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Dr. Patrick Maguire, at our Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic Acupuncture & Massage, is a top-rated Calgary chiropractor with several years of experience and the highest training and education level. Dr. Patrick can offer non-invasive yet highly rewarding adjustments to help you overcome conditions like lower back pain, TMJ pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and a variety of other musculoskeletal problems.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care typically involves manual therapy such as stretching, using sustained pressure, and spinal manipulation to treat a variety of pain conditions. The procedure helps improve joint motion and improves musculoskeletal functions. It effectively alleviates back pain, neck pain, and pain in the arms or legs.
Our chiropractors pair manual adjustments with other treatments such as fitness coaching, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle changes to help patients garner the best treatment outcome. The primary goal of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility, reduce inflammation, pain, and discomfort in individuals.
How can a chiropractor help you?
A chiropractor can use spinal manipulations and sustained pressure to treat pain in muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage, and nervous system. If you suffer from neck, back, pelvic, arm, shoulder, leg, or hip pain and are looking for non-invasive treatments, meeting with a chiropractor for adjustments is your best bet.
Pregnant women can visit chiropractors specializing in prenatal care to reduce pregnancy-related muscle and joint pain and get the baby into a good position. Our Calgary chiropractor will review your medical history, conduct a physical exam, conduct additional tests like x-ray, and then develop a treatment plan to treat your pain condition.
Is seeing a chiropractor safe during pregnancy?
While chiropractic care is a type of therapy that helps maintain and improve your spinal column’s health, it is always wise to get your gynecologist’s approval for visiting a chiropractor during pregnancy. If you experience an ectopic pregnancy, moderate to severe toxemia, placenta previa, or vaginal bleeding, it is critical to avoid spinal adjustments until your baby’s birth. Chiropractic care does not involve any drugs, surgery, or other invasive treatments and is a treatment that helps reduce spinal nerve stress in pregnant women and promotes overall health.
In general, chiropractic care during pregnancy is generally safe in women without any pregnancy-related complications. Visiting a chiropractor specializing in prenatal care can teach you stretches to minimize pain, discomfort, and muscle tension during pregnancy. Be sure to look for licensed chiropractors specializing in prenatal care to receive the highest quality care and be extra safe during pregnancy.
Risks associated with chiropractic care
There are very few risks linked to chiropractic care, provided you visit a licensed chiropractor. In rare cases, patients experience compression of nerves, disk herniation, and stroke. However, there have been very few cases of reported complications after a chiropractic adjustment.
Do not let your pain destroy you one day at a time. Call Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic Acupuncture & Massage at (403) 475-6210 to schedule an appointment with our renowned Calgary Chiropractor.