Chiropractic care addresses the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system that can create pain, restrict movement, affect the nervous system and compromise general health. Manual therapy, spinal adjustments and soft-tissue manipulation can offer an alternative to medication and surgery.
Effectiveness Of Chiropractic
There is a great deal of scientific evidence that chiropractic care is effective in treating acute back pain, chronic neck pain, and tension headaches. The greatest strength of chiropractic is in treatment of neuro- musculoskeletal conditions such as sprain or strain-type injuries of the back and adjacent structures.
Their strongest suit is low back conditions. This is followed by neck, head, and arm problems, especially migraine headaches, tension headaches, stiff necks, and torticollis (acute neck spasms). Also, conditions such as problems in the knees, wrists, elbows, ankles, and other joints benefit from Chiropractic care.
HIHF Chiropractor, Dr. Gillian (Smith) Sawyer, DC, BKin, is certified in the Webster Technique and is a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association).
Dr. Gillian combines chiropractic treatments with myofascial (muscle) release techniques as well as active home care recommendations (stretches and exercises) or referral to acupuncture and massage for an amplified, therapeutic effect.