Common examples of mechanical dysfunction are strains, sprains, muscle spasms, disc herniations and increased or decreased joint motions of the spine. Pain may also be produced from other injuries or disease of the blood vessels, fractures, dislocations, infections and tumors. The chiropractor is trained to recognize all of these possibilities as well as be able to render the appropriate treatment and/or referrals to another health care provider if necessary.
Doctors of chiropractic conduct thorough physical examinations employing orthopedic, neurological and biomechanical principles to determine the cause and possible treatment of low back pain. As an adjunct to this examination, a referral for an X-ray or further consultation with an appropriate specialist at a neighboring medical facility may occasionally be required.
Chiropractors use safe and gentle chiropractic manipulation as their primary method of treatment. Other treatment therapies often used in conjunction with manipulation include the use of heat and cold, electrical modalities and manual muscle therapy, and exercise rehabilitation. The goal of treatment is to reduce the pain experienced by the patient while keeping the patient as active as possible in their activities of work and daily living. The long term goal is to strengthen and stabilize the spine in order to prevent any reoccurrence of injury and optimizing the health and well being of the patient.
Dr. Robert Muir B.Sc., D.C.
Healthview Therapy Centre
5118 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg MB
Services include: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Foot Care