puts strain on your neck and back and can lead to muscle tightness, pinched nerves, reduced circulation, and joint pain.

Elevate Mood. When the tension is alleviated from the body through chiropractic manipulation, it physically relaxes the body. Being in pain in your everyday life is a terrible burden to bear and can make people feel constantly stressed, hopeless, and overwhelmed. Reduced muscle tightness and pain leading to greater comfort levels will make you feel better both physically and emotionally.

Sleep Better. Trying to fall asleep while you’re uncomfortable or in pain is nearly impossible. Sleeping is crucial to human health as it allows the brain to reset while also repairing your body and aiding in healing. When your body is in pain, it becomes a vicious cycle of the body feeling fatigued and requiring rest to assist with pain reduction, and the body not being able to rest because of said pain. When you have the professional intervention of a chiropractor, you can get the pain relief needed to sleep through the night and start your journey to recovery. An elevated mood due to a lack of body soreness will also aid in sleep, as your mind will not be occupied with stressful thoughts and emotions.

Aid Digestion. Your spine is your body’s central nervous system and is related to many aspects of health and pain. Any complications with the nerves, discs, or any issues within the spine can lead to digestive problems such as Crohn's Disease, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, and more. Chiropractic care that realigns the spine has been shown to reduce these conditions.

Receive Expert Calgary Chiropractic Care At Shephard Health

Chiropractic care benefits the whole body and can lead to a happier, healthier, pain-free life. To start your chiropractic care journey, contact Shephard Health. Our licensed professional chiropractic service can aid in the reduction of all of the above as well as joint, muscle, nerve pain, and healing after injury. Shephard Health has been providing top-quality chiropractic services to Calgarians for over 20 years, always using the newest technologies to aid in the healing process. Shephard Health offers a no-obligation, complimentary consultation so that we can assess the most effective pain reduction treatment for you. Achieve your goals for wellness and pain-free living by calling Shephard Health at 1-403-543-7499 or filling out the form to book your appointment.


Q: Do I need a referral to visit this chiropractor clinic?
A: No, referrals are not required and we even offer a complimentary new patient consultation!

Q: Why 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 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: Does Shephard Health offer combined treatments?
A: Yes, we often combine treatments for greater effect. We can combine any treatment such as chiropractic, shockwave, and active release, all at a discounted price.



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