What can a chiropractor do for you?

A chiropractor is a doctor specialized in conditions related to the joints, muscles, nerves, and the spine – the neuromusculoskeletal system. (Yes, this includes your jaw, which consists of joints!) It takes four rigorous years of post-graduate studies after an undergraduate degree and successful completion of national and provincial examinations to become a chiropractor. For this reason, even though chiropractors focus on the musculoskeletal system, courses such as immunology, pathology, biochemistry, and psychology are incorporated into the program to provide a well-rounded knowledge of the human body which is vital to develop an evidence-based approach to your care. Chiropractors only perform adjustments is simply not true.

In addition to the direct manual approach to treatment, what makes Chiropractor’s excel is their ability to diagnose. This simply means helping you figure out the source or cause of your pain and/or conditions. This is the single most important detail in getting you better. Without knowing the root cause, you will perpetually be only treating symptoms and not getting lasting relief. Often this requires participation of the patient following through with their at home rehabilitation or ergonomic changes noted by the chiropractor which are especially true in chronic and repetitive conditions. At MYOMED, our chiropractors exceed in listening to help structure an effective plan in getting you where you want to be. Let one of our team of chiropractors assist you.

Common conditions chiropractor manages:

  • Plantar fasciitis,
  • Tennis elbow/ Golfers elbow (Lateral and medial epicondylitis),
  • Migraines/Headaches cervicogenic in nature,
  • Sciatica/ Disc herniations,
  • Rotator Cuff sprain and strains and tears,
  • Osteoarthritis (such as in the knee or the hips),
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (weakness, numbness and tingling in the hands),
  • Vertigo (BBPV – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo),
  • Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) after motor vehicle accidents,
  • Sport related injuries,
  • Neurological conditions (Parkinson’s Disease),
  • Scoliosis