Generally speaking, most of us have an ‘if it ain't broke don’t fix it’ kind of attitude for our health especially our spinal health.  Unfortunately, the rigours of daily life be it, sitting for prolonged periods, lifting and carrying awkwardly or even sleeping on the wrong mattress can put our spine under stress.  

These repetitive or sustained postures and stresses can eventually lead to altered mobility, decreased function and eventually pain and a decrease in quality of life.

Poor spinal health can be caused by a variety of lifestyle factors such as insufficient exercise, sedentary lifestyle, bad posture or poor sleeping habits.

How big is the problem?

According to the recently published Global Burden of Disease study, musculoskeletal conditions have the fourth greatest impact on the health of the world’s population.1

Poor spinal health can manifest in various ways such as neck pain, backache and headaches, and they contribute substantially to the disease burden of Canadians, leading to lost days from work, lost opportunities and loss of enjoyment.

Discover how chiropractors can help improve your quality of life

Many people don’t think about visiting a chiropractor or being proactive about their spinal health until they are faced with an injury or pain.

They typically seek care for existing conditions and don’t see chiropractic as a preventative healthcare option. Chiropractic can help address current spinal health concerns and also help you discover preventative measures.  Not only are Chiropractors trained to diagnose and manage conditions of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems but they are also adept at helping you move better, exercise better and feel better.

Educated and regulated

Canadian chiropractors are highly qualified healthcare professionals who have extensive education specific to the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions.  This makes chiropractors nerve, muscle and skeletal systems experts and ideally positions them to help with all your musculoskeletal aches and pains especially back and neck pain.

Non-invasive and drug-free approach

Chiropractors use a variety of non-surgical techniques such as spinal adjustments and manual therapy to address spinal health issues.

At Sun Chiropractic we offer a variety of adjustments to suit your preferences as well as other treatments such as ART, Acupuncture, Laser and Shockwave.  We recognize that there is no one best strategy for every person and are eager to develop a treatment strategy that works best for you.

Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills, and they are qualified to advise patients on exercises, nutrition and lifestyle changes. Chiropractors work with other healthcare providers where needed.

[1] Murray CJ, Vos T, Lozano R, et al. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2012;380:2197-2223

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