Chiropractic is a primary health profession that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the joints, muscles and nerves. It also focuses on enhancing personal well-being by restoring proper movements in the joints of the spine, which in turn reduces potential pressure on the nerves allowing the central nervous system to operate optimally.
Dr. Melanie Rapoport is a member of the BC Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
An adjustment is a gentle movement of the involved restricted joints. The chiropractor places the patient in a position that will best allow for the joints to be moved. They then place their hands on the area and apply a shallow, quick and pain-free movement into the joint to restore it’s proper motion and reduce pressure on the nerves.
How do adjustments work?
Chiropractic adjustments work to restore the normal movement of restricted joints in the spine and extremities while also directly effecting the nervous system by reducing pain and inflammation in the area. The adjustment also works to break up fibrous adhesions that have formed in the tissues around the joint due to the restricted motion.
Is it safe?
Chiropractic manipulation is a very safe and effective way to alleviate musculoskeletal pain, proper joint motion and compensatory changes that may have occurred. Other benefits include improved functioning of the central nervous system and a personal sense of well-being. Adjustments are also effective in preventing or reducing the advancement of osteoarthritis in all joints of the body.