Chiropractic care is a natural and non-invasive approach to healthcare. It recognizes the connection between a person's lifestyle, environment and health. At it's best, Chiropractic care can not only be therapeutic, but also preventative. Dr. Chan believes and promotes a patient-centered approach to care. Hands on therapy that helps to relieve pain by addressing structure and restoring function.
When your body feels pain and discomfort, muscles and corresponding joints are often in spasm and restricted. A Doctor of Chiropractic is specially trained to assess, identify and treat these joint restrictions with a Chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment is designed to restore normal motion and function.
When the body's joints are restricted and dysfunctional, inflammation is a very real consequence. Because the joints and surrounding tissues become inflamed, this encourages abnormal movement that could promote 'wear and tear'. In the long term, this could pave the way for the development of more serious ailments such as osteoarthritis.
A Chiropractor focuses on addressing these issues and restoring motion and function. Allowing the body to return to it's optimal alignment quiets the irritated nerves and reduces pain. Once this occurs, Dr. Chan encourages patients to maintain a healthier state with appropriate stretches and exercises.
Very often, pain or discomfort is the reason people will call a Chiropractor. But very seldom is pain the only problem. Stiffness, fatigue, shortness of breath, numbness, tingling, and weakness are also common complaints that Dr. Chan hears about.
Dr. Chan prides himself on explaining the correlation of the body's structure and how it relates to function, or in many cases, dysfunction. Once a patient understands how the body's muscles, joints, soft tissues and nervous system all work together, it's easier to grasp how to take better care of it. Very similar to long term neglect and improper care leading to a tooth ache, pain in the body is often the last thing to show up.