Chiropractic treatment may be used to address pain and discomfort that results from injury, poor posture, disease, stress and other lifestyle factors.
Chiropractic treatment is primarily concerned with the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscle, fascia, tendons and ligaments), as well as the nervous system that activates it. A spinal misalignment may have wide-reaching effects through nerve disturbance, as the nerves connected to our internal organs and limbs originate at the spine.
Treatment includes a combination of manipulation of the spine and joints, as well as massage and stretching of the musculature of the body. Hugh’s chiropractic techniques range from gentle to more active adjustments, depending on the client’s needs and preferences. Applied kinesiology techniques are also applied in treatments. Kinesiology is a diagnostic tool that uses muscle testing to evaluate dysfunction and imbalances in the body. Using a combination of chiropractic techniques and kinesiology, allows Hugh to treat a person holistically; addressing not only the structure of the body, but also the chemical, energetic and emotional functioning of the individual.
Super Pulsed Cold Laser therapy may be used for relief of pain and inflammation in musculoskeletal disorders. The action of the laser works to stimulate the damaged cells to increase their energy production. This energy is then transforms the damaged cells back to healthy active cells again.
Chiropractic treatment can be useful to treat conditions of the musculoskeletal system such as:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Lower back pain and slipped discs
- Sciatica and leg pain
- Problems in smaller joints such as knee, elbow, wrist and ankle
It may also help with a range of other health conditions including:
- Asthma and allergies
- Headache and migraine
- Blood pressure issues
- Infant colic
- Emotional complaints
- Gastrointestinal disorders