What is Chiropractic?


What is Chiropractic?

Doctors of Chiropractic are primary healthcare professionals trained to assess, diagnose, and treat pain caused by all joints, muscles, and nerves through the entire body. Chiropractors complete rigorous post secondary training to ensure safe, high quality, and evidence based care. Chiropractic care is safe for people of all ages and all health conditions. All patient treatments include a thorough history, physical exam, and explanation of your condition. Your chiropractor will then suggest an individualized care plan tailored to you and your condition. At the end of your treatment your chiropractor will be able to provide you with exercises and stretches to help you to recover quickly and reduce the risk of the pain returning. With this comprehensive process we can ensure you will have the best possible experience.

Appointments can booked at both the Edmonton and St. Albert Back In Line locations.

Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractic treatments can include multiple different options depending on the injury and person. Our goal at Back In Line is to get our patients feeling great and back to doing the things they enjoy as quickly as possible.

When treating spinal and extremity pain our chiropractors are commonly looking for joints and muscles that are not moving as smoothly as they should. When joints are restricted, this commonly causes pain and stiffness. To get your joints moving again your chiropractor will use a manual adjustment. This is a non-invasive technique where the chiropractor uses their hands to apply a thrust to the restricted joints. You will commonly hear a popping sound in your joints as they release. This restores their motion and helps to reduce your pain and increase your range of motion. Most manual adjustments are completed with little to no pain and have an immediate result.

For those looking for a low force treatment option, a tool called an Activator can be used. The Activator is a hand-held spring-loaded instrument that delivers a very fast but low force impulse specifically to the restricted joints. This gentle approach avoids the popping sounds that are commonly experienced with manual adjustments. This is a great option for those who dislike traditional manual adjustments, children, or the elderly.

Comprehensive Care

Chiropractic care is more than just adjustments! Your chiropractor will individualize your care by using some of the modalities listed below to help speed your recovery.