The focus of Chiropractic is on the integrity of your nervous system, proper movement and posture.
How does your aches & pains define your day?
What could you do differently without them?
Chiropractic care is a holistic health care model focusing on dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Many people find chiropractic while looking for relief for their neck pain, headache, migraines, shoulder pain, back pain, or arthritis. Chiropractic is an effective alternative for all of these symptoms. However, for many doctors and patients, chiropractic is a prevention and wellness health model intended to keep the brain connected and coordinated with the rest of the body. At Glow Health & Vitality, our downtown Calgary chiropractors are happy to deliver gentle chiropractic techniques and with wellness lifestyle advice.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Did you know there are over 200 Chiropractic techniques? It can be overwhelming, where do you start? At Glow Health and Vitality, we primarily practice a gentle instrument assisted technique without twisting or cracking of the neck and back. Activator Method is a systematic technique using movements to identify when and where to adjust. Our method helps assess how the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system is functioning on a whole to identify the primary cause of the problem.
Having a symptom or condition is not always the end of the road. Chiropractic is not about treating the symptom, but targeting the underlying cause creating the symptom.
At Glow Health & Vitality, we incorporate multiple modalities and therapies into our treatments as to best address the specific needs of each patient. Chiropractic manipulation also referred to as “an adjustment” (or spinal manipulation), is used to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints, thereby reducing pain and increasing joint function, which improves overall health.
- Chiropractic Care Treatment
- Spinal Traction
- Massage Therapy
- Exercise Prescription
- Acupuncture Provider
These techniques and therapies are used by us to treat and rehabilitate a plethora of injuries pertaining to active lifestyle injuries, or dysfunctional movement patterns affecting the hips, knees, shoulders, wrists, TMJ and (most important) spine. People are unique and require individualized care plans. At Glow Health & Vitality, patients can expect results and trust in the quality of care.
Who can chiropractic help?
Improved nerve communications between the brain and the body can help everyone. So, if you have subluxations, you could likely benefit from chiropractic care. Modified adjusting approaches can help children, the elderly or those with special needs. Take a look at the different techniques we employ at the office.
How long will it take?
Since chiropractic care depends on the healing abilities of each patient, results are hard to predict. Every patient responds differently. Some detect changes in a few short days or weeks. Others may take weeks to months before showing progress. With our doctors you are in good hands. You will receive a specialized care program based on your specific needs and we will always keep you updated on your progress along the way.
Do Adjustments Hurt?
At Glow we use the most safe, gentle, and comfortable of chiropractic techniques to achieve our results. Many report a sense of well-being and calmness after an adjustment. Others feel increased ease of movement, better posture, and overall body comfort. The classical “twisting and cracking” is not necessary.
Will I have to go for the rest of my life?
We honor your choice of how much or how long you would like to receive the benefit of your chiropractic care. It is always up to you. Once health and energy is restored in their life, many patients opt to continue with some type of regular chiropractic checkups in order to maintain and optimize their well being. Feel free to read more about the Levels of Chiropractic Care.
What if my insurance company doesn’t cover chiropractic?
Insurance is designed for emergency situations. If you crash your car, or your house burns down, insurance is there to help out. It does not pay though for the well being of your car or house, like changing the oil or mopping your floors. Health insurance is no different. Having some insurance can be helpful of course, yet we will always base our recommendations for your health care on what you require to get well, not what your insurance happens to cover. Please ask about how we make chiropractic care affordable for just about anyone.
Learn more about Dr. Yoshimura and our Chiropractic Team.