What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care discipline that utilizes a non-invasive, natural approach in restoring patient health without the use of prescribed drugs and surgery. A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) focuses on optimizing the function of the human body’s skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Integrating different forms of manual therapy, chiropractors aim to restore health and promote a pain-free, active lifestyle. The DC is extensively trained to assess your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan customized to your needs. The treatment procedures used by Dr. Manik Bhan include:

  • chiropractic spinal manipulation
  • Active Release Techniques® (ART)
  • Medical Acupuncture

Dr. Bhan is also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise, provide nutritional counselling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies to ensure maintenance of optimal health.

What Is a Spinal Manipulation?

Spinal manipulation/adjustment is a specialized, gentle procedure utilized by chiropractors to create movement in joints that are not moving properly. This highly skilled and precise technique loosens the joint to restore normal joint function and provide pain relief. During an adjustment, the capsule surrounding the joint briefly stretches, releasing a gas bubble, which creates a “popping” noise. You may feel light pressure on your spinal joints and/or hear this popping sound. The adjustment is just one of the many techniques utilized by chiropractors, and can also be used to treat extremities.

Who Could Benefit from Chiropractic?

Chiropractic can help your body perform at its best through:

  • Relief from acute or chronic headaches, neck and back pain
  • Relief from acute or chronic extremity joint pain and stiffness
  • Prevention of work-related muscle and joint injuries
  • Correction of gait and foot problems
  • Improvements in posture and symmetry across the body
  • Improved movement in neck, shoulders, back and torso
  • Improved flexibility