Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment
At Lifepath Chiropractic, Dr. Julian Politylo and his team have the ability to recognize and correct structural and muscular interferences with your spine.
Dr. Politylo prides himself on taking a natural, drugless approach to helping our patients reach their health goals. Essentially, he believes that your body has an amazing, innate ability to heal itself (under the right conditions), and it is his job to help create the right environment to facilitate this.
Your nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body. Dr. Politylo focuses his attention on the health of your spine to make sure it is properly aligned. If there are shifts in the spinal alignment, he works to help get your spine back into proper alignment.
The word “Chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand.” The following are some of the most common reasons why our patients and over 4 million Canadians each year visit a chiropractor.
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Strains and sprains from daily activities
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Work and sports-related injuries
- Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck or limbs
- Healthy Pregnancy
Most of the benefits of seeing a chiropractor come from receiving a chiropractic adjustment.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
At the core of most spinal issues is a concept known as “vertebral subluxation.” When Dr. Politylo uses this phrase, it means he has found mechanical compression and irritation to the spinal joints and nerves. When you consider how most of your body is controlled by the nerves positioned inside your spinal canal, it can be amazing to consider how vast the negative side effects can be!
A Chiropractic adjustment is what Dr. Politylo does to relieve the effects of the vertebral subluxation. He does this by applying a high velocity, short lever arm thrust to the spinal vertebrae. Generally, there is an accompanying, audible release of gas which releases pressure on the joint.
The most common reaction to a chiropractic adjustment is that there might be a slight aching or soreness in the spinal joints or muscles. Normally this does not last longer than 24 hours after an adjustment, and most people report feeling better almost immediately after an adjustment.