The goal of chiropractic treatment is to help correct structural alignment and improve the physical function of the body. A common question asked by patients is, “How often should I have a chiropractic adjustment?” How often you have a chiropractic adjustment depends on how serious your condition is, and your chiropractor’s treatment plan.  You and are doctor need to determine what is the right frequency of appointments for you until you are healed. A chiropractor will not always be able to tell you how long your condition will take to heal because no one can predict how a patient will respond to treatment. Your treatment should be assessed every 3-6 weeks to determine if you need more or fewer visits. When you first start your chiropractic treatment, you may want to see your doctor for multiple appointments per week. Within the first 1-4 weeks of treatment, a patient will start to feel much Continue reading →

Back pain can really slow you down and turn any task into an obstacle. Relieving that pain will allow you to go about your day, so knowing what options you have for back pain relief treatment is very important. Here are some of the options you can choose from to treat your back pain: At-Home Relief MethodsRest When you have back pain it is important to rest your muscles so that they are not strained. Ice or heat Choose whatever is most comfortable for you. Both heat and ice will break up the pain-spasm in your back. Anti-inflammatory drug Take an anti-inflammatory to help reduce the inflammation and pain in your back (please consult with your physician first). Follow with applying heat or ice to the area to soothe muscles and tissue. Physiotherapy Physiotherapy employs many methods that will help relieve your back pain. A therapeutic ultrasound will help with healing the muscle Continue reading →

Physiotherapy is used to help restore movement and normal function back to the body in cases of injury, disability, and illness. Each individual case is different in how it has affected the body and therefore the time that someone will need physiotherapy treatment can vary. Individuals that will experience long treatments have a few things in common: • They have had the condition for a long time. They may have been born with a problem or held off dealing with it for a while so it will take longer to cure. • Patients who do not visit their physiotherapist frequently and neglect their stretching and exercising at home will extend their physiotherapy treatment time. • Other factors that will lead to a longer physiotherapy treatment are your age and medical history. Being older can impact your healing as your bones and muscles are more sensitive and weak. Your medical history impacts your Continue reading →