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What is a Chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specializes in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those related to the spine. They use manual (done by hand) techniques, such as spinal manipulation, to restore proper function to the joints, muscles, and nervous system, providing relief from pain, improved mobility, and enhanced overall health.

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Education and Training

To become a chiropractor, individuals must complete a Degree in Chiropractic (MTech) program, which typically takes six years to complete. The program includes coursework in anatomy, diagnostics, physiology, biomechanics, and spinal manipulation, as well as extensive clinical experience, where students work with patients under the supervision of licensed chiropractors. Upon graduation, chiropractors must complete an internship program that includes observation and community service hours. In order to practice, a chiropractor must be registered with AHPCSA and have a practice number issued by PCNS.

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Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustment

Pain Relief: By restoring proper function to the joints, muscles, and nervous system, chiropractic care can help relieve pain.
Improved Posture: Regular chiropractic adjustments can help improve posture, reducing strain on the muscles and joints, and reducing the risk of injury.
Enhanced Overall Health: By improving the function of the nervous system, chiropractic care can also enhance overall health, boosting the immune system and improving overall wellness.

Why You Should See A Chiropractor

There are many reasons and signs to see a chiropractor. If you are experiencing any of the following we urge you to seek treatment

  1. Persistent or chronic pain: If you have pain in your back, neck, shoulders, or other areas that lasts for more than a few days, it’s a good idea to see a chiropractor.
  2. Limited mobility: If you have difficulty moving, bending, or performing everyday activities due to joint or muscle pain, a chiropractor can help improve your mobility.
  3. Headaches: Regular headaches, especially those caused by tension in the neck, can be relieved through chiropractic care.
  4. Poor posture: If you have poor posture, a chiropractor can help you improve your alignment and reduce the risk of injury.
  5. Sports injuries: Athletes who experience sports injuries, such as sprains, strains, or pulls, can benefit from chiropractic care.
  6. Numbness or tingling: If you experience numbness or tingling in your arms or legs, a chiropractor can help determine the cause and provide treatment.
  7. Sleeping difficulties: If you have trouble sleeping or wake up feeling stiff or in pain, a chiropractor can help improve your sleep and reduce discomfort.
  8. Chronic stress: Chronic stress can lead to tension and pain in the neck, back, and shoulders, and a chiropractor can help relieve these symptoms.
  9. Auto accident injuries: If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important to see a chiropractor to assess and treat any potential injuries.
  10. Pregnancy: Pregnant women may experience back pain and other symptoms that can be relieved through chiropractic care.